Race Relations / Ethnic Issues

McDonald’s discriminates against Black franchisees, lawsuit claims

McDonald’s discriminates against Black franchisees, lawsuit claims

Published 01/09/2020

(Reuters) - McDonald’s Corp has been sued by 52 Black former franchise owners who accused the fast-food giant of racial discrimination by steering them to [more…]

Osaka allays injury fears in three-set win over Doi

Osaka allays injury fears in three-set win over Doi

Published 01/09/2020

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Japan’s Naomi Osaka showed no signs of discomfort from the injury that forced her to miss a final on Saturday but [more…]

Osaka keen to spread awareness about racial injustice

Osaka keen to spread awareness about racial injustice

Published 01/09/2020

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Japan’s Naomi Osaka says she wants to spread awareness about racial injustice after the former U.S. Open champion walked onto court [more…]

Lawsuit says McDonald’s discriminates against Black franchisees

Lawsuit says McDonald’s discriminates against Black franchisees

Published 01/09/2020

(Reuters) - McDonald’s Corp (MCD.N) has been sued by 52 Black former franchise owners who accuse the fast-food giant of racial discrimination by steering them [more…]

Facebook improving hate speech detection ahead of Myanmar election

Facebook improving hate speech detection ahead of Myanmar election

Published 01/09/2020

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc said on Tuesday that it was preparing for Myanmar’s general election in November by improving the detection and removal of hate [more…]

Federal agencies to investigate ‘left-wing civil unrest’: Trump

Federal agencies to investigate ‘left-wing civil unrest’: Trump

Published 01/09/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Departments of Justice and Homeland Security are setting up a joint operations center to investigate “left-wing civil unrest,” President Donald [more…]

In battleground Pennsylvania, Biden accuses Trump of stoking violence

In battleground Pennsylvania, Biden accuses Trump of stoking violence

Published 31/08/2020

PITTSBURGH (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Monday called for rioters and looters to be prosecuted, and slammed President Donald Trump for stoking [more…]

‘Rave on’: Irish president helps celebrate Van Morrison’s 75th birthday

‘Rave on’: Irish president helps celebrate Van Morrison’s 75th birthday

Published 31/08/2020

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Irish President Michael D. Higgins joined a virtual celebration of Van Morrison’s 75th birthday on Monday, namechecking U.S. civil rights champion John [more…]

Lone revellers brighten Notting Hill’s empty streets on carnival day

Lone revellers brighten Notting Hill’s empty streets on carnival day

Published 31/08/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Notting Hill Carnival, a highlight of the British summer, may have been cancelled this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but a [more…]

Custom masks, coronavirus and Black lives dominate VMA show

Custom masks, coronavirus and Black lives dominate VMA show

Published 31/08/2020

(Reuters) - Lady Gaga dominated the MTV Video Music Awards show on Sunday, with a series of visually arresting outfits, masked performances and four wins, [more…]