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Ferguson police arrest 47 as peaceful protest degenerates

Ferguson - Police said Wednesday they had arrested 47 people as tensions rose after an otherwise peaceful night of protests in Ferguson, the Missouri town rocked by violence over the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager.
In the Media by Robert MacPherson, Loic Hofstedt (AFP)

New fatal police shooting near U.S. protest town

St Louis - Police shot dead a knife-wielding man Tuesday near the U.S. town roiled by 10 days of protests over the police killing of an unarmed black teenager, threatening to further ratchet up tensions.
In the Media by Robert MacPherson, Loic Hofstedt (AFP)

Police fire tear gas in US town as Obama calls for calm

Saint Louis - Police fired tear gas in another night of unrest in a Missouri town where a white police officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager, just hours after President Barack Obama called for calm.
In the Media by Loic Hofstedt, Robert Macpherson (AFP)

Ferguson teen shot six times, family pathologists say

Ferguson - Michael Brown, the black teen whose killing by a Missouri police officer has prompted more than a week of unrest, was shot at least six times, pathologists retained by his family said Monday.
In the Media by Loic Hofstedt (AFP)

Police hurl tear gas at US protesters in Ferguson

Ferguson - Police hurled tear gas and marched on protesters late Sunday in Ferguson, the St Louis suburb wracked by race riots since police shot dead an unarmed black teenager.
In the Media by Loic Hofstedt (AFP) - 1 comment

Trooper to stay 'as long as it takes' in riot-hit U.S. town

Ferguson - The trooper put in charge of tamping swirling racial tensions in this St Louis suburb vowed Sunday to stay "as long as it takes," after violence flared anew.
In the Media by Loic Hofstedt (AFP) - 1 comment

One shot, seven arrested as violence flares in riot-hit US town

One person was shot and seven people were arrested as police battled to impose a curfew in the riot-hit US town of Ferguson on Sunday, one week after the racially-charged shooting of an unarmed black teenager.
In the Media by Michael Thomas (AFP)

Missouri declares state of emergency, curfew after looting

Ferguson - The governor of the US state of Missouri declared a state of emergency and curfew Saturday following race-tinged violence in the suburb where an officer shot dead an unarmed black teenager.
In the Media by Joshua Lott (AFP) - 2 comments

Stores looted after police say slain US teen is robbery suspect

Ferguson - Vandals attacked stores in Ferguson early Saturday, hours after police said the unarmed black teenager whose killing by a white officer unleashed days of rioting was a robbery suspect.The allegation reignited anger in the town, a St.
In the Media by Joshua Lott (AFP)

Slain U.S. teen was robbery suspect

Ferguson - The unarmed black teenager whose shooting death by a white police officer unleashed riots in a Missouri town was a suspect in a robbery just minutes before he was killed, police said Friday.
In the Media by Joshua Lott (AFP)

Peaceful protest in 'war zone' US town

Saint Louis - Hundreds of people demonstrated peacefully in a Missouri town rocked by days of protests over the fatal shooting of a black teenager, hours after state police were ordered to replace local forces.
In the Media by Peter Stebbings (AFP)

Police replaced in 'war zone' US town as Obama urges calm

Washington - Missouri state police were Thursday ordered to replace local forces in a US town rocked by protests over the shooting of an unarmed black teenager, following complaints led by President Barack Obama.
In the Media by Veronika Oleksyn (AFP)

Tear gas fired at protesters after US teen's death

Saint Louis - Missouri police fired tear gas and smoke bombs late Wednesday at protesters demonstrating over the killing of an unarmed black teen by an officer.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

FBI opens probe after police shooting of black US teen

Saint Louis - The FBI opened a civil rights investigation on Monday after the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager led to rioting in a Missouri suburb and stirred racial tensions.
In the Media by Robert MacPherson (AFP) - 7 comments

Homicide declared in case of New York man choked by police

New York - Medical examiners ruled that the case of a New York man wrestled to the ground and choked to death in a police arrest in July was a homicide.
In the Media by AFP

Swedish legislators plan to remove race from law

Legislators will be removing all references to race since it is simply a "social construct" made by humans. Government officials believe that this is a solid step towards ending racism.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Paralyzed pooch becomes inspiration, winning race and hearts

Auburn - A determined little dachshund won't let something like paralysis stand in her way, racing her way into the finals of the 16th annual Wiener Dog Races, and winning the hearts of animal lovers all over the world.
In the Media by Greta McClain

Mourners demand justice for NY man choked by police

New York - Civil rights activist Al Sharpton led hundreds of mourners in demands for justice at the funeral for a black father of six who died after being choked by New York police.
In the Media by AFP

Op-Ed: Why whites are so riled by AG Holder's assertions of racism

Attorney General Eric Holder has courted controversially by asserting, and defending his assertions, that racism is partly to blame for the vitriol frequently aimed at president Barack Obama and himself. Conservatives claim he is playing the "race card."
In the Media by Calvin Wolf - 7 comments

