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Starbucks shuts 8,000 US stores for race training

Starbucks shuts 8,000 US stores for race training

Starbucks shuts 8,000 US stores for race training 29 May 2018 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionStarbucks staff are getting “unconscious bias” training, but what is it? Coffee chain Starbucks has shut all 8,000 company-owned...
ABC drops Roseanne show after racist tweet

ABC drops Roseanne show after racist tweet

29 May 2018 Image copyright Getty Images ABC TV network has cancelled comedian Roseanne Barr’s show after she posted a racist tweet likening an African-American former Obama aide to an ape. ABC said: “Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent,...
Trump’s China tariffs could be imposed in June

Trump’s China tariffs could be imposed in June

Trump’s China tariffs could be imposed in June 29 May 2018 Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption If the US moves ahead with tariffs, China has threatened to retaliate with tariffs on US items such as soybeans The US has said it plans to impose 25% tariffs on $...
Roseanne Barr sorry for comparing Obama aide to ape

Roseanne Barr sorry for comparing Obama aide to ape

Roseanne Barr sorry for comparing Obama aide to ape 29 May 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The 65-year-old comedian apologises for tweets about Chelsea Clinton and an aide to President Obama Comedian Roseanne Barr has apologised for tweeting a...
The NFL and ‘Close Ranks,’ 100 years later

The NFL and ‘Close Ranks,’ 100 years later

The recent decision by the NFL regarding player protests and the national anthem has yet again exposed the fraught relationship between African-Americans and patriotism. The controversy has taken place nearly a century after another time when African-Americans...
Mormons confront a history of Church racism

Mormons confront a history of Church racism

On June 1 of this year, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – or the Mormons – will celebrate the 40th anniversary of what they believe to be a revelation from God. This revelation to the then-President of the Church Spencer W. Kimball – which is known as...
Hurricane Maria ‘killed 4,600 in Puerto Rico’

Hurricane Maria ‘killed 4,600 in Puerto Rico’

29 May 2018 Related Topics Hurricane Maria Hurricane Maria killed 4,600 people in Puerto Rico, 70 times the official toll, a Harvard University study says. A third of those deaths after last September’s hurricane were due to interruptions in medical care caused...

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