Emmett Till

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A motorcyclist flies a Confederate flag during a protest against a coronavirus stay-at-home order  in Olympia, Washington state, on May 9th. Photograph: Jason Redmond/AFP via Getty Images

Once in a while America’s former slave states resemble one of those horror movies in which the monster keeps lurching back to life. There have been en(...)

Actor and comedian Bill Cosby arrives with his wife Camille for a sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania, US, June 12th, 2017. File photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

The wife of US comic Bill Cosby has called for a criminal investigation into the Philadelphia prosecutor behind her husband’s sexual assault convictio(...)

 Len Gotshalk in action in the 1970s for the Atlanta Falcons. Photograph: Getty Images

Len Gotshalk, an Atlanta Falcons football player turned Oregon businessman, had a history of legal issues by the time he went looking to buy an offsho(...)

Lonnie Bunch, director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, which is scheduled to open in September 2016. Photograph: Simon Carswell

When the White House said, following the latest mass shooting in the United States, that president Barack Obama believed the Confederate flag “belongs(...)

Florida free: a demonstration supporting Trayvon Martin in Los Angeles, California. Photograph: Jonathan Alcorn/Reuters

In 2010, Marissa Alexander, a 31-year-old mother of three, fired a warning shot to scare off her abusive husband during a row at her home, in Florida,(...)

A protester  walks past a line of Los Angeles police officers as they try to remove protesters following the George Zimmerman verdict.   Photograph: Jason Redmond/Reuters

President Barack Obama last night called for “calm reflection”, after a Florida jury’s acquittal of neighbourhood watch man George Zimmerman for the m(...)