racism

Music stars including Lewis Capaldi and Rita Ora call for end to racism

Little Mix, Nile Rodgers, Lewis Capaldi and Rita Ora are among the stars calling for an end to racism.

"We are at our worst when we attack one another," the letter said.

It cited recent "anti-Jewish racism", after grime artist Wiley shared anti-Semitic posts. Wiley later apologised.

Hundreds of representatives from the music industry co-signed the letter, which says they want to show "that love, unity and friendship, not division and hatred, must and will always be our common cause".

Cricket Australia: Chief executive Kevin Roberts resigns

The 47-year-old was criticised for his cost-cutting measures, including asking 80% of staff to take a pay cut.

He was appointed in October 2018 following James Sutherland's 17-year tenure.

Englishman Nick Hockley, the chief executive of the T20 World Cup, has replaced Roberts on an interim basis.

Cricket Australia said a wider "operational reset" at the governing body will be announced this week.

James speaks out against racism

James has been outspoken in opposition of United States president Donald Trump in the past, and continued that on Monday.

He also took time to honour King and the efforts he took to help fight racism and oppression.

"The state of racism will never die, but what we cannot do is allow it to conquer us as people," James said Monday, via ESPN. "We can't allow it to divide us... The guy in control has given people and racism, and negative racism, an opportunity to be out and outspoken without fear.

Chloe Bennet on name change: 'Hollywood is racist'

The "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." star clapped back on social media this week when she was questioned about changing her last name.

"Changing my last name doesn't change the fact that my BLOOD is half Chinese, that I lived in China, speak Mandarin or that I was culturally raised both American and Chinese," she wrote. "It means I had to pay my rent, and Hollywood is racist and wouldn't cast me with a last name that made them uncomfortable."

Jimmy Fallon gets serious about racism

Instead Fallon, at times appearing to fight back tears, spoke from the heart about Saturday's deadly events in Charlottesville, Virginia.

While acknowledging that "The Tonight Show" is not political, Fallon opened up about the clashes in Charlottesville between white nationalists and counterprotesters.

He said it was his "responsibility to stand up against intolerance and extremism."

Make-up artist accused of 'blackface'

The original post, which has now been deleted, came with a disclaimer warning the image was "not about race change".

However another post, using both the image of the model and the original disclaimer, has been uploaded.

The new caption says: "I can't offer an apology for my artwork, and for what I find to be beautiful."

The make-up artist, whose given name is not revealed on his Instagram account, offered an explanation for his decision to use a white model.

This photographer's provocative images challenge the status quo

Over the years his oeuvre has been diverse, ranging from fashion editorials and album covers to social awareness campaigns.

He's perhaps best known for his work with United Colors of Benetton, where he served as artistic director for more than 20 years.

His controversial campaigns addressed subjects such as sexuality, racism, war, capital punishment and AIDS.

Is racism why Adele beat Beyoncé at the Grammys?

When the British pop star tearfully accepted the ceremony's top award Sunday night, she shined a spotlight on the woman she said she has loved since she was 11 years old.

"The artist of my life is Beyoncé, and this album to me, the 'Lemonade' album, was just so monumental," Adele said.

Certainly for her diehard fan base known as the Beyhive -- and for many music critics -- Beyoncé's "Lemonade" was a creative masterpiece.

But with its racial themes and imagery, some are questioning if the project was "just too black" for Grammy voters.

Why a Trump voter came to her rescue

Laila Alawa is a 25-year-old Muslim woman living in D.C. Troy Pflum is a 49-year-old Lutheran man living in Wisconsin.

She's a moderate who voted for Hillary. He's a Republican who voted for Trump.

But Pflum, a truck driver and jewelry salesman, has become an important Twitter ally to Alawa.

The Australian Muslim MP fighting the trolls

Dr Mehreen Faruqi is an Australian Greens Party MP in the New South Wales Upper House, and a former environmental engineer, who fled an "oppressive regime in Pakistan" in 1992 with her husband and infant son.

But she has found herself facing a grotesque cascade of abuse unleashed by internet trolls.

"There is this real vile mix of racism and sexism that is happening within Australia from certain people who don't believe I belong to this country, maybe because of my colour or the religion that I belong to. That is pretty upsetting," Dr Faruqi told the BBC in Sydney.