The Listening Post

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela: Her life and death in the media

As the country mourned the death of South Africa's anti-apartheid icon, the media went to work characterising her life.

United States

'First Black Identity Extremist' in US ordered released

Critics say African American activist Christopher Daniels has been held since December because FBI policed his views.

US judge orders release of 'first Black Identity Extremist'

Civil Rights

Starbucks discrimination 'a sign of America's cultural war'

Recent arrest of two black men at coffee shop highlights deeply-embedded racism against African Americans, analysts say.

Starbucks discrimination 'a sign of America's cultural war'

Israel

US city bans police training with Israel

Local council adopts step against exchange with Israeli military practices synonymous with the occupation of Palestine.

Durham first US city to ban police training with Israeli military

US & Canada

Has Martin Luther King Jr's legacy been whitewashed?

Some activists are calling for a more radical retelling of the civil rights leader's story.

Has Martin Luther King Jr's legacy been whitewashed?

Singapore

My grandfather, Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew

Li Shengwu, the grandson of Singapore's first PM, discusses LKY's legacy and the future of the wealthy island state.

Reporter's Notebook

Memphis, 50 years after MLK's assassination

Decades after King's assassination, the southern US city still faces the racial problems the late civil rights leader fought against.

Women's Rights

Tunisia: equal inheritance laws for women still controversial

A parliamentary group is drafting revised rules and recommendations to change existing inheritance laws.

Civil Rights

US legislators worried by FBI term 'Black Identity Extremist'

Created by FBI in 2017, critics say designation broadly targets black activists and first prosecution may have begun.

US legislators worried by FBI term 'Black Identity Extremist'

Civil Rights

The black game changers of US sport

From Muhammad Ali to Serena Williams, we examine the African American athletes who have challenged the racial barriers.

The black game changers of US sport

Civil Rights

Malcolm X: From Nation of Islam to Black Power Movement

Civil rights leader Malcolm X was assassinated in New York on February 21, 1965. This is his story.

US & Canada

US police spied on Muslims, African Americans: ACLU

Police in Boston unjustly spied on Muslims and African Americans online for years, American Civil Liberties Union says.

US police spied on Muslims, African Americans: ACLU

Civil Rights

US civil rights activist Erica Garner dies

Activist and writer Erica Garner, the daughter of a New York man who died at the hands of police, died on Saturday.

US civil rights activist Erica Garner dies at 27

United States

Support grows as activist Erica Garner fights for life

Artists, politicians and groups send messages of hope to anti-police brutality campaigner and daughter of Eric Garner.

Support grows for brain-damaged activist Erica Garner

Civil Rights

Anti-Trump protesters facing decades in jail cleared

First 'J20' case ends with six defendants exonerated on all charges, but advocates caution many trials remain.

Anti-Trump protesters facing decades in jail cleared