#Black Lives Matter

Dr Seuss Enterprises announced their decision on Monday.(Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • The titles being taken out of print include "If I Ran the Zoo" and "The Cat's Quizzer"
  • Dr Seuss Enterprises said it had made the decision after carrying out a review of its collection last year
  • The company made the announcement on what would have been the birthday of the famous children's book author

The issue of racism over the last few years has found significant grounding among sportspersons in the US. (Photo credit: Instagram/@kaepernick7)

  • San Francisco 49ers player Colin Kapernick popularised the move in the US, having taken a knee on September 4, 2016
  • His move prompted both positive and negative reactions
  • US soccer star Megan Rapinoe was the next to kneel on September 4, 2016

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
The rule ordering players to "stand respectfully" for the US national anthem was introduced in 2017. (Photo Credits: Representational Image/Unsplash)

  • The policy had been repealed last year but required confirmation by all the members 
  •  The rule was backed by 71% of voters, with 29% against
  • The USSF faced pressure to review the policy after George Floyd's death

.Minneapolis, MN, USA
Jury selection begins on March 8. (Photo