Kanye West blamed George Floyd's 2020 death, which sparked a widespread social justice movement, on fentanyl, not police brutality.
Benjamin Crump, co-counsel for the family of slain motorist Daunte Wright, speaks to Yahoo News as the jury deliberates a verdict for former Brooklyn Center, Minn. police officer Kim Potter in the killing of Wright, following a two-week trial. Crump draws parallels between the Potter case and that of Mohamed Noor, a Black former Minneapolis police officer who was found guilty in the shooting death of a white female in 2019.
Kyle Rittenhouse, who was acquitted on charges stemming from killing two men and wounding another during the unrest that followed the shooting of a Black man by a white police officer, says in a new interview that he's “not a racist person” and supports the Black Lives Matter movement.
Marian Cunnington, 52, was unfairly dismissed from her role at a Sainsbury's in Bridgnorth, Shropshire, after making the comment, a tribunal has ruled.
There's one more twisted tale in store from Inside No 9 plus Peter Taylor reflects on 50 years of reporting on Northern Ireland.
Tory MP Brendan Clarke-Smith has criticised the team for making the gesture before matches.
The dancer and 'BGT' judge feared for the safety of his family after being subjected to racist abuse and death threats for Diversity's BLM-inspired performance.
One year since George Floyd was murdered by Minneapolis police, community members share how much their community has changed and how much it's stayed the same. “The killing of George Floyd changed the world,” Michelle Gross, the founder of Communities United Against Police Brutality, told Yahoo News.
The intersection of East 38th Street and Chicago Avenue in Minneapolis has evolved into a sacred space where residents and visitors alike come to pay homage, following the murder of George Floyd one year ago. It's also the site of the beginning and end of many marches and rallies in the area. But as many people appreciate how the area has turned into an autonomous zone free of police, local officials and neighbors say they are wary of a criminal element that overtakes the area many nights.
The anonymous note had 'racist undertones' and left a south London family shocked and upset.
The reality TV star is shocked by the persistent racist abuse aimed at him and his girlfriend for being an interracial couple.
The 27-year-old singer, who has portrayed himself as older and wiser in recent years amid his sobriety and marriage, debuted dreadlocks this week.
The dance troupe's tribute to George Floyd is in the running for the must-see moment award, voted for by the public.
One year since 26-year-old emergency room technician Breonna Taylor was killed by Louisville, Ky., police, activists describe how local protests have changed public perceptions. "The Breonna Taylor shooting in March of 2020 … transformed the community into a different energy," said Christopher 2X, who runs the Louisville nonprofit Game Changers. "Just because you did not have major riots here with major damage to property and businesses does not mean that you still couldn't feel the tension as it relates to her death and the cry for equity and equality."
For Brittany Ramos DeBarros, an Afro-Latina combat veteran and activist, running for Congress as a Democrat in the historically conservative borough of Staten Island serves as the kind of challenge that puts her life’s work into action. “I learned in the military, and so many different contexts of leadership, what it means to really lead with heart and in a way that is about serving people and not about you or your ego,” DeBarros told Yahoo News.
Rep. Cori Bush, a prominent Black Lives Matter activist elected to Congress in November, remembers the hate-filled stares and the mental and physical abuse she and others endured from police officers while protesting in Ferguson, Mo., in 2014 and 2015. Today the freshman congresswoman uses the experiences and passion she had protesting the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown Jr. then to fight for Black lives in Congress now. “People were calling us terrorists for saying Black lives matter,” Bush, who is from St. Louis, told Yahoo News in a video interview this month. “No. We wanted to stop Black death at the hands of police.”
Exeter City Council had announced a review into the statue of General Sir Redvers Buller, which stands outside the entrance to Exeter College.
This week, the Biden administration announced that it would resume efforts to put abolitionist Harriet Tubman's image on the $20 bill, a move first championed by the Obama administration in 2016. Supporters initially praised the move, but some Black activists say putting Tubman on the $20 bill is an uneasy fit with her legacy. “Why would we want to put somebody who fought for freedom from this kind of capitalist oppression?” Feminista Jones, an activist and author, told Yahoo News. “Why would we want to take her image and then make her the face of this thing that so many people lack access to?”
The dancer says the performance even sparked some controversy close to home.
Los Angeles Lakers superstar Anthony Davis won his first NBA championship less than two months ago and looks to repeat it as his team kicks off its next season on Tuesday night. But off the court Davis is also staying busy, launching an initiative with eBay ahead of the holidays called Santa Sneaker Drop, in which he’s looking to help sneaker lovers get some of the most exclusive kicks online using augmented reality (AR) technology instead of standing in long lines in the midst of the pandemic. Davis also aims to continue inspiring youth because he believes the next generation will continue to lead the movement toward social justice.“I keep touching the youth because the youth is what can help us create this change,” he told Yahoo News. “They’re so young; the world is theirs.”