Kanye West calls Black Lives Matter (BLM) a scam, shows support for WLM in Paris Fashion Week

Kanye West is not apologizing for his contentious "White Lives Matter" clothing during Paris Fashion Week in France, despite vehement criticism from black celebrities, including a walkout from Jaden Smith. In a recent Instagram story on Tuesday, the 45-year-old musician stepped up his criticism of Black Lives Matter. He proclaimed, perhaps alluding to the group's several multimillion-dollar scandals, "Everyone knows … Continue reading Kanye West calls Black Lives Matter (BLM) a scam, shows support for WLM in Paris Fashion Week

Russian gymnast slammed for wearing this racist symbol near a Ukrainian champ

Ukrainian gymnast Illia Kovtun shook the hand of the silver medalist he'd just beaten as the two athletes stood on the podium Saturday to accept their medals. He did not extend the same courtesy to the bronze medalist on his left. Ivan Kuliak, a 20-year-old Russian gymnast, was wearing a white "Z" shape on his … Continue reading Russian gymnast slammed for wearing this racist symbol near a Ukrainian champ

How hatred and racism triggered Jan. 6 riots

Rep. Cori Bush is no stranger to protests. She spent years marching the streets of St. Louis and Ferguson, Missouri, rising to public office on the strength of her activism. But as the Missouri Democrat looked out the window of the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 — only her third day as a member of Congress — … Continue reading How hatred and racism triggered Jan. 6 riots

All suspects found guilty in Ahmaud Arbery’s murder

A jury on Wednesday found all three suspects guilty in the murder of Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old Black man who was chased and shot while running in February 2020. The big picture: Prosecutors only pursued the case after a video of the killing went viral in May 2020 sparking a national outrage. The case preceded the murder of … Continue reading All suspects found guilty in Ahmaud Arbery’s murder

Martin Luther King’s ideas on tolerance, racism and godliness

The persistence of America's racism remains a serious challenge to the hope for a nation that lives out its most cherished values - liberty and justice for all. Martin Luther King Jr. Continued incidents, which stir racial tensions, remind us that hatred and animosity still fester. Suspicion lurks under the surface of many interactions. News … Continue reading Martin Luther King’s ideas on tolerance, racism and godliness

2021 Tokyo Olympics: Female athletes too sexy for sports

The Norwegian women’s beach handball team were fined because their shorts were too long, British Paralympian Olivia Breen was told by an official that her briefs were too short and Olympic swimmer Alice Dearing won’t be allowed to wear a swimming cap for natural black hair at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. Ahead of the Games, … Continue reading 2021 Tokyo Olympics: Female athletes too sexy for sports

UK gov’t accused of ‘institutional racism’ against Blacks

The government will consider the recommendations made in the Race and Ethnic Disparities review, said British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who commissioned the report last summer following the rise of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement in the UK. "It is now right that the government considers their recommendations in detail, and assesses the implications … Continue reading UK gov’t accused of ‘institutional racism’ against Blacks

Edison Cavani

Why the English FA sanctioned Man Utd’s Edison Cavani

Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani has been suspended for three games and fined after he admitted a Football Association (FA) charge for using a racial term, the soccer governing body said on Thursday. The 33-year-old Uruguayan used the word "negrito" in an Instagram post last month after beating Southampton on Nov. 29, before taking it … Continue reading Why the English FA sanctioned Man Utd’s Edison Cavani

Emmanuel Macron

Macron bemoans racial profiling and police brutality in France

France plans to launch a government-monitored online tool in January that is designed to identify and root out discrimination by police, President Emmanuel Macron said Friday. Macron called it “unbearable” that people of color are more likely to be stopped by law enforcement officers than white people. “We are going to set up a large … Continue reading Macron bemoans racial profiling and police brutality in France

Bad news for German migrants

A long-standing member of the far-right Alternative for Deutschland (AfD) political party has been sacked amid reports of his inflammatory comments in which he allegedly said refugees and migrants could be “gassed”. Christian Lueth, who has been with the AfD since the early days of its inception in 2013, was already suspended from his post … Continue reading Bad news for German migrants

Wilfried Zaha

Football fan, 12, arrested for sending racist messages to Zaha

Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha was subjected to online racist abuse ahead of The Eagles' Premier League fixture at Aston Villa on Sunday. Since the resumption from the coronavirus shutdown, all Premier League teams have worn "Black Lives Matter" logos on their kits, with players taking a knee before kick-off in each match to show … Continue reading Football fan, 12, arrested for sending racist messages to Zaha

French officers’ wives slam government for negligence

Several dozen women protested in support of French police in central Paris on Saturday as discontent within the country's law enforcement agencies swells over what they feel is the government's unfair treatment of officers over racism. Police have been holding wildcat protests everyday in towns and cities across France at government attempts to change their … Continue reading French officers’ wives slam government for negligence