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Trump idea of 'National Garden of American Heroes' raises questions

Jul 06, 2020 - 9:23 AM

'We will defend, protect, and preserve the American way of life, which began in 1492 when Columbus discovered America,' Trump says

HEADLESS. People photograph a statue depicting Christopher Columbus which had its head removed at Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park on June 10, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images/AFP

Klobuchar exits VP contention, says Biden should pick black woman

Jun 19, 2020 - 1:04 PM

US Senator Amy Klobuchar says the protests that erupted in the aftermath of a brutal police killing of a black man in her state of Minnesota helped her realize the need for greater diversity in the presidential contest

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 11: Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., gives her opening statement during a Senate Judiciary Committee business meeting on Capitol Hill on June 11, 2020 in Washington, DC. Senate committee gathered to vote on authorizing 35 subpoenas into the origins of the FBIs Russia investigation, dubbed Crossfire Hurricane. Carolyn Kaster-Pool/Getty Images/AFP POOL / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: The relevance of #BlackLivesMatter to Filipinos

Jun 11, 2020 - 8:31 PM

Leloy Claudio talks to Sheila Coronel and Vince Rafael about the relevance of the Black Lives Matter movement to Filipinos

Trump nixes idea of renaming U.S. bases honoring Confederate heroes

Jun 11, 2020 - 5:47 PM

10 bases honoring generals from the secessionist South, which lost the Civil War and its struggle to preserve slavery, are in the spotlight

Fort Bragg, NC / US - May 20, 2020: Iron Mike Statue Commemorating Airborne Troops Throughout History Shutterstock.com

Floyd brother tells U.S. Congress to 'stop' pain, pass police reform

Jun 10, 2020 - 11:56 PM

Philonise Floyd appears in person before a House hearing, where he describes the anguish of watching a video of George's death and demands lawmakers address the systemic problems in law enforcement

POLICE REFORM. Philonise Floyd, brother of George Floyd, pauses as he gives his opening statement during a House Judiciary Committee hearing to discuss police brutality and racial profiling on June 10, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Photo by Greg Nash/Pool/AFP

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

Houston bids farewell to George Floyd in hometown funeral

Jun 10, 2020 - 1:02 AM

Politicians, civil rights activists, and celebrities join the family to share memories of the man they call a 'gentle giant'

GEORGE FLOYD. Family members of George Floyd pause at the casket during a funeral service for Floyd at The Fountain of Praise Church on June 9, 2020, in Houston. Photo by David J. Phillip/AFP

Last French Slam winner Noah blasts white 'silence' over racism

Jun 08, 2020 - 3:57 PM

'It's good that the young people are involved, but what bothers me is that they are all either mixed-race or black,' says 1983 French Open winner Yannick Noah

AWARENESS. Yannick Noah says injustice "should make everyone aware." Photo by Philippe Huguen/AFP

'Time for a change': Anti-racism protesters march across U.S.

Jun 07, 2020 - 1:54 PM

Protests took place from New York to Los Angeles with Washington as the epicenter

UNREST. A protester holds up a sign on the recently renamed Black Lives Matter Plaza near the White House as the sun sets during continued demonstrations on June 6, 2020 in Washington, DC. Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. accuses China of using Floyd death for propaganda

Jun 06, 2020 - 11:07 PM

'The CCP's propaganda efforts – seeking to conflate the United States' actions in the wake of the death of George Floyd with the CCP's denial of basic human rights and freedom – should be seen for the fraud that they are,' says US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

'USED AS PROPAGANDA'. US President Donald Trump holds up a Bible outside of St John's Episcopal church across Lafayette Park in Washington, DC on June 1, 2020. File photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

U.S. gears for weekend protests amid anger at new police abuses

Jun 06, 2020 - 6:30 PM

Massive street demonstrations are set including in Washington DC where tens of thousands of people are expected.

Protestors kneel and raise theirs fists during a vigil at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in New York, June 5, 2020 against the death of George Floyd and instances of police brutality. The United States has seen more than a week of nationwide protests over the death in police custody of George Floyd, captured in a shocking video showing white officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on Floyd's neck for nearly nine minutes as he pleaded for his life. TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP

'Blackout Tuesday' celebrity posts draw support, skepticism in music industry

Jun 03, 2020 - 3:53 PM

Photos of black squares on Instagram – some critics say the #BlackLivesMatter message is at risk of being diluted by brands and individuals who only see an opportunity to promote themselves

U.S. scrambles to stem anger as Trump faces backlash for violent crackdown

Jun 03, 2020 - 2:03 PM

Protests have been held in cities across the country, mostly peaceful but many descending into mayhem as night falls, with both activists and officials blaming rabble-rousers, and thousands arrested

A man with an upsidedown US flag walks during a demonstration for the end of police brutaity in uptown Charlotte, North Carolina on June 2, 2020. US President Donald Trump said June 2, 2020, that he was now looking for a state to host the Republican National Convention later this summer, after North Carolina said it could not do so as planned due to the coronavirus pandemic. Charlotte was the designated city to hold the Republican convention from August 24 until August 27. Logan Cyrus / AFP

Amid protests, Pentagon squirms under pressure to do Trump's political bidding

Jun 03, 2020 - 8:49 AM

'America is not a battleground. Our fellow citizens are not the enemy,' says retired General Martin Dempsey

GAS. Tear gas rises above as protesters face off with police during a demonstration outside the White House over the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis Police in Washington, DC, on May 31, 2020. Photo by Samuel Corum/AFP

Hundreds of troops deployed as angry U.S. anti-racism protests spread

May 29, 2020 - 11:18 PM

Overnight demonstrators break through law enforcement barriers to overtake the Minneapolis police station where the 4 officers blamed for George Floyd's death are based

PROTESTS. Police officers block a road on the fourth day of protests on May 29, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron James continues campaign for 'equality' in fashion statement

Dec 18, 2017 - 6:34 PM

'Equality is all about understanding our rights, understanding what we stand for and how powerful we are as men and women, black or white or Hispanic,' says James

EQUALITY. LeBron James makes a statement on his shoes during his game against the Wizards. Photo from Twitter (@cavs)

Defiant Trump isolated after defense of hard right

Aug 17, 2017 - 6:58 AM

Donald Trump finds himself an isolated figure after his extraordinary defense of white nationalist protesters sends business leaders and political allies scurrying for cover

This file photo taken on August 12, 2017 shows US President Donald Trump speaking to the press about protests in Charlottesville at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey. Jim Watson/AFP