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More Australians want an Indigenous voice protected in constitution, survey suggests

Report also finds an increase in racial prejudice and an increase in the number of people who believe ‘Australia is a racist country’ A growing number of Australians believe it is important to protect an Indigenous voice in the constitution so it can’t be removed by future governments, according to the latest two-year survey of attitudes to reconciliation.The Reconciliation Barometer 2020 found that 81% of the general community (up from 77% in 2018) and 88% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island...
Tags: Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Indigenous Australians, Black Lives Matter Movement, Torres Strait Islander, Uluru Statement from the Heart


What really happened to Edson Da Costa?

He was 25, a father and a car mechanic. Five minutes after being stopped by police on 15 June 2017, he was lying unresponsive on the ground. After an inquest and inquiry, family and friends are still fighting for justiceThey were cruising at speed down Tollgate Road, the stereo turned high. They all knew they shouldn’t be there, not at this time, not after dark. If you’re from London’s Stratford, showing up in nearby Beckton carried its risks.Jussara Gomes was driving, a fast-talking 23-year-old...
Tags: London, Police, UK News, Stratford, Black Lives Matter Movement, Edson, Tollgate Road, Beckton, Edson Da Costa, Edir da Costa, George Floyd, Jussara Gomes


Police officer in death case resigned before disciplinary action

Family of Edson Da Costa were not informed of resignation over a year agoThe only police officer due to face misconduct proceedings over the death of a black man resigned before a disciplinary hearing could take place, the Observer can reveal.Witnesses claimed that the officer sprayed CS gas into the face of Edson Da Costa, and this could have “contributed” to his death according to an independent expert. The officer resigned more than 12 months ago – but the family was never told. Continue read...
Tags: London, Crime, Police, UK News, CS, Metropolitan Police, Black Lives Matter Movement, Edson Da Costa


More than 200 public tributes connected to slave trade found in Wales

Audit finds figures linked to colonial exploitation honoured in statues, buildings and street namesMore than 200 statues, street names and buildings in Wales have been identified as being connected to the slave trade, and many of the figures represented are shown as role models.An audit commissioned in July by the first minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford, following the Black Lives Matter protests, identifies 13 monuments, buildings or street names commemorating people who took part in the African...
Tags: Wales, Race, UK News, History, Slavery, Colonialism, Black Lives Matter Movement, Mark Drakeford


Gary Younge on minority voters and the future of the Republican party - podcast

A look as the history of US voting rights and what the changing demographics of the country mean for RepublicansBlack and Latino voters overwhelmingly favoured the Democrats in the 2020 US election. Without their huge margins in key states, Joe Biden could not have won, the journalist Gary Younge tells Anushka Asthana. By 2045, white voters will be in the minority. These changing demographics are a concern for the Republican party. In 2013, just a year after turnout rates for black voters surpas...
Tags: Republicans, Race, US, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, Biden, Donald Trump, Gary, Black Lives Matter Movement, Anushka, Gary Younge, Anushka Asthana, Stacey Abrams, US elections 2020


Lin-Manuel Miranda: 'Death suffuses my work, and part of that is growing up in New York'

The acclaimed writer and performer on watching cat videos with ‘hot priest’ Andrew Scott, and why Hamilton reminds him of his own fatherLin-Manuel Miranda created and starred in the musical Hamilton, which premiered on Broadway in 2015. The show, about Alexander Hamilton, an American founding father, draws on hip-hop as well as more traditional musical forms, and won many awards, including 11 Tonys and the 2016 Pulitzer prize for drama. Miranda’s songs appear in the Disney animation Moana, he pl...
Tags: New York, Musicals, Disney, Bbc, Culture, Broadway, Slavery, Jack, Miranda, Philip Pullman, Hamilton, Black Lives Matter Movement, Lin Manuel Miranda, Alexander Hamilton, Mary Poppins, Andrew Scott


Lin-Manuel Miranda: ‘You write the things you believe in’

The acclaimed writer and performer on watching cat videos with ‘hot priest’ Andrew Scott, and why Hamilton reminds him of his own fatherLin-Manuel Miranda created and starred in the musical Hamilton, which premiered on Broadway in 2015. The show, about Alexander Hamilton, an American founding father, draws on hip-hop as well as more traditional musical forms, and won many awards, including 11 Tonys and the 2016 Pulitzer prize for drama. Miranda’s songs appear in the Disney animation Moana, he pl...
Tags: Musicals, Disney, Bbc, Culture, Broadway, Slavery, Jack, Miranda, Philip Pullman, Hamilton, Black Lives Matter Movement, Lin Manuel Miranda, Alexander Hamilton, Mary Poppins, Andrew Scott, Lyra


Violence erupts in Brazil after a black man is beaten to death outside supermarket – video report

