'No blacks' Chinese restaurant shut down in Kenya

Mar 25, 2015

'No blacks' Chinese restaurant shut down in Kenya

A Chinese restaurant in the Kenyan capital Nairobi has been shut down and its owners summoned by authorities after it emerged it was barring black patrons, reports said Wednesday. The restaurant fell into the spotlight of city authorities after furious residents took to social ...

Mar 19, 2015

Miyagi mayor sued for sexual harassment dissolves village assembly

The mayor in the village of Ohira, Miyagi Prefecture, dissolved the village assembly this week after he was sued for alleged acts of sexual harassment. Ohira, population 5,563, dissolved its 14-member assembly on Tuesday after it passed a vote of no-confidence against Mayor Masahiro ...

Mar 18, 2015

Rights groups stage racism summit for embassy staff

by Tomohiro Osaki

Ethnic minorities and other socially vulnerable members of Japanese society gathered Wednesday to relate their stories of racial discrimination to embassy representatives in an effort to raise global awareness of their plight and fight racism. Organized by a union of more than 80 anti-discrimination ...

Mar 10, 2015

Atlanta-area police officer kills unarmed, naked black man

A white, Atlanta-area police officer shot dead a naked and unarmed black man acting erratically in his apartment complex and who was possibly suffering from a mental illness, the county police chief said. A Dekalb County police officer responded to a caller who said ...

China says Muslim Uighurs have joined Islamic State group

Mar 10, 2015

China says Muslim Uighurs have joined Islamic State group

Chinese officials said Tuesday that members of the country’s Muslim Uighur ethnic minority have gone overseas to fight with the Islamic State group and returned to take part in plots at home. Authorities in the far-western region of Xinjiang, which borders Afghanistan and Pakistan, ...

Selma U.S. civil rights milestone marked by first black president

Mar 8, 2015

Selma U.S. civil rights milestone marked by first black president

America’s racial history “still casts its long shadow upon us,” President Barack Obama said Saturday as he stood in solidarity and remembrance with civil rights activists whose beatings by police a half-century ago galvanized much of the nation against racial oppression and hastened passage ...