‘Black lives do not matter’ in US, Floyd’s brother tells UN - newsheadline247.com
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‘Black lives do not matter’ in US, Floyd’s brother tells UN

By AFP George Floyd’s brother on Wednesday begged the United Nations to help African Americans because “black lives do not matter in the United States”, as the UN’s rights chief urged reparations for centuries of discrimination. Philonise Floyd made an impassioned speech via video-link to an urgent United Nations Human Rights Council debate on “systemic Read more

BET Founder Robert Johnson Calls for Government to Pay $14 Trillion in Reparations for Slavery - newsheadline247.com
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BET Founder Robert Johnson Calls for Government to Pay $14 Trillion in Reparations for Slavery

Foreign The founder of Black Entertainment Television, Robert Johnson has called on the US government to pay $14 trillion in reparations for slavery. Johnson, who became the country’s first black billionaire when he sold BET to Viacom in 2001, told CNBC that the government should pay trillions of dollars for reparations to help reduce racial inequality, Read more

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Violence spreads in US as Trump faces anger for ordering force

Foreign By AFP Violence and looting spread early Tuesday to more US cities as President Donald Trump faced heated criticism for using force outside the White House to dispel peaceful demonstrators against racial injustice. Once-in-a-generation protests have brought a multiracial and overwhelmingly peaceful coalition into the streets for the past week but each night has Read more

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Twitter labels Trump tweets ‘unsubstantiated’ for the first time

By AFP Twitter labelled two Donald Trump tweets “unsubstantiated” and accused him of making false claims Tuesday, a first for the social network which has long resisted calls to censure the US president over truth-defying posts. The move drew a furious response from Trump, who used the platform to accuse Twitter of “interfering in the Read more