black lives matter

Air Passengers Hit by BA Tech Glitch, London City Airport Protest

LONDON, Sept 6 – Air passengers were facing lengthy delays in Britain on Tuesday after a computer glitch hit British Airways check-ins and protesters from “Black Lives Matter” forced their way on to the runway of London City Airport. British Airways said it was taking longer than normal to process customers at Heathrow and Gatwick

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Ex-U.S. Marine Kills 3 Policemen in Racially Tense Baton Rouge

By Sam Karlin BATON ROUGE, L.A, July 17 – A decorated ex-U.S. Marine sergeant opened fire on police in Baton Rouge on Sunday, killing three officers, nearly two weeks after the fatal police shooting of a black man there sparked nationwide protests, one of them shattered by the massacre of five Dallas policemen. The Baton

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Obama: U.S. Gun Rules Heighten Tension Between Police, Citizens

WARSAW, July 9 – President Barack Obama pledged on Saturday to seek ways to calm racial tensions and reduce divisions between police and minorities during his final months in office, but he warned that easy access to guns nationwide exacerbated the problem. Obama spoke at the end of a week in which five policemen were

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U.S. Army Reservist Named as Lone Gunman in Dallas Police Ambush

By Ernest Scheyder and Marice Richter DALLAS, July 9 – A U.S. Army reservist who served in Afghanistan, embraced militant black nationalism and professed a desire to “kill white people” has been named by authorities as the lone gunman in a sniper attack on police in Dallas that left five officers dead. Authorities said on

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Man Who Killed Black Teenager in Florida to Auction Off Gun: Website

By Brendan O’Brien May 12 – The Florida man who shot dead black youth Trayvon Martin in an incident that prompted nationwide civil rights protests will auction the gun he used on Thursday and use some proceeds to challenge presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s gun control policies, the auction website said. The U.S. Department of Justice

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And Still They Rise: One Selfie at a Time

BY Arfa Shahid Black Muslim women are fighting for recognition, one selfie at a time. The hashtag #BombBlackHijabis and #BombBlackMuslimahs has been making its round on social media this week, celebrating black hijabis – Muslim women who wear the religious headscarf – and commenting on the lack of representation of black Muslims. The social media

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Trump’s Chicago Rally Called Off For Safety Reasons Amid Chaos

By Emily Flitter and Fiona Ortiz CHICAGO, March 12 – U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump canceled a rally scheduled for Friday night in Chicago after the event turned into a chaotic scene with thousands of attendees split into opposing camps of supporters of the Republican front-runner and protesters inflamed by his candidacy. A Trump campaign

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Hecklers Disrupt Trump Rally, Photographer Shoved To The Ground

By Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON, Mar 1 – A Donald Trump rally in Virginia was repeatedly disrupted on Monday by protesters, including some from the Black Lives Matter movement, in a stark display of the divisions the Republican front-runner’s presidential campaign has long been accused of sowing. A Time magazine photographer trying to document the exit

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Hillary Clinton Promises to Tackle Racial Disparities

By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK, Feb 17 – U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton courted the critical black vote on Tuesday as she met with civil rights leaders in New York and promised in a speech to tackle “very real barriers” confronting African-Americans. Clinton is seeking to maintain her lead among black voters over U.S.

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