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Michael Jordan and Jordan brand pledge $100m in fight for racial equality
Basketball great ‘committed to protecting and improving the lives of Black people’.
Street section near White House renamed Black Lives Matter Plaza
Washington DC’s mayor Muriel Bowser announced the change.
New York police officers suspended after 75 year-old shoved to ground and left in serious condition at protest
A video of the incident by local radio station WBFO went viral after being posted on social media.
More Republicans rebuke Trump over lack of unity in America as memorial service held for George Floyd
After Lisa Murkowski added to the criticism of the president, he warned of the consequences if Republicans turn against him.
Dublin Lord Mayor asks people to sign book of condolence for George Floyd rather than protest tomorrow
So far, 1,900 people have signed the book of condolence for Geroge Floyd whose murder has sparked protests around the world.
Crowds gather to celebrate and mourn George Floyd at Minneapolis memorial
Civil rights activists and politicians gathered at the memorial for George Floyd, whose death has sparked protests across the US.
Clashes with police after thousands join Black Lives Matter rally in London
Videos shared on social media showed protesters and police clashing outside Downing Street.
'Racism is the knee on our neck, making it hard to breathe'
Seeing that police man kneeling George Floyd’s neck, that’s an image of what it feels like living in Ireland sometimes, writes anti-racism activist Diane Ihirwe.
Former Pentagon chief launches blistering attack on Trump for trying to 'divide' America
James Mattis said the tear gassing of peaceful protesters to allow a Trump photo op was an “abuse of executive authority”.
'We can't just pause our emotions': Protest organiser not deterred by calls to stop event due to Covid-19
A series of demonstrations are expected to take place across the country on Saturday.
Simon Coveney hasn't spoken to US ambassador yet, but says 'it's clear where Irish people stand'
The Tánaiste said that he has a “very good relationship” with the US ambassador, and they “can speak very bluntly to each other”.
Black Lives Matter protest still set to go ahead on Saturday after separate demonstration cancelled
A protest on Saturday is still scheduled to go ahead, despite concerns from health officials.
Tensions escalate between police and Black Lives Matter protesters outside 10 Downing Street gates
“It is very, very important that we keep control of this moment,” Star Wars actor John Boyega told the crowd earlier.
'Large gatherings are dangerous': Harris says planned anti-racism march should be cancelled
A garda investigation into Monday’s protest is underway.
Dáil holds minute's silence for those impacted by racism
The silence was held at the start of Oireachtas proceedings today.
Protesters defy curfews but fewer reports of looting and violence as Trump remains defiant
The US President defended the use of tear gas and rubber bullets to clear a path for his church visit, saying “people liked my walk”.
FA unlikely to take action over peaceful anti-racism protests when Premier League returns
The FA will adopt a ‘common sense’ approach to political gestures, slogans and statements if players or staff publicly back the movement.
Gardaí to investigate potential breaches of Covid regulations at Black Lives Matter demonstration in Dublin
Thousands of people took to the streets yesterday afternoon.
Timeline: How the death of George Floyd led to violent protests and a Trump threat to deploy the military
Here’s how events have escalated in the last eight days.
Videos of NYPD officers' conduct during protests under investigation
In one video, an officer appears to draw his gun on a crowd of protesters.
'You have to arrest people': Trump says state governors are ‘weak’ in face of protests
The president had to take refuge in a White House bunker during angry scenes outside.
'No justice, no peace': Thousands march in Dublin against racism and US police brutality
Protesters marched to the US Embassy in solidarity with protesters in the US.
'I'm getting shot!': Journalists under attack from police and protesters across US
The arrest and handcuffing of a black CNN journalist has drawn the widest coverage.
Minnesota calls up 1,000 more soldiers as protests sweep US following George Floyd death
Several hundred people angrily rallied outside the White House, clashing with the secret service.
'They murdered my brother': Protests held in Minneapolis over black man's killing by police officer
The case is seen as the latest example of police brutality against African Americans.
US policeman won't face charges for chokehold that may have contributed to death of Eric Garner
The decision effectively ended the five-year-old case.
Chicago ex-cop sentenced for murdering black teen Laquan McDonald
Jason Van Dyke fired 16 bullets into the 17-year-old during the confrontation in 2014.
How many people need to take a stand to instigate social change?
A study examined this question – and came up with a definite figure.
Facebook's biggest Black Lives Matter page exposed as a fraud after it accepted thousands in donations
The fake page had almost 700,000 followers.
U2 and Ed Sheeran cancel concerts in protest-hit St Louis
There were violent scenes after the acquittal of a police officer of the murder of a black man.
Philando Castile's family reaches $3m settlement over his death
The 32-year-old was several times by police officer Jeronimo Yanez in Minnesota.
Pepsi pulls 'tone deaf' Kendall Jenner protest ad after sustained backlash
The advert was released on the 49th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s assassination.
Officer who shot man in incident streamed on Facebook charged with manslaughter
Officer Jeronimo Yanez was also charged with two felony counts of intentional discharge of a dangerous weapon.
US police release video of fatal shooting of black man in the hope it will ease tensions
Rev Shane Harris of the civil rights organisation National Action Network said the low-quality videos, shot at a distance, didn’t clarify what led to the shooting and said they’re likely to make people angrier.
Protests after police fatally shoot man who was "not acting like himself"
Protesters quickly gathered at the scene and accused police of gunning the man down without warning.
Column: The US football players kneeling for the national anthem are doing something important
There is a long history of athletes taking a stand for justice, writes Julien Mercille.
Video shows woman pleading with Charlotte police not to shoot her husband
There have been protests in Charlotte since the shooting, with activists calling for police to release their own footage of the incident.
White police officer who fatally shot unarmed black man charged with first-degree manslaughter
Meanwhile, National Guard units have assembled ahead of another night of expected protest in Charlotte.
State of emergency as police fire tear gas in second night of violent protests in Charlotte
Keith Lamont Scott, 43, was shot dead in an apartment carpark on Tuesday after an encounter with officers seeking a suspect.
Police injured after community protests the killing of a black man by officer
Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts appealed for calm.