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    1. June 23, 2015

      Southerners silenced too long by symbolism of Confederate flag

      When I was growing up in Georgia in the 1970s and 80s, the Confederate battle flag was part of the visual and cultural...

    2. June 4, 2015

      1971 — film review

      Creepy is as creepy does, and the FBI were very creepy under Richard M Nixon. They were creepy with what makes you...

    1. May 21, 2015

      Baltimore police charged over Gray’s death

      Six police officers have been indicted over the death of Freddie Gray, a young black man whose death in police custody...

    2. May 8, 2015

      Loretta Lynch launches civil rights probe into Baltimore police

      Attorney-general Loretta Lynch announced an investigation into whether Baltimore police engaged in civil rights abuses,...

    3. May 1, 2015

      Baltimore prosecutors to charge police over Freddie Gray’s death

      Prosecutors in Baltimore will file murder and manslaughter charges against police over the death of Freddie Gray, a...

    4. April 29, 2015

      Baltimore protests spread to NY and DC

      Police and protesters clash in Baltimore riot Tensions returned to the streets of Baltimore on Wednesday as a second...

    5. FT Alphaville

      April 29, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Twitter fell victim to its own speedy communications when its results were...

    6. April 10, 2015

      Walter Scott’s life should have mattered more

      We have had a black president in the US for the better part of a decade. Black people run leading corporations, coach...

    7. February 23, 2015

      Oscars 2015: a revel with a cause

      Oscars 2015 It used to be the revel without a cause. A glittering night of industry self-congratulation compèred by a...

    8. February 5, 2015

      Selma — film review

      You can whisper it in the Hollywood valleys, you can yell it from the Hollywood hills. “Good causes seldom make good...

    9. February 2, 2015

      Copy Martin Luther King and use the language of the greats

      With Selma — the biopic of Martin Luther King, Jr — tipped for Oscars, how could I resist casting an eye across at this...

    10. January 27, 2015

      Obama says India can be ‘best partner’ for US

      President Barack Obama has elevated India to potentially the “best partner” of the US in a public speech at the end of...

    11. September 3, 2014

      Professor leads fight for Hong Kong democracy

      Benny Tai is China’s latest public enemy No 1. Sitting in his office at Hong Kong University, the soft-spoken law...

    12. July 18, 2014

      The radical reformer felled by his imaginary Blob

      I am a child of the Blob. My mother was a teacher. I am biased but she was a good one; parents gave her fancy...

    13. March 7, 2014

      Bryan Cranston is breaking good

      So many things can go wrong in the kitchen. It’s like baking a soufflé: it can go flat and you have no idea why.”...

    14. December 13, 2013

      See you, see me

      For Winston Churchill, it was a gun carriage pulled by soldiers through stilled Westminster streets. For Martin Luther...

    15. December 12, 2013

      Mandela, American public servant

      It was the most dramatic entrance I have ever seen. Nelson Mandela walked into the lobby of the US Department of State...

    16. November 14, 2013

      Review – The Butler

      The Butler is like some bonkers Advent calendar of American history. Every time a White House window opens, a film...

    17. August 28, 2013

      Obama tells of ‘unfinished business’ in King commemoration

      Barack Obama, the first black US president, cast economic inequality and income stagnation facing Americans of all...

    18. FT Photo Diary

      August 28, 2013

      I have a dream

      Chip Somodevilla/Getty A march in Washington to the Lincoln Memorial on Wednesday marked the ‘Let Freedom Ring...

    19. August 23, 2013

      A dream deferred

      The March on Washington: Jobs, Freedom, and the Forgotten History of Civil Rights, by William P Jones, Norton,...

    20. FT Photo Diary

      August 20, 2013

      Reflections at the Lincoln Memorial

      Kevin Lamarque/Reuters Cyclists ride past the reflecting pool in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington The Rev....

    21. April 19, 2013

      Gay marriage: preaching to the unconverted

      Only a year ago Barack Obama still didn’t dare support gay marriage. There are few political issues in history on which...

    22. January 24, 2013

      US taxes: Certain as death, complicated as hell

      Pedro Alfonso, a veteran of the technology and telecommunications business in Washington, has five photographs hanging...

    23. January 21, 2013

      African-Americans mark proud moment

      Melissa Stokes’ day began before dawn with a visit to the new Martin Luther King memorial and then photos with friends...

    24. January 21, 2013

      European stocks flirt with two-year highs

      Monday 19:00 GMT. EUROPEAN CLOSE. A firm day in Europe left the region’s stocks challenging their best levels in nearly...

    25. January 20, 2013

      Second inauguration to be more subdued

      Four years ago, Barack Obama brought his family to the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on the eve of his inauguration to...

    26. December 18, 2012

      Now Dig This!, MoMA PS1, New York

      In August 1965, the Watts neighbourhood of Los Angeles span into six days of fires, violence and destruction that left...

    27. October 1, 2012

      American Lulu, Komische Oper Berlin

      Lulu, her adoptive father and her lesbian admirer are black, and the action takes place amid the US Civil Rights...

    28. September 7, 2012

      Lewis attacks tightened voter ID laws

      John Lewis, the civil rights activist who fought against racial segregation with Martin Luther King, has decried...

    29. June 22, 2012

      From riots to a rebirth

      Nothing elevates the status of a burgeoning district in Washington DC like a visit from the president and first lady of...

    30. June 8, 2012

      John Carlos, USA

      Mexico City, 1968 200m When John Carlos was a young boy in Harlem, New York, he had a vivid dream in which he was...

    31. April 13, 2012

      Expat lives: In seeds we trust

      Few Romans list one of their work contact numbers in the Arctic Circle but Cary Fowler, executive director of the...

    32. March 16, 2012

      Clooney arrested at Sudan protest

      George Clooney, the US actor, has been arrested, with his father, while protesting outside the Sudanese embassy in...

    33. FT Alphaville

      January 16, 2012

      European stocks grind higher while yen appreciates further

      The downgrade of nine European nations continued to reverberate across global markets. However, traders grew...

    34. January 16, 2012

      Will equities resume post-holiday dream run?

      US investors will return from their Martin Luther King Jr holiday with equities at possibly an important inflection...

    35. December 30, 2011

      Former Obama adviser plots Miliband course

      Ed Miliband has a once-in-a-generation chance to win the argument over business ethics and should push ahead with his...

    36. October 21, 2011

      Chuka Umunna on. . .

      His ethnic background Chuka Umunna bridles slightly when asked if he describes himself as black. “I do find it a bit...

    37. FT Alphaville

      October 17, 2011

      Obama indicates support for OWS

      Barack Obama, US president, offered more support for protesters against the global financial system after a weekend of...

    38. October 16, 2011

      Obama extends support for protesters

      Barack Obama, US president, offered more support for protesters against the global financial system after a weekend of...

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