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Mom holding son's ashes: ‘This is what I'm left with'
Michael White’s mother brought an urn of the slain teen’s ashes to court Wednesday, telling his young killers “this is what I’m left with.”         
9 points by Arizona Republic | Judge Prosecutor Kent County Michigan Carlos Delgado Circuit court Assault South Africa Criminal law
South African victim-blaming textbook blasted for rape question
A South African school textbook that has been in circulation for the past five years has come under fire for including a question about a rape victim suggesting she was to blame for the assault. The harshly criticized publisher has promised a re-issue. Read Full Article at RT.com
15 points by Russia Today | Rape Sexual intercourse Sexual assault Question South Africa Human sexual behavior Abuse Victimisation
‘This is what I'm left with,’ mother holding son's ashes tells teen killers
Michael White’s mother brought an urn of the slain teen’s ashes to court Wednesday, telling his young killers “this is what I’m left with.”       
9 points by USA Today | Judge Prosecutor Kent County Michigan Carlos Delgado Circuit court Assault South Africa Criminal law
5 in Rapides jail accused of raping another inmate
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Five inmates in the Rapides Parish jail face charges of raping another inmate there. The Town Talk reports (http://townta.lk/2crV0kt ) that one of those accused is a 17-year-old awaiting trial in the beating death of a man at an Alexandria motel. The Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Assault Rape Sexual intercourse South Africa Murder Crimes
Opinion: Only American 'Black Lives Matter'
Let's be honest: When people say "Black Lives Matter," what they really mean is that Black American Lives Matter.
1659 points by CNN | Sudan United States Race Sub-Saharan Africa South Africa Ku Klux Klan Slavery White people
Shark attack survivor to swim for gold
When Achmat Hassiem was attacked by a shark he feared his budding career as a semi-professional goalkeeper was over.
1129 points by CNN | Paralympic Games Olympic Games South Africa 2008 Summer Paralympics Special Olympics World Games International Paralympic Committee 2012 Summer Paralympics
Black Lives Matter partners with charity
The nonprofit charity also known as IDEX has been acting as a mostly unseen financial arm of Black Lives Matter        
-1 points by The Detroit News | White people South Africa Black people Affirmative action Latin America Race Sub-Saharan Africa Miscegenation
Hampden vigil to honor New York man killed in alleged hate crime
Residents of Baltimore's Hampden neighborhood plan to hold a vigil Saturday to honor the black New York man who was stabbed to death in what police say was a hate crime carried out by one of their white neighbors. Event organizer Sarah Rice said the purpose of the event is for Hampden residents...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | White people New York City Crime Black people Race KILL United Kingdom South Africa
Double standard: Could Obamacare be saved?
If you want to know why support for Obamacare is at an all-time high, here's one explanation:
-1 points by CNN | Black people White people Drug addiction Race Crack cocaine South Africa White American Ronald Reagan
James Jackson charged with murdering Timothy Caughman
Baltimore resident with 'intent to kill as many black men as he could' plunged sword into 66-year-old Timothy Caughman.
-1 points by Al Jazeera English | Assault White people Black people Hatred United Kingdom Hate speech Race South Africa
Suspect: I stabbed black man as 'practice'
The white man accused of fatally stabbing a black man in New York on Monday night told police he targeted the victim because he was black and that he viewed the killing as "practice," according to a criminal complaint.
-1 points by CNN | New York City Black people White people United Kingdom Race South Africa African American Murder
President Zuma and the media in South Africa
We explore Zuma's grip on broadcasters, and Wikimedia Foundation on facts, trust and open source knowledge.
38 points by Al Jazeera English | Jacob Zuma South Africa Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka United States African National Congress Wikipedia Thabo Mbeki South African general election 2009
State of the media in Zuma's South Africa
Since Zuma has been in office, the country's state-owned broadcaster, SABC, has grown more and more state-controlled.
