George Floyd's family will receive a compensation of $ 27 million by Minneapolis city as a part of a legal settlement. Floyd, whose death sparked global protests, was killed by police officer Derek Chauvin who knelt on the former's neck. Besides, Floyd's family attorney Benjamin Crump expressed his concerns towards those who consider such incidents as unimportant or unworthy. Meanwhile, Floyd's family welcomed this move and lauded the justice… read-more
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One of the biggest social movement of 2020 'Black Lives Matter' has been proposed for the Nobel Peace Prize by a socialist lawmaker Petter Eide. The movement targetting racial injustice was founded in the US and gained momentum in May 2020 when the US Police brutally killed a black man George Floyd. Later, protests broke around the world raising awareness against racial inequality. The prize is scheduled for announcement in October 2021.
The TIME Magazine has announced the South Korean band BTS as its 2020 Entertainer of the Year. The magazine has honoured them for their widespread presence during Covid-19 and their support towards the Black Lives Matter movement. The seven-member K-pop boy band has been recently recognized at various occasions for their magical performances. Earlier in November 2020, the band's 'Dynamite' track had led them to clinch their first Grammy… read-more
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United States’ Secret Service have erected makeshift, non-scalable walls around the White House complex, fearing violence ahead of the elections on November 3. Also the stores across major cities have put protective covers on windows and hired extra services to ensure safety from vandalism. The fear comes after supporters of both warring sides, including the ‘Black Lives Matter' protestors asked to gather in Washington DC on Vote count night… read-more
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Shahrukh Khan's daughter, Suhana Khan, posted a picture on Instagram on September 29 and expressed how she had faced demeaning comments because of her skin tone." While rubbishing 'colourism', she told that she was called ugly several times owing to her complexion. "I hope it helps to know that I'm 5"3 and brown and I am extremely happy about it and you should be too. … read-more
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Tens of thousands of people took part in 'The Commitment March' and hit the streets of Washington D.C on August 28 to condemn the act of racism and police brutality in the United States. The rally began at the Lincoln Memorial where Martin Luther King delivered his 'I Have a Dream' speech and was led and addressed by relatives of the victims who were killed due to the use of lethal force by Law Enforcement.
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Former Sri Lanka Captain, Kumar Sangakkara on July 22, joined the global debate happening on racism and delivered an important message invoking the importance of education while fighting against racism. Referring to the Black Lives Matter Movement, Sangakkara said that one of the most important things to do is to teach our children the real history, and not the sanitized version of… read-more
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