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French magazine fined for comparing minister to monkey

Paris - The head of a French far-right satirical magazine was fined 10,000 euros ($12,500)on Thursday after his publication compared the country's black justice minister to a monkey.

Video: Tourists cheer S.F. tour guide's racist anti-Chinese rant

San Francisco - Video of a San Francisco tour guide launching into an anti-Chinese tirade while leading an open-topped bus tour through the city's famed Chinatown has gone viral.

Op-Ed: Ferguson police chief should be fired

Ferguson - If there still was anyone in the country who thought Tom Jackson could continue as police chief of Ferguson, Missouri, the video "apology" he posted Thursday surely disabused them of any such notion.

10,000 mark neo-Nazi killing of Greek rapper

Athens - Around 10,000 people protested in Greece on Thursday to mark a year since the killing of an anti-fascist rapper by neo-Nazi Golden Dawn militants, which sparked a crackdown on the party.

Wisc. Republican drops out of race over racist, homophobic tweets

Janesville - A Republican candidate for the Wisconsin state assembly has withdrawn from his race over racist and homophobic social media posts.

Anti-Semitic attacks nearly double in France

Paris - Anti-Semitic attacks nearly doubled in France in the first seven months of the year, the country's main Jewish group said.

Swedish far-right set for gains as election looms

- Surrounded by drab high-rise buildings in a Stockholm suburb, dressed in an impeccable dark suit, Jimmie Aakesson struggles to make himself heard over the shouts of protesters echoing off grey stone walls.

Op-Ed: The NBA email being heard around the world

An internal investigation begun over a racially insensitive remark made during a phone call set off an investigation that turned up an email written by Bruce Levenson, co-owner of the Atlanta Hawks.

The image that sparked a social media hate campaign in France

This innocent photograph of eight kindergarten children in Paris, posted on the Facebook page of the French Ministry of Education last Monday, has since received a storm of insults and racist comments, because of the children’s skin colour.

Rival rallies as peace returns to Ferguson

Ferguson - Rival rallies -- demanding justice for the unarmed black teenager shot two weeks ago by a white police officer, and in support of that police officer -- brought people to the streets of a Missouri town Saturday.But authorities in the St.

Troops exit, orderly protests unfold in US town

Ferguson - Protests unfolded peacefully in a Missouri town, and National Guard troops withdrew, 12 days after the fatal police shooting of a black teenager that led to racially-charged unrest.

St. Louis police allegedly shoot another African American suspect

St Louis - A cell phone video has emerged showing St. Louis police allegedly shooting an African American male in broad daylight after he stole two sodas from a local store.

Indigenous people in Winnipeg feel the sting of racism Special

Winnipeg - Winnipeg is the capital city of "Friendly Manitoba," where indigenous people reside in numbers higher than any other city in Canada. Thanks to a comment from the wife of a mayoral candidate, racism is once again in the spotlight.

Barneys agrees to pay $525,000 to settle racial profiling case

New York - Two African-American customers claimed that Managers at Barneys of New York were racially profiling black and Latino customers. Now after several months they have agreed to pay $525,000 to settle the charges.

Turkey PM Erdogan under fire over 'ugly to be called Armenian' jibe

Istanbul - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday faced accusations of racism days before he stands in presidential elections after saying in a television interview that it was ugly to be called an Armenian.

Ted Nugent’s comments lead to casino performance cancellations

The Puyallup Native American tribe, which owns the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington, has cancelled two upcoming Ted Nugent shows on August 2 and 3 due to “racist and hate-filled remarks” he made.

Glenn Beck may set astounding legal precedent on public figures

Glenn Beck, the famous conservative political commentator, has created the possibility of a groundbreaking legal precedent while defending himself in a defamation lawsuit.

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."

Op-Ed: Rob Ford: Toronto's first black mayor

Toronto - An opinion piece in defense of Toronto's most divisive and infamous mayor Rob Ford, and the city's brutal treatment towards him.

YouTube more popular than live TV Special

Mountain View - A new report by Noah Sterling on Mashable says YouTube is now more popular than broadcast TV. The Google-owned video hosting site continues to grow in popularity, but increasing numbers of channels controlled by hate groups are raising red flags.

Greek police fire tear gas at Golden Dawn protesters

Athens - Greek police fired tear gas to disperse dozens of Golden Dawn supporters protesting outside an Athens court where the neo-Nazi party's leader was appearing on Friday.

KKK increasing recruitment efforts in several states

Montgomery - Residents in Tallahassee were horrified when they woke up to leaflets left on their property overnight by a faction of the Ku Klux Klan.

Op-Ed: Is the U.S. Army racist for naming helicopters after Native tribes?

Washington, D. C. - In the wake of the recent flap over the name of a US sports team, some have questioned the cultural sensitivity of the US Army’s practice of naming its helicopters after Native American tribes, leaders, and terms.

Review: ‘Twelve Angry Men’ remains powerful in flawed Toronto production Special

Toronto - A stinging, gripping defence of presumption of innocence, “Twelve Angry Men” hasn’t lost any of its guts after nearly 60 years. It’s a credit to Reginald Rose’s sharp writing that the play overcomes the flaws of Soulpepper’s production.

Washington Redskins stripped of their trademarks

The U.S. Patent Office has issued a final order to shut down the name Redskins, ruling that the term "Redskins" was disparaging to "a substantial composite" of American Indians.

Brazil enacts 20 percent quotas for blacks in federal jobs

Bras - Brazil approved a law Monday creating 20 percent quotas for mixed race and black Brazilians in government jobs, in a country where more than half of the population has African roots.

Clouds over French far-right party as father and daughter row

Paris - The unity of France's far-right National Front has cracked as founder Jean-Marie Le Pen and his daughter and party leader Marine engaged in an unprecedented public war of words, just as she is struggling to create a new EU eurosceptic group.

Pun by French far-right party founder slammed as anti-Semitic

Paris - Anti-racism campaigners reacted with outrage on Sunday to an apparent anti-Semitic pun by France's former far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen that even his own party and daughter were quick to criticise.

Tennessee cotton gin boss threatens to lynch black workers

A supervisor at a Tennessee cotton gin has been fired after he was secretly recorded making racist death threats and racially abusing black workers.

French court defers decision on handover of Brussels shooting suspect

Paris - A French court said it would rule next Thursday on whether a French Islamist arrested on suspicion of a triple murder at the Jewish Museum in Brussels, can be handed over to Belgium.
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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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"We Are One’ says message on Clippers website after NBA bans Donald Sterling
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Two of the four stools at the woolworths whites only counter originally in Greensboro, N Carolina. Displayed in the National Museum of American History, Washington DC
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The New Faces of Racism
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Capture from The Sun's leaked John Galliano video.
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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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File photo: Ku Klux Klan members burn a cross during a "cross lighting" outside Tupelo, Miss.
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A U.S. district court judge in Houston  Texas  denied bail for Conrad Alvin Barrett   charged with a...
A U.S. district court judge in Houston, Texas, denied bail for Conrad Alvin Barrett, charged with a federal hate crime in connection with a "knockout" assault against an elderly black man (12/27/2013)
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Demonstrators carry signs last month at a protest in Ferguson, Missouri, over the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager.
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Polish and Ukrainian stadiums without racism
Polish and Ukrainian stadiums without racism
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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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Harmony Science Academy NW in Houston is being sued for racism.
Harmony Science Academy NW in Houston is being sued for 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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See? Their very own movie theater!
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