Black Lives Matter movement

NBA may allow social messages on jerseys

Oklahoma City guard Chris Paul, president of the National Basketball Players Association, said the union and the league are currently collaborating on the initiative.

Messages like "Black Lives Matter" or "I Can't Breathe" or the names of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor or Ahmaud Arbery could replace the players' names on the backs of their uniforms.

The NBA season is scheduled to resume on July 30 with 22 teams competing in Orlando.

Hurricanes co-captain gives his support of Black Lives Matter movement

It's not the first time the 64 cap All Black has made his voice be heard on social issues.

Perenara supported the Ihumātao protests last year and also encouraged the inclusion of gay rugby players.

Ahead of the Hurricanes opening Super Rugby Aotearoa game against the Blues on Sunday, Perenara was unequivocal in his stance on Black Lives Matter.

Roots remake retells America's brutal history of slavery

Nearly 40 years later, the series has been reimagined, and is due to air in Australia as the Black Lives Matter movement picks up new momentum.

'African American history had been studied at the university level, but this brought it into the mainstream of American culture,' says Professor Matthew Delmont of the 1977 series Roots.

Delmont is the author of Making Roots, an exploration of the history of the original television series and the book that inspired it, and how it was first perceived by audiences.