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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(...)

Beyoncé on stage during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards  at Madison Square Garden in New York. Photograph: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images

Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani said on Monday that he had “saved more black lives” than Beyoncé, following the singer’s MTV Video Music Awar(...)

Will Apple end up paying a whopper of a tax bill after the EU rules it was given a “sweetheart” deal by Ireland?

1. Apple The EU is expected to rule in the coming days that the Government gave Apple an illegal “sweetheart” tax deal. Which means the tech company (...)

People at  a vigil for  victims of the shootings at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, on June 14th, 2016. Photograph: Jim Young/Reuters

The massacre of 49 people at an Orlando nightclub by Omar Mateen has raised questions about access to guns in the US - assault rifles, in particular. (...)

George Zimmerman called the Kel-Tec PF-9 9mm gun he used to kill Trayvon Martin in 2012 an ‘American firearm icon’ on the auction site. Photograph: EPA

George Zimmerman appears to have sold the gun he used to kill Trayvon Martin four years ago, bringing an end to the latest controversy to swirl around(...)

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