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People walk past a ‘Black Lives Matter’ mural at Union Square in New York City. Photograph: Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images

US president Donald Trump has said he would like to see an end to the police use of chokeholds, except in certain circumstances. “I don’t like chokeh(...)

The casket carrying the remains of George Floyd arrives by horse-drawn carriage at Houston Memorial Gardens for his funeral in Pearland, Texas. Photograph: Aaron M Sprecher/EPA

George Floyd, a black man whose death under the knee of a white police officer roused worldwide protests against racial injustice, was memorialised at(...)

 Brooke Williams, niece of George Floyd, speaks with the rest of the family, during the funeral at The Fountain of Praise Church in Houston, Texas. Photograph: Godofredo A Vasquez

Thousands of mourners gathered in Houston on Tuesday to honour the memory of George Floyd, the 46-year-old African American whose death while being re(...)

Three men charged in connection with the death of George Floyd appeared in court in Minneapolis on Thursday, as the city paid tribute to the African-A(...)

US president Barack Obama holds a jersey while posing for a picture during an event to honour the Minnesota Lynx team for its 2015 WNBA championship victory, in the East Room at the White House in June , 2016. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Four years ago, that’s a long time. In apocalyptic crises that’s undoubtedly about 12 crises ago. But four years ago, one athlete decided he was going(...)

Run the Jewels: ‘We have some action to do now,’ say Killer Mike and El-P. Photograph: Tim Saccenti

Run the Jewels have had one of the more improbable rises to fame in recent hip-hop history. Two figures nearing 40, from the genre’s margins – Killer (...)

Borussia Monchengladbach’s Marcus Thuram kneels on the grass in support of the protests against George Floyd’s killing. Photo: Martin Meissner/POOL/PA Wire

The chairman of Kick It Out has urged every English Premier League footballer to protest against the killing of George Floyd by police by taking a kne(...)

Police detain a protester in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday night. Photograph:   Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images

As the sun rose on the city of Atlanta, the empty streets contained hints of the devastation that unfolded the night before.  Burned-out trash c(...)

 Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been charged with the murder of George Floyd.  Photograph: Darnella Frazier/Facebook/AFP via Getty Images

An officer involved in the death of Minnesota man George Floyd has been charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter, as protests over Mr Floyd’s(...)

A mural depicting George Floyd in Minneapolis. He died after a policeman in the course of an arrest pressed his knee down on the prone man’s  neck for eight minutes. Four policemen were subsequently dismissed.  Photograph: Jenn Ackerman/The New York Times

The stark reality of race relations in 21st-century America was laid bare in the nation’s heartland this week. On Monday, a 46-year-old African-Ameri(...)

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