A black man has died after being beaten by supermarket security guards in the city of Porto Alegre on the eve of Black Consciousness Day. Videos of the incident circulated on social media and have sparked outrage and protests across Brazil, with people entering Carrefour supermarkets and demanding justice for FreitasProtests erupt in Brazil after black man dies after being beaten outside supermarket Continue reading...
Tags: Protest, Americas, World news, Brazil, Black Lives Matter Movement, Porto Alegre, Carrefour


Violence erupts in Brazil after a black man is beaten to death outside supermarket – video

A black man has died after being beaten by supermarket security guards in the city of Porto Alegre on the eve of Black Consciousness Day. Videos of the incident circulated on social media and have sparked outrage and protests across Brazil, with people entering Carrefour supermarkets and demanding justice for FreitasProtests erupt in Brazil after black man dies after being beaten outside supermarket Continue reading...
Tags: Protest, Americas, World news, Brazil, Black Lives Matter Movement, Porto Alegre, Carrefour


How 'woke' became the word of our era

An alertness to racial injustice, a weaponised word in the culture wars, a reflection of our times ... Kenya Hunt explores how the world woke upAs I write this, I’m staring at a fashion magazine with the coverline “Woke bespoke”. Next to it, a newspaper supplement features a dating diary of the search for “Mr Woke”. On my desktop is a guide to a “woke Christmas”, and in the adjacent tab is an internet rant in response to said guide demanding people and publishers leave all writing about wokeness...
Tags: Books, Music, Film, Race, Society, Culture, Harry, Black Lives Matter Movement, Meghan, Society books, Kenya Hunt


Protests erupt in Brazil after black man dies after being beaten outside supermarket

João Alberto Silveira Freitas was allegedly attacked by security guards at a Carrefour store in Porto Alegre A black man who died after being beaten by supermarket security guards in the city of Porto Alegre on the eve of Black Consciousness Day has sparked outrage across Brazil after videos of the incident circulated on social media.Footage showed João Alberto Silveira Freitas being punched in the face just outside the doors of a Carrefour supermarket, late on Thursday. Other clips showed Freit...
Tags: Americas, World news, Brazil, Black Lives Matter Movement, Freitas, Porto Alegre, Carrefour, João Alberto Silveira Freitas


Banking and slavery: Switzerland examines its colonial conscience

BLM protests and fresh historical evidence are raising questions over the legacy of the founder of modern Switzerland, Alfred EscherAlfred Escher wielded so much power and influence during his lifetime that he was nicknamed King Alfred I. An immense bronze statue of modern Switzerland’s founding father stands, fittingly, in front of Zurich’s main train station. Escher was a politician, but he was also an entrepreneur who founded the country’s railway network along with the its leading university...
Tags: Europe, World news, Banking, Credit Suisse, Switzerland, Slavery, Colonialism, Cuba, BLM, Zurich, Alfred, Black Lives Matter Movement, Escher, Alfred EscherAlfred Escher, Escher The Escher


Lewis Hamilton: 'Watching George Floyd brought up so much suppressed emotion'

Hamilton has just equalled the record of seven F1 world championships – many believe he is the greatest driver of all time. And this year, more than ever, he has been leading the fight against racismAt the end of 2019, Lewis Hamilton had a realisation about Formula One. “I was looking at pictures of all the teams – they do these team photos in front of the garage or on the track – and they’ve posted all these pictures and I’m like, there are no people of colour in any of these teams.”Hamilton sa...
Tags: Race, Sport, UK News, World news, Formula One, Lewis Hamilton, Motor sport, Anthony, Hamilton, Black Lives Matter Movement, Nicolas, George Floyd


Lewis Hamilton named most influential black person in UK

Racing driver tops Powerlist 2021 after record-breaking year in F1 and campaigning for racial justiceLewis Hamilton has been named as the most influential black person in Britain after a year in which he combined record-breaking achievements on the track with raising awareness of racial injustice.The Formula One driver tops the Powerlist 2021 ahead of Prof Kevin Fenton, Public Health England’s regional director for London, and the grime MC and philanthropist Stormzy. Continue reading...
Tags: Music, UK, London, Race, Sport, UK News, Culture, Britain, Lewis Hamilton, Hamilton, Black Lives Matter Movement, Stormzy, David Olusoga, Michaela Coel, Prof Kevin Fenton Public Health England


Tarana Burke: 'If it weren’t for Black women, I would not have made it'

The formidable activist, educator and originator of the phrase Me Too talks about her work to combat sexual violence in America and her hopes for a Biden/Harris administrationSteve McQueen guest-edit: Samantha Rennalls on how creativity can help to heal Britain’s divided society“Look around. All the books, podcasts, articles, conversations are about how white people can be better. I don’t give a shit what you do as a white person except get your foot off my fucking neck! How do you watch Black p...
Tags: Activism, Women, America, US news, Britain, Feminism, Sexual Harassment, Baltimore, Black Lives Matter Movement, Sexual Violence, Tarana Burke, MeToo Movement, George Floyd, Biden Harris administrationSteve McQueen, Samantha Rennalls


