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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(...)

 The empty  bench seats  at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex where the Houston Rockets were to face the Oklahoma City Thunder in game five of the first round of the NBA  playoffs. Photograph: John G Mabanglo/EPA

When Wilt Chamberlain saw the footage of Martin Luther King lying in a casket in Atlanta, he knew he didn’t want to play basketball. The assassination(...)

Officials stand beside an empty court before the scheduled start of an NBA basketball game between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Orlando Magic in Florida on Wednesday. Photograph: Ashley Landis/AP

This week Letetra Wildman, the sister of Jacob Blake, delivered a gripping message: “I don’t want your pity, I want change.” Apparently, the NBA rece(...)

Protesters face off with police  in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Tuesday night, during demonstrations over the shooting of Jacob Blake. Photograph: Kamil  Krzaczynski/AFP via Getty Images

US president Donald Trump is to send federal troops to Kenosha, Wisconsin after violence racked the city following the shooting of a black man by poli(...)

Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James wears a Black Lives Matter shirt and kneels with teammates during the national anthem. Photograph: AP

The NBA resumed from its coronavirus suspension with two games on Thursday, with the Los Angeles Lakers and the Utah Jazz scoring two-point wins. Pla(...)

A crowd had gathered in Louisville on Saturday to protest the death of black woman Breonna Taylor. File photograph: Getty Images

Authorities are investigating a fatal shooting at a demonstration against a black woman’s death in Kentucky’s Louisville, the city’s police said. A c(...)

 Protesters march down 5th avenue  on June 10th in New York City. Photograph: David Dee Delgado/Getty Images

There are no racists in the United States. I immigrated here 27 years ago, and I have never met anyone who would call themselves a racist. And yet&nbs(...)

 Brooke Williams, niece of George Floyd, speaks with the rest of the family, during the funeral at The Fountain of Praise Church in Houston, Texas. Photograph: Godofredo A Vasquez

Thousands of mourners gathered in Houston on Tuesday to honour the memory of George Floyd, the 46-year-old African American whose death while being re(...)

People gather outside the restaurant owned by David McAtee, in Louisville. Photograph: Luke Sharrett/New York Times

There’s not a whole lot to YaYa’s BBQ Shack in west Louisville. A line of barbecue pits made from barrels is lined up against a chain-link fence next (...)

Demonstrator kneel during a protest against police brutality and the death of George Floyd, on Tuesday  in Washington, DC. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty

All day they came, drawn to downtown Washington DC with its iconic monuments and grand symbols of American power. From the White House to the Lincoln(...)

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