Friday, 19 August, 2022
TopicBlack Americans

Topic: Black Americans

Why family of US woman, whose cells spurred countless breakthroughs, are suing biotech firm

Henrietta Lacks’ cells were extracted by doctors from Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, US, without her consent. Her family has now sued a biotech firm for selling her cells for profit.

Hindi Dalit literature has a gaping hole – satire

Writing tragedy makes the writer more responsible; writing satire makes the system cautious. 

‘I am a cultural leech’ — White US professor apologises for pretending to be Black for years

Jessica Krug teaches African-American history at Georgetown University and even wrote a book on transatlantic slave trade.

Young Black Americans not sold on Biden, the Democrats or even voting

Political analysts in the US portray Black Americans as an undifferentiated mass – loyal Democrat-supporting foot soldiers. That idea is stale.

US Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour apologises for not giving space to Black artists

Anna Wintour also apologised for publishing 'intolerant' stories and images, and for not creating a safe working environment for Black employees.

‘How’s it going’: Goldman Sachs executive’s email calling for racial equality goes viral

Frederick Baba's email detailing his own experience of harassment & abuse by cops has been shared with nearly all 38,000 employees.

Why Jyotiba Phule would have cheered White Americans out on street over George Floyd murder

Upper caste woke Indians are perturbed by the murder of George Floyd in the US. But can we imagine them joining Dalits in the fight to end caste supremacy in India?

Taylor Swift calls out Trump for stoking ‘fires of white supremacy’ over Minneapolis protests

Protests erupted in Minneapolis after police killed a black man. President Trump tweeted 'when the looting starts, the shooting starts'.

Unmarried women in US face shortage of economically attractive male partners: Study

Our study uncovers the demographic reality of large deficits in the supply of men who are suited or well matched for today’s unmarried women.

Toni Morrison’s ‘The Origin of Others’ looks at the colour of skin and why race still matters

There is something to be said about saying the obvious. Or in the case of Toni Morrison’s The Origin of Others, saying that which has become obvious over years of theoretical engagement with race, Otherness, and identity politics.

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Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.