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Rashford included in GCSE media studies course due to Man Utd star’s political activism on social media
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Rashford included in GCSE media studies course due to Man Utd star’s political activism on social media

The 23-year-old England international has been active on social media to fight food poverty, homelessness, illiteracy and racism in recent years Pupils will be studying Marcus Rashford's use of social media as an activism tool as part of their GCSE media studies this year. The England international has used his social media accounts to fight food poverty by raising money for charity and persuading the UK government to continue free school meals for children. Rashford, 23, has used his online presence to tackle homelessness, start a book club and speak out against racist abuse he and other footballers have received in recent years, too.  
Hungary v England: Fifa investigating racial abuse aimed at English players
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Hungary v England: Fifa investigating racial abuse aimed at English players

Football's governing body, FIFA says it is investigating racial abuse aimed at England players, Raheem Sterling and Jude Bellingham during Thursday's 4-0 win over Hungary in a World Cup qualifier in Budapest. England's players were booed as they took a knee before the match at the 67,000-capacity Puskas Arena to protest against racism, while racist chants could be heard during the match as Sterling and Bellingham were the targets of abuse. In the second half, Sterling was pelted with paper cups and bottles when he opened the scoring for England while a flare was later thrown on to the pitch after Harry Maguire put the visitors 3-0 ahead. UEFA ordered Hungary to play three home games behind closed doors after fans' discriminatory behaviour which took place during Euro 2020 in J...
England Players to take a knee before Hungary Clash
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England Players to take a knee before Hungary Clash

England will take a knee before playing Hungary, whose coach Marco Rossi vowed to stand by any action taken by players if they are subjected to any racism in Budapest on Thursday. The squad have discussed the issue in the build-up to the game, and were made aware of the fact that the Republic of Ireland players were loudly booed in June when they took a knee before their friendly with Hungary in the nearby Szusza Ferenc Stadion. Hungary have been ordered to play their next three UEFA competition matches behind closed doors - with one of those games suspended for two years - following racist abuse from supporters and homophobic banners in the stands during their Euro 2020 group stage matches in Budapest. A homophobic banner was seen in the stands during Hungary's defeat t...
Newcastle star Willock says he receives racist abuse on social media every day
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Newcastle star Willock says he receives racist abuse on social media every day

The 21-year-old has said he still intends on using the platforms because he doesn't want to cut off his connection with fans Newcastle midfielder Joe Willock has said he receives racist abuse on social media on a daily basis. Willock, who recently completed a £25 million ($35m) transfer from Arsenal, said that despite the abuse, he still wants to use social media to connect with fans. The 21-year-old did call upon social media companies to do more to combat racism on their platforms.
Griezmann called CEO of Barcelona sponsor Rakuten to apologise over alleged racism
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Griezmann called CEO of Barcelona sponsor Rakuten to apologise over alleged racism

The France star has tried to heal the tension between the club and their shirt sponsors after videos emerged of him mocking Asian people Barcelona striker Antoine Griezmann has called the CEO of club sponsor Rakuten to offer his apologies after videos of him mocking Asian people surfaced online. The France international was recorded laughing as team-mate Ousmane Dembele insulted staff who were there to fix the television in their hotel room, and in another video Griezmann is heard saying: "Ching chong". The videos are from Barcelona's pre-season tour of Japan in 2019. Griezmann and Dembele responded to accusations of racism after the videos were shared across social media in recent days, with the former saying: "I firmly refute the accusations made against me and I am sorry if I...
‘We have our own set of beliefs’ – Mings backs England taking the knee after Patel criticism
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‘We have our own set of beliefs’ – Mings backs England taking the knee after Patel criticism

The Aston Villa defender is resolute in his country's ongoing protest despite negative reactions from some, including government ministers England centre back Tyrone Mings is confused at British home secretary Priti Patel's lack of support for the players taking the knee in protest against racism. The kneeling gesture became known worldwide through the Black Lives Matter movement following the murder of George Floyd, and England's players continue to do so before every game. After a full Premier League season where footballers have taken the knee before matches, England's players chose to extend their protest in Euro 2020. It has been met with boos from sections of the crowd since they returned to action and there have been mixed views from within Government.
Scotland to take the knee alongside rivals England before Euro 2020 clash
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Scotland to take the knee alongside rivals England before Euro 2020 clash

Some fans have jeered Three Lions players when they have kneeled prior to recent friendlies Scotland have said they will join England in taking a knee before the two nations face off at Wembley in Euro 2020 play. England will host Scotland at Wembley Stadium next Friday and the Three Lions will continue to kneel prior to kickoff to call attention to racial injustice. Scotland have said they will kneel along with their rivals, while they will "stand against racism" for their other two group-stage matches at their home ground of Hampden Park.
‘Racism in Football is at an ‘all-time high’ – Romelu Lukaku Laments 
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‘Racism in Football is at an ‘all-time high’ – Romelu Lukaku Laments 

Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku believes racism in football is at an "all-time high" ahead of the start of the European Championships. The 28-year-old who is preparing for Belgium's opening game of the Euros against Russia on Saturday has received racial abuse a number of times, notably when he was the subject of monkey chants from fans in 2019. Lukaku believes abuse towards players is currently getting worse "I think racism in football right now is at the all-time high. Why? Because of social media now as well," Lukaku told CNN Sport. "I understand why people like Thierry Henry are blocking social media because it's easy, you can track somebody down ... The social media companies, they have to do more for me." Earlier this year, former Arsenal forward Henry deleted hi...
Vissel Kobe’s Ayub Timbe: Kenya winger condemns racism
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Vissel Kobe’s Ayub Timbe: Kenya winger condemns racism

The 28-year-old Harambee Star says it's the duty of league managers to make sure that every player feels safe and secure Kenya winger Ayub Timbe has joined the growing list of people to add their weight to the fight against racism. The speedy winger, who is currently turning out for Vissel Kobe in the Japanese J-1 League, and has also played in several clubs across Europe, believes the only way to stop the vice is for society to do more and deal with it. The Harambee Star has described racism as discrimination, prejudice, or antagonism by individuals, communities or even institutions based on a person's skin colour adding there are still a lot of people who don’t know what racism means or refuse to acknowledge it exists.
I Faced Racism AT Age 13 When I Moved To The UK – DJ Cuppy
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I Faced Racism AT Age 13 When I Moved To The UK – DJ Cuppy

Popular disk jockey and entertainer Florence Otedola also known as DJ Cuppy has shared her experience as a black child when she moved to the United Kingdom at a tender age. Racism is one of the dangerous things every black person has faced in foreign countries. DJ Cuppy is not the only Nigerian celebrity who has experienced racism growing up in the midst of white children. Artists like Davido, Tiwa Savage, actress Linda Osifo and many others have shared their own piece of how they nearly bleached their skin due to how uncomfortable they were amongst their peers. In an interview with one of the media houses in the UK, DJ Cuppy told the host on the show “Presenting” how she felt different among her peers and also the experience of racial prejudice when she moved to the United Kingd...
Ex-Arsenal Goalkeeper, Jens Lehmann Sacked by Hertha Berlin Over Racist Message to Dennis Aogo
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Ex-Arsenal Goalkeeper, Jens Lehmann Sacked by Hertha Berlin Over Racist Message to Dennis Aogo

Former Arsenal goalkeeper, Jens Lehmann has been sacked from Hertha Berlin’s supervisory board after referring to German television pundit Dennis Aogo as “a token black guy” in a WhatsApp message. Lehmann appeared to accidentally send a message to former German international Dennis Aogo which read: “Is Dennis actually your Quotenschwarzer(token black guy)?” Aogo posted a screenshot of the message on Instagram with the caption: “Wow, are you serious? This message was probably not meant for me.” Lehmann was sacked by Hertha Berlin on Wednesday, May 5, in a statement released by the club’s president, Werner Gegenbauer, which read: “Such statements are in no way representative of the values that Hertha BSC stands for. We distance ourselves from all forms of racism and welcome ...
Oprah Winfery Says She was Surprised Meghan ‘Went all the Way There’ with Racism claims in Bombshell Royal Interview
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Oprah Winfery Says She was Surprised Meghan ‘Went all the Way There’ with Racism claims in Bombshell Royal Interview

Oprah Winfrey has admitted that she was surprised that Meghan Markle "went all the way there" with allegations of racism against the royal family during her interview with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Meghan and Prince Harry made a number of revelations during their interview with Oprah, which aired in March. One of the most shocking revelations was Meghan's claim that royal family members had had "conversations with Harry about how dark [their son Archie’s] skin might be when he’s born". A shocked Oprah asked, "What?" during the interview Harry later corroborated his wife’s claim, saying the conversation "shocked" him, but refused to identify who had the conversation with him. Speaking to Nancy O’Dell on talkshoplive, Oprah said: "I’m like, 'What? You’re going there? Yo...
English Football Announces Social Media Boycott
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English Football Announces Social Media Boycott

Governing bodies across the men and women's game are uniting to take a stance against those who continue to tarnish the game. A social media boycott has been announced across English football, with the FA, Premier League, EFL, FA Women’s Super League, FA Women’s Championship, PFA, LMA, PGMOL, Kick It Out and FSA uniting to put a blackout in place between April 30 and May 3. Action is being taken in a bid to "eradicate online hate while highlighting the importance of educating people in the ongoing fight against discrimination", with the UK government also being urged to push through "strong legislation" in its Online Safety Bill. The 2020-21 campaign has delivered more instances of sportspeople being targeted by online trolls, with the general consensus of those running the ga...
Sky Sports Italia Pundit Accused Of Racism After Calling Romelu Lukaku ‘The Black Guy At Inter’
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Sky Sports Italia Pundit Accused Of Racism After Calling Romelu Lukaku ‘The Black Guy At Inter’

