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Royson James (centre) and his sons, Sheldon James (left) and Darnell James (Photograph by Dimitri Aspinall)

George Floyd’s murder, one year later: Two generations of Black men on the fight against racism

Royson James and his two sons debate whether lasting progress has really been made in the fight against anti-Black racism
People celebrate as the verdict is announced in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin outside the Hennepin County Government Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota on April 20, 2021. - Sacked police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murder and manslaughter on april 20 in the death of African-American George Floyd in a case that roiled the United States for almost a year, laying bare deep racial divisions. (Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images)

Derek Chauvin’s conviction, and the relief of seeing justice served

Image of the Week: The verdict unleashed an outpouring of emotion. Not happiness, exactly, but perhaps something more lasting.
‘We can’t afford to blow this moment,’ Bailey says of the push brought on by Floyd’s death (Photograph by Kwaku Kufuor)

Listen to Donovan Bailey

Twenty-four years ago, the nation was unwilling to hear the Olympic hero’s message. It matters more than ever as Canadians finally confront their country’s own racist history. “We can’t afford to blow this moment," he says.
Police officers salute as pallbearers bring the coffin into the church for the funeral for George Floyd (Mark Felix/AFP/Getty Images)

The perplexing sight of cops saluting George Floyd’s casket

Image of the Week: Campus officers in uniform—most of them people of colour—stood at attention. Some saw it as a moment of healing; others as an insult.
Demonstrators in Washington gather outside the White House to protest the death of George Floyd (Dee Dwyer)

Letters to America from Black Canadians

Eight writers pen open letters to America addressing the task of confronting racism that—deny it as some Canadians might—persists in their own country
Protests across the U.S. began in May and continued into June: a protester in Los Angeles on May 27 (Jason Armond /Los Angeles Times/Getty Images)

Tear gas, outrage, solidarity: Scenes from the protests against racism across the U.S.

Photographers on the ground during protests and riots across the U.S. capture images of pain, resilience and the aftermath of police brutality
FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2017, file photo, former President Barack Obama address the participants at a summit on climate change in Chicago. Obama made an unannounced appearance at an NBA Cares event during All-Star weekend in his hometown of Chicago with several of the league’s top rookies, second-year players and coaches. The event Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, was for volunteers to fill several backpacks with school supplies, and that work predictably stopped when Obama walked into the room.(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

Obama to deliver remarks about the protests sparked by the death of George Floyd: Live video

Former president Barack Obama joins leaders in the police reform movement to discuss the recent tragic weeks
Justin Trudeau

Trudeau’s daily update: ’We can’t pretend that racism doesn’t exist’ in Canada (Full transcript)

In his June 1 briefing to Canadians from his home in Ottawa, the PM told young Black Canadians that he is ’listening and that your government will always stand with you.’ He also announced funding for cities.
Demonstrators confront secret service police and Park police officers outside of the White House on May 30, 2020 in Washington DC, during a protest over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, who died after a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck for several minutes. - Demonstrations are being held across the US after George Floyd died in police custody on May 25. (Eric Baradat/AFP/Getty Images)

The conflict Trump always seemed to want reaches his doorstep

Image of the Week: George Floyd died in Minneapolis but protestors gave voice to their anger outside the White House