Frederick Douglass statue vandalized in New York park

Police are investigating an act of vandalism after a statue of abolitionist Frederick Douglass was removed from its base at a park during the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

Anti-racism groups in Paris call out colonizer street names

PARIS (AP) — Paris police blocked anti-racism groups from leading a “de-colonial tour” of Paris on Sunday to call attention to monuments and streets honoring historical figures tied to the slave trade or colonial-era abuses. Instead, the protesters marched around a monument in front of the French capital’s Museum of Immigration, waving signs with proposed […]

Over 80 killed in Ethiopia unrest after singer shot dead

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — More than 80 people have been killed in unrest in Ethiopia after a popular singer was shot dead this week, the state-run Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation says. Hachalu Hundessa was buried Thursday amid tight security. He had been a prominent voice in anti-government protests that led to a dramatic change in […]

Australian prime minister apologizes for ‘no slavery’ claim

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s prime minister apologized on Friday to critics who accuse him of denying the country’s history of slavery, as a state government announced it will remove a former Belgian king’s name from a mountain range as part of a global re-examination of racial injustice. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has defended the […]

Monument honoring abolition of slavery vandalized in France

PARIS (AP) — Vandals have defaced a monument celebrating the abolition of slavery in southern France, in an apparent response to growing anger over entrenched racism and calls for the removal of monuments to historical figures tied to colonialism and the slave trade. Statues to people with links to France’s colonial past and slavery have […]

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