8 points by Al Jazeera English | Jacob Zuma South Africa Thabo Mbeki African National Congress President of South Africa Nelson Mandela South African general election 2009 Umkhonto we Sizwe
Clashes in Paris as protests against police brutality continue (VIDEO)
Clashes have erupted in Paris as hundreds of people have once again taken to the streets to protest police brutality. Police used tear gas against the demonstrators. Read Full Article at RT.com
400 points by Russia Today | Sexual slavery Protest South Africa Black people Police Sexual assault Prostitution Slavery
Charges filed in 11-year-old girl's Chicago shooting death
CHICAGO (AP) — A 19-year-old man has been charged with first-degree murder in the killing of an 11-year-old Chicago girl who was shot in the head over the weekend.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | American films Timothy Carey South Africa
Lion lunges at tourist's car window in South African park
Ben HooperFeb. 14 (UPI) -- Visitor driving through a South African national park were startled when a lion outside their car window suddenly lunged forward.
11 points by UPI | United Press International Lion South Africa Kruger National Park
Scott Baio tells Trevor Noah to shut up over Nordstrom boycott
Scott Baio does not find Trevor Noah's jokes very funny.
7967 points by Daily News | Comedy South Africa Comedy Central United States New York City The Colbert Report Scott Baio The Daily Show
The first time I discovered I was white
Dancin' and singin' and movin' to the groovin'
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | White people Race Black people Race African American Racism Whiteness studies South Africa
Suspects in videotaped beating to appear in Chicago court
CHICAGO (AP) — Four black people charged with a hate crime in an attack on a white mentally disabled man that was captured by a cellphone camera and shown live on Facebook are scheduled to return to court, where they're…
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Black people United Kingdom White people Race Donald Trump Trump International Hotel and Tower South Africa Bullying
Scuffles erupt in South African parliament after opposition MPs insult President Zuma (VIDEO)
A mass brawl broke out between guards and opposition lawmakers in the South African parliament on Thursday after the opposition sought to stop President Jacob Zuma from taking the floor, hurling a storm of insults at him. Read Full Article at RT.com
94 points by Russia Today | African National Congress Jacob Zuma Thabo Mbeki South Africa South African general election 2009 Democratic Alliance Kgalema Motlanthe South African Communist Party
MPs clash as Zuma delivers state of nation speech
Chaos erupts in parliament and security forces drag opposition MPs trying to interrupt president out of the chamber.
1416 points by Al Jazeera English | Jacob Zuma African National Congress South Africa South African general election 2009 Thabo Mbeki Democratic Alliance Umkhonto we Sizwe South African Communist Party
Berlinale: Panorama Player ‘The Wound’ Opens Taboo World
A lonely factory worker traveling to his rural homeland in the mountains of South Africa’s Eastern Cape marks the entry point into the astonishing world of “The Wound,” John Trengove’s powerful debut feature, which opens the Panorama section of the 67th Berlin Film Festival following its world premiere in Sundance. The film centers on Xolani,... Read more »
218 points by Variety | Initiation South Africa Ceremony Hazing Film festival Berlin International Film Festival Rite of Passage Mircea Eliade
15,000 homeless after Philippines slum devastated by fire (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)
A massive blaze at an overcrowded slum in the Philippines capital of Manila, has left at least 15,000 people homeless. Read Full Article at RT.com
1616 points by Russia Today | Shanty town Slum Favela Squatting South Africa Ghetto Poverty Slums
Mother expected to make plea in birthday cake beating death
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Prosecutors say they expect to strike a plea deal with a Maryland woman whose 9-year-old son was fatally beaten over a missing piece of birthday cake.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Crimes American films English-language films Maryland Assault Criminal law Death South Africa
Urban Chamber looks to strengthen ties between Nevada, Africa
The Las Vegas Urban Chamber of Commerce is ready for business with Africa, after completing a trade mission to Namibia and South Africa.
28 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Economics Commerce Business South Africa Poverty Stock exchange Management Africa
KING: Demanding justice for Karina Vetrano doesn't require racism
I am concerned that latent racism is now creeping its way into how this horrible case is being talked about.
28214 points by Daily News | White people Black people Race African American South Africa United Kingdom Pardo Race
Jogger suspect’s sister thinks he was framed because he’s black
The sister of Karina Vetrano’s accused killer said Monday that her sibling was framed—and that he was only arrested because he’s black. “I think the cops framed him because he’s a black person. They couldn’t find anyone else to pin this on, so they pinned it on my brother,” Theresa Forbes, 36, told reporters. Forbes’s...
