Witness

Ashes to Ashes: US Lynchings and a Story of Survival

Winfred Rembert, a survivor of a lynching attempt, befriends fellow artist on a mission to memorialise forgotten names.

Black Lives Matter protests

Black Lives Matter protesters in New York: 'Confrontation works'

Protesters share their experiences of systemic racism and stories of solidarity on the streets.

Black Lives Matter protesters in New York: 'Confrontation works'

Opinion

On Tocqueville in Algeria and epistemic violence

It's high time for the discipline of political science to reckon with its explicit and implicit epistemic violence.

Lina Benabdallah

by Lina Benabdallah

Lina Benabdallah

Cameroon

The activist purging Cameroon of French colonial monuments

Andre Blaise Essama has long flogged, beheaded and toppled statues honouring the French colonial era.

The activist purging Cameroon of French colonial monuments

United States

White woman charged for police call on Black man in Central Park

Amy Cooper will face criminal charges over call to New York City police falsely claiming Black man was threatening her.

White woman charged for police call on Black man in Central Park

AJ Impact

Scrabble fans press for ban on racist and transphobic words

As new North America list of acceptable words pending, fans at odds over tournament ban on racial and anti-LGBTQ slurs.

Scrabble fans press for ban on racist and transphobic words

Opinion

Racists cannot silence us

In Ghana, a country where I am judged by my personality, not my skin, I thought I was safe from racists. I was wrong.

Bisi Adjapon

by Bisi Adjapon

Bisi Adjapon

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

Trump blasts 'left-wing cultural revolution' at Mount Rushmore

President tells supporters at July 4 celebration that racial justice protests threaten foundations of US society.

Trump blasts 'left-wing cultural revolution' at Mount Rushmore

United States

Selma 'Bloody Sunday' bridge renaming efforts cause divides

Residents of Selma have criticised moves to rename the bridge where voting rights marchers were beaten in 1965.

Selma 'Bloody Sunday' bridge renaming efforts cause divides

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

Three US cities pilot truth, reconciliation push to tackle racism

Boston, Philadelphia and San Francisco will help form a pilot effort to confront racism in the criminal justice system.

Three US cities pilot truth, reconciliation push to tackle racism

Opinion

Anti-Blackness is everywhere

Anti-Blackness is not an individual feeling, but systemic global conditioning.

Michelle Chikaonda

by Michelle Chikaonda

Michelle Chikaonda

The Bottom Line

The difference between 'not racist' and 'anti-racist'

Leading US academic Ibram X Kendi argues there is no in-between: Either you are racist, or actively anti-racist.