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After killings, Obama toughens tone on U.S. racism

Washington - For a frustrated President Barack Obama, last week's slaughter of nine black churchgoers proves once again that the United States has yet to exorcise its racist demons.

Controversial US activist: 'I definitely am not white'

Washington - A US civil rights activist at the center of a national firestorm over allegations that she pretended to be black for years said Tuesday she is "definitely not white" and identifies as an African American.

'Black' activist resigns helm of U.S. civil rights group

Los Angeles - A US civil rights activist resigned from a post at the country's leading African American advocacy group amid allegations she is white but has masqueraded for years as being black.

White parents of U.S. 'black' activist say she needs counseling

Washington - The white parents of a US civil rights activist, who has raised a stir by portraying herself as black, has stated that she needs counseling to address her identity issues, as reported from her mother's statement Monday.

Storm over 'black' US civil rights advocate said to be white

Los Angeles - A US civil rights activist who has portrayed herself as at least part black is facing tough questions after her estranged parents said she is white and accused her of lying about her identity.

Viral video shows police pulling gun on teens' pool party

Chicago - Video on the Internet showing a Texas police officer pulling out his gun at a pool party of unarmed black teens raised fresh questions Monday about the use of force by police in the United States.

Cleveland calls for calm over cop acquittal after dozens arrested

Washington - Authorities in Cleveland warned Sunday they would not tolerate violent protests over the acquittal of a white policeman in the fatal shooting of two African Americans, after dozens of people were arrested.

US cop acquitted in shooting death of unarmed black couple

Cleveland - A white Cleveland police officer who climbed onto the hood of a car and fired dozens of rounds at an unarmed black couple in 2012 was acquitted of voluntary manslaughter.

Policeman who shot dead black teen in Wisconsin not charged

Washington - A white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed 19-year-old African-American man in the US state of Wisconsin used justifiable force and will not face criminal charges, authorities said Tuesday.

White backlash as colonial statue comes down in South Africa

Cape Town - As preparations were made to remove the statue of British colonialist Cecil Rhodes from the University of Cape Town Thursday, white groups launched protests to protect what they see as their heritage.

Madison first U.S. city to ban discrimination against atheists

Madison - This city in Wisconsin is now the first city in the U.S. to protect atheists and other non-religious people from discrimination thanks to an ordinance that was unanimously approved by the city council last Tuesday.

'No blacks' Chinese restaurant shut down in Kenya

Nairobi - A Chinese restaurant in the Kenyan capital Nairobi has been shut down and its owners summoned by authorities after it emerged it was barring black patrons, reports said Wednesday.

Black student hurt by white police sparks fresh U.S. race debate

Washington - The violent arrest of a black student trying to enter a bar in Virginia has prompted a probe and fuelled yet more U.S. debate on how white authorities treat black youths.

Belgian foreign minister criticised for 'blacking up'

Brussels - Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders faced accusations from rights groups on Thursday of ignoring his country's colonial past after he "blacked up" for a children's charity.

Police officer shoots, kills black teenager in Wisconsin

Madison - A police officer shot and killed a 19-year-old black youth who allegedly assaulted him in Madison, Wisconsin, the city's police chief said Saturday.

Mandela's former aide sparks South Africa race row

Cape Town - Nelson Mandela's former personal assistant, Zelda la Grange, has apologised after sparking an online race row with comments that white people were being made to feel unwelcome in South Africa.

Thousands bid farewell to murdered New York cop

New York - Thousands of police from across the United States gathered in New York on Sunday to bid farewell to a murdered officer where a small number used the funeral to protest against mayor Bill de Blasio once again.

NY police chief urges no protests at funeral for slain cop

New York - New York police chief Bill Bratton urged officers not to vent their fury at the city's mayor ahead of services starting Saturday to honor one of two cops shot dead last month.

Dozens arrested at London protest over U.S. police killings

London - British authorities arrested 76 people at a mass "die-in" in London held in solidarity with demonstrations sweeping the United States over recent controversial killings of black men by police.

Obama urges persistence in fighting U.S. racism

Washington - President Barack Obama said banishing racism in the United States can only happen incrementally, and urged young people to "be persistent" in fighting bias.

Second night of violent California protests over police killings

Washington - Angry protesters in California -- some vandalizing, looting and clashing with police -- gathered for a second night Monday to condemn recent killings of black suspects by white officers.

U.S. protests turn violent after NY man killed by police buried

New York - Police clashed with protesters in California on the fourth night of demonstrations across the United States against recent killings of African American suspects by white police in the United States.

Third night of U.S. protests against police killings

New York - Thousands of demonstrators marched in major cities across the United States in a fresh wave of protests against a spate of killings of unarmed black men by white police officers.

Third night of U.S. protests against police killings

New York - Thousands of demonstrators marched in major cities across the United States in a fresh wave of protest against the killing of unarmed black men by white police officers.

Jury to consider police charges in New York shooting

New York - A New York district attorney said Friday he would impanel a grand jury to consider charges in the latest police killing of an unarmed black man as the United States grapples with nationwide protests.

Protests in New York after officer escapes choking charge

New York - New York mayor Bill de Blasio appealed for calm Thursday after a night of protests over a grand jury's decision not to charge a white police officer in the choking death of a black man.

NY policeman not charged in death of black suspect

New York - A New York grand jury on Wednesday decided not to charge a white police officer in the choking death of a black man, days after a similar decision sparked renewed unrest in Missouri.

Chris Rock on race: Blacks the same, but whites are getting nicer

In an interview with Vulture mag, comedian Chris Rock arguably nails what is a big thorn in the side of black people in the U.S. - white people. It's not blacks getting better, always been good, his argument goes, it's white people doing the improving

Op-Ed: In the wake of the Ferguson riots, 'white privilege' revisited

While protests against the grand jury decision in Ferguson and elsewhere continued through the Thanksgiving weekend, the concept of "white privilege" has been presented as an acceptable phraseology.

Ferguson on edge ahead of grand jury decision

Ferguson - The father of a black teenager killed by police in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson sought to ease tensions Saturday ahead of a grand jury decision on whether to indict the white officer responsible.
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