Black Lives Matter

Golden Globes organisers expel ex-president over Black Lives Matter email

Philip Berk, 88, had been a member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) for 44 years and its president for eight years.

In a group email with HFPA members, Berk reportedly shared an article that described BLM as a "racist hate group".

He later said he regretted sending the email, the Los Angeles Times reported.

He told members he had "forwarded it as a point of information", according to the paper.

The Golden Globes are the most high-profile film awards in the US after the Oscars, but Berk's departure has deepened a crisis at the HFPA.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: New episodes 'in the trash' after George Floyd death

Crews said the show would "start over" in light of the anti-racism protests.

He said: "We've had a lot of sombre talks about it and deep conversations and we hope through this we're going to make something that will be truly groundbreaking this year.

"We have an opportunity and we plan to use it in the best way possible."

Co-creator Dan Goor had four episodes "all ready to go" before Mr Floyd's death a month ago prompted widespread Black Lives Matter protests as well as soul-searching in society in the US and beyond, Crews said.

Jimmy Kimmel: TV host sorry for blackface sketches

Kimmel said he had thought of his performances as "impersonations of celebrities and nothing more".

But, looking back, he admitted they were "embarrassing" and described them as "thoughtless moments".

He said sorry "to those who were genuinely hurt or offended by the make-up I wore or the words I spoke".

Kimmel fronts a late-night talk show on ABC and hosted the Oscars in 2017 and 2018.

He had been under pressure to address his past use of blackface, especially after fellow presenter Jimmy Fallon issued a similar apology last month.

Thousands of NZers march for Black Lives Matter

Over the past three weeks, people across the US have already protesting over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man in police custody. Since then, the Black Lives Matter movement has come to life again throughout many countries, with protesters taking to the streets, demanding an end to police brutality and racism.

In Dunedin, hundreds of people gathered at the Otago Museum reserve to show solidarity with the movement. They marched down George Street to the Octagon, where a rally was held.

Bundesliga teams show support for Black Lives Matter movement

Borussia Dortmund and Hertha Berlin players took a knee together around the centre circle before their meeting at Signal Iduna Park.

Dortmund players warmed up in T-shirts with messages including "no peace, no justice" and "united together".

Bayern Munich players wore T-shirts which said "red against racism" before their 4-2 win at Bayer Leverkusen.

The Bundesliga leaders also wore armbands which read "Black Lives Matter" during the game.

NRL star Josh Aloiai breaks his silence on his brother's BLM controversial video

West Tigers Second rower Josh told PMN News he blew up his brother's phone as soon as he saw the video.

"I made it really known to him, I wasn't happy about the video, I wasn't happy about the approach he took to get his message across".

The eight minute long video sparked outrage online, not only because of Ethan's view, but how he went about proving his point. 

At the BLM protest that took place in Auckland earlier this week, Ethan wore a 'Make America Great Again' hat, which is closely associated with US President Donald Trump.

Ice-T and Chuck D share artist's anti-racism mural

Nathan Murdoch's design in Peterborough depicts two hands joined together to create a heart shape.

An image of the work has been shared globally, including by those affected by events in the US, rappers Ice-T and Chuck D and an American footballer.

Mr Murdoch, 34, said he was "happy it's got people talking".

The mural was painted in an underpass in the Millfield area of the city, where he said there was "racial tension", in November.

Tongans stand in solidarity with US protestors

Floyd died in police custody in Minneapolis over a week ago.  

Showing their solidarity with the protestors in the United States against Police brutality, the Tongans and other Pacific islanders were part of the crowd that attempted to reach the US consulate in Auckland. However, it was closed off by New Zealand Police.

The protest was initiated by a number of activists and groups in New Zealand, including UFC champion Israel Adesanya, the Polynesian Panthers and Parris Goebel, a popular Kiwi-Samoan hip hop choreographer in Auckland.

Prom dress promotes Black Lives Matter

Milan Bolden-Morris' outfit features photos of 15 African-Americans who were killed in police-involved shootings.

It was made by Florida-based designer Terrence Torrence who wanted to "put a story out there" through his fashion.

Milan wrote on Instagram: "Yes GOD is using me to convey a message that's bigger than me."

Milan had asked Terrence to design her dress for the Pahokee High School prom after he designed her cousin's wedding dress.

Nick Cannon says he's leaving 'America's Got Talent'

The comedian on Monday said he intends to vacate his position as host after being "threatened with termination" by executives at NBC as a result of jokes made at the show's expense on his Showtime comedy special.

"I find myself in a dark place having to make a decision that I wish I didn't have to, but as a man, an artist, and a voice for my community I will not be silenced, controlled or treated like a piece of property," Cannon wrote in a lengthy Facebook post. "There is no amount of money worth my dignity or my integrity."