Chemical engineer fired over racist, homophobic meltdown on flight

A chemical engineer was fired from his job after being caught on video yelling homophobic slurs during a flight — and then repeatedly hurling the N-word after getting kicked off the plane. Zachary Easterly was terminated by his employer, pharmaceutical…

Chelsea are investigating alleged racist abuse directed at Son Heung-min

Chelsea are investigating alleged racist abuse directed at Son Heung-min during Sunday’s 2-2 draw with Tottenham. The South Korean forward started the London derby and played 79 minutes before being replaced by Yves Bissouma. The incident is believed to have…

US Soprano, offended by blackface, pulls out of Italy opera

Soprano Angel Blue says she won’t perform in an opera in Italy this month because blackface was used in the staging of a different work this summer on the same stage. The U.S. singer posted a note on her angeljoyblue…

Lewis Hamilton: F1 condemns Nelson Piquet’s racially abusive language about British driver

Formula 1 has condemned three-time world champion Nelson Piquet for using racially abusive language about Lewis Hamilton. The 69-year-old Brazilian, who won the world title in 1981, 83 and 87, used a racially offensive term in referring to Hamilton on…

Racism in English education should be seen as safeguarding issue, says author

Racism in education should be treated as a safeguarding issue, with anti-racist policies in all schools in England and training for staff, according to a new book. Jeffrey Boakye, a black English teacher, author and broadcaster, argues that schools are…

Toni Morrison novel “The Bluest Eye” off banned list in St Louis schools

A banned book by the Nobel laureate Toni Morrison will be available again to high school students in a district in St Louis, Missouri, after the Wentzville school board reversed its decision to ban The Bluest Eye, in the face…

Meghan Markle believes she was ‘destined’ to leave UK to fight racism in US

Meghan Markle reportedly believes her instinct to leave the UK makes sense now as she was ‘destined’ to help fight systemic racism in the US. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex stepped back as senior members of the Royal Family…

*Lagos Judiciary upgrades electronic filing system with E-Payment (Nation) *Melaye loses as tribunal affirms Adeyemi’s election (Punch)

Lagos Judiciary upgrades electronic filing system with E-Payment (Nation) The Lagos State Judiciary has upgraded its Electronic Filing System (EFS) through E-Payment. The new initiative is contained in a circular dated June 4, titled “Public Notice” and signed by the…

Venus Williams ‘brought to tears’ by Black Lives Matter protests

Venus Williams revealed she was ‘brought to tears’ by the ‘solidarity that has erupted across the USA’ during the Black Lives Matter protests. Williams, the American seven-time Grand Slam champion, believes the protests have merely ‘scratched the surface of the…

Football needs more black managers – Sterling

Progress in the fight against racism will only come in football when more black players become managers, England and Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling says. Thousands of people have taken part in anti-racism marches in the UK, following the death…

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