France's black justice minister in anthem row

Paris - France’s black justice minister faced calls to resign on Monday for refusing to sing the national anthem during an event to mark the end of slavery, saying it was like "karaoke".
In the Media by AFP

Mite sets land-speed record

A mite from Southern California sets the new record for world’s fastest land animal. That is, the mite is faster than a cheetah relative to body size.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

Plight of minority youths in US an 'outrage': Obama

Washington - President Barack Obama on Thursday branded the plight of minority youths in America an "outrage" as he launched a program to improve the lives of boys in deprived and dangerous inner cities.In a rare, explicit excursion into racial issues during his pr...
In the Media by AFP

Racial barriers still hold back Hollywood's black talent

When Halle Berry and Denzel Washington won the best-acting Oscar categories and Sidney Poitier was honored with a lifetime achievement award in 2002, the night was a watershed for black actors in H...
In the Media by Piya Sinha-Roy (Reuters)

Op-Ed: Race and Meaning

Jacksonville - The Michael Dunn verdict adds to our collective disappointment around questions of race and justice in the United States.
In the Media by Julian Chambliss - 2 comments

Luminaria Run against domestic and sexual violence Special

Destin - Shelter House of Northwest Florida presented the Luminaria Run to End Domestic and Sexual Violence, an annual run held at sunset, this weekend. The proceeds go to help fund the organization’s operations and efforts in aiding victims.
Digital Journal Report by Justin King

Op-Ed: A History of Violence

The controversy surrounding the Trayvon Martin case highlights an unresolved problem linked to race and power in the United States.
In the Media by Julian Chambliss - 4 comments

Op-Ed: Don't let knee-jerk hysteria kill sensible laws

Yesterday, I posted a synopsis of my general thoughts on the public’s outrage over the George Zimmerman trial and verdict. Today, my focus is on a more specific but related issue: Florida’s "controversial" “stand your ground law”.
In the Media by David Delmar - 3 comments

African-American boys need to be bolstered, says Obama

President Barack Obama says the United States needs to figure out how to make African-American boys and young black men feel included in society.
In the Media by Matthew Hendricks - 7 comments

Op-Ed: Stacy Shaw, a Boston marathon runner, speaks out and inspires Special

Boston - It was only moments after Stacy Shaw crossed the finish line before chaos erupted at the Boston Marathon. Shaw was the last runner to cross the finish line before the explosions. She spoke with Digital Journalist Micki Hogan candidly about her experience.
Digital Journal Report by Micki Hogan - 4 comments

Run For Love 1000 on their way to Dubrovnik

London - Thirty-nine marathons in 33 days. That's exactly what three young Londoners are currently planning. The trio are running from Odessa in Ukraine to Dubrovnik in Croatia to raise money and awareness for child trafficking.
In the Media by Mark Harradine
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Bundestag Bundeslauf: the 2010 race
Bundestag Bundeslauf: the 2010 race
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The vattenfall Berlin Half Marathon 2010. Eshetu Wondimu (Ethiopia)  winner in the men category
The vattenfall Berlin Half Marathon 2010. Eshetu Wondimu (Ethiopia), winner in the men category
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City2Surf - Smurfs.
City2Surf - Smurfs.
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Kentucky Derby
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Kentucky Derby
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Dog sledding in Norway
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Dog sledding in Norway
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City2Surf – runners approach Bondi Beach.
City2Surf – runners approach Bondi Beach.
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Memorial sign for Ashley Duke on the route.
Memorial sign for Ashley Duke on the route.
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City2Surf – just after the starting point.
City2Surf – just after the starting point.
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City2Surf - fancy dress costumes.
City2Surf - fancy dress costumes.
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Vancouver-born actor Jason Priestley stars in the Toronto premiere of David Mamet s  Race   opening ...
Canadian Stage
Vancouver-born actor Jason Priestley stars in the Toronto premiere of David Mamet's "Race", opening on April 11, 2013.
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The vattenfall Berlin Half Marathon 2010
The vattenfall Berlin Half Marathon 2010
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Churchhill Downs - Louisville  Kentucky
Kentucky Derby
Churchhill Downs - Louisville, Kentucky
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City2Surf – used cups cover the road.
City2Surf – used cups cover the road.
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The car of NHRA racer Jack Beckman explodes.
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The car of NHRA racer Jack Beckman explodes.
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Le Mans racing
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Le Mans racing
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The vattenfall Berlin Half Marathon 2010
The vattenfall Berlin Half Marathon 2010
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Joshua White
Glenn Ligon, "No Room (Gold) #42", 2007. Oil and acrylic on canvas. 32 x 32 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Regen Projects, Los Angeles. Image courtesy of Regen Projects, Los Angeles. Photo by Joshua White © Glenn Ligon
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chuckwagon race at the Calgary Stampede 2010
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chuckwagon race at the Calgary Stampede 2010
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The Run for the Roses at Churchhill Downs
Kentucky Derby
The Run for the Roses at Churchhill Downs
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