A Sky Sports Italia pundit is in hot water after making two racist comments about Romelu Lukaku seconds apart live on air. When a graphic of the Inter striker was displayed on the screen, Stefano De Grandis referred to Lukaku as "that tanned gentleman next to you" and then proceeded to brand him as "the black guy at Inter" just seconds later. His choice of words, in describing him using his skin colour as opposed to many other superlatives he could have gone for. The backlash has quite rightly been massive, with many calling for De Grandis to be sacked for his inappropriate comments. At the time of writing, there has been no apology issued from De Grandis or Sky Sports Italia. In 2019, another Italian pundit, Luciano Passirani, was sacked after he said the only way to stop...
Mikel Arteta Reveals how UEFA, Match Officials, Felt About Lacazette’s Gesture Before Slavia Game
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Mikel Arteta Reveals how UEFA, Match Officials, Felt About Lacazette’s Gesture Before Slavia Game

  Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta has revealed how he, the club, UEFA and the match officials felt about Alexandre Lacazette’s powerful gesture ahead of Arsenal’s Europa League tie against Slavia Prague on Thursday. The Frenchman, who captained the Gunners for the night, took the knee directly in front of the Slavia players and stared them down. All the other Arsenal players joined him, kneeling in unison, in a gesture to raise awareness in combating racism. And while the Arsenal team passed the message, the Slavia Prague team stood with their arms around each other’s shoulders. UEFA had earlier in the week handed Slavia Prague player, Ondrej Kudela, a 10-match ban for ‘racist behaviour’ towards Rangers’ Glen Kamara. And the football body’s decision of just a 10-ma...
Meghan Markle Reportedly ‘Ready to Forgive’ Royal Family after Prince Philip’s Death and ‘Wants to put Differences aside’
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Meghan Markle Reportedly ‘Ready to Forgive’ Royal Family after Prince Philip’s Death and ‘Wants to put Differences aside’

Meghan Markle is reportedly "ready to forgive" the Royal Family after the death of Prince Philip and "wants to put their differences aside". According to Buckingham Palace officials, Markle, the Duchess of Sussex was advised not to travel for Philip's funeral due to her pregnancy but there are other claims in British tabloids that she was told to stay home so she "won't be the centre of attention". Meghan Markle and husband Prince Harry announced early last year that they will be leaving Royal duties culminating in a series of events over the past year that reached a crescendo when she had a bombshell interview with Oprah Windrey revealing she was suicidal while serving as a royal in the UK and experienced racism. However, it has been reported that Markle is ready to 'forg...
Thierry Henry to quit social media until the platforms tackle online abuse
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Thierry Henry to quit social media until the platforms tackle online abuse

Arsenal football club legend, Thierry Henry has announced he will disable his social media accounts until racist users are held accountable for their posts by the companies The former Arsenal and France captain made the announcement on his social media platforms on Friday, March 26 after so many black footballers including Marcus Rashford, Raheem Sterling and Tyrone Mings complained about racist abuse they receive on social media. Henry says social media companies such as Twitter and Instagram are not doing all they can to prevent racism on their platforms and he will not return to social media until a change has been made. Henry wrote: "Hi Guys. "From tomorrow morning I will be removing myself from social media until the people in power are able to regulate their platforms...
Lewis Hamilton dismisses retirement talk, says he’ll continue to take a knee despite Bernie Ecclestone’s claims he’s being used by “BLM movement” for money
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Lewis Hamilton dismisses retirement talk, says he’ll continue to take a knee despite Bernie Ecclestone’s claims he’s being used by “BLM movement” for money

Reigning Formula One champion, Lewis Hamilton has insisted there are no plans of him retiring at the end of this year after signing only a one-year deal to remain at Mercedes for 2021. The world champion also confirmed he will continue to take a knee in protest against racism ahead of his title defence. But the Briton said: 'I don't feel as though this is the end. 'We have got regulation changes happening next year which are exciting, and this season could be the most exciting yet. We have new teams, new formats, and it is closer. 'Over the next eight months or so I will find out if I am ready to stop, but I don't think I will. 'The position has nothing to do with whether we are or not winning the championship. I don't quit when the going gets tough. 'I wanted a one-y...
Europa League: UEFA told to kick Slavia Prague out, hand Arsenal semi-finals
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Europa League: UEFA told to kick Slavia Prague out, hand Arsenal semi-finals

