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South Africa may enforce law on black ownership of mines

South Africa’s Department of Mineral Resources has filed an application reportedly seeking to make the country’s laws on black ownership of mines stricter, by making black-owned stakes permanent. Under the current legislation in the country’s mining charter, white owners of mining companies are obliged to sell at least 26 percent of their companies to new […]

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Protests shut down Philadelphia Starbucks over arrests of black men

Protesters have taken over a Starbucks in Philadelphia to protest the arrest of two black men that were accused of trespassing at the coffee chain’s outlet last week. Video showing the arrest of the two men went viral on Thursday after the store’s manager called police because the pair were sitting in the store without […]

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Starbucks apologizes for coffee shop arrest of two black men (VIDEO)

Following accusations of racial profiling, the CEO of Starbucks has promised to personally meet two men arrested at one of the coffee giant’s stores for a “face-to-face apology.” Kevin Johnson, who has been in the top job a year, apologized on Sunday after two men were reportedly escorted from a Starbucks café by police in […]

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Russian astronomers devote newly-discovered black hole to Stephen Hawking

Russian astronomers have discovered a newborn black hole in the Ophiuchus constellation and have dedicated it to renowned English theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, who devoted his entire life to the study of our universe. Two days after the sad passing of professor Hawking, Russian scientists from the Moscow State University observed a “gamma-ray burst” in […]

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FBI stalked Black Lives Matter activists, redacted documents show

The FBI snooped on Black Lives Matter protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, newly released files suggest. It went beyond online surveillance and was justified by claims that a direct action protest was planned by known troublemakers. Heavily-redacted FBI documents published by the Intercept on Monday show that agents alerted Monsanto, the agrochemicals and genetic engineering giant, to […]

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Men clad in black climb onto Iran’s embassy in London, take down flag

A group of men in black attire have scaled the façade of the Iranian embassy in London and have taken down the flag. Iran’s Press TV said the embassy has come under “attack.” Reports suggest a religious group was behind the stunt. Footage posted online shows the men on the balcony of the embassy building. […]

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