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Cleveland to pay $6 mn to family of black boy shot dead by police

Washington - The US city of Cleveland has reached a $6 million settlement with the family of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old African American fatally shot by police while holding a toy gun.

Op-Ed: Our sphere of sympathy has borders

The Brussels bombing highlighted a symptom of our own conceit much like the Paris attacks before it. It proved that our ability to sympathize for victims of terrorism has geographical limits. The multiple attacks in Turkey last week are all but forgotten.

How Hillary Clinton cornered the black vote

New York - Hillary Clinton is on a roll. If her candidacy ever looked in doubt to an insurgent Bernie Sanders, she's hurtling towards the Democratic nomination -- thanks overwhelmingly to African Americans.

Clinton easily defeats Sanders in South Carolina primary voting

Columbia - Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton soundly defeated Sen. Bernie Sanders on Saturday in the South Carolina primary to take a commanding lead in the surprising race for the Democratic Party's 2016 presidential nomination.

Chantel Riley: Nala in the Broadway production of 'The Lion King' Special

The young starlet has played Nala in 'The Lion King' for the best part of four years, having previously done it in Germany. In 2015, she took time off to film 'Race,' a new movie about the life and times of athlete Jesse Owens.

Participant in 12th annual Krispy Kreme Challenge passes away

Raleigh - A man passes away after suffering chest pains during the 12th annual Krispy Kreme Challenge race Saturday in North Carolina.

For David Bowie, the Thin White Duke, inspiration was black

New York - Slender and pale, David Bowie counted the dour Thin White Duke among his many incarnations. But his first love was African-American music and his views on race, like his music, were often ahead of their time.

Thai skin whitening ad provokes race storm

Bangkok - A Thai company pulled an advert for skin-lightening pills on Friday following an outcry on social media over a product sold with the tagline "white makes you a winner".

No charges in Cleveland police shooting of 12-year-old boy

Chicago - A grand jury in the US state of Ohio declined to bring criminal charges against Cleveland police officers involved in the fatal shooting last year of a 12-year-old boy, a prosecutor said.

Rival protesters clash as Australia marks race riots

Sydney - Minor scuffles broke out between anti-Islam and anti-racism protesters as hundreds of people and police congregated at a Sydney beach Saturday to mark the 10th anniversary of modern Australia's worst race riots.

U.S. university names black president to defuse race row

Washington - The University of Missouri named a black interim president on Thursday after the incumbent was forced out amid an escalating race row, as a wave of protests spread to half a dozen US campuses.

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.
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