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US officer pleads not guilty in black man's fatal shooting

Cincinnati - A white Ohio policeman who shot a black man during a routine traffic stop pleaded not guilty to murder charges as two of his colleagues were suspended.

Refugees live in fear of German anti-foreigner protests

Deutschland - It's an astonishing statement for a refugee from war-torn Syria, but Taher has had enough of the xenophobia he has experienced in Germany.

US officer charged with murder after deadly traffic stop

Cincinnati - A white Ohio police officer who shot a black man during a routine traffic stop was charged with murder in what prosecutors called a "senseless" act motivated by anger.

Over 10,000 Finns rally in support of multiculturalism

Helsinki - Over ten thousand people rallied in Helsinki Tuesday to support multiculturalism and protest recent controversial statements by a populist legislator, police said.

Jailhouse death of US black woman ruled suicide

Chicago - The controversial death of a black woman in a Texas jail was ruled a suicide after an autopsy found no signs of foul play, prosecutors said Thursday.

Woman who died in U.S. jail victim of officer's 'ego': Family

Chicago - A black woman who died in a Texas jail under suspicious circumstances was there only because she hurt the "ego" of an overzealous police officer, her family alleged Wednesday.

Texas releases video of arrest of black woman who died in jail

Washington - Texan authorities released footage showing a white police officer, during a routine traffic stop, argue with and arrest an unarmed black woman who later died in jail.

Jailhouse death of U.S. black woman stirs suspicions

Chicago - The jailhouse death of a black woman imprisoned after allegedly getting combative during a traffic stop in rural Texas has raised suspicions amid heightened racial tensions in the United States.

Anti-Islam rallies, counter-protests flare in Australia

Sydney - Rival anti-Islam and anti-racism rallies saw hundreds protest across Australia at the weekend with violent clashes in Melbourne, as police officers mounted a strong presence in cities Sunday to keep the two sides apart.

Review: 'Go Set a Watchman' — An incoherent, frustrating first draft Special

It's a mistake to read Harper Lee's “Go Set a Watchman” as a proper sequel to her 1960 classic “To Kill a Mockingbird." Fans would best approach it as a curio, as a wildly uneven first draft with too few moments of real inspiration.

Israel arrests Jewish suspects over 'miracle' church arson

Jerusalem - Israeli police said Sunday they have arrested several Jewish suspects over an arson attack last month at a shrine where Christians believe Jesus performed the miracle of loaves and fishes.

Op-Ed: Remembering the Confederate flag, or, my first KKK rally

Barnegat - I grew up in the South. South Jersey, that is; but South Jersey in the 1970s was sometimes indistinguishable from below the Mason-Dixon line.

Rash of lynchings shocks Brazil

Rio De Janeiro - A rash of lynchings of suspected criminals has shocked even violence-hardened Brazilians, baring dark undercurrents in the land of sun and samba.

Turkish politician excuses attack on 'slitty-eyed' tourists

Istanbul - A Turkish opposition leader sparked fury Wednesday by saying a mistaken attack on Korean tourists by anti-Chinese protesters was understandable, given that both peoples have "slitty eyes".

'Silent march' for police victim after Dutch riots

Den Haag - Hundreds of residents of The Hague staged a "silent march" on Saturday afternoon to protest the death of a Caribbean man who died after being forcefully arrested by Dutch police, sparking four days of riots in the city.

Google Photos mistakes African Americans for 'gorillas'

Google has had to issue an apology after the automated image recognition system in its new Photos app misidentified African Americans in photos, erroneously creating an album called "Gorillas" in a user's image collection.

Op-Ed: U.S. changes direction as sacred cows die

Charleston - First a bayonet was stuck in the heart, if it had one, of the Confederacy. Then Obamacare was cleared. Now gays can marry.

Obama warns racist legacy still haunts U.S.

Washington - US President Barack Obama underlined the depth of his frustration over American's ongoing battle with racism Monday, employing the racially-charged "N-word" in a radio interview to underline a point.

Op-Ed: Race war between Haiti and Dominican Republic goes back centuries

Two years ago I wrote a piece for the (then) Communities at Washington Times entitled, “Dominican Republic: Transit point for xenophobia.” Since then, not much has changed regarding racial tensions between the Dominican Republic and Haiti.

Charleston P.D.: 9 dead in 'hate crime' shooting at black church

Charleston - Nine people have died in a mass shooting at an historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, a massacre the city's police chief is calling an apparent "hate crime."

Madrid city offical resigns over Holocaust joke on Twitter

Madrid - Madrid's new cultural affairs commissioner resigned from his post Monday -- just two days after being sworn in -- after it emerged he had joked on Twitter about the Holocaust.

Burundi to take centre stage as African leaders meet

Johanesburg - Leaders meet in Johannesburg on Sunday for an African Union summit which will be dominated by the political unrest in Burundi and the migration crisis in the continent.

U.S. policeman who shot dead boy 'feared for his life'

Washington - The Cleveland police officer who shot dead a 12-year-old black boy seen waving around a replica gun was "distraught" and acted out of fear for his life, according to an official report.

After racist rally and arson, German town accepts first refugees

Naumburg - A small German town that became a byword for xenophobia when neo-Nazis rallied against a planned asylum centre and the building was torched two months ago accepted its first refugees this week.

Brazil sets 20 percent quota for black judges

Bras - Brazil has moved to correct a huge racial imbalance in its judiciary, reserving 20 percent of future judgeships for candidates who are black or of mixed race.

Los Angeles police 'at fault in fatal shooting'

Los Angeles - Los Angeles police violated department policy in the shooting death of an unarmed black man last summer, an oversight panel has concluded.

Texas police officer who pulled gun at pool party resigns

Mckinney - A Texas police officer videotaped pulling a gun out at a teen pool party has resigned in the latest racially-charged incident involving alleged excessive force by US law enforcement.

Newspapers launch in-depth tally of U.S. police deaths

Washington - Two major newspapers are now counting the number of people killed by police in the United States, as the debate over the use of deadly force by officers, especially against minorities, rages on.

Canadian residential school system guilty of 'cultural genocide'

A Truth and Reconcilliation Commission investigating Canada’s residential school system has described it's treatment of aboriginal children as tantamount to 'cultural genocide.'

US police kill more than two people a day: report

Washington - US police have killed people at a rate of more than two a day this year, The Washington Post reported Sunday, using its own tally for lack of complete federal statistics.
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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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"We Are One’ says message on Clippers website after NBA bans Donald Sterling
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Robert Borden, who attended the school from 1966 to 1984, hugs Premier McNeil following the apology.
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The New Faces of Racism
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Neo-nazi skinhead with a patch in German that reads "Skinheads - White and proud"
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Polish and Ukrainian stadiums without racism
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The pro-slavery Confederate flag flies high and proud at the South Carolina State House, even as the United States flag was lowered to half-staff in the wake of Wednesday's racist massacre of nine black church worshippers in Charleston.
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See? Their very own movie theater!
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Screenshot shows a picture of R.C, the 79 year-old African American man who prosecutors say was attacked by Conrad Alvin Barrett for a "knockout game" assault.
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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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Harmony Science Academy NW in Houston is being sued for racism.
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Young women, from the Nu Gamma chapter of Chi Omega at Penn State, in hot water for this racially insensitive photo.
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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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Joel Ward of Washington subjected to racists tweets (CRPT)
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2010 Carnival of Culture, Berlin