George Floyd: News

17 Oct 2022

Ye

Kanye West blames fentanyl for George Floyd's death, faces backlash

American rapper Kanye West—now known as Ye—has been in the news for all wrong reasons of late.

28 Jul 2022

Gaming Bytes

In a first, GTA 6 will feature playable female protagonist

In a bid to make the gaming experience more inclusive, Rockstar Studios will introduce a playable female character in the upcoming Grand Theft Auto 6 game.

02 Jul 2022

Friends Series

'F.R.I.E.N.D.S' co-creator Marta Kauffman acknowledges sitcom's lack of diversity

The co-creator of the long-running sitcom F.R.I.E.N.D.S, Marta Kauffman, has reacted to the long-standing claims about the show's controversial lack of diversity.

30 Jul 2021

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' season eight trailer: Crisis, chaos, and emotional drive

"One last ride" for all Brooklyn Nine-Nine fans!

26 Jun 2021

Derek Chauvin

Derek Chauvin gets 22.5 years in prison for Floyd's death

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was sentenced to 22 1/2 years in prison for the murder of George Floyd, whose dying gasps under Chauvin's knee led to the biggest outcry against racial injustice in the US in generations.

US: Police shoot, kill a teenage girl in Columbus, Ohio

Police shot and killed a teenage girl on Tuesday afternoon in Columbus just as the verdict was being announced in the trial for the killing of George Floyd.

21 Apr 2021

Joe Biden

Derek Chauvin, former US cop, convicted of George Floyd's murder

Derek Chauvin, a former white Minneapolis police officer, was on Tuesday held guilty of murdering George Floyd, an African-American whose death had sparked widespread protests in the United States last year.

02 Apr 2021

Derek Chauvin

George Floyd's girlfriend breaks down while testifying in Chauvin trial

George Floyd's girlfriend broke down in tears as she took the witness stand on Thursday at the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former cop accused of murdering Floyd.

03 Jan 2021

Hollywood

'Death to 2020': Kicking the worst year out with comedy

What's the better way to laugh at the worst year than by laughing at it!

IPL: Hardik Pandya takes a knee for 'Black Lives Matter'

Mumbai Indians all-rounder Hardik Pandya took a knee in the Sunday night fixture against Rajasthan Royals, becoming a part of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement.

16 Sep 2020

Instagram

Piers Morgan slams haters of Diversity's Black Lives Matter performance

When Ashley Banjo and his British dance troupe Diversity presented a performance based on the Black Lives Matter movement, they didn't think of the backlash they would receive.

31 Aug 2020

Twitter

Portland: 1 dead amid clashes; Trump and Biden trade blame

A person was shot and killed in Portland city in the US state of Oregon on Saturday night. The shooting occurred as supporters of President Donald Trump clashed with Black Lives Matter protesters.

US police shoot Black man as children watch, says attorney

Months after the killing of George Floyd in the United States sparked global Black Lives Matter protests, a Black man was shot at by cops seven times in the US state of Wisconsin.

18 Aug 2020

Donald Trump

Democratic National-Convention starts, Michelle berates Trump, few Republicans endorse Biden

On Monday, the Democratic National Convention, to formally choose former US Vice-President Joe Biden as the challenger against incumbent President Donald Trump, started, in a manner unknown to America's long history.

18 Aug 2020

NBC

'This is Us 5' to focus on pandemic, racial attacks

Family drama series This is Us is going to level up its emotional journey with a focus on the coronavirus pandemic.

11 Aug 2020

Donald Trump

Donald Trump abruptly leaves presser after shooting outside White House

As he was addressing the media on coronavirus situation in the United States on Monday, President Donald Trump exited the White House Briefing Room after a shooting was reported.

Ashwell Prince breaks silence on racism row

Former South African batsman Ashwell Prince has claimed that many players received racist slurs during the 2005 Australian tour, and were urged to play regardless.

02 Jul 2020

United Kingdom

What is '#CancelYale'? Here's all you need to know

Over the past few weeks, there have been calls to "cancel" Yale University over its ties to slavery.

30 Jun 2020

Facebook

Acting against hate speech, Reddit bans pro-Trump subreddit

As Facebook continues to reel from a massive advertisers' protest against its mishandling of racism, violence, and hate speech, Reddit, which has long been criticized over these issues, has started taking corrective measures.

