Protests spread across America over the weekend as Trump deployed federal law enforcement officers to more U.S. cities, including Seattle and Oakland. Meanwhile protests in Portland continued over the weekend as well.
While school districts all over the country grapple with how to best educate youth this upcoming academic year during a global pandemic, one Michigan teen sits in a juvenile detention center with no prospect of returning to in-person or remote learning any time soon. The 15-year-old, identified only as Grace, has been in jail since May because she violated the terms of her probation by not completing her online coursework. “That's just a total devaluation of Black lives,” said Shaun Gabbidon, professor of criminal justice at Penn State Harrisburg.
The morning after the death of Congressman John Lewis, Yahoo News White House Correspondent Hunter Walker spoke with Sen. Cory Booker about his experiences with the man he viewed as a “titan of American history.”
The Luther star said the shows should still be screened to show people 'what they're getting into'.
The soap star daughter of Carrie and David Grant has spoken out about her own experiences of racism in the TV industry.
Sir Peter Fahy said criticism should be aimed at failed social policies instead and claimed officers are under pressure to use stop and search.
In 1989, five Black and Hispanic teens were falsely accused of raping and nearly killing a white woman jogging in Central Park. The five became collectively known as the Central Park Five and were ultimately exonerated in 2002. Yahoo News spoke with two of the five exonerated men, Kevin Richardson and Dr. Yusef Salaam, as they look at current day events with the police killings of unarmed Black people and whether or not things have really changed regarding law enforcement or racism over the past 30 years.
Speaking on LBC, Boris Johnson said people shouldn't be bullied or embarrassed into doing something they didn't want to do.
David Starkey said slavery wasn't genocide because "so many damn blacks survived" and has been widely condemned by politicians and academics.
On May 30, Jake Gardner, a white bar owner in Omaha, Neb., shot and killed Black protester James Scurlock. Gardner was not arrested. After pressure from community leaders, the county prosecutor agreed to call for a grand jury to review the case. Yahoo News spoke with witnesses who were there the night Scurlock was killed.
Dr Priyamvada Gopal said her tweet saying: 'White Lives Don't Matter', which sparked an online backlash, had been deleted by Twitter.
New York officials announced the Black Lives Matter slogan would be painted in bold letters on the street in front of the president's skyscraper.
Dr Priyamvada Gopal, a professor in colonial and postcolonial literature, faced a torrent of racial abuse for a series of tweets she posted on Tuesday.
A large group of protesters gathered in Lafayette Square across from the White House on Monday night in an attempt to tear down a statue of former President Andrew Jackson, whose legacy has come under fire in recent years in part due to his involvement in the mass killings of Native Americans. However, protesters were unsuccessful in removing the statue and were stopped by members of the Secret Service and U.S. Park Police.
The creators of '30 Rock' have apologised for any pain caused by the show's use of blackface and asked for the episodes to be removed from circulation.
The rapper told the 'GMB' host he refused to be stereotyped as 'the black spokesperson' as he appeared on the show to talk about his tour.
A CNN poll found that 58% of black people and 39% of white people in the UK think the Tories are institutionally racist.
The family of Simeon Francis, 35 - who died in police custody after he was arrested in May - have lodged a complaint after video emerged of him being restrained.
In response to the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police, young protesters have taken to the streets across the U.S. to demand justice and police reform. Yahoo News spoke to a few young protesters from around the country who ranged in age from five to 29 to document their perspectives on the movement to change how policing is done in America.