Supporters listen as US president Donald Trump speaks at a rally  in Greenville, North Carolina. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski / AFP via Getty

It’s just past noon at Webb Custom Kitchen off Main Street in Gastonia and locals are beginning to file in for lunch at one of the best eateries in to(...)

Sallay Garnett, aka the singer Loah, says to maintain the momentum of the recent anti-racist movement in Ireland, there needs to be diversity in all areas of society. Photograph: Abe Neihum

What next? A question I have grappled with every single day, since the first harrowing moment I watched (and stopped halfway through) the video of Geo(...)

A protester shows a picture of George Floyd from her phone to a wall of security guards as she and others demonstrate near the White House, in Washington, DC, on Wednesday. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP

President Michael D Higgins has expressed the “greatest heartbreak” at scenes of “military confrontation with peaceful protesters” in the United State(...)

 “I was just tired of singing and making everybody happy,” she says. Photograph: Charlie Gates/The New York Times

There is a metal plaque on the gate to Tina Turner’s estate in Küsnacht, Switzerland, that says “Vor 12.00 Uhr nicht läuten, keine Lieferungen”, which(...)

President Michael D Higgins with mourners at the funeral of civil rights leader Ivan Cooper, who died  aged 75 on Wednesday  following a long illness. Photograph: Justin Kernoghan

Northern Ireland civil rights leader Ivan Cooper believed “to his last breath” that a better future was possible, President Michael D Higgins said, af(...)

 Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams with Oprah Winfrey at the Cobb Civic Centre in Marietta, Georgia. Photograph: Jessica McGowan/Getty

The rain was torrential but the atmosphere was electric. In an empty parking lot on the outskirts of Macon, a town about 130km south of Atlanta, crowd(...)

 Sister Josephine (left), Sister Gabrielle (right)  (and their  youngest sister Ann (centre), who later left religious life. Photo courtesy of the Murray family

In 1951 five teenage girls set sail from Cobh in Co Cork for Texas to become nuns in a San Antonio convent school set up to educate black children and(...)

Banners created by British artist Ed Hall

The well-made banner is as much a part of the iconography of the left as the red flag. Banners originated during the Industrial Revolution when worke(...)

 Séamus Mallon, pictured in 1998 sitting behind Gerry Adams at an address in Belfast by Bill Clinton, has little affection for the Sinn Féin leader: “I just can’t be in the same room with him. There’s just something about him that I recoil from. He has his hand in too many awful events, too many.” Photograph: AP

Séamus Mallon today lives quietly in Markethill in Co Armagh perched just above the remnants of a wall that, centuries ago, was a bulwark against all (...)

Recy Taylor photographed in 2010. Her rape by six white men in 1944 drew national attention in the US. Photograph: AP Photo/Phelan M Ebenhack

Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old African-American sharecropper, was walking home from church in Abbeville, Alabama, on the night of September 3rd, 1944, whe(...)

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