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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 (...)

A combination photo of NBA basketball player LeBron James and US President Donald Trump. Photo: Robert Galbraith/Reuters, Leah Millis/File Photo

LeBron James was in Las Vegas the other week watching his 13-year-old son Bronny play in the AAU National Basketball Championships. As his team, the N(...)

The #BlackLivesMatter hashtag first appeared on Twitter in July 2013 following the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

The #BlackLivesMatter hashtag has been used nearly 30 million times by Twitter users globally over the last five years, new figures show. A study fro(...)

This anti-integration rally in Little Rock, Arkansas,  is  featured in I am not your Negro.

Earlier this year this stirring, vital, essential film made headlines when it became the latest victim of online “vote brigading”, as a swarm of racis(...)

Drive-By Truckers will play Vicar Street, Dublin on Tuesday February 28th

“These are crazy times the world over,” says Drive By Truckers’ singer and songwriter Patterson Hood, “and especially right now in America. I’ve alway(...)

Dylann Roof has been  found guilty of fatally shooting nine black parishioners at a church in Charleston, in the US. Photograph: Jason Miczek/Reuters

A jury on Thursday found self-avowed white supremacist Dylann Roof guilty of federal hate crimes resulting in the deaths of nine black parishioners at(...)

‘I went to that church in Charleston, and, you know, I did it,’ Dylann Roof told two FBI officials in June. File photograph:  Jason Miczek/Reuters

In an interview last year with FBI agents, Dylann Roof admitted to opening fire at a prominent black church in Charleston “because somebody had to do(...)

Stan Van Gundy, head coach, Detroit Pistons: “We just elected an open, brazen, racist, misogynist leader.” Photograph: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

Early on Wednesday morning, Stan van Gundy, the head coach of the Detroit Pistons sat down for his pregame media briefing in Phoenix, Arizona, but he (...)

The current wave of black American activism has energised many musicians of late and it will come as no surprise to anyone that Common’s 11th album c(...)

a handout photo issued by Black Lives Matter UK of protesters after they blocked the  runway at London City Airport. Photograph: PA

Security at London City Airport has been criticised after a Black Lives Matter protest grounded all flights for a number of hours this morning. The(...)

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