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Racist search term points to White House in Google Maps

San Francisco - Google Maps apologized after it emerged that searches using racist language pinpointed the White House, home of President Barack Obama.

Hip-hop power couple leverages wealth to bail out protesters

Baltimore - Hip-hop and R&B power-duo Jay-Z and Beyonce donated tens of thousands of dollars to bail out protesters jailed during demonstrations in Ferguson, Miss., and Baltimore, according to a source close to the couple.

Anarchists disrupt Golden Dawn trial

Atenas - The trial of Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn was interrupted Friday by a noisy incursion by anarchists, prompting an adjournment to June 4.

Miami officers investigated over racist, crude emails

Miami - Sixteen Miami Beach police officers are under investigation after exchanging racist and pornographic emails, officials said.

New delays possible for Greek Golden Dawn trial

Atenas - The long-awaited trial of leaders of Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn was facing potential new delays after Greek authorities revealed Monday the case will change venues in September.

U.S. opens federal civil rights probe of Baltimore police

Washington - The U.S. Department of Justice launched a federal civil rights investigation Friday into whether police in Baltimore have systematically engaged in discriminatory actions, after the death of an African-American man in police custody.

U.S. Justice Department to investigate Baltimore police

Washington - The U.S. Justice Department will conduct a federal probe into Baltimore's police department following riots triggered by the death of a black man under police arrest, the Washington Post reported.

Golden Dawn leaders snub trial for second time

Atenas - The trial of leaders of Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn was adjourned for a second time Thursday as they again refused to appear before judges in an Athens prison, calling into question how the historic case will be run.

Chicago agrees $5.5 mn payout for police torture victims

Washington - The Chicago city council approved a $5.5 million reparations package for dozens of men -- most of them African-American -- who were tortured by police between 1972 and 1991, the Chicago Tribune reported.

Eyeing a recovery for battered Baltimore

Baltimore - Tidying up in the looted and ransacked lobby of the payday loan firm where she works, Brandi Myers looked out at her devastated Baltimore community and pondered what it would take to rebuild."A miracle, a blessing. God? Some help?

Israel pledges action on grievances of Ethiopian Jews

Jerusalem - Israel on Monday pledged to crack down on racism and discrimination against Ethiopian Jews as officials sought to ease tensions after a series of angry protests over police brutality.

Israel PM urges action on racism in talks with Ethiopian Jews

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for a united front against racism after talks on Monday with leaders of the Ethiopian Jewish community.

Israeli PM to meet Ethiopian community after clashes

Jerusalem - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was to meet members of Israel's Ethiopian community Monday in a bid to ease tensions after clashes over allegations of police brutality and widespread discrimination.

Police fire stun grenades at Tel Aviv rally by Ethiopian Israelis

Telavi - Police fired stun grenades to disperse a rally by Ethiopian Israelis demonstrating in central Tel Aviv on Sunday against alleged police brutality and widespread discrimination.

Baltimore lifts curfew, National Guard begins pullout

Baltimore - Baltimore lifted a curfew Sunday that was imposed across the US East Coast city following widespread riots, as thousands of National Guard troops began to pull out.

Baltimore protesters celebrate, defy curfew after officers charged

Baltimore - Protesters in Baltimore erupted in celebration and hundreds of people broke the city's curfew, a day after six police officers were charged over the death of an African-American man in their custody.

Thousands rally in Baltimore over Freddie Gray death

Baltimore - Thousands of people called for justice in Baltimore on Saturday in new demonstrations a day after six police were charged over the death of an African-American man in their custody.

Six Baltimore police officers charged over Freddie Gray death

Baltimore - Six Baltimore police officers were charged Friday over the death of a 25-year-old African-American whose spine was snapped in custody, in a surprise announcement after days of riots and protests in the US city.

Baltimore police enforce third night of curfew

Washington - Baltimore police enforced a curfew for a third night, as new reports emerged over how the black man at the center of the latest US racial unrest sustained fatal injuries while in police custody.

Protests spread over Baltimore police custody death

Washington - Protests broke out in Baltimore and spread to Philadelphia over the death of an African-American man, as fresh claims emerged of how Freddie Gray sustained his fatal injuries in police custody.

Police give prosecutors probe into Baltimore man's death

Washington - Baltimore detectives probing the death of a US black man who died from injuries sustained in police custody have handed their investigation over to prosecutors, officials said Thursday.

