Macy’s is to pay $650,000 (£390,000) to settle claims it racially profiled and detained ethnic minority shoppers at its flagship Manhattan shop. Under a deal with New York’s attorney-general Macy’s agreed to a series of changes at its 42 stores across the state. Staff at Macy’s, one of US retailing’s big names, were said to […]
British and American intelligence services have identified the man suspected of beheading US journalist James Foley as a UK citizen who traveled to Syria to join the Islamic State, the Sunday Times reported.
An armed gang has attacked a prison in Haiti freeing an unconfirmed number of inmates. The Croix-des-Bouquets jail held more than 800 prisoners before the Sunday morning attack. The action caused panic in the area around the capital Port-au-Prince where the prison is located. “We heard a lot of gunshots, and we saw people running […]
A health official in Abidjan, Nigeria, displays a leaflet about the Ebola outbreak The move comes after the World Health Organization (WHO) said the spread of the virus in West Africa was an international health emergency. WHO says 961 people have died from Ebola in West Africa this year, two of them in Nigeria. The […]
Rioting over the killing of an unarmed black teenager by a police officer has erupted in Missouri, police say. People looted shops, vandalised cars and stores, and set a building alight on Sunday as police tried to block off access to several areas of St Louis. Police say Michael Brown, 18, was shot on Saturday […]
The National Commission on Voting Rights (NCVR), in a move timed to coincide with the 49th anniversary of the signing of the Voting rights Act of 1965 (VRA) released a new report1 showing increased patterns of voting rights discrimination since the US Supreme Court gutted enforcement provisions in the Shelby County v. Holder decision in June 2013.
WASHINGTON – As the White House prepares to host more than 40 African heads of state for the upcoming U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, civil society actors from the U.S., Africa and the international community are urging the Barack Obama administration to use the summit as an opportunity to more thoroughly address some of Africa’s most pressing human rights violations.
By Nathan James Responding to the needs of young LGBT people aged 16 to 24, the New York State Labor Department has announced a special Job Fair next month, at New York City’s LGBT Community Center. Governor Cuomo’s Special Assistant for Community Affairs, Erik Bottcher, noted that this day-long event, which includes workshops and seminars […]
By Tariro Washinyira Groudup A gay man from the DRC claims the Congolese community in South Africa will not rest until they kill him. Junior Miteo Kalonji, 34, wept hard as he talked about his life. GroundUp had to stop the interview three times when he broke down. On 11 August, Kalonji says he was […]
A gay pride parade in Uganda has special meaning this year following a decision by one of the country’s courts overturning an extreme anti-gay law that could have landed homosexuals in prison for life.
Untested drugs can be used to treat patients infected with the Ebola virus, the World Health Organization says. The WHO said it was ethical in light of the scale of the outbreak and high number of deaths – more than 1,000 people have died in West Africa. The statement was made after its medical experts […]
Nigerian officials on Monday said one new Ebola case was diagnosed over the weekend, raising the country’s total to 10 confirmed cases. With the new Ebola case, the number of people who have come into contact with the disease has grown, and officials are now
By Jessica Berman Doctors may have found a new tool to help detect and predict colon and rectal cancer. University of Michigan researchers say they have found a link between the bacteria in the gut and the cancers of the lower intestine. Researchers analyzed the fecal matter of 3 different groups of people, one healthy, […]
Growing up with five brothers, soccer-mad Majidah Nantanda had half a team to compete against at home in Makindye, a suburb in Uganda’s capital, Kampala. But at her school, in the 1990s, there were two sports rules: “Netball for the girls and football for the boys,” recalls the 32-year-old, as she stands on the sidelines of a boy’s game in Makindye.
Cameroonian Albert Ebosse has died after being hit by an object thrown by spectators following a game in Algeria. Ebosse, who was 24, was declared dead after being taken to hospital in Tizi Ouzou, east of the capital Algiers. The JS Kabylie striker, who had scored in a 2-1 home defeat by USM Alger, was […]
Donald Sanford finishes 400 meter dash in 45.27 seconds, winning Israel its 3rd medal in competition’s history Israeli-American athlete Donald Sanford made some Israeli history on Friday when he won a bronze medal in the 400 meter dash in the European Athletics Championships in Zurich, Switzerland – the first running medal for Israel in the […]
By Nathan James Joan Rivers, the grande doyenne of American stand-up comedy, has been placed on the critical list at New York City’s Mount Sinai Hospital after suffering “full cardiac and respiratory arrest” during minor throat surgery at an E. 93rd Street clinic, FDNY and family sources confirmed this morning. Rivers, 81, is the star […]
“Rappers Vo Viet Phuong, 25, and Nguyen Trong Duc, 27, record the latest edition of Rap News Plus at Vietnam News Agency’s television studio in central Hanoi, Vietnam, July 15, 2014. (VOA/Marianne Brown) By Marianne Brown HANOI — Despite government controls, the Vietnamese media industry is evolving as it faces growing competition from digital content. […]
R&B/Pop Marck Angel doesn’t appear to be slowing down any time soon. Fresh off his performance at Harlem Pride this year, the singer recently released the music video off his third single “Summertime, ” directed by Red. The imagery and energy in this music video is intriguing and entertaining. The video displays good friends having […]
US clothing store Gap is bringing its brand to India with the aim of opening 40 outlets, and it will launch the first two stores early next year. Gap’s first two outlets will be in Mumbai and the capital Delhi – India’s biggest and busiest cities. Gap is partnering with Arvind Lifestyle Brand Limited, a […]
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder plans to be in Ferguson, Missouri on Wednesday, site of violent protests following the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer. Holder is due to meet with community leaders, FBI investigators and federal civil rights officials to discuss the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown […]