Retired general Lloyd Austin is the second cabinet nominee of new President Joe Biden to gain approval and the first African American to become secretary of defence.
The fresh unrest came a day after 27-year-old Walter Wallace was killed by police in front of his mother after his family called for an ambulance to get him help with a mental health crisis.
First-ever online Black Muslim Festival aims to celebrate the contributions and achievements of Muslims of African descent, organisers say.
In a nation in which a majority of workers lack a degree, college graduates are far more likely to be inoculated from the pain of unemployment.
The white father and son accused of killing the black man were charged with murder after video of the February 23 attack was posted online, sparking national outrage.
Between 2015 and 2017, one in three Oxford colleges failed to offer any black students a place. Last year, only 48 black students took up a place out of 12,000 undergraduates.
Russian champions Spartak Moscow, already sanctioned by UEFA this season for racist behaviour, sparked further condemnation after a club tweet that likened its black players to "chocolates."
Prominent Islamic scholar Hamza Yusuf's comments on Black Lives Matter and white privilege have angered many within the global Muslim community. His views are neither new, nor are they unique in the community.
Protesters are charged with aggravated trespass and being unlawfully within a restricted area of the airport after chaining themselves on London City Airport runway.
Social media exploded with the hashtag #StopRacismAtPretoriaGirlsHigh as black students were told to straighten their hair.
These protests are sparked by fatal shooting of two black men, Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, by the police in Louisiana and Minnesota.
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