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If LeBron James wasn’t such a threat, conservatives wouldn’t pay him half as much attention. File photogrpah: Getty Images

Conservatives threw a collective hissy fit over a familiar target last week: LeBron James. The NBA star had tweeted – then deleted – a post about the (...)

 A mother and daughter pose for a photograph at the George Floyd memorial , the site where Floyd died in police custody, in Minneapolis on Monday. Photograph:  Craig Lassig/EPA

Prosecutors in the trial of Derek Chauvin have argued that “excessive and unreasonable force” by the former police officer led to the death of George (...)

Defence attorney Eric Nelson (left) and former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who is charged with the second-degree murder of George Floyd,  at  the Hennepin County courthouse in Minneapolis on March 21st. Photograph: Court TV via AP

The graphic video of George Floyd’s killing was the catalyst for global protests against racism in policing. Whether it will be enough to persuade a j(...)

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(...)

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