30 Jun 2020

Michelle Obama

BET Awards: How artists addressed social injustice through virtual performances

The coronavirus pandemic has limited most of our lives to the indoors, forcing office meetings, weddings, fundraisers, tech conventions, etc., to go virtual.

29 Jun 2020

England Cricket Team

Windies players to sport 'Black Lives Matter' logo on jerseys

West Indies players will be sporting a 'Black Lives Matter' logo on the collars of their jerseys in the upcoming Test series against England, starting July 8 at the Ageas Bowl.

Bouncer rule curtailed success of black teams: Darren Sammy

All-rounder Darren Sammy claimed the rule to limit bouncers per over, plummeted the dominance of West Indian fast bowlers.

25 Jun 2020

Reddit

Skin cream "Fair & Lovely" to drop "Fair" from name

Joining the bandwagon of brands that are making their products socially inclusive, the Indian unit of Unilever, Hindustan Unilever, has decided to drop "Fair" from the name of the skincare cream "Fair & Lovely," multiple reports said on Thursday.

16 Jun 2020

Facebook

Instagram CEO announces plan to better support Black users

In light of the brutal killing of George Floyd and the racial discrimination protests stemming from it, Instagram is moving to take steps to better support Black communities.

14 Jun 2020

Atlanta

US cop fatally shoots Black man during arrest

Even as the United States witnesses widespread demonstrations against the killing of George Floyd, another Black man was fatally shot during an arrest in Atlanta.

13 Jun 2020

Football

Premier League: 'Black Lives Matter' to replace names on shirts

Premier League will see players' names be replaced on the back of their shirts with 'Black Lives Matter' for the first 12 matches of the resumed 2019-20 season.

11 Jun 2020

Reuters

Christopher Columbus statues targeted amid anti-racism protests in US

As protests against systemic racism and police brutality continue to spread across the United States, several sculptures commemorating colonizers and slavers have been targeted.

10 Jun 2020

Missouri

On Missouri woman's suggestion, Merriam-Webster agrees to relook 'racism' definition

As conversations around racism against the Black community have grown after the death of George Floyd in the United States, the Merriam-Webster dictionary has agreed to change the definition of 'racism'.

CrossFit CEO resigns over controversial remarks on George Floyd's death

Greg Glassman, the founder and CEO of the US fitness brand CrossFit, has resigned after his remarks over the death of George Floyd sparked a controversy.

'We demand equality', Dwayne Bravo opens up on racism

West Indian all-rounder Dwayne Bravo is the latest cricketer to voice opinion on the racism row.

09 Jun 2020

Twitter

Ishant Sharma's old post sparks fresh debate on racism row

Former West Indian captain Darren Sammy has been vocal about racism of late.

George Floyd death: Bail raised to $1.25m for accused ex-cop

A former Minneapolis police officer charged with murdering George Floyd has had his bail at up to $1.25 million.

09 Jun 2020

India

Globally, the situation is worsening: WHO about coronavirus

In a development that should worry all countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday said the coronavirus situation was worsening globally, though some improvement was witnessed in Europe.

07 Jun 2020

Samsung

#WeeklyRecap: Google's incognito tracking, 'infected' Android wallpaper, Mitron app, more

This week, a number of developments were noted in the world of technology.

Darren Sammy alleges racist abuse in IPL

Former West Indies captain Darren Sammy alleged that he has been a victim of racial abuse in the Indian Premier League.

06 Jun 2020

Jordan

Michael Jordan pledges $100 million towards racial equality

NBA legend Michael Jordan announced a donation of $100 million towards groups who have been fighting for racial equality and social justice.

06 Jun 2020

Reddit

Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian quits board, wants a black replacement

Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian has quit from the board of the company he started 15 years ago and wants his position to be filled by a black candidate. Making the major announcement on Friday, he said the decision was long overdue.

05 Jun 2020

Kerala

Sara Khan slammed for 'All Lives Matter' post, removes it

Bollywood actor Sara Ali Khan was trolled brutally, after she put out a seemingly innocuous post with the slogan 'All Lives Matter'.

04 Jun 2020

Washington DC

All sacked cops involved in George Floyd case face charges

After over a week of intense protests in the United States against the death of a Black man in police custody, new charges have been introduced against all four sacked police officers involved.

03 Jun 2020

Washington DC

Apple to iPhone looters: You are being tracked

The riots erupting in the wake of George Floyd's brutal killing has spelled trouble for not just peaceful civilians but also some of the biggest businesses in the US.