Break the Silence

K-dramas can be as fluffy and sweet as cotton candy, but even when they are lighthearted, these dramas can touch on serious social issues being discussed around the world.

Break the Silence: Webtoon poster and drama poster

‘Racism is real’, Sammy urges cricket to do better

Former West Indies captain Daren Sammy has urged cricket’s governing bodies to treat racism more seriously and pay it the same attention they give to upholding the integrity of the game.

Darren Sammy.

Oscars academy sets out new diversity standards for best picture contenders

Criticism of the film academy intensified in 2016 with the social media hashtag #OscarsSoWhite, a backlash against two consecutive years of an all-white field of acting contenders.

In this file photo taken on 24 February, 2016 Oscar statuettes are seen as workers make preparations for the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center, Hollywood, California.

Biden chooses Kamala Harris for White House running mate

In Harris, a 55-year-old senator from California who made her own run for the White House, Biden gains an experienced politician already battle-tested by the rigors of the 2020 presidential campaign ...

Former vice president Joe Biden and US Senator Kamala Harris take the stage before the start of the second night of the second US 2020 presidential Democratic candidates debate in Detroit, Michigan, US, on 31 July 2019

BBC radio host quits over use of racist term in news report

British radio host Sideman quit the BBC on Saturday over the corporation’s decision to include a racial slur in a news report about a racist attack which he said felt like "a slap in the face to our ...

This file photo shows the main entrance to the headquarters of the publicly funded BBC in London.

Trump repeats vow to defeat 'radical left' in 4 July speech

Trump claimed without evidence that 99 per cent of coronavirus cases in the United States were "totally harmless." In fact, many states marked a record number of new COVID-19 cases

US president Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump watch the Washington, DC fireworks display from the Truman Balcony as they celebrate the US Independence Day holiday at the White on 4 July 2020

Racialism: The changes we need

Who need to be changed? What is needed to be changed? Is change something we should attain or give up? Who should decide what degree of changes we need? And what amount of change would be justifiable ...

George Floyd's casket is seen on display during a memorial service for George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Holder wants racism to be treated like doping, fixing

West Indies captain Jason Holder wants racism to be treated as seriously as doping and match-fixing in cricket, the 28-year-old has said.

West Indies captain Jason Holder.

Black culture in fashion seeks to move from runway to control tower

More than 40 years after Beverly Johnson became the first black model to grace the cover of Vogue, the fashion industry is facing its own reckoning over racism and exclusion

 A model presents a creation by designer Virgil Abloh as part of his Fall/Winter 2020 collection show for fashion house Louis Vuitton during Men's Fashion Week in Paris, France on 16 January.

UN sets up inquiry into racism after George Floyd death

The UN Human Rights Council on Friday condemned discriminatory and violent policing after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis last month and ordered a report on "systemic racism" against people ...

Denise Richardson Gordon of Pittsfield, New Hampshire, talks about her experiences with racism during a Black Lives Matter protest against racial injustice in Gilmanton, New Hampshire, US, on 20 June 2020
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