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Donald Trump abruptly leaves presser after shooting outside White House

11 Aug 2020

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

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.

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

02 Jul 2020

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.

Acting against hate speech, Reddit bans pro-Trump subreddit

30 Jun 2020

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.

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.

Bouncer rule curtailed success of black teams: Darren Sammy

26 Jun 2020

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.

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

25 Jun 2020

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.

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.

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

10 Jun 2020

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

10 Jun 2020

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

10 Jun 2020

'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.

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

09 Jun 2020

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

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.

Globally, the situation is worsening: WHO about coronavirus

09 Jun 2020

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.

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

07 Jun 2020

#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

07 Jun 2020

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.

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.

Apple to iPhone looters: You are being tracked

03 Jun 2020

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.

Racism exists in cricket as well: Chris Gayle

02 Jun 2020

Racism exists in cricket as well: Chris Gayle

West Indian opener Chris Gayle voiced his opinion on the 'racism' row as protests continue to escalate in United States, following George Floyd's death.

Shocking! Instagram blocks #blacklivesmatter posts as 'spam'

02 Jun 2020

Shocking! Instagram blocks #blacklivesmatter posts as 'spam'

As thousands of Americans continue to protest against the killing of a black man by a police officer in broad daylight, Facebook is drawing flak for turning away from the situation.

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.

Sancho joins 'Justice for George Floyd' protest after netting hat-trick

01 Jun 2020

Sancho joins 'Justice for George Floyd' protest after netting hat-trick

Jadon Sancho scored a hat-trick as Borussia Dortmund trounced Paderborn 6-1 in Bundesliga.

As protests continued, Trump was briefly taken to underground bunker

01 Jun 2020

As protests continued, Trump was briefly taken to underground bunker

As hundreds of people gathered outside White House on Friday night, to raise their voice against the brutal killing of a black man by a police officer in broad daylight, United States President Donald Trump was briefly taken to an underground bunker, reports said on Monday.

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.