  Rangers legend, Kris Boyd, has told UEFA that a heavy fine will not be enough and called for Slavia Prague to be kicked out of the Europa League. This follows the disgraceful scenes and allegations of racism, which overshadowed their victory at Ibrox on Thursday. Goals from Peter Olayinka and Nicolae Stanciu helped secure Slavia’s passage to the last eight of the competition, where they have been drawn to face Arsenal. After the game, Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara accused Ondrej Kudela of “vile racist abuse” and issued a statement through his lawyer on Friday night. Boyd has now implored UEFA to take unprecedented action. He told Sky Sports: “I think the fines and everything is not good enough or strong enough. They need to take the strongest stance possible a...
Prince William reacts to racism allegation his brother Prince Harry and wife, Meghan Markle made during Oprah interview
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Prince William reacts to racism allegation his brother Prince Harry and wife, Meghan Markle made during Oprah interview

Prince William has publicly hit back against his brother Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's claim of racism in the royal family. The Duke of Cambridge is the first royal to personally respond to the allegation. During his first royal engagement since the Oprah interview, William was asked about the allegation of racism and he denied it. William was visiting School2 in east London today, March 11, to promote a children's mental health programme, when he was asked by Sky News reporter Inzamam Rashid, "Is the Royal Family a racist family?" "We're very much not a racist family," Prince William replied. He also revealed that he has not spoken to his brother yet since the interview aired. Prince William said: "No, I haven't spoken to him yet but I will do." Meghan claimed du...
Reno Omokri Shades Tonto Dikeh and Slams Meghan Markle as he Compares Both Women
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Reno Omokri Shades Tonto Dikeh and Slams Meghan Markle as he Compares Both Women

Reno Omokri has claimed Meghan Markle married into the Royal family for what she expected to benefit but when she got in there and saw it wasn't what she expected, she bolted. In a series of posts, Reno opined that Meghan was making things up in her interview to make the Royal Family look bad. He then compared Meghan to a "certain celebrity who married a certain man, thinking he was the son of a former president." He said that like the celebrity, Meghan thought her children will receive a royal title and she was disappointed when they didn't,  hence her claims of racism.
UEFA Suspends Referee Involved in PSG Racism Spat
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UEFA Suspends Referee Involved in PSG Racism Spat

  UEFA has suspended Romanian fourth official, Sebastian Coltescu, until the end of the season. This follows Coltescu’s involvement in the sending off of Istanbul Basaksehir assistant coach Pierre Webo, which led to players walking off in a Champions League game. The match at Paris Saint-Germain in December was stopped after 13 minutes following an argument on the touchline over the red card shown to Webo and only restarted the following day after the four Romanian officials were replaced. Webo claimed Coltescu had disrespected him by referring to him as “the Black one” and an investigation was launched by European football’s governing body. UEFA said in a statement on Monday that Coltescu had been suspended for “inappropriate behaviour during a UEFA match for which...
I Contemplated Suicide – Meghan Markle Accuses British Royals Of Racism
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I Contemplated Suicide – Meghan Markle Accuses British Royals Of Racism

Meghan, the wife of Prince Harry, accused the British royal family of racism, lying and pushing her to the brink of suicide, in an explosive televised interview that looks set to shake the monarchy to its core. The 39-year-old, whose mother is Black and father is white, said she had been naive before she married into the family in 2018, but that she ended up having suicidal thoughts and considering self-harm after pleading for help but getting none. She added that her son Archie, now aged one, had been denied the title of prince because there were concerns within the royal family about how dark his skin might be. “They didn’t want him to be a prince,” Meghan said in an interview with Oprah Winfrey aired on CBS late on Sunday. She said there had been “conversations about how...
Justin Timberlake Apologizes to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson after Documentary Backlash
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Justin Timberlake Apologizes to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson after Documentary Backlash

Justin Timberlake has apologised to his former girlfriend Britney Spears in the wake of accusations of sexism and misogyny after a new documentary led to criticism of how he treated her during and after their relationship The singer also apologized to Janet Jackson, after failing to support her over their controversial Super Bowl performance in 2004. The apology comes following the airing of "Framing Britney Spears," a documentary that focuses on the conservatorship she has been under since 2008 but more broadly addresses the sexist and judgmental way she has been treated by the media and others throughout her career. It has led to criticism of Timberlake and other figures including journalist Diane Sawyer, who told Spears during a 2003 interview she had "disappointed a lot of...
‘I Acted Like A Fool’ – Neymar Rues Marseille Red Card
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‘I Acted Like A Fool’ – Neymar Rues Marseille Red Card