More than 100 arrested at New York police protests

New York - More than 100 people were arrested in New York at protests over alleged police brutality against African Americans, officials said Thursday.

Huge protests on US East Coast over police 'injustices'

Baltimore - Thousands demonstrated in US East Coast cities demanding equal treatment for all by police, after a young African American died of injuries sustained in custody in Baltimore.

Baltimore rioting quietens down after curfew

Baltimore - Riot police in the US city of Baltimore enforced a curfew into the early hours of Wednesday and called it a success, emptying streets scarred by a spasm of rioting and looting.

Xenophobic attacks loom over southern African summit in Zimbabwe

Harare - Tensions over attacks on migrants in South Africa will be officially set aside as regional leaders meet for a summit in Zimbabwe Wednesday to plan industrial growth, an official said.

Police say curfew in riot-hit Baltimore working

Baltimore - A nighttime curfew Tuesday restored a semblance of order to badly scarred Baltimore a day after riots dragged it into the national debate over how US police treat young black men.

Baltimore Orioles COO tweets against gov't oppression of the poor

Baltimore - The chief operating officer of the Baltimore Orioles has taken to Twitter to blast baseball fans who are more concerned about game postponements and inconveniences than about the injustices that led to the civil unrest gripping Maryland's largest city.

Baltimore riots send 'Charm City' reeling

Baltimore - The rioting in Baltimore is a punch in the gut for a major American city struggling to overcome a history of drugs, crime, police brutality, poverty, population decline and economic hard times.

Baltimore braced for new night of protest as Obama warns police

Baltimore - National Guard troops deployed to prevent another night of violence in Baltimore on Tuesday as President Barack Obama warned recent incidents "raise troubling questions" about the policing of black communities.

Baltimore deploys National Guard as riots erupt

Baltimore - Thousands of police and National Guard troopers were ordered to back up beleaguered officers in Baltimore on Tuesday after riots triggered by anger over the death of a black man in police custody.
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Demonstrators carry signs last month at a protest in Ferguson, Missouri, over the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager, 14 August 2014. The shooting of Michael Brown occurred on August 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis
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Evan Solomon hosts Power & Politics on CBC-TV.
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See? Their very own movie theater!
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Listing showing thumbnail from the YouTube of Katy Perry's American Music Awards performance of her new song "Unconditionally."
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Racist lynching of blacks was common throughout the South during the Jim Crow era.
Racist lynching of blacks was common throughout the South during the Jim Crow era.
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The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow - these signs were common throughout the south even after laws made them illegal. www.pbs.org/wnet/jimcrow/
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Polish and Ukrainian stadiums without racism
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Eight members of the elite Tuskegee Airmen standing in front of a P-40 fighter aircraft. Tuskegee Airmen - Circa May 1942 to Aug 1943 Location unknown, likely Southern Italy or North Africa. Contrary to negative predictions from some quarters, a combination of pre-war experience and the personal drive of those accepted for training, far from failing, had resulted in some of the best pilots in the U.S. Army Air Corps. Nevertheless, the Tuskegee Airmen continued to have to fight racism.
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A pastor friend of Republican state Rep. Terri Lynn Weaver at a Halloween party dressed in "black face"
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Robert Borden  who attended the school from 1966 to 1984  hugs Premier McNeil following the apology.
Robert Borden, who attended the school from 1966 to 1984, hugs Premier McNeil following the apology.
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This Nov. 7, 2012 photo shows model Karlie Kloss wearing an Indian headdress during the taping of the 2012 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Sixty-Ninth Regiment Armory in New York City.
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2010 Carnival of Culture, Berlin
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A real sad state of an Australian education: the Australia Day commemorates arrival of the First Fleet on 26th Jan 1788 since when Britain’s undesirables had been sent to a new land on a regular basis, and Captain J.Cook reached this continent on 19th April 1770-so, what is a link between “231 years” and 2012 as stated on a wall in Brunswick, the inner Melbourne suburb?
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Protest observer (Walter Gadsden) in Birmingham, Alabama, USA, on 3 May 1963, being attacked by police dogs during a civil rights protest. See Birmingham campaign.
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Capture from The Sun's leaked John Galliano video.
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SAPS watches an illegal immigrant, set alight by locals, burn
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Listing showing thumbnail from the YouTube of Katy Perry's American Music Awards performance of her new song "Unconditionally."
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