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Since it was created in 2002, the International Criminal Court has publicly issued warrants for 36 people. The list is notably non-diverse; all but one (former Ivoirian first lady Simone Gbagbo) are African men. Their crimes are serious. Bosco Ntaganda, a Congolese rebel . . .

Movies and television are often an escape from and a reflection of life unfolding. They also can play an outsize role in shaping and reinforcing cultural beliefs and attitudes about race, both in the United States and internationally. Yet for the thousands of people who toil in a range of on- and off-screen positions in […]

As the war in Ukraine reaches its one-year anniversary, the domestic political debate about continued US support for Kyiv is heating up.   One important constituency in that debate are Black Americans, as they form a significant and disproportionately large share of the US military and are a key base of support for the Democratic […]

Akash Orang, a seven year old tribal boy, was maimed for life after being shot by a guard in Kaziranga National Park. The park has a shoot on sight policy. © Survival You are walking through the rainforest with your best friend. Sunlight sparkles through the leaves and the two of you are chatting and laughing. Birds […]

WHAT ABOUT NATIONAL LAWS? For example, Mexico’s new National Law on the Use of Force does not limit use of lethal force to situations where it is necessary to protect the lives of others. It does not require that officers use the minimum level of force to resolve a situation. In the USA, nine states 

Travelers arrive at Miami International Airport ahead of Memorial Day weekend on May 26, 2021. (Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images) Americans are gradually returning to international travel, though international travel restrictions remain in place in many countries. In March 2021 – the most recent month for which data is available – around 3 million American […]

Racism continued to drive state violence. Mass killings by public security officials were frequent, disproportionately affecting Black people in marginalized neighbourhoods. Cis and transgender women, especially Black women, were targets of various forms of violence. In an election year, the dissemination of fake news and statements by President Bolsonaro incited politically motivated violence, threatened state […]

Afro woman in swinsuit at the beach, Matalascañas, Huelva, Spain It seems like you can’t even log onto Instagram or TikTok these days without seeing a plethora of Black women on picturesque beaches, over-the-water bungalows or exploring a beautiful foreign country. Travel offers the opportunity to experience a sense of calm, serenity or even just […]

by Brian Major Last updated: 8:05 AM ET, Wed February 21, 2024 Black History is American history, but it’s also global history. The complex narrative that forms the history of African people and their global descendants is an epic tale of struggle and adversity mingled with achievement and accomplishment. The saga remains ongoing, with Black […]

Following protests against the tragic deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, a public spotlight has been shone on racial inequality, including the disproportionate impact of Covid-19 on communities of colour in the UK and the US. All of us working in international development are being offered an important lesson in racism, gender and class […]

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