Black Lives Matter: Powerful Photos Of The World Protesting Racism

Source: Drew Angerer / Getty It’s been a different kind of social distancing as protesters across the globe have united separately to demand racial and social justice as Black people continue to be killed with apparent impunity. Protesters joined again on Saturday to chant and hold signs reminding the world that Black Lives Matter as demonstrations and rallies against racism dotted countries across the map following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis on Memorial Day. The image of now-fired Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin looking smugly at bystanders…

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Police forces across US promise reform

After nearly two weeks of nationwide protests against police brutality, several US states are taking steps to reform controversial police practices. In Minneapolis, where George Floyd died in police custody, chokeholds and neck restraints are banned. But as Al Jazeera’s Shihab Rattansi reports from Washington, DC, those policies are not being implemented. source: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/06/police-forces-promise-reform-200606155451165.html

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Akampene Island: Where Ugandan girls who got pregnant were left alone to die

In southwestern Uganda, close to the border with Rwanda, there is Bunyonyi, the deep lake lying between the towns Kisoro and Kabale. And on Bunyonyi is the Punishment Island, also called Akampene among the Bakiga people of Uganda. Indeed, there are dozens of islands on the Bunyonyi but Akampene is a bit different. It has been described as a swampy mangrove, “which is actually just a patch of waterlogged grass“. Akampene does stand out among the rest on the Bunyonyi, perhaps because of its recorded history as well as mystique.…

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