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In election battle, eastern Germany's first black MP fights hate

Halle - He has been beaten up, received death threats and hundreds of insulting emails, but Karamba Diaby is not one to give up.After winning a seat four years ago as the first African-born black MP in Germany, Diaby, 55, is now seeking re-election.

Trump signs resolution condemning white supremacists

Washington - Donald Trump signed into law a Congressional resolution condemning white supremacists on Thursday, after lawmakers maneuvered the president into backing a text triggered by his equivocal response to racial violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

'Anti-Semitic' robbers target Jewish family near Paris

Bobigny - A Jewish family was beaten, held hostage and robbed in their home near Paris because of their religion, French authorities and anti-hate groups said Sunday.

Washington National Cathedral to remove windows of Confederate generals

Washington - The Washington National Cathedral is to remove two stained glass windows honoring Confederate generals following last month's deadly violence at a white supremacists' rally, church leaders said on Wednesday.

Soldiers among five neo-Nazi terror suspects held in UK, Cyprus

London - Five alleged members of a banned British neo-Nazi group were arrested on terror offences Tuesday, among them serving soldiers including one deployed in Cyprus, the UK defence ministry said.

Bell Pottinger accused of 'racial' S.Africa PR campaign

London - British public relations firm Bell Pottinger was expelled from a trade body Tuesday over a controversial campaign in South Africa which was found "likely to inflame racial discord".

US cop who said 'we only kill black people' loses job

Washington - A Georgia police lieutenant who faced being fired over racially charged comments captured on dash-cam footage has announced his retirement, according to local media.

UN chief condemns neo-Nazism, politicians 'who exploit fear'

Telavi - UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday condemned the recent white supremacist rally in the United States as well as "political figures who exploit fear to win votes".

Australia state scraps place names with N-word

Sydney - Ten place names containing the word "nigger" in northeast Australia will be renamed due to their racially offensive connotations, the Queensland state government said Tuesday.

Violence breaks out at Berkeley political rally

Los Angeles - Thousands of counter protesters clashed with supporters of President Donald Trump in California on Sunday, leading to more than a dozen arrests, police and witnesses said.

Right-wing rally in San Francisco canceled over fears of violence

Los Angeles - Organizers of a right-wing rally set for Saturday in San Francisco said they have canceled the event over fear of a "huge riot," as the nation remains on edge after a recent white nationalist demonstration that ended in bloodshed.

Two S.African farmers found guilty in 'coffin assault' case

Middelburg - A South African judge on Friday found two white farmers guilty of attempted murder after they filmed themselves forcing a black man into a coffin and threatening to burn him alive.

After anti-Muslim attack, Brazilians shower victim with love

Rio De Janeiro - When video went viral of a racist attack on a Muslim street food vendor in Rio de Janeiro, Brazilians wondered gloomily: had their country also been swept up in a global wave of xenophobia?

UN racism committee issues 'warning' over US tensions

Geneva - A UN committee tasked with combatting racism has issued a formal "early warning" over conditions in the United States, a rare move often used to signal the potential of a looming civil conflict.

Clooneys donate $1 mn to combat hate groups after Charlottesville

New York - In the wake of deadly violence following a white supremacist rally, George and Amal Clooney have donated $1 million to the Southern Poverty Law Center, a civil rights advocacy organization that monitors hate groups.

Donations to Anti-Defamation League surge in US

New York - Donations to the Anti-Defamation League, one of the oldest anti-discrimination, anti-Semitic organizations in the United States, have spiked sharply since the violence in Charlottesville, the group said Monday.

Barrier-breaking US comedian, activist Dick Gregory dead at 84

Washington - US comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory, who broke barriers as a performer in the era of segregation and challenged racism through searing humor, died Saturday night, his family said. He was 84.

Thousands join anti-racism march in Boston

Boston - Thousands of anti-racism demonstrators flooded the streets of Boston Saturday, dwarfing a gathering of white nationalists in the city and triggering scuffles with police but avoiding the serious violence that marred a similar event a week earlier in Vi...

