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U.S. policeman suspended over choking death of black man

Aug 03, 2019 - 10:47 AM

Expectations for the outcome are high, particularly in the African-American community and especially since Pantaleo has not faced charges for his involvement in the case

JUSTICE. A man protests the grand jury decision to not indict New York Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo in Eric Garner's death on December 3, 2014 in the Staten Island borough of New York City. File photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images/AFP

Justin Bieber dukung 'Black Lives Matter'

Sep 24, 2017 - 1:02 PM

"Kita semua adalah anak-anak Tuhan dan kita semua setara," kata Justin Bieber

BLACK LIVES MATTER. Justin Bieber menyuarakan pendapatnya mengenai rasisme. Foto oleh Stuart Franklin/Getty Imagers/AFP

In political turn, Justin Bieber rallies for Black Lives Matter

Sep 24, 2017 - 11:04 AM

'We're all God's children and we are all equal,' says Justin

CHARLOTTE, NC - AUGUST 08: Musician Justin Bieber attends a practice round prior to the 2017 PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Club on August 8, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Stuart Franklin/Getty Images/AFP

Pepsi drops ad accused of mocking 'Black Lives' protests

Apr 06, 2017 - 9:10 AM

The spot provokes an outcry and widespread derision on social media claiming Pepsi is seeking to profit from the social justice movement

CONTROVERSIAL. A scene from the Pepsi ad shows model Kendall Jenner (L) giving a policeman a can of Pepsi. Frame grab courtesy Pepsi

VLOGS: 'US elections 2016 proved racism, sexism, white supremacy'

Nov 09, 2016 - 10:10 PM

Members of the minority communities in the US react to Donald Trump s victory Since everyone s voice matters hear theirs

Obama opens new African American Museum amid racial strife

Sep 25, 2016 - 8:50 PM

African American history is not somehow separate from our larger American story It is central to the American story says US President Barack Obama

US President Barack Obama speaks during the opening ceremony for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture September 24, 2016 in Washington, D.C. / AFP PHOTO / ZACH GIBSON

Do 'Black Lives Matter' to Filipinos? A call for empathy

Jul 20, 2016 - 7:00 PM

We have a responsibility as the model minority to bridge the growing divide between blacks and whites in America

NBA: Anthony says athletes must 'demand change' after shootings

Jul 09, 2016 - 2:19 PM

NBA star Carmelo Anthony urged athletes to step up and demand change following the shooting deaths of two black men at the hands of police and the slayings of 5 law enforcement officers in Dallas

STAND UP. Carmelo Anthony thinks athletes should use their influence to affect change. File photo by Justin Lane/EPA

Protests in US cities as Dallas shooting rocks race relations

Jul 09, 2016 - 2:03 PM

3rd UPDATE Leaders of the Black Lives Matter protest movement condemn the Dallas violence but vow to uphold planned weekend marches

Obama to head to Dallas as shooting rocks US race relations

Jul 09, 2016 - 9:30 AM

US President Barack Obama who has ordered all flags on government buildings lowered to half mast for 5 days has made it clear that violence against police had no possible justification

GOING BACK. In this file photo, US President Barack Obama speaks at a press conference after a meeting with European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (both not seen) in Warsaw, Poland, July 8, 2016. File photo by Jakub Kaminski/EPA

Beyonce says she's not 'anti-police'

Apr 06, 2016 - 10:01 AM

I m an artist and I think the most powerful art is usually misunderstood Beyonce says of her new song Formation

Beyoncé takes US by storm with new activist role

Feb 09, 2016 - 8:18 AM

Beyoncé has suddenly transformed from crowd pleasing entertainer to outspoken spokeswoman for the burgeoning Black Lives Matter movement

4 charged in shooting at US rally over black man's death

Dec 01, 2015 - 9:41 AM

One suspect had planned to livestream efforts to rile things up officials say

PROTEST. People hold up signs during a Black Lives Matter protest on Black Friday in Seattle, Washington on November 27, 2015. Photo by Jason Redmond/AFP

Hillary Clinton interrupted by 'Black Lives Matter' protesters

Oct 31, 2015 - 1:39 PM

Yes they do Clinton responds rolling with the interruption And I m going to talk a lot about that in a minute

File photo by Spencer Platt/Pool/EPA

US cop indicted for murder in black motorist's fatal shooting

Jun 09, 2015 - 2:40 AM

A grand jury in South Carolina indicts a white former police officer on murder charges for fatally shooting a fleeing black motorist

INDICTED. This handout photograph obtained April 8, 2015 courtesy of the Charleston County Sheriff's Office, shows the combination mug shot of Michael Slager, 33, who faces charges for murder in the death of Walter Scott, 50, in the city of North Charleston on April 4, 2015. Photo from the Charleston County Sheriff's Office / AFP