Neymar admitted he “acted like a fool” following his red card against Marseille but called on football officials to do more to combat discrimination after accusing Spanish defender Alvaro Gonzalez of racism. The Brazil forward was one of five players sent off after a mass brawl at the end of PSG’s 1-0 loss in Ligue 1 on Sunday, and later claimed Gonzalez had called him a “monkey” in a series of furious tweets. https://twitter.com/Sport24hours/status/1305769777139535872?s=20 https://www.instagram.com/p/CFIDGePhTQd/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link PSG have stood by the world’s most expensive player, saying the club “strongly supports” him, but Neymar conceded he would accept his punishment which is expected to be revealed by the French league’s disciplinary commission on Wednesday. “Yes...
Neymar ‘faces Seven-game Ban’ While Gonzalez Could Get ‘ten-match Suspension’
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Neymar ‘faces Seven-game Ban’ While Gonzalez Could Get ‘ten-match Suspension’

Neymar could reportedly face a seven-match ban for punching Alvaro Gonzalez after he accused the Spaniard of racism. The Brazilian superstar was sent off for Paris Saint-Germain after VAR found that he had thrown a punch at Gonzalez, before the Brazilian insisted that the Marseille defender was racially abusive towards him. The governing body of professional football in France, the LFP, will now review the incident before handing out its suspension for the Brazilian, with the organization's regulations stating that the Brazilian could be banned for as many as seven matches, according to French sports outlet RMC Sport. As cited by RMC Sport, 'An aggressive action committed outside of a game set and without causing injury to the opponent can lead to the suspension of seven games'. ...
Gonzalez Reacts To Neymar Racism Claims
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Gonzalez Reacts To Neymar Racism Claims

It rained red cards yesterday at Le Parc des Princes as PSG lost by a goal to Marseille. Neymar has accused Marseille player Gonzalez of racially abusing him which lead to a face off on the pitch. Marseille defender Alvaro Gonzalez has taken to social media to defend himself after Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar accused him of making racist remarks. Neymar was sent off for slapping Gonzalez in injury-time, who he accused of racism as he left the field and on social media following the match. According to Gonzalez; "There is no place for racism. A clean career and with many team-mates and friends on a day to day basis. Sometimes you have to learn how to lose and accept it on the field. Incredible three points today, Allez l'OM thank you family,"
Neymar Responds To Alvaro Gonzalez’s ‘Bad Loser’ Jibe With Further Racism Claims
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Neymar Responds To Alvaro Gonzalez’s ‘Bad Loser’ Jibe With Further Racism Claims

Neymar has hit back at Alvaro Gonzalez's claims that Paris Saint-Germain must 'learn to lose' - by doubling down on his racism accusation. The Brazilian was one of five men sent off as PSG fell to a 1-0 defeat against Marseille in 'Le Classique' on Sunday evening. Neymar hit Gonzalez in the back of the head and later claimed it was due to the Spaniard making a racist remark on the pitch. Following the game, Gonzalez insisted he hadn't been racist and added PSG players couldn't take their loss on the field. However, Neymar was quick to respond and said Gonzalez 'has no character' in a fiery rant. "You are not a man to assume your mistake, losing is part of the sport," the 28-year-old begun. "Now insulting and bringing racism into our lives no, I don't agree. I DON'T RESP...
Idris Elba talks US racism as ‘Concrete Cowboy’ rides into Toronto
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Idris Elba talks US racism as ‘Concrete Cowboy’ rides into Toronto

Its biggest star is British, and its director is white. But Concrete Cowboy, a critically acclaimed new film about at-risk black youths and horse owners in urban Philadelphia, offers a poignant message at a time of mass anti-racism protests in the United States, Idris Elba said Sunday. The film follows a young black man (Caleb McLaughlin of Stranger Things) who returns to an impoverished Philadelphia ghetto. He must choose between a life of crime and the close-knit horse-rearing community of his estranged father (Elba.) "It was incredibly important to us... that we tell this story of the fork in the road that you can take as a young man in this country," Elba told the Toronto film festival, when asked about US anti-black police violence in an online talk. "America didn't ch...
London financial district asks if it should remove statues linked to slavery in response to the Black Lives Matter movement
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London financial district asks if it should remove statues linked to slavery in response to the Black Lives Matter movement

The governing body in charge of London's financial district is openly asking for opinions to help make decisions in bringing down statues and other landmarks with historic links to slavery and racism, as part of its response to the Black Lives Matter movement.   The City of London Corporation which runs the area that is home to some of the world’s biggest banks, has launched a three-month consultation, according to Reuters.   "The memorials could be re-sited, reinterpreted or retained depending on the responses collected," Andrien Meyers, co-chair of the City's Tackling Racism Taskforce, said. Street and building names could also be changed.   "We know that historical symbols continue to have an impact today and we want to understand how people feel about t...
Gabrielle Union shares a woman’s narration of her experience with racism
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Gabrielle Union shares a woman’s narration of her experience with racism