Trump says US culture, history being 'ripped apart'

Washington - President Donald Trump on Thursday condemned the "foolish" removal of Confederate statues whose preservation has become a rallying cry for white supremacists, saying US culture and history were being "ripped apart.

Criticism grows over Netanyahu's response to US neo-Nazism

Jerusalem - Criticism grew Thursday over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's limited response to a US white supremacist rally and President Donald Trump's controversial remarks about it, with calls for him to speak out against anti-Semitism.

Russia drops US neo-Nazi site from .ru domain

Moscow - Russia's internet watchdog said Thursday it had called on a domain provider to stop hosting the website of a US white supremacist group under fire following the Charlottesville violence.

Trump claims media 'misrepresent' his Charlottesville comments

Washington - President Donald Trump took a swing at his favorite punching bag Thursday, claiming his comments about the deadly violence in Charlottesville were misrepresented by media."The public is learning (even more so) how dishonest the Fake News is.

Muslim-baiter Hanson wears burka in Australia's Senate

Sydney - Australian anti-immigration politician Pauline Hanson caused a furore Thursday when she entered the Senate wearing a full burqa, earning a blistering rebuke from the country's top lawyer for the "appalling" stunt.

Internet doors slammed on white nationalist extremism

San Francisco - White extremists are having doors to the internet slammed on efforts to promote violent and bigoted agendas.

Lee, Jackson, Davis: icons of the Confederacy

Washington - A campaign is gathering momentum in the United States to remove monuments to the pro-slavery Confederacy.

Racism, xenophobia must be opposed in US, everywhere: UN

New York - Racism and xenophobia must be countered in the United States as everywhere in the world, UN chief Antonio Guterres said Wednesday in response to a US political firestorm sparked by President Donald Trump.

Racism, xenophia must be opposed in US, everywhere: UN

New York - Racism and xenophobia must be countered in the United States as everywhere in the world, UN chief Antonio Guterres said Wednesday in response to a US political firestorm sparked by President Donald Trump.

Defiant Trump isolated after defense of hard right

New York - Barely 200 days into his already chaotic presidency, Donald Trump found himself an isolated figure on Wednesday after his extraordinary defense of white nationalist protesters sent business leaders and political allies scurrying for cover.

Obama post-Charlottesville tweet most liked ever on Twitter

Washington - A tweet by former president Barack Obama about the violence in Charlottesville has become the most liked message in the history of Twitter, the company said Wednesday.The tweet by the country's first black president quoted Nelson Mandela.

British PM says 'no equivalence' in US clashes

London - Far-right views should always be condemned and there could be no equivalence with opponents of fascism, British Prime Minister Theresa May said Wednesday in comments that implicitly criticised US President Donald Trump.
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Neo-nazi skinhead with a patch in German that reads  Skinheads - White and proud
Neo-nazi skinhead with a patch in German that reads "Skinheads - White and proud"
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Protest observer (Walter Gadsden) in Birmingham  Alabama  USA  on 3 May 1963  being attacked by poli...
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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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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See? Their very own movie theater!
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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 We Are One’ says message on Clippers website after NBA bans Donald Sterling
"We Are One’ says message on Clippers website after NBA bans Donald Sterling
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Grand Wizard Steven Howard
Grand Wizard Steven Howard
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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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The pro-slavery Confederate flag flies high and proud at the South Carolina State House  even as the...
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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SAPS watches an illegal immigrant, set alight by locals, burn
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Polish and Ukrainian stadiums without racism
Polish and Ukrainian stadiums without racism
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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Listing showing thumbnail from the YouTube of Katy Perry's American Music Awards performance of her new song "Unconditionally."
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Demonstrators carry signs last month at a protest in Ferguson  Missouri  over the police shooting of...
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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The New Faces of Racism
The New Faces of Racism
Joel Ward of Washington subjected to racists tweets (CRPT)
Joel Ward of Washington subjected to racists tweets (CRPT)
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The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow - these signs were common throughout the south even after laws made th...
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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Listing showing thumbnail from the YouTube of Katy Perry's American Music Awards performance of her new song "Unconditionally."
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