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'Fortnite' removes police cars with eye on U.S. race protests

Jun 22, 2020 - 6:57 PM

Fortnite's virtual world previously contained police cars, but those could no longer be seen in the latest version of the game

FORTNITE PLAY. Gaming fans play "Fortnite" at the 2019 Electronic Entertainment Expo, also known as E3, in Los Angeles on June 11, 2019. File photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP

How U.S. disinformation threatens Black Lives Matter

Jun 21, 2020 - 5:57 PM

Disinformation experts say campaigns from far-right white supremacist conspiracy groups threaten US anti-racism protests

PROTEST. A man speaks into a bull-horn in front of the Wendy's restaurant set ablaze overnight on June 14, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. Rayshard Brooks, 27, was shot and killed yesterday by police in a struggle following a field sobriety test at the Wendy's. Photo by Dustin Chambers/Getty Images for Coda Story.

Scientific journal Nature joins global academic strike vs anti-black racism

Jun 10, 2020 - 7:29 PM

In an editorial, science publisher Nature says it is 'one of the white institutions that is responsible for bias in research and scholarship'

NATURE. A picture taken on November 20, 2017 shows logos of English multidisciplinary scientific journal Nature displayed on computers' screens. File photo by Loic Venance/AFP

Trudeau takes a knee with Canada protesters for racial justice

Jun 06, 2020 - 9:54 AM

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shows solidarity with US protesters marching against racism and police brutality

TAKING A KNEE. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (2nd L) takes a knee during in a Black Lives Matter protest on Parliament Hill June 5, 2020 in Ottawa, Canada.  Photo by Dave Chan/AFP

Trump sparks controversy saying 'great day' for George Floyd

Jun 06, 2020 - 9:12 AM

The remarks Donald Trump made during a televised White House briefing come 11 days after George Floyd's death and spark confusion as to why Trump thought it was a great day for Floyd

TRUMP. US President Donald Trump holds a Bible while visiting St. John's Church across from the White House after the area was cleared of people protesting the death of George Floyd June 1, 2020, in Washington, DC. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Beyonce says she's not 'anti-police'

Apr 06, 2016 - 10:01 AM

I m an artist and I think the most powerful art is usually misunderstood Beyonce says of her new song Formation