Gabrielle Union has shared a woman's story about her experience with racism to raise awareness about how deep it goes. The American actress, whose exit as a host from America's Got Talent was linked to racism, shared the woman's story on Twitter as she called for an end to racism in the United States of America. In the story shared by Gabrielle, the woman, who is an African American, told of how an appraiser who came by to check her home valued it a lot less than other neighbouring homes that were smaller. The woman also spoke about the judgement in the appraiser's eyes. She decided to ask for a second appraisal and she took down all the photos of Black relatives then left only her White husband at home and when an appraiser came the second time, the value they placed on the ...
Wilfried Zaha Responds with Powerful Statement after 12 year old boy is Arrested for Racially Abusing him
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Wilfried Zaha Responds with Powerful Statement after 12 year old boy is Arrested for Racially Abusing him

Crystal Palace footballer, Wilfried Zaha has responded after a 12-year-old boy was arrested for allegedly sending sickening racist messages to the player on social media. The 27-year-old footballer posted screenshots of the racist abuse he received on Sunday to his social media accounts ahead of Sunday's Premier League game at Aston Villa, alongside the caption: "Woke up to this today."   One of the messages sent to Zaha read:  "You better not score tomorrow you black c***." The other read: "Or I'll come to your house dressed as a ghost." Alongside the message, two images of the Ku Klux Klan, a racist hate group, and another displaying an edited version of a box of cornflakes, carrying the words ‘coonflakes’ and displaying a man with his face blacked up were also ...
His song is not for a campaign of hate – Tom Petty’s family says as it issues cease and desist order to Trump campaign
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His song is not for a campaign of hate – Tom Petty’s family says as it issues cease and desist order to Trump campaign

President Donald Trump's campaign has suffered another setback after being served a cease-and-desist letter by the family of the late American rock legend Tom Petty for playing "I Won't Back Down" at his rally in Tulsa, Okla. The family in a statement released over the weekend, said the use of the song was "in no way authorized." The statement issued by Adria, Annakim, Dana and Jane Petty, the musician's children, widow and first wife partly read;   "Both the late Tom Petty and his family firmly stand against racism and discrimination of any kind. Tom Petty would never want a song of his used for a campaign of hate. He liked to bring people together."   Benmont Tench III, a founding member of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers also shared same sentiment.  He wrote...
Keita Balde hits out at racism in Spain: Black Lives Matter only if you’re a star
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Keita Balde hits out at racism in Spain: Black Lives Matter only if you’re a star

The Monaco forward is seeking to support 150 black families during the coronavirus crisis Keita Balde has spoken out on the problem of racism in Spain, with the Senegal international suggesting that the coronavirus crisis has highlighted the plight of seasonal workers to him. The Monaco forward, who was born in Arbucies and brought up in Barcelona, has long been known for his charitable donations. Balde is sourcing accommodation and food for 150 black families, who have previously been turned away by hotels, with the 25-year-old explaining that this shows that racism remains endemic in Spain.
Leaving the UK ‘all Makes Sense’ now, I was ‘Destined’ to Help Fight Systemic Racism in US – Meghan Markle
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Leaving the UK ‘all Makes Sense’ now, I was ‘Destined’ to Help Fight Systemic Racism in US – Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle has reportedly stated that her decision to leave the United Kingdom and move to the US 'all makes sense to her now', as she believes she was 'destined' to help fight systemic racism in the United States. According to Markle, who shocked Buckingham palace when she and her husband, Prince Harry announced early this year they will be quitting duties as Royals and relocating to the US,  her 'gnawing urgency to uproot from England' was fate so she could be at the 'forefront' of the black lives matter movement. According to an insider who spoke to Daily Mail UK: 'She feels that her gnawing urgency to uproot from England was fate so she could be at the forefront of the movement" 'Meghan said her work as a leader is more important than ever right now and that she’s be...
WHO DG, African UN Officials Condemn Racism in America, Others
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WHO DG, African UN Officials Condemn Racism in America, Others

Some senior United Nations (UN) officials have issued a joint statement condemning “pervasive and systemic racism” in the United States and other countries. NAN reports that the officials, who are Africans or of African descent, told the international community to go beyond just condemning the act. The 21 signatories include the Director-General, World Health Organisation, Tedros Ghebreyesus, and the Executive-Director, Joint UN AIDS Programme, Winnia Byanyima. The statement was in reaction to protests in the U.S. triggered by the death of George Floyd, who died after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck on May 25. It stated that their solidarity with the peaceful demonstrations was in line with their “responsibilities and oblig...
Tunde Obe Narrates how a White Woman Released a Dog on him Because he was Black
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Tunde Obe Narrates how a White Woman Released a Dog on him Because he was Black

