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Paris's 'Little Africa' fights back against racist stereotypes

Paris - Branded a "no-go zone" by Fox News in the wake of the 2015 Charlie Hebdo attacks, the Goutte d'Or neighbourhood of northern Paris has long been shunned by outsiders as a den of crime, prostitution and drugs.

America divided two months after death of Floyd

Washington - One after another, statues recalling slavery in America keep coming down, and night after night demonstrators taunt police in a groundswell of anger over brutality against people of color.

US black kids die at higher rates than white ones after surgery: study

Washington - African-American children in the United States have a 3.5 times greater risk of dying from an operation than white kids, according to a study out Monday based on tens of thousands of children.

Trump idea of 'National Garden of American Heroes' raises questions

Washington - A new national park populated with statues of "American heroes"? The surprise idea, proposed by President Donald Trump over the July 4 holiday weekend, hardly seems likely to calm the partisan passions deeply dividing the American people.

Ex-officers charged in George Floyd killing due in court

Minneapolis - The former police officer charged with killing George Floyd and three others accused of abetting the African American's murder were to appear in court Monday, in a case that has touched off a global reckoning over racial inequality.

Mississippi votes to remove Confederate symbol from state flag

Jackson - Lawmakers in Mississippi voted Sunday to remove the Confederate battle standard from the state flag, after nationwide protests drew renewed attention to symbols of the United States' racist past.

Princeton University removes Woodrow Wilson's name from school

Washington - Princeton University said Saturday it was removing the name of president Woodrow Wilson from its public policy school and a residential college, calling the former US leader a racist.

'The Simpsons' ends white actors voicing characters of color

Los Angeles - The Simpsons will no longer use white actors to dub ethnic minority characters, the producers of the long-running animated series announced Friday.

NASA renames Washington HQ for 'Hidden Figures' trailblazer

Washington - NASA said Wednesday that it will rename its Washington headquarters after its first black female engineer, Mary Jackson, whose story was told in the hit film "Hidden Figures.""Mary W.

Confederate statues fall as winds of change buffet American South

Richmond - Armed with a brush, Carolyn McCrea furiously scrubs the grey marble. Someone has written "WLM" -- "White Lives Matter" -- on the only statue of a black man on this avenue in Richmond, Virginia, and she intends to wash away the affront.

Trudeau supports opposition head expelled from Parliament over racism row

Montr - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday stood behind the leader of an opposition party who had been temporarily thrown out of Parliament for accusing another member of racism.

US civil rights groups call for Facebook ad boycott over hate speech

San Francisco - US civil rights groups have called for advertisers to boycott Facebook in July, saying hate speech and incitement to violence are not being moderated on the platform.

Statue of famous Italian journalist defaced in Milan

Rome - A statue in Milan of a famous Italian journalist has been sprayed red and tagged with the words "racist, rapist", becoming the country's first statue targeted since a wave of similar incidents across Europe and the United States.

French protesters clash with police at anti-racism protests

Paris - Police clashed with demonstrators in Paris and Lyon Saturday, firing tear gas and water cannons as thousands turned out across France for the latest wave of protests against racism and police violence.

French hold protests against police violence

Paris - Thousands of people gathered across France on Saturday to protest at racism and police violence as public anger grows after a raft of complaints against officers and in the wake of the death of George Floyd in the United States.

US dictionary Merriam-Webster to change its definition of racism

New York - The American reference dictionary Merriam-Webster will change its definition of the word racism at the suggestion of a young black woman, who wanted it to better reflect the oppression of people of color.

Please bring supplies: How US protests are coordinated online

Washington - Dinanda Pramesti, a 26-year-old communications worker, dropped off bags of food and supplies for protestors at a demonstration in Washington this week, heeding an urgent call made through a social media group.

New York under curfew as looters hit luxury stores

New York - New York was under a curfew that would last until early Tuesday morning, officials said, after looters raided stores in central Manhattan, targeting some of the city's top retailers.

In Minneapolis, African refugees see American dream in tatters

Minneapolis - African refugees living in Minneapolis were already struggling with their "American dream" when George Floyd died in police custody.

Facebook in turmoil over refusal to police Trump's posts

San Francisco - The clash between Twitter and Donald Trump has thrust rival Facebook into turmoil, with employees rebelling against CEO Mark Zuckerberg's refusal to sanction false or inflammatory posts by the US president.

Journalists covering US protests find themselves under attack

New York - Journalists covering nationwide protests over the death of a black man at police hands in Minneapolis have found themselves under attack, by police and at times by protesters.

Journalists covering US protests find themselves under attack

New York - Journalists covering nationwide protests over the death of a black man at police hands in Minneapolis have found themselves under attack, by police and at times by protesters.

Violence divides protesters, as 'chaos' grips Minneapolis

Minneapolis - Flames light up the skyline and the smell of acrid smoke fills the streets in a Minneapolis neighborhood rocked by protest, a few hundred meters from a besieged police station.

In the US, camera phones increasingly expose racism

New York - From the death of a black man in Minneapolis to a racist incident in Central Park, camera phones are increasingly being used as a weapon against racism even when justice doesn't always follow.

In Brazil, coronavirus hits blacks harder than whites

Rio De Janeiro - The coronavirus pandemic has a color in Brazil, the epicenter of the outbreak in Latin America: black Brazilians are exposed to greater risk than whites and are dying at a higher rate.

'Emotional epidemic': Coronavirus fear takes mental toll in Italy

Milan - The sweeping measures taken in northern Italy to try to contain Europe's worst outbreak of the novel coronavirus are starting to take more than just a physical toll, with mental health professionals reporting some residents falling victim to anxiety.

Emboldened by 'heroes' and hate music, white extremists on the rise

Paris - They may lack centralised organisation or even a common goal, but white supremacists encouraged by the exploits of extremist "heroes" canonised on social media pose an ever-growing security threat, analysts say.

Portugal far-right deputy calls for black MP to be 'sent back'

Lisbon - Portugal's only far-right deputy sparked outrage Wednesday after saying a black member of parliament should be "sent back to her country of origin".

Thousands join French march against Islamophobia

Paris - Over 10,000 people turned out north of Paris on Sunday for a march against Islamophobia that drew criticism from both the government and the far right.

S.Africa, Nigeria beef up security after xenophobic attacks

Johanesburg - South Africa and Nigeria stepped up security on Wednesday after deadly attacks on foreign-owned stores in Johannesburg triggered reprisals against South African businesses in Nigerian cities.
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