Black Lives Matter

More than a year after George Floyd incident, LA police officer presses knee against NBA player's neck

 The body camera video shows an LA police officer briefly pressing a knee to the neck of NBA player Jaxson Hayes as the New Orleans Pelicans center gasped, "I can't breathe", seconds before another officer used a Taser on him during a struggle

Aug 28, 2021, 16:37 PM IST

Beyonce's 'Formation' named as best music video of all time

‘Formation’ secured the Number 1 spot on a list of 100 music videos ranked by Rolling Stone magazine. The video, released in 2016 and directed by Melina Matsoukas, pushed other iconic music videos like Michael Jackson's ‘Billie Jean’, Prince's ‘Kiss’, and Lady Gaga's ‘Bad Romance’ aside.

Aug 02, 2021, 08:56 AM IST

Derek Chauvin gets 22.5 years in prison for George Floyd's murder

Derek Chauvin was charged with killing George Floyd by kneeling on his neck for more than nine minutes, which was captured on video footage in May 2020 and triggered nationwide demonstrations for racial justice. 

Jun 26, 2021, 07:13 AM IST

Black Lives Matter activist Sasha Johnson murder case: 5 suspects arrested

Five men aging between 17 to 28 years were arrested under suspicions of the attempted murder of  UK's prominent Black Lives Matter activist Sasha Johnson.

May 27, 2021, 16:38 PM IST

UK Black Lives Matters activist Sasha Johnson in critical condition after being shot

Black Lives Matter activist Sasha Johnson was shot in the head in south London in the early hours of Sunday (May 23) and is in a critical condition.

May 24, 2021, 16:24 PM IST

Google updates YouTube ad targeting terms to remove hate speech

At the same time, the report found, Google was blocking advertisers from using terms such as "Black Lives Matter" to find videos and channels to run ads against. After The Markup reached out to YouTube parent company Google for comment, it said the company actually blocked more racial and social justice terms, including "Black excellence" and "civil rights."

Apr 10, 2021, 15:33 PM IST

Sydney ODI: Indian cricketers join Australia in 'barefoot circle' ceremony against racism

The barefoot circle ceremony was held before the start of the opening One-day International between the two teams at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).

Nov 27, 2020, 11:49 AM IST

IPL 2020: Hardik Pandya comes out in support of 'Black Lives Matter', wins hearts with powerful gesture

West Indies all-rounder and Mumbai's stand-in skipper Kieron Pollard responded by raising his right fist. After the match, Pandya even tweeted a picture of himself with the caption "#BlackLivesMatter".

Oct 26, 2020, 13:26 PM IST

SunRisers Hyderabad's Jason Holder laments lack of recognition of ‘Black Lives Matter’ in Indian Premier League 2020

Holder expressed his dissatisfaction while receiving the prestigious Peter Smith Award on behalf of the West Indies cricket team in a virtual ceremony

Oct 21, 2020, 17:39 PM IST

'No one has forgotten about Black Lives Matter': Jofra Archer answers Michael Holding

The West Indies' great Michael Holding had criticised the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) when players stopped taking a knee before matches

Sep 15, 2020, 13:34 PM IST

US Open 2020: Naomi Osaka enters semifinals after straight-sets victory over Shelby Rogers

The Japanese player stayed on track for a second major at Flushing Meadows with a convincing win in the quarters. She will next face American Jennifer Brady in the semis

Sep 09, 2020, 12:56 PM IST

Mask after mask, Naomi Osaka extends support to 'Black Lives Matter' protest at US Open 2020

The 2018 US Open champion has been at the forefront of the Black Lives Matter movement. In each round, the player born to a Haitian father and Japanese mother, is wearing a different mask which bears the name of a black victim

Sep 07, 2020, 14:12 PM IST

US Open 2020: Naomi Osaka keen to spread awareness about racial injustice

The former US Open champion walked onto court with a mask bearing the name of Breonna Taylor, a Black woman killed by police officers in March

Sep 01, 2020, 14:56 PM IST

American author Randall Kenan who depicted black, gay life in prose dies at 57

Kenan grew up in North Carolina and attended UNC, receiving his undergraduate degree in 1985.

Aug 30, 2020, 06:49 AM IST

US President Donald Trump says NBA protest will 'destroy' basketball

NBA players halted play for three days in a protest sparked by the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Aug 29, 2020, 13:06 PM IST

National Guard deployed to Wisconsin city in US as racism protests continue

The shooting of Blake Sunday night reignited protests in several US cities over the police killings of Black men. The death in May of George Floyd after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck sparked demonstrations across the globe. 

Aug 28, 2020, 08:38 AM IST

Racism is for real, totally against it in any way, form: Sheldon Cottrell on Black Lives Matter movement, taking a knee in CPL, IPL

"For once, you have the platform, where you can exercise your beliefs, there’s nothing wrong with it. I think that’s the best stage," said Sheldon on taking a knee.

Aug 10, 2020, 23:30 PM IST

One person shot, killed during Black Lives Matter protest in US' Texas

One person was killed when several shots were fired amid a Black Lives Matter protest in downtown Austin, Texas, on Saturday, authorities said.

Jul 26, 2020, 14:20 PM IST

As COVID-19 cases surge in US, President Donald Trump blames 'Black Lives Matter' protests

The US on Thursday passed a total of more than 4 million coronavirus infections and according to the President, COVID-19 cases started to rise after the Black Lives Matter demonstrations.

Jul 24, 2020, 09:32 AM IST

Michael Holding says need to educate entire human race to stop racism; England, West Indies players take-a-knee before 1st Test

He also talked about the brainwashing and said, "We have been brainwashed, and not just black people, white people are being brainwashed in different ways," he said.

Jul 08, 2020, 21:02 PM IST