Two days out from the inauguration, President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris took breaks from their prep to honour the civil rights hero.
After the Capitol Hill mob attack, divisions in the US have been more apparent than ever. Here's a closer look at three crucial periods in US history where political polarisation was at its worst.
We shouldn’t downplay what vice president-elect Kamala Harris means as a minority woman in high office, but we can’t ignore her complicated past nor a system she inhabits that is built to thwart change.
A Florida immigration facility has repeatedly served pork-based and expired halal meals to Muslim detainees throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, forcing them to choose between religion and nourishment.
The non-violent civil rights warrior who marched with Martin Luther King Jr and nearly died from police beatings before serving for decades as a US congressman, died of cancer.
In Minneapolis, where Floyd died in police custody, the city agreed to ban police chokeholds and require officers to intervene any time they see unauthorized force by another officer.
The last round of police violence to have convulsed the US speaks to a normalisation of state violence towards minorities.
America's relationship to Islam goes back to the early 1800s, when Muslim slaves fought for their freedom — and there are lessons in it for America today.
A shared complexion does not mean black culture is homogeneous. It's rather diverse with layers of intricacies just like any non-black culture.
From Charlottesville to the "Take a knee" protests, the issue of race and inequality increasingly made headlines in the US in 2017.
The Republican senator from Alabama is seen as a conservative hardliner with a controversial record on civil rights and immigration.
Whistle-blowing website Wikileaks has been revealing secret documents for 10 years. But does it know where to draw the line?
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