18866 points by New York Post | English-language films Sibling Family South Africa
South Africa's plan to tackle HIV among sex workers
South African activists call for the decriminalisation of sex work to protect human rights and reduce spread of HIV.
2496 points by Al Jazeera English | Prostitution HIV South Africa AIDS Sex worker Sex workers' rights Rape Sex industry
African News Organizations Get Boost From InnovateAfrica But Still Face Many Challenges
Winners were announced on Feb. 2 for the first innovateAfrica Fund, a $1 million initiative to support digital innovations and leapfrog technologies in newsrooms across Africa. The first edition selected 22 projects out of more than 700 submissions from across the continent. The winners will receive grants ranging from $12,500 to $100,000, as well as... Read more »
13 points by Variety | Africa Mass media African Union Journalism Continent Zimbabwe Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation South Africa
CDC: HIV treatment coming too late for many black Americans
Steven Reinberg, HealthDay News Although progress has been made, black people in America are still being hit harder by HIV/AIDS, a new report says.
264 points by UPI | African American Black people Race South Africa White people Afro-Latin American Negro White American
Zambia Fights a Slithering Scourge to Its Corn Crop
Since late last year, armyworms—so called because they march in large formations and leave behind destruction—have invaded a third of Zambia’s 3.5 million acres of cornfields, and the army is fighting back to head off a potential hit to the economy.
34 points by The Wall Street Journal | Military Africa Zambia Southern Africa Overseas Chinese South Africa Namibia Botswana
Illicit miners scrape for diamonds on abandoned mines
In South Africa digging for diamonds with picks, shovels is only means of income for many, though it is against the law.
884 points by Al Jazeera English | Mining South Africa De Beers Mineral Diamond Kimberley Northern Cape Human rights Diggers
White women own up to it: You're the reason Hillary Clinton lost
I don't understand white women. Fifty-three percent of you chose an indisputably unqualified man for a job over a woman who could run circles around him. Isn't that the very thing you're always complaining about in the workplace? Here, you had an opportunity to place a woman in the most coveted...
25713 points by Chicago Tribune | White people Black people African American Barack Obama Race United Kingdom South Africa Pardo
73 killed in tanker explosion in Mozambique
Mozambican media say 73 people were killed and more than 100 others were wounded in a fuel tanker explosion in the north of the country.
1 points by The Denver Post | Mozambique Semi-trailer truck Tete Province Provinces of Mozambique South Africa 2005 albums Trucks Official
S Africa probes David Mahlobo links to rhino smuggling
Police launch investigation after Al Jazeera report raises serious questions about South African security chief.
282 points by Al Jazeera English | Jacob Zuma Rhinoceros South Africa Mpumalanga Thabo Mbeki Al Jazeera Special Police Unit Overseas Chinese
South Africans outraged over coffin assault
A video showing two white men forcing a black man into a coffin and threatening to set him alight has gone viral under #coffinassault in recent days, once again igniting the discussion of racism in South Africa.
2579 points by CNN | White people English-language films Bodily harm Black people Grievous bodily harm South Africa United States Constitution United Kingdom
Middelburg: Protests over South Africa coffin assault
Protests erupt in Middelburg after widely circulated video clip shows two white men forcing a black man into a coffin.
2048 points by Al Jazeera English | South Africa White people Black people Africa African American United Kingdom Race Coloured
Police: Duo brandished HIV-infected needle in Naperville robbery
Two people threatened employees with a hypodermic needle that they claimed was infected with HIV while robbing a pharmacy Tuesday in Naperville.
