US officer pleads not guilty in murder of black man

A white Ohio policeman who shot a black man during a routine traffic stop in what prosecutors called a "senseless" act motivated by anger pleaded not guilty to murder Thursday.

Madonna at receiving end over image of adopted black kids
Madonna at receiving end over image of adopted black kids

Singer Madonna is at the receiving end after posting a photograph of her two adopted black children - David Ritchie and Mercy James - rubbing her feet.

Hacked e-mails reveal Spider-man can't be 'gay or black'
Hacked e-mails reveal Spider-man can't be 'gay or black'

The latest tidbit to come out from the Sony hack is the list of demands Marvel made to Sony when licensing 'Spider-Man' flick.

`Black` activist resigns helm of US civil rights group
`Black` activist resigns helm of US civil rights group

A US civil rights activist resigned Monday from a post at the leading African-American advocacy group amid allegations she is white but has masqueraded for years as being black.

Ditch black for bold and bright this summer

Banish the black to the back of your wardrobe! This season the trend is all about being bold and vibrant, so ensure that you stand out from the crowd in eye-catching block brights.

Michelle Obama `knocked back` by race perceptions

Michelle Obama says she had to fight misperceptions due to her African-American race during the 2008 White House campaign that saw her husband become the first black president of the United States.

US smartphone app sends police incident videos to lawyers

 Civil rights campaigners on Thursday launched a smartphone app that can video record interactions between police and member of the public, and store them for potential use in legal action.

Next Green Lantern will be black?

Warner Bros is reportedly looking for a black Green Lantern for the upcoming film reboot "Green Lantern (2020)", according to the latest episode of Meet the Movie Press.

Mindy Kaling's brother got entry in med school as black
Mindy Kaling's brother got entry in med school as black

Indian-American actress Mindy Kaling's brother Vijay Chokal-Ingam has revealed that he got accepted in a medical school by pretending to be African-American.

Police charge 20-year-old African-American man in Ferguson shooting

 Man charged in Ferguson shooting on Sunday in connection with the shooting in Ferguson last week that wounded two police officers and rekindled tension in the racially troubled Missouri city.

Ranbir Kapoor wants to pen 'Black' experience with Bhansali

Actor Ranbir Kapoor, who started his career as an assistant director to filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, says if he has to pen down a portion of his life, then it would be the time when he assisted Bhansali on the film ‘Black’.

Next Spider-Man won't be white?
Next Spider-Man won't be white?

The upcoming Spider-Man movie will reportedly feature an African-American or Latino protagonist, instead of a white man, if a revelation by a film journalist is to be believed.

Autopsy shows US police shot black man in back

An unarmed black man killed by Los Angeles police officers was shot three times, including once in the back at close range, according to his autopsy report released Monday.

Simple steps to do-it-yourself smoky eye make up
Simple steps to do-it-yourself smoky eye make up

With 2015 knocking at the door, it's time to don the party look for New Year's Eve. Try the smoky eye look -- it's quick to do, easy to master and looks great with any outfit.

Another US black teen shot by police; city mayor says it wasn't like Ferguson shooting
Another US black teen shot by police; city mayor says it wasn't like Ferguson shooting

The US police were again at the receiving end of seething public outrage on Wednesday after another black teen was shot dead by a white police in a St Louis suburb in US city of Berkeley, evoking protests and violence. However, the Mayor of Berkeley refused to compare the shooting with Ferguson case, saying it was not the police that initiated it.

New York cops' killing: Black gunman posted anti-police threats on Instagram
New York cops' killing: Black gunman posted anti-police threats on Instagram

In what appears to be a revenge for cop killings of black men, two New York police Department police officers were on Saturday afternoon shot in head while sitting in their patrol car by a black gunman who later killed himself.

Delhi rape case: Mumbai Police to check cab drivers' records

In the backdrop of alleged rape of a woman in a taxi by an Uber cab driver in Delhi, the Mumbai police on Tuesday ordered all 28 private cab operators here to provide data of their drivers, a move aimed at obviating any such incident in the metropolis.

Protests erupt in New York after jury decision in police death

 Thousands of protesters hit the streets of New York after a grand jury declined Wednesday to charge a white police officer in the choking death of a black man, days after a similar decision sparked unrest in US cities.

I prefer making commercial films: Ravi K Chandran

Ravi K. Chandran, who has worked as a cinematographer in commercial as well as art-house films such as 'Agneepath' and 'Black', says as a filmmaker he favours commercial cinema as he grew up idolising Rajinikanth and Amitabh Bachchan.