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Beyoncé’s BET speech: ‘Vote like our life depends on it’

Beyoncé’s BET speech: ‘Vote like our life depends on it’

Entertainment
Beyoncé urged black communities to vote in the upcoming US elections, as she accepted an honour for her humanitarian work at the BET Awards.Dedicating her award to protesters around the country, the star said: "You're proving to our ancestors that their struggles were not in vain.""I'm encouraging you to continue to take action, continue to change and dismantle a racist and unequal system."We have to vote like our life depends on it, because it does."Beyoncé was presented with her award by Michelle Obama, who praised the star's commitment to the black community."You can see it in everything she does, from her music that gives voice to black joy and black pain, to her activism that demands justice for black lives."And she's doing
Viewpoint: ‘I feel like I was accidentally hired’

Viewpoint: ‘I feel like I was accidentally hired’

Technology
Ibrahim Diallo got his first computer when he was five, which triggered a lifelong passion for programming.He has worked as a software engineer in the US for 12 years and in 2018 wrote a much-read blog about how he was fired by a machine, which the BBC covered.Now, as race issues once again take centre stage in America and beyond, he has shared with the BBC his experience of being a black programmer.From college to the workplace, I couldn't help but notice that something was missing. Well, some people to be more specific. Where are my fellow black software engineers?Black people make up 13% of the US population, we are naturally in the minority. But in the tech workforce, we are missing. Among the top eight largest tech companies...
L’Oreal to remove words like ‘whitening’ from all skincare products

L’Oreal to remove words like ‘whitening’ from all skincare products

Business
L'Oreal is to remove words like "whitening" from its skin care products, the French cosmetics giant has announced.The Paris-based company made the decision in the wake of global protests against racism, which were sparked by the killing of George Floyd in the US last month. L'Oreal said in a statement that it had "decided to remove the words 'white/whitening', 'fair/fairness', 'light/lightening' from all its skin evening products". ...
Tyson Fury reacts to Anthony Joshua’s Black Lives Matter protest speech: ‘If it’d been me, I’d have been crucified like Jesus’

Tyson Fury reacts to Anthony Joshua’s Black Lives Matter protest speech: ‘If it’d been me, I’d have been crucified like Jesus’

Sports
Tyson Fury has claimed he would have been ‘crucified like Jesus’ if he’d given an equivalent to Anthony Joshua’s speech at the Black Lives Matter protest. AJ took part in a march and park gathering in his hometown of Watford on June 6, where he took the microphone and spoke for several minutes. Instagram Joshua live streamed the protest on Instagram AJ initially read out a speech from someone who could not be there to voice their own opinion. He then went on to talk to a Watford councillor about securing a premises to further this discussion. A brief snippet of the initial speech was taken out of context and uploaded to social media, in which Joshua read out: “Show them where it hurts. “Abstain from spending your money in their shops and economies, a
Fossil tracks left by an ancient crocodile that ‘ran like an ostrich’

Fossil tracks left by an ancient crocodile that ‘ran like an ostrich’

Science
Scientists have been stunned to find that some ancient crocodiles might have moved around on two feet.The evidence comes from beautifully preserved fossil tracks in South Korea.Nearly a hundred of these 18-24cm-long indentations were left in what were likely the muddy sediments that surrounded a lake in the Early Cretaceous, 110-120 million years ago.The international team behind the discovery says it will probably challenge our perception of crocodiles. "People tend to think of crocodiles as animals that don't do very much; that they just laze around all day on the banks of the Nile or next to rivers in Costa Rica. Nobody automatically thinks I wonder what this [creature] would be like if it was bipedal and could run like an ost...