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Race, Music, Strong Women At Heart Of Movie ‘Ma Rainey’

Race, Music, Strong Women At Heart Of Movie ‘Ma Rainey’

 Film drama “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” may be set in the racially divided United States of the 1920s and was written almost 40 years ago, but it arrives with much to say about today. Starring Viola Davis as Black blues singer Ma Rainey and the late Chadwick Boseman as a hot-headed trumpet player, the movie […]

EU Plans To Crack Down On Racism

EU Plans To Crack Down On Racism

The European Commission pledged on Friday to take tougher action against member states failing to fully implement EU anti-racism laws, in a move reflecting global outrage at police violence against African Americans in the United States. Launching its first anti-racism action plan, the Commission said the initiative allows so-called infringement actions, a process that can […]

‘Racism kills’: Hundreds Protest After Black Actor Shot Dead In Lisbon

‘Racism kills’: Hundreds Protest After Black Actor Shot Dead In Lisbon

Hundreds of anti-racism protesters took over one of Lisbon’s main squares on Friday to demand justice for Bruno Cande, a Black actor shot dead in a busy street last weekend. Cande, 39 and of Guinean origin, was shot several times by a white man in his eighties at Avenida de Moscavide, around 10 km from […]

Victims And Villains: Anti-Trafficking Movement Urged To Tackle Racial Bias

Victims And Villains: Anti-Trafficking Movement Urged To Tackle Racial Bias

  Global protests about racism and police brutality should act as a wake-up call to the anti-human trafficking movement over the approach of law enforcement, treatment of Black victims and a lack of racial diversity, academics and activists said.   The legacy of ‘white slave traffic’ – a century-old Western narrative portraying white women as […]

Just Because You Are A Black Woman – The Story Of Nia Wilson

Just Because You Are A Black Woman – The Story Of Nia Wilson

Something I can’t stop thinking about: Latifa Wilson, describing her last moments with her 18-year-old sister Nia Wilson who was stabbed and killed by John Lee Cowell on Sunday: “She’s just yelling my name, ‘Tifah, Tifah, Tifah,’ and I said, ‘I got you, baby, I got you. Just calm down,’ because she has real bad anxiety.” […]

The Power Of Sport Against Racism – International Day Of Sport For Peace and Development

The Power Of Sport Against Racism – International Day Of Sport For Peace and Development

Established by the United Nations in 1960, this Day marks the need to continue to tackle racial discrimination, xenophobia, hate speech and hate crimes, ever-present across the world. Through a long-standing partnership with the United Nations, the IOC has been using sport to unite individuals and communities amidst their diversity and promote a culture of […]

Fake News Meets German Racism

Fake News Meets German Racism

The story, about a mob of Arab men rampaging through the well-heeled streets of Frankfurt and sexually assaulting German women as they went, must have been irresistible — so irresistible that Bild, a popular newspaper, published it early this month with little scrutiny. The problem, as the local police soon found, was that it was […]

School Ordered to End ‘Racist’ Hair Rules

School Ordered to End ‘Racist’ Hair Rules

A South African school has been ordered to suspend allegedly racist hairstyle regulations after black pupils said they had been called monkeys by teachers for wearing banned “afros”, and were forced to chemically straighten their hair. Pretoria High School for Girls was given 21 days on Tuesday to re-assess its rules pertaining to black pupils’ […]

South Africa: Black Girls in Tears At Pretoria School Hair Protest

South Africa: Black Girls in Tears At Pretoria School Hair Protest

Tears flowed as black Pretoria High School for Girls pupils on Monday told of alleged racism and abuse suffered at the hands of white teachers. “I have a natural afro, but a teacher told me I need to comb my hair because it looks like a birds nest,” one girl told Gauteng education MEC Panyaza […]

Racism An Underlying Cause Of HIV Epidemic, Says Charlize Theron

Racism An Underlying Cause Of HIV Epidemic, Says Charlize Theron

Racism is one of the underlying causes of the HIV epidemic and one of the reasons why it has not yet been brought to an end, according to actress and Aids campaigner Charlize Theron, who says that people are afraid to talk about it. Theron, one of the speakers at the official opening of the […]

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