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 Like all the most successful oracles, WB Yeats’s The Second Coming is magnificently vague in its forecasting, with a margin for error of plus or minus 100 per cent. Photograph: Getty Images

WB Yeats’s The Second Coming is officially 100 years old this month, having first appeared in the Christmas 1920 issue of American literary magazine T(...)

Maryland governor Larry Hogan: “I think now many of our mayors and our governors are making the mistake of allowing destructive mobs to take over their cities without taking any action.” Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty

Larry Hogan knows a lot about political and personal challenges. In 2015, less than five months into his first term as governor of Maryland, he was di(...)

Anti-racism protesters march   in Denver, Colorado, on Saturday. Photograph: Jason Connolly/AFP via Getty Images

Ever since people across the US began pouring into the streets to protest police violence, Dakota Patton has driven two hours each day to rally on the(...)

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(...)

Michael B Jordan, Tray Chaney, Larry Gilliard Jr and JD Williams in season one of The Wire. Photograph: HBO/The Guardian

When, in 2001, the actor Frankie Faison accepted the role of deputy commissioner Ervin Burrell in a new HBO drama called The Wire, he thought he was s(...)

Trump Resistance: Following the US president’s election a year ago, “one thing people seemed to cling to in the darkness and despair – [was] the sky is falling, but at least the tunes will be banging”. Photograph: Getty

It was the middle of 2017 – 12 toxic, corrosive months that consistently found new ways to chill the soul – and I was reviewing a four-minute song. Af(...)

File photograph of protesters outside a Baltimore court house at the trial of a police officer  for his role in events that led to the death of Freddie Gray in April 2015. File photograph: Michael Mathes/AFP/Getty Images

Prosecutors in Baltimore on Wednesday ended their effort to prosecute the police officers involved in the death of black detainee Freddie Gray, after (...)

Baltimore Police officer Caesar Goodson leaves the courthouse at the end of day four of the murder trial of black detainee Freddie Gray in Baltimore, Maryland, on June 14th, 2016. Photograph: Bryan Woolston/Reuters

The Baltimore police officer who drove the van in which Freddie Gray sustained a fatal spinal injury was found not guilty on Thursday of second-degree(...)

Baltimore police officer Edward Nero  leaves the courthouse after being acquitted of all charges in the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, MD, USA. Photograph: EPA

Baltimore police officer Edward Nero was acquitted on Monday of all charges in the 2015 death of black detainee Freddie Gray, an incident that trigger(...)

Richland County Sheriff’s Department officer Ben Fields pictured with Karen Beaman, principal of Lonnie B. Nelson Elementary School. Photograph: REUTERS/Richland County Sheriff’s Department

Not a week goes by in the US without some shaky phone footage surfacing showing police brutality, for the most part directed at members of the African(...)

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