Wednesday, 20 October 2021

Tag Archives: Black Lives Matter

U.S. Govt probes Microsoft’s effort to boost diversity

NEW YORK: Microsoft says the U.S. Labor Department is scrutinizing its efforts to boost Black employment and leadership at the tech company. Microsoft disclosed in a blog post that it received a letter from the agency last week asking about the company’s June pledge to double the number of Black ...

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‘Racism is real’: Daren Sammy urges cricket bosses to do better

LONDON: Former West Indies captain Daren Sammy has urged cricket’s governing bodies to treat racism more seriously and pay it the same attention they give to upholding the integrity of the game. Athletes across the world have spoken out about racism in sport as part of the Black Lives Matter ...

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Dominic Raab says taking knee is ‘subjugation’

British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab sparked mockery and dismay by suggesting the anti-racism protest of taking the knee was a symbol of “subjugation” that originated with “Game of Thrones”. Premier League footballers took a knee on Wednesday evening in solidarity with demonstrations across the world sparked by the killing of ...

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George Floyd’s brother urges UN to probe

GENEVA: The brother of George Floyd made a heartfelt plea to the U.N.’s top human rights body, urging it to launch intense international scrutiny of systemic racism, the killing of black people by police and violence against peaceful protesters in the United States. Philonese Floyd, in a video message to ...

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UK police boards up Gandhi statue ahead of Black Lives Matter protest

LONDON: Mahatma Gandhi’s statue at the Parliament Square has been covered and boarded up completely to protect it from anti-racism and anti-fascism Black Lives Matter protestors, who have threatened to bring down nearly 60 statues across Britain of those historic figures who expressed racist views towards black people. The statue ...

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Priyanka Chopra stopped endorsing fairness products

BOLLYWOOD: Priyanka Chopra had nettled social media after she came forth extending support for the Black Lives Matter movement. Many users were quick to slap labels like ‘hypocrite’ on the Quantico actor owing to the several fairness cream products she had endorsed earlier. And in the midst of all the ...

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