Tunde Obe took to Twitter to share his firsthand experience of racism in the United States. According to the singer, he had the experience shortly after his father who is a diplomat got transferrred to America in 1974. Tunde who recalled visiting a white friend's family when he was just 7 or 8-years-old, said his mother allowed him in but released the dog on him because he was black and continously shouted "get the nigger".   He tweeted; If you have suffered racism, it will forever leave a sour taste in your mouth.. My father was a diplomat (Ambassador), so he was always transferred to different countries.. In 1974 he was transferred to America.. We lived in Washington DC. I grew up with a free mind... .towards all races.. I had friends of all races in school and I ...
Hollyoaks actress, Rachel Adedeji Quits the Show after 4 Years Amid Racism Row
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Hollyoaks actress, Rachel Adedeji Quits the Show after 4 Years Amid Racism Row

Hollyoaks actress, Rachel Adedeji has quit the show after four years. The British-Nigerian actress, who plays Lisa Loveday on the Channel 4 soap, made the decision to leave the show last year and her exit was filmed shortly before lockdown, The Sun Online reported. Lisa's exit from the village will air in the next two months. A Hollyoaks spokeswoman told The Sun Online: "Rachel made the decision to leave Hollyoaks to pursue other opportunities earlier last year which saddened us at Hollyoaks as she is one of the leading cast members in the show. "However, the notice period did allow the writers time to give Lisa Loveday an extremely gripping exit storyline. "Viewers will see this story play out later this year as her final scenes were filmed shortly before lockdown.” ...
Juliet Ibrahim Frowns at Being Called Half-Caste, Says it’s a Derogatory Term
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Juliet Ibrahim Frowns at Being Called Half-Caste, Says it’s a Derogatory Term

Actress Juliet Ibrahim has frowned at being called a ‘half cast’ as she said it is a derogatory term used to describe people like herself. As the conversation around racism continues to take the forefront globally, Juliet Ibrahim has lended her voice to the topic. The actress was born in Liberia to a Lebanese father and a Liberian mother making her mixed raced, which people also called half-cast. The 34 year old said people like her are known as mixed race or multi-racial instead of a derogatory word like Half-Caste. The actress talked about the experience with colourism while talking about racism which has been a dominant conversation in recent weeks. She wrote; “I had a random conversation the other day with someone and it was appalling when he mentioned passively to m...
Merriam-Webster to Redefine ‘Racism’ After Request from Black Woman
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Merriam-Webster to Redefine ‘Racism’ After Request from Black Woman

American dictionary, Merriam-Webster has announced that it will be redefining the meaning of the word "racism" after receiving an email from a young black woman from Missouri. 22-year-old Kennedy Mitchum who is a recent graduate of Drake University in Iowa, had said in her email that the dictionary's current definition of racism to mean “a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race", fell short of including the systematic oppression of people of colour. Mitchum told CNN;   “I kept having to tell them that definition is not representative of what is actually happening in the world. “The way that racism occurs in real life is not just prejudice it’s the sys...
Being called a half-caste is derogatory – Juliet Ibrahim complains
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Being called a half-caste is derogatory – Juliet Ibrahim complains

Juliet Ibrahim is a Ghanaian actress born to a Lebanese father and a Liberian mother, has taken to social media to complain bitterly about being called a half-caste. The actress told a story of how someone she had a conversation with insisted she isn’t “black enough” to be called a black woman because of her skin colour. She also revealed people see her and her siblings as half-caste, a term she insists she finds offensive. “I am a black woman” she said while reacting to people labeling her half-caste. Juliet Ibrahim was born in Liberia to a Lebanese father and a Liberian mother. Juliet and her siblings spent most of their childhood in Lebanon and Ivory Coast due to the then Liberian war. Refer to her Instagram post below; “I had a random conversation the other day ...
Mainz hit back at fan who cancelled membership because of black players
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Mainz hit back at fan who cancelled membership because of black players

The Bundesliga team sent a strong response to a supporter who took issue with the latest starting XI Mainz have published an exchange with a fan who cancelled his membership because of the presence of black players in the team. While protests against racism and police brutality have swept the United States and various countries across the world in response to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, several Bundesliga players have expressed solidarity with demonstrators on the field. As tensions remain high, Mainz received a message from a supporter complaining about the multi-racial make-up of the squad and arguing German players are being denied a chance.
DJ Cuppy Shares Pictures From Black Lives Matter Protest
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DJ Cuppy Shares Pictures From Black Lives Matter Protest

DJ Cuppy has taken to the streets in the UK in protests against the racial injustices suffered by blacks all over the world. She joined the Black Lives Matter group in protest after George Floyd was brutally killed while getting arrested by cops in Minnesota. DJ Cuppy stated that she won’t have been able to live with herself had it been she didn’t lend support to the campaign against racism. She shared a picture showing her at the protest ground and with a face mask on. She wrote: “I honestly thought of so many reasons to not protest, but the truth is I wouldn’t be able to live with myself if I didn’t go and support! Isaiah 1:17. Straight after my radio show today, I joined my brothers and sisters who are protesting against racial injustice faced by black people globally. I’m a...
“The Only Disease Right Now Is Racism” – Raheem Sterling Speaks On Racism Over George Floyd’s Death
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“The Only Disease Right Now Is Racism” – Raheem Sterling Speaks On Racism Over George Floyd’s Death

England and Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling has backed protests taking place across the UK, saying "the only disease right now is the racism that we are fighting". Thousands of people have taken part in Black Lives Matter marches in the UK, despite government warnings to avoid mass gatherings because of the threat of coronavirus. "This is the most important thing at this moment in time because this is something that is happening for years and years," Sterling, 25, said. Large protests have been held in London, Bristol, Manchester, Wolverhampton, Nottingham, Glasgow and Edinburgh following the death of American George Floyd. Floyd, 46, died while being arrested on 25 May in Minneapolis. The four officers involved have since been charged over the death, which sparked day...
Protesters Are The “Vaccine” To The “Virus” Of Racism-  World Heavyweight Champion, Anthony Joshua Hits Out
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Protesters Are The “Vaccine” To The “Virus” Of Racism- World Heavyweight Champion, Anthony Joshua Hits Out

World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua told a Black Lives Matter march on Saturday that protesters were the “vaccine” to the “virus” of racism. “The virus I am referring to is called racism,” he said, comparing its effects to the damage done by COVID-19. Meanwhile the British boxer asked: “How long are we going to allow racism to spread through our communities?” Worldwide protests under the banner of Black Lives Matter took place Saturday in response to the death of George Floyd, a black American man who died in Minneapolis last month while being arrested by police officers. “You are the vaccine, I am the vaccine,” the 30-year-old Joshua told a rally in his home town of Watford. “Killing a person outright is unforgivable, but stripping them of their human rights, oppressing th...
Hollyoaks Actress, Rachel Adedeji Accuses the Show Producers of racism as she slams its Response to the Black Lives Matter movement
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Hollyoaks Actress, Rachel Adedeji Accuses the Show Producers of racism as she slams its Response to the Black Lives Matter movement

Hollyoaks actress, Rachel Adedeji has accused the TV show of racism behind the scenes while reacting to its ‘disappointing’ stance on the Black Lives Matter movement. The British-Nigerian actress, who plays Lisa Loveday on the Channel 4 soap, was reacting to a video posted by the show which involved actress Kelle Bryan addressing the movement's issues. Posting to her Instagram Stories and Twitter, Rachel, 28, condemned the show, writing: “I am disappointed with Hollyoaks’ approach to showing solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement yesterday.' The former X Factor contestant and mother of one also went on to detail a list of slurs and racial injustices she claims were happening on set. She wrote: 'Did Black Lives Matter when I was told ''You're all the same'' by a mak...
Fox News graphic that shows markets rising after black men, including George Floyd, were killed is ‘disgusting’ says Congressman
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Fox News graphic that shows markets rising after black men, including George Floyd, were killed is ‘disgusting’ says Congressman

A Congressman slammed Fox News for creating and airing a graphic highlighting how stocks have risen after the high-profile deaths of black men in the US. Rep. Bobby L. Rush, a Democrat in Illinois, tweeted late on Friday that the graphic "makes it clear that @FoxNews does not care about black lives." "This is absolutely outrageous and disgusting. This graphic tells every single @FoxNews viewer that Black lives can be exchanged for market gain." It claimed that the S&P 500, which tracks the performance of the biggest companies in the US, had improved in performance after civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968. It also claimed it did so after police officers were filmed beating activist Rodney King were acquitted in 1992, and when the unarmed teenager...
Kimmich urges Bayern Munich to join George Floyd protests
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Kimmich urges Bayern Munich to join George Floyd protests

The Bundesliga giants could be the next team to take a stand against racism following recent events in the United States Bayern Munich are considering a joint protest over the death of George Floyd, with Joshua Kimmich keen for players to use their platform to help. Floyd died in police custody in Minneapolis last week after an officer knelt on his neck while he lay handcuffed on the ground, sparking demonstrations and riots over racism and police brutality across the United States and beyond. Jadon Sancho, Achraf Hakimi, Weston McKennie and Marcus Thuram all made gestures of support at the weekend, which were examined by the German Football Association (DFB). FIFA urged leagues to use common sense on the issue given the context and on Wednesday the DFB said no players will be sa...

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