Funeral planned for black man hurt in police custody

Violent protests in Baltimore yielded to calm Sunday, as mourners readied a funeral wake for Freddie Gray, an African American man who died of injuries sustained while in police custody.

Johannesburg marchers condemn attacks on immigrants

Several thousand demonstrators marched through central Johannesburg on Thursday to protest against a spate of deadly attacks on immigrants, after further raids by the authorities on suspected gang hideouts.

California horseback beating victim gets $650,000 payout

US local authorities have agreed to pay $650,000 to a man beaten by police in a violent arrest caught on video following a horseback chase, officials said Tuesday.

US officers suspended after latest death of black man in custody

 Several Baltimore police officers have been suspended after an African American man died of spinal cord injuries in police custody, police said Monday, pledging to thoroughly investigate the incident. 

French PM launches action plan against `unbearable` racism

France`s prime minister announced Friday the government would pour 100 million euros into a major anti-racism and anti-Semitism action plan devised in the aftermath of the deadly Paris jihadist attacks.

Deputy who killed black Oklahoman faces questions over training

An Oklahoma volunteer reserve deputy police officer charged with fatally shooting an unarmed black man did not have proper weapons training, a local newspaper reported Thursday.

Jacob Zuma appeals for end of attacks on immigrants in South Africa

South African President Jacob Zuma on Thursday appealed for calm and the end of attacks on immigrants after a wave of violence that has left at least six people dead.

South Africa march against spreading immigrant attacks

Thousands of people marched through the South African city of Durban on Thursday to protest against anti-immigrant violence that has left six people dead and spread to the economic capital Johannesburg.

Mahatma Gandhi's statue defaced in South Africa
Mahatma Gandhi's statue defaced in South Africa

A statue of Mahatma Gandhi here has been defaced by a group of people who threw buckets of white paint on it amid racist taunts.

Sepp Blatter wants tougher punishment for racism
Sepp Blatter wants tougher punishment for racism

FIFA president Sepp Blatter called for tougher punishment for teams and associations found guilty of racism and discrimination on Tuesday and said monetary sanctions were increasingly ineffective.

Audience who like fair actresses should change mindset: Shweta Tiwari
Audience who like fair actresses should change mindset: Shweta Tiwari

 Actress Shweta Tiwari today said that the audience who prefer fair-skinned heroines need to change their mindset.

Giriraj Singh's racist remark: Sonia Gandhi refuses to comment on "people having narrow mindset"
Giriraj Singh's racist remark: Sonia Gandhi refuses to comment on "people having narrow mindset"

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday refused to comment on Union Minister Giriraj Singh's remarks, which drew the fire on Wednesday.

Giriraj Singh makes 'racist' comment against Sonia Gandhi

Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Giriraj Singh landed himself in another political controversy on Wednesday when he racially targeted Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

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Giriraj Singh's 'racist' remarks against Sonia Gandhi trigger outrage; Congress seeks removal
Giriraj Singh's 'racist' remarks against Sonia Gandhi trigger outrage; Congress seeks removal

After drawing ire over calling Sonia Gandhi “white-skinned”, Union Minister Giriraj Singh on Wednesday said that he regrets if he has hurt the Congress president and vice president Rahul Gandhi's sentiments.

South African colonial statue hit by 'poo protest' dispute

A bucket of human excrement thrown on a statue of British coloniser Cecil Rhodes at a South African university has escalated protests over racial transformation since the end of apartheid 21 years ago.

Kanye West feels racism is 'outdated' and 'silly'

 Kanye West recently described racism as "dated" adding that it is like a silly concept that people try to touch on, to separate, to alienate, to pinpoint anything "silly".

Ferguson police chief quits after racism report: US media

The police chief in Ferguson, Missouri resigned Wednesday after a scathing US Justice Department report into the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by one of his officers, US media reported.

 

Senior Ferguson official out after 'racism' report

The Ferguson city manager left his post Tuesday after a scathing US Justice Department report found a culture of racism in the St. Louis suburb`s police department and municipal offices.

Samuel Eto'o honoured for anti-racism stand
Samuel Eto'o honoured for anti-racism stand

Football star Samuel Eto'o was honoured Monday for his "inspiring" stand against racism, as the organisers behind the award warned that prejudice still stalked the game in Europe.