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African American banks pivotal as ever for minorities in US

New York, United States | AFP |  When she needed capital to expand her business, Ernisha Randolph was just one of countless African Americans to encounter roadblocks despite having no history of financial trouble. About seven years ago, her catering company, Juanita’s Kitchen, had secured a big government contract that guaranteed …

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UN rights experts condemn modern-day ‘racial terror lynchings’

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | Independent UN rights experts called Friday for systemic reform in the United States following the killings of George Floyd and other African Americans they said resembled “modern-day racial terror lynchings”. The group, who report to the world body, decried the spate of killings by police and …

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US defense chief opposes callup of regular army to quell unrest

Washington, United States | AFP | US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Wednesday that he opposed invoking a rarely used law to deploy military to quell nationwide protests over police brutality against African Americans. “I do not support invoking the Insurrection Act,” Esper said, two days after President Donald Trump said …

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‘Endemic racial discrimination’ exposed in US: UN rights chief

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | The coronavirus pandemic’s disproportionate impact on ethnic minorities, and protests triggered by George Floyd’s death, have laid bare “endemic inequalities” in the United States, the UN rights chief said Tuesday, urging action. Michelle Bachelet, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, warned that the COVID-19 crisis has had a worse …

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Biden: African Americans mulling Trump vote ‘ain’t black’

New York, United States | AFP | White House hopeful Joe Biden told an African-American radio host Friday that he “ain’t black” if he was unsure who to support in November’s election, igniting controversy and accusations of racism from President Donald Trump’s camp. The comments by the presumptive Democratic nominee came …

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