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The defence argued that Kyle Rittenhouse had been repeatedly attacked and had shot the men in fear for his life. Photograph: Sean Krajacic/Pool/AFP via Getty

A US jury acquitted teenager Kyle Rittenhouse on Friday of murder in the fatal shooting of two men during racial justice protests in a decision that i(...)

Wanda Cooper-Jones, mother of Ahmaud Arbery, standing in front of a painting of her son on the anniversary of his killing last February in Waynesboro, Georgia. Photograph: Sean Rayford/Getty Images

The three white Georgia men accused of murdering Ahmaud Arbery have already come in for harsh judgment from the highest of places. Donald Trump called(...)

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(...)

LeBron James  of the Los Angeles Lakers taking part in a pre-season game against the Brooklyn Nets as part of 2019 NBA Global Games China at Mercedes-Benz Arena  in Shanghai, China. Photograph:  Lintao Zhang/Getty Images

The evolution of LeBron James. In 2007, Ira Newbie, a Cleveland Cavaliers bench player, penned an open letter about the genocide in Darfur to the Chin(...)

Naomi Osaka wears a mask bearing the name of Philando Castile ahead of her US Open semi-final. Castile, a 32-year-old black man, was shot dead after being stopped for a defective brake light in Minnesota four years ago. Photograph: Jason Szenes/EPA

It is six authored face masks and nearly a fortnight since Naomi Osaka, the reluctant conscience of Planet Tennis, uttered this truth at the outset of(...)

Japan’s  Naomi Osaka  wearing a mask with the name of George Floyd on it during an interview following her  quarter-final  win against Shelby Rogers of the United States at the US Open. Photograph:   Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has always sold itself as a state-of-the-art organisation, woke to the modern world. Carefully cultivated, i(...)

Matt Torney in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC.

When I read the news about Ahmaud Arbery being shot dead while jogging on a street in Georgia, it reminded me of my childhood in Belfast during the Tr(...)

 Protesters kneel to demonstrate against the death of George Floyd  in Washington, DC. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/Getty   Images

As the United States continues to be gripped by some of the largest mass protests in recent memory, focus has turned to the identity of those behind t(...)

Demonstrators protest at the shooting dead of Ahmaud Arbery at the Glynn County courthouse in Brunswick, Georgia in May. Photograph: Sean Rayford/Getty Images

Rallies took place in the city of Brunswick, Georgia on Friday, after two men were arrested over the killing of a 25-year-old black jogger. Ahmaud Ar(...)

Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah: a  remarkable new voice on issues of race in America

An epigraph from Kendrick Lamar, virtual reality games for racists, genetically engineered children and a world where a white man can take a chainsaw (...)

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