Sandra Bland

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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(...)

Malcolm Gladwell. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR AND INTELLECTUAL MALCOLM GLADWELL TALKS TO PATRICK FREYNE ABOUT STRIKING A BALANCE BETWEEN PERFECT AND POPULAR, THE IMPORTAN(...)

 A memorial for Sandra Bland near where she was arrested in Prairie View, Texas. Photograph: Ilana Panich-Linsman/The New York Times

The family of a black motorist found hanged in her Texas jail cell after being held in police custody following a traffic stop has reached a $1.9 mill(...)

Protesters gather outside Dr Walter James Palmer’s dental office in Bloomington, Minnesota, after Palmer reportedly paid $50,000 to track and kill Cecil, a black-maned lion, just outside Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe. Photograph: Reuters

Yes, of course, the furore surrounding Walter Palmer, killer of Cecil the Zimbabwean lion, highlights hypocrisies in our attitude to animal cruelty. O(...)

Pallbearers carry the casket of Sandra Bland during the funeral service in the Chicago suburb of Willow Springs. Photograph: Reuters

Hundreds of people have attended the funeral of Sandra Bland, a black woman found dead in a Texas jail cell days after she was arrested following a mi(...)

Jeanette Williams places a bouquet of roses at a memorial for Sandra Bland in Texas. Photograph: Pat Sullivan/AP

Sandra Bland stated to officers when she arrived in jail that she had tried to kill herself last year but was not currently feeling suicidal, accordin(...)

A woman places a bouquet of roses at a memorial for Sandra Bland near Prairie View A&M University on Tuesday. Photograph: Pat Sullivan/AP

Authorities in the US have insisted that a patrol car video showing the arrest of a black motorist, who was later found dead in a jail cell, was not e(...)