But for people in the Black diaspora, what was “normal” before the outbreak isn’t something we’re excited, or willing, to return to. The pandemic exacerbated the symptoms of the inequities we already face in our day-to-day lives, and many full-scale revolutions erupted around the world. And I know, y’all. We all love Tulum, which became […]

Photo by Nora Yinuo Chen The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 2015 to 2024 as the International Decade for People of African Descent, with national, regional, and global actions. As proclaimed by the General Assembly, the theme for the International Decade is “People of African descent: recognition, justice and development.” Among the objectives of the […]

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s framework released Friday for a postwar order in Gaza appeared to keep his government on a collision course with the United States and much of the rest of the world over the enclave’s future. Here are some of the major points of friction between what the Israeli leader has proposed and […]

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 . . .

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 

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 […]

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 […]

Pope Francis meets with Palestine Red Crescent Society President Younis Al Khatib Zoe Holland Mirna Alsharif Pope Francis met with Palestine Red Crescent Society President Younis Al Khatib, according to a post from the organization published today on X. Read more “Dr. Al-Khatib briefed Pope Francis on the catastrophic humanitarian conditions experienced by civilians in […]

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — If you know anyone about to fly into Nashville, they may be in for a little surprise at the airport. Various people may be there to greet them who have some interesting connections to music history. The bustle of the airport is something Valierie Ellis Hawkins knows well. “I do a […]

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