103 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Africa Race White American South Africa Hypodermic needle White people Asian Man Records Pharmacy
Thug jump-kicks homeless man in ‘disgusting’ attack (VIDEO)
Police have released shocking video footage shot on a mobile phone showing a thug attacking a homeless man on the street. Read Full Article at RT.com
245 points by Russia Today | Criminal Investigation Department English-language films Attack Twitter Ageism Metropolitan Police Service South Africa Stratford London
Vimeo Unveils 3 Original Productions Featuring Female Talent
Vimeo continues to invest in original programming — announcing three new projects involving women in front of and behind the camera — although the IAC-owned video site is still mainly interested in using the originals lineup to promote its premium-content platform, rather than viewing them as a significant revenue stream. The three new productions, which bring Vimeo’s originals... Read more »
340 points by Variety | Comedy South Africa 2016 The new black Leap year starting on Friday
Chainsaws in hand, some de-horn rhinos to stop poaching
Eager to stop wildlife poaching, some are taking the drastic step of de-horning rhinos before the illegal hunters do        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Rhinoceros Africa Endangered species South Africa Hunting Endangered Species Act Wildlife management Horn
‘Fed up & scared’: Demonstrators speak to RT about Keith Lamont Scott protests (VIDEOS)
Protesters in Charlotte, North Carolina, have come out in force over the killing of Keith Lamont Scott because the black community is “fed up” and seeking answers, a demonstrator told RT. Some residents are calling for an economic boycott of the city. Read Full Article at RT.com
455 points by Russia Today | Protest Activism Black people African American Black supremacy South Africa Black Power Civil disobedience
Robert A. George: Translating Trump’s racial demagoguery
“Our African-American communities are absolutely in the worst shape that they’ve ever been in before, ever, ever, ever.
220 points by Daily News | Black people White people Race African American South Africa United Kingdom Racism Pardo
Would you swap your sneakers with a stranger?
For the past three years, a one day event in South Africa has drawn in thousands of shoe lovers in pursuit of one thing: the perfect sneakers.
65 points by CNN | South Africa Africa Zimbabwe Cape Town 2003 Cricket World Cup Indian Ocean African Union Overseas Chinese
Ghana: Call to remove Gandhi statue over 'racist views'
Campaigners urge removal of Indian social activist's statue from university, saying he was racist towards black people.
10349 points by Al Jazeera English | Black people Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi South Africa Indian independence movement African National Congress Nonviolence Africa White people
Trevor Noah to Host MTV Africa Music Awards in Johannesburg
ROME — Trevor Noah will be returning to his hometown to host the sixth edition of the MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA), which will take place Oct. 22 in Johannesburg. The host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” is set to conduct the live two-hour telecast of the awards ceremony inside Johannesburg’s Ticketpro Dome, Viacom International Media... Read more »
14 points by Variety | Africa South Africa 2003 Cricket World Cup African Union Marlon Wayans Comedy Central MTV Networks MTV Video Music Awards
Incredible children's band goes viral
With the help of a few friends, one of South Africa's youngest all-girl bands is finding fame around the world playing an ancient Zulu instrument.
5674 points by CNN | Percussion instrument Marimba Xylophone South Africa Idiophone Mozambique Zimbabwe Music
Is there a case for dehorning rhinos?
The large bull rhino was about a hundred meters away. The jeep carrying the darting team moved closer, there was a popping sound and the bull twitched and moved off with a dart clearly visible in his upper leg. Within two minutes he was down on his knees. The dehorning team approached quickly, attached blinkers to cover his eyes as a group of ranch hands held him down and attached a rope to his back leg.
1624 points by CNN | South Africa Rhinoceros Kruger National Park Lion 2003 Cricket World Cup Mpumalanga Amino acid Battle at Kruger
‘Let’s Be Frank’’s Peter Hamblin on Reinventing Surf Films
There are few more notorious hard men in the world of big wave pro surfing than South Africa’s shady Frank James Solomon, portrayed in Peter Hamblin’s “Let’s Be Frank.” Yes, he runs big lines on big waves: There are some fairly spectacular surfing sequences in the movie. But he also runs money, drugs, and even,... Read more »
159 points by Variety | Big wave surfing Surfing Film Film director South Africa Extreme sport Surf film Mavericks
Smith backs Starc for Proteas Tests despite 'gruesome' injury
Australia captain Steve Smith thinks Mitchell Starc will be fit to face South Africa in November despite a freak accident in training last week that left the pace bowler with a "gruesome" injury.
-1 points by | Africa Indian Ocean Sri Lanka South Africa 2003 Cricket World Cup Brace Osteoarthritis Southern United States