Why I hate the Mary Wollstonecraft statue | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

Was a tiny, silver, ripped nude really the correct way to honour ‘the mother of feminism’? Admirers like me never expected to be left contemplating whether she had a full bushIt took 200 years, not to mention a decade of fundraising, for a memorial to the great feminist thinker and writer Mary Wollstonecraft to be commissioned and unveiled today at Newington Green in north London, where she lived and worked. For too long, campaigners felt, Wollstonecraft had remained relatively obscure and, from...
Tags: Art, Books, London, Women, Life and style, UK News, Culture, Feminism, Art and design, Heritage, Sculpture, Mary Wollstonecraft, Black Lives Matter Movement, Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett, Maggi Hambling, Wollstonecraft


John Boyega worries BLM rally speech in June will harm career

Actor reveals concerns and talks about being stopped and searched in new interviewJohn Boyega has said he is genuinely worried that his impassioned speech at a Black Lives Matter protest in London in June will have damaging consequences for his career.“Absolutely. I still have those thoughts,” he said in an interview, reflecting on the moment when he addressed the rally so memorably and powerfully. Continue reading...
Tags: London, Film, Race, UK News, Culture, Black Lives Matter, BLM, John Boyega, Black Lives Matter Movement, Boyega


James Clyburn: ‘defund the police’ slogan may have hurt Democrats at polls

Black South Carolina congressman likens mantra at BLM protests to radical messaging in civil rights efforts that eroded movementJames Clyburn, the House majority whip and Democratic “kingmaker” who played an outsized role in Joe Biden’s successful presidential run, has said the “sloganeering” of the Black Lives Matter protests and other social justice efforts this summer might have hampered them at the polls.Clyburn, a Black South Carolina congressman and prominent figure in the civil rights mov...
Tags: Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, House, Black Lives Matter, BLM, Black Lives Matter Movement, James Clyburn, US elections 2020, Black South Carolina, Clyburn a Black South Carolina


Nearly 1,000 instances of police brutality recorded in US anti-racism protests

Police attacks on citizens and journalists over five months accompanied by incidents of tolerance of or collaboration with far rightThe United States is currently experiencing one of the longest continued periods of civil unrest in generations, after demonstrations sparked by George Floyd’s death expanded to protests against black Americans killed by police and systemic racism in the country. Continue reading...
Tags: Protest, US, US news, United States, US policing, Black Lives Matter Movement, George Floyd


The fight to 'EndSars' in Nigeria

The Guardian’s West Africa correspondent Emmanuel Akinwotu reports from the protests against the special anti-robbery squad (Sars), which have swept Nigeria and gained international support. For years, the police unit has been plagued with allegations of extrajudicial killings and abuseThe Guardian’s West Africa correspondent Emmanuel Akinwotu tells Rachel Humphreys about the wave of protests which have erupted across Nigeria and captured global attention. The cries for change in Nigeria, largel...
Tags: Nigeria, Africa, West Africa, Black Lives Matter Movement, Lekki, Emmanuel Akinwotu, Rachel Humphreys, Lagos Island Amnesty International


Harry: life with Meghan made me aware of unconscious racial bias

Prince blames royal upbringing for prior lack of insight and calls on others to educate themselvesThe Duke of Sussex has said his upbringing as a privileged member of the royal family resulted in him having no understanding of unconscious racial bias, and called for others in a similar situation to “educate themselves”.Prince Harry made the comments during a conversation with Patrick Hutchinson, the south London personal trainer who was photographed carrying a far-right protester to safety durin...
Tags: London, Race, UK News, Prince Harry, Harry, Prince, Black Lives Matter Movement, Meghan, Duke of Sussex, Patrick Hutchinson, Duchess of Sussex


Instagram row over plus-size model forces change to nudity policy

Facebook amends code after deletion of black users’ photos sparks outrageAs campaigning victories go, forcing Mark Zuckerberg’s social media empire to admit a discriminatory flaw in its policy is no small feat.But following a campaign launched in this paper, the Observer can exclusively reveal that Instagram and its parent company Facebook will be updating its policy on nudity in order to help end discrimination of black women on its platforms and ensure all body types are treated fairly. Contin...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Photography, Fashion, Instagram, Censorship, Social Media, Models, Discrimination at work, Black Lives Matter Movement


Breonna Taylor: grand juror speaks out, saying homicide charges weren't offered

Anonymous juror challenges statements made by the Kentucky attorney general after clearing way to speak publicly A grand juror in the Breonna Taylor case has spoken out, challenging statements made by the Kentucky attorney general and saying that the jury was not offered homicide charges to consider against officers involved in Taylor’s killing. The anonymous grand juror’s comments on Tuesday came after a Louisville judge cleared the way for the the panel’s members to talk publicly about the sec...
Tags: Kentucky, US news, US policing, Taylor, Louisville, Black Lives Matter Movement, Law (US, Daniel Cameron, Breonna Taylor


Cornel West: 'George Floyd's public lynching pulled the cover off who we really are'

As the US philosopher and civil rights activist looks ahead to the presidential election, he discusses Joe Biden, Black Lives Matter and why Barack Obama was more Kenny G than John ColtraneCornel West is a thinker. Readers of Prospect magazine recently voted him the world’s fourth-best thinker. And right now he is thinking about 3 November, and whether the United States will reject or endorse Donald Trump. No one knows what will happen; not even West, not least because in the US he sees contradi...
Tags: US, Barack Obama, World news, Joe Biden, US news, United States, US politics, Donald Trump, Kenny G, Trump, Black Lives Matter Movement, Cornel West, Charlottesville Virginia, Prospect, US elections 2020, George Floyd


Privilege, power, patriarchy: are these the reasons for the mess we're in?

Changes can arise out of this uneasy pause in the world right now, but whether it is bent towards greater authority or greater equality is up for grabsThis is part of a series of essays by Australian writers responding to the challenges of 2020I can’t put my finger on exactly when I first learned I’m not in control. My certainty broke gradually: the first crack when my body went rigid with a seizure and I convulsed violently into nothingness on a red-eye flight to Beirut; another splintering whe...
Tags: Australia news, Beirut, Black Lives Matter Movement, Coronavirus


Black Lives Matter's Alicia Garza: ‘Leadership today doesn't look like Martin Luther King’

In seven years, BLM has gone from hashtag to global rallying cry. So why has the co-founder stepped away from the movement she helped create?Read an exclusive extract from Alicia Garza’s new book Alicia Garza is not synonymous with Black Lives Matter, the movement she helped create, and that’s very deliberate. The 39-year-old organiser is not interested in being the face of things; she’s interested in change. “We are often taught that, like a stork, some leader swoops from the sky to save us,” s...
Tags: Books, Race, World news, US news, Culture, Trayvon Martin, Martin Luther King, BLM, Black Lives Matter Movement, Oakland California, Garza, Alicia Garza


George Floyd's sister says Biden is 'the change that we need' in new campaign ad

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks via video link to family and guests at the funeral service for George Floyd in Houston. DAVID J. PHILLIP/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Joe Biden's campaign released a new ad Wednesday featuring Bridgett Floyd, the sister of George Floyd, where she calls the Democratic presidential nominee "the change that we need." In the ad, Bridgett Floyd appealed to people to let their voices be heard through the voting process. The death of George Floyd cata...
Tags: Politics, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Civil Rights, Houston, Biden, Usa Today, Presidential Election, Racial Inequality, Election 2020, Black Lives Matter Movement, Floyd, Jill


Man shot dead in Denver during rival left and rightwing protests

A television station security guard has been arrested after the incident outside the city’s art museum A man has been shot dead during rival protests by leftwing and rightwing groups in the US city of Denver. Police arrested a suspect who NBC News affiliate, KUSA-TV, said was working as a security guard to protect the station’s crew, according to its website. Continue reading...
Tags: Nbc News, US, US news, Denver, Black Lives Matter Movement, Denver Police, KUSA TV


A North Carolina university went into lockdown after it received a threat about its Black Lives Matter mural

Newly painted "Black Lives Matter" mural along 5th Avenue outside Trump Tower in New York City Reuters The University of North Carolina Asheville campus went into lockdown the morning of October 9 after the campus received an email threat demanding that the university's Black Lives Matter mural be painted over, according to UNC Asheville's BulldogAlert. The specifics of the threat were not released. The lockdown was lifted about 10 hours later, though an investigation is still underway, ac...
Tags: News, Cable, Abc, New York City, Trends, University, North Carolina, Black Lives Matter, Black Lives Matter Movement, Trump Tower, 5th Avenue, Venable, UNC Asheville, Nancy J, UNCA, DeLores Venable


Steve McQueen: ‘Our Marlon Brandos are on building sites, or driving buses’

The director’s new Small Axe series kicks off with the landmark 1971 trial of the Mangrove Nine. It’s his aim to fill these gaps in British history, he says, and to open the industry to other black film-makers Photographer Misan Harriman is gently cajoling actor Shaun Parkes as the sun burns through the morning cloud above St Michael’s church in Ladbroke Grove, west London. “Look at me as if you’re searching for redemption,” he says, as Parkes looks down the lens. “But it’s redemption for someth...
Tags: London, Television, Protest, Film, Police, Race, UK News, World news, Culture, Britain, Television & radio, Vogue, Festivals, Steve McQueen, London film festival, Mcqueen