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1 dead in shooting at Seattle protest movement zone

Jun 21, 2020 - 1:32 PM

Police say another man is seriously wounded with 'life-threatening injuries'

SEATTLE PROTESTS. Demonstrators hold umbrellas while facing off with police near the Seattle Police Departments East Precinct on June 7, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images/AFP

Warner Records signs 12-year-old Black Lives Matter protest singer

Jun 20, 2020 - 3:37 PM

Keedron Bryant's viral a cappella gospel song 'I Just Wanna Live' is about his fears growing up as a black man in the US

How Black Lives Matter is changing entertainment

Jun 13, 2020 - 3:50 PM

Since the death of George Floyd, the reinvigorated Black Lives Matter movement has been rocking the entertainment landscape worldwide – from TV, music, to literature

Bob Dylan: George Floyd's death 'sickened me'

Jun 13, 2020 - 2:05 PM

'It sickened me to no end to see George tortured to death like that,' the folk singer says during a rare interview following mass anti-racism protests in the US

'Star Trek' icon George Takei says protests show 'progress' on diversity

Jun 13, 2020 - 11:18 AM

The Asian-American actor and LGBTQ icon urges the youth to stand firm on minority rights, saying the pandemic is renewing 'deep-rooted prejudices' in society

Self-described KKK leader charged for driving into U.S. protesters

Jun 09, 2020 - 2:34 PM

'Harry H. Rogers, 36, is charged with assault and battery, attempted malicious wounding, and felony vandalism. Additional charges are being investigated,' says Henrico County's Commonwealth Attorney Shannon Taylor

VIRGINIA PROTEST. A person holds up a fist as people gather around the Robert E. Lee statue on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Virginia, on June 4, 2020, amid continued protests over the death of George Floyd in police custody. File photo by Ryan M. Kelly/AFP

Man shot after car driven into George Floyd protest in Seattle

Jun 08, 2020 - 4:08 PM

Footage broadcast by local television station Q13Fox shows a man carrying a pistol getting out of a car near the Seattle Police Department's East Precinct as protesters screamed and fled

SEATTLE PROTESTS. Demonstrators hold umbrellas while facing off with police near the Seattle Police Departments East Precinct on June 7, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images/AFP

'Brooklyn 99' cast, Blake Lively donate funds to post bail for detained protesters

Jun 04, 2020 - 10:24 AM

Other celebrities like Ryan Reynolds and Chrissy Teigen are also putting up money in solidarity with protesters around the US

Malaysian beauty queen sorry over racist U.S. protest remarks

Jun 03, 2020 - 5:07 PM

Samantha Katie James, who competed in Miss Universe 2017, issues an apology for her statement regarding the riots in the US

Tiger Woods urges calm over 'shocking' George Floyd death

Jun 02, 2020 - 4:47 PM

'This shocking tragedy clearly crossed that line,' says Tiger Woods

CALM. Tiger Woods likens the violent protests ignited by George Floyd's death to the Los Angeles riots. File photo by Warren Little/Getty Images/AFP

Cole Sprouse among those arrested at Black Lives Matter protest

Jun 02, 2020 - 4:37 PM

'This is, and will be, a time about standing ground near others as a situation escalates, providing educated support, demonstrating and doing the right thing,' the actor says in an Instagram post

COLE SPROUSE. The actor, seen here at an event in Manila in April 2018, is among those arrested at a protest in Santa Monica, California. Rappler screenshot

Minneapolis businesses hammered by pandemic and protests

Jun 02, 2020 - 4:00 PM

Dozens of business owners in Minneapolis find themselves in a difficult financial situation, facing both the coronavirus and violent protests over the death of George Floyd

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA - MAY 29: A man carries goods out of a ransacked business during protests sparked by the death of George Floyd while in police custody on May 29, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Earlier today, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was taken into custody for Floyd's death. Chauvin has been accused of kneeling on Floyd's neck as he pleaded with him about not being able to breathe. Floyd was pronounced dead a short while later. Chauvin and 3 other officers, who were involved in the arrest, were fired from the police department after a video of the arrest was circulated. Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP

Facebook employees speak out against company's refusal to police Trump's posts

Jun 02, 2020 - 9:20 AM

'Mark is wrong, and I will endeavor in the loudest possible way to change his mind,' tweets Ryan Freitas, the design director of Facebook's News Feed

ZUCKERBERG. Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg looks on before to deliver his speech during the VivaTech (Viva Technology) trade fair in Paris, on May 24, 2018. Photo by Gerard Julien/AFP


'We're tired of being hurt': Rage in New York over George Floyd death

Jun 01, 2020 - 10:00 PM

New York has its own long history of police violence involving African Americans, with few arrests for fatal incidents and even fewer convictions

PROTEST. Manhattan, New York protest George Floyd's death on May 31, 2020. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Bundesliga footballers join LeBron, Jordan in US protest

Jun 01, 2020 - 9:12 PM

France's Marcus Thuram and England's Jadon Sancho call for justice for George Floyd after scoring in their respective Bundesliga games

TAKING A STAND. Dortmund midfielder Jadon Sancho shows a "Justice for George Floyd" shirt as he celebrates after scoring against Paderborn. Photo by Lars Baron/AFP