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Nike's viral advertisement amazes with its marvelous editing, powerful message

31 Jul 2020

Nike's viral advertisement amazes with its marvelous editing, powerful message

If The Academy's video collage on hope has moved you, Nike's recent viral advertisement on sportsmanship courage will give you goosebumps.

3TC Solidarity Cup: AB de Villiers' Eagles clinch gold

18 Jul 2020

3TC Solidarity Cup: AB de Villiers' Eagles clinch gold

Takealot Eagles clinched gold in the inaugural 3TC Solidarity Cup, that marked the resumption of professional cricket in South Africa.

Ashwell Prince breaks silence on racism row

11 Jul 2020

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.

England vs West Indies, Day 1: Key moments and takeaways

09 Jul 2020

England vs West Indies, Day 1: Key moments and takeaways

International cricket resumed after a hiatus of 116 days as hosts England faced West Indies on Day 1 of the first Test, at the Ageas Oval.

#ENGvsWI: All you need to know ahead of Test series

03 Jul 2020

#ENGvsWI: All you need to know ahead of Test series

International cricket is set to return with England hosting West Indies in a three-match Test series under a bio-secure environment.

BET Awards: How artists addressed social injustice through virtual performances

30 Jun 2020

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.

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

29 Jun 2020

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.

After online petition, matrimonial website removes skin color filter

24 Jun 2020

After online petition, matrimonial website removes skin color filter

A matrimonial website has removed a skin color filter from its platform after facing criticism online.

Here's why brands are boycotting Facebook advertising

23 Jun 2020

Here's why brands are boycotting Facebook advertising

A string of brands has committed to an advertising boycott on social media platform Facebook, which has been facing criticism over its handling of misinformation and hate speech.

Instagram CEO announces plan to better support Black users

16 Jun 2020

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.

US cop fatally shoots Black man during arrest

14 Jun 2020

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.

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

13 Jun 2020

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.

Christopher Columbus statues targeted amid anti-racism protests in US

11 Jun 2020

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.

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

09 Jun 2020

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.

Michael Jordan pledges $100 million towards racial equality

06 Jun 2020

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.

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

06 Jun 2020

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.

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

05 Jun 2020

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'.

All sacked cops involved in George Floyd case face charges

04 Jun 2020

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.

US: Teargas fired at peaceful protest for Trump's photo-op

02 Jun 2020

US: Teargas fired at peaceful protest for Trump's photo-op

United States President Donald Trump on Monday said that he would deploy the military if local police cannot stop the violence at protests against the death of George Floyd.

US cities order curfews amid protests against George Floyd's death

31 May 2020

US cities order curfews amid protests against George Floyd's death

As protests against the death of a Black man in police custody continued to intensify in the United States, multiple cities ordered curfews.

How the George Floyd case sparked violent protests across US

30 May 2020

How the George Floyd case sparked violent protests across US

The death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man, has sparked protests across the United States. Floyd died after a white cop knelt on his neck for several minutes during an arrest in Minneapolis.

Oscar Buzz: Could 'Black Panther' win Best Picture?

16 Nov 2018

Oscar Buzz: Could 'Black Panther' win Best Picture?

'Black Panther' was Marvel's most significant movie in 2018, despite 'Avengers: Infinity War' drawing more crowd.

Serena Williams: Tennis-star, entrepreneur, activist, mother and more

16 Jul 2018

Serena Williams: Tennis-star, entrepreneur, activist, mother and more

Serena Williams: Tennis-champion, entrepreneur, activist, mother, and the list goes on. Does this woman stop to even breathe?

California Police shot black-man suspecting gun. He had an iPhone

23 Mar 2018

California Police shot black-man suspecting gun. He had an iPhone

Police in California has released disturbing footage of cops shooting an African-American man 20 times in the backyard of his own Sacramento home.

Virginia violence: White House defends Trump's controversial response

14 Aug 2017

Virginia violence: White House defends Trump's controversial response

US President Donald Trump has come under criticism for not explicitly condemning white supremacists that most are blaming for the Charlottesville violence.

Virginia: Far-right rally turns violent, 1 killed and 19 injured

13 Aug 2017

Virginia: Far-right rally turns violent, 1 killed and 19 injured

In a disturbing instance, a car rammed into a crowd opposing a far-right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia killing one person and leaving 19 injured.

Filmy Diaries: Robots and humans, where do we stand?

24 Jun 2017

Filmy Diaries: Robots and humans, where do we stand?

With the progression of AI and robot technology, humans are standing on the crossroads of certain ethical questions. Questions which become pertinent as AI starts to become more human-like and indeed there'll come a time where it will be impossible to differentiate between a robot and its human counterpart.

Pepsi pulls down Kendall Jenner ad over protests

06 Apr 2017

Pepsi pulls down Kendall Jenner ad over protests

The latest controversial ad campaign by Pepsi featuring reality TV star and supermodel Kendall Jenner in a rally left a sour taste in some people's mouth.