United States

US marks subdued Fourth of July as coronavirus cases surge

Independence Day celebrations began with daily records in new cases in Florida, at 11,458, and Texas, at 8,258.

United States

Car slams into two protesters on closed Seattle highway

Authorities said it was not immediately clear if the demonstrators, one who was critically wounded, had been targeted.

Car slams into two protesters on closed Seattle highway

Police

US officers fired over photos imitating chokehold on Black man

Colorado officers Erica Marrero, Kyle Dittrich and Jaron Jones mocked chokehold used to subdue Elijah McClain last year.

US officers fired over photos imitating chokehold on Black man

United States

US: White couple charged after gun pulled on Black family

The confrontation in a restaurant car park in Michigan had escalated Wednesday night.

US: White couple charged after gun pulled on Black family

Podcast

The other independence day in the United States

As protests against police brutality and racism sweep the nation, many in the US are recognising a Black holiday celebrating emancipation.

The other independence day in the United States

Opinion

The 'war on terror' is a noose around Black America's neck

The imperial tactics of torture and suppression that stole the lives of countless Muslims also took George Floyd's life.

Shaheen Nassar

by Shaheen Nassar

Shaheen Nassar

United States

Police chief defends crackdown at Elijah McClain violin vigil

The defence comes after federal officials revealed they have been probing McClain's death since last year.

Police chief defends crackdown at Elijah McClain violin vigil

AJ Impact

Hate speech boycott: Over 400 brands to pull ads from Facebook

US rights groups have enlisted multinationals like Coca-Cola and Starbucks to pressure Facebook to block hate speech.

Hate speech boycott: Over 400 brands to pull ads from Facebook

United States

Ex-Atlanta officer who killed Rayshard Brooks granted bond

Garrett Rolfe faces charges including felony murder in the killing of Brooks, a 27-year-old Black man.

Ex-Atlanta officer who killed Rayshard Brooks granted bond

AJ Impact

Netflix to shift $100m to support lenders serving Black community

News of Netflix’s move to address racial inequality sent shares of Black-owned banks soaring on Tuesday.

Netflix to shift $100m to support lenders serving Black community

United States

George Floyd trials could move from Minneapolis: Judge

Judge said move of trials of the four ex-police officers likely if lawyers', officials' public statements continue.

George Floyd trials could move from Minneapolis: Judge

Inside Story

How should US police forces be reformed?

Anti-racism protesters demand radical changes after police killings of African Americans.

United States

Mississippi votes to remove Confederate emblem from state flag

The state is the last in the US with a flag and emblem that represented the fight for slavery during the civil war.

United States

Police identify man killed at Louisville Breonna Taylor protest

The victim was a 27-year-old photographer who had been documenting the ongoing protests on Instagram.

Police identify man killed at Louisville Breonna Taylor protest

United States

Trump 'white power' retweet condemned by Black Republican senator

Tim Scott said the president should not have retweeted the video of Trump supporter yelling the phrase at protesters.

Trump 'white power' retweet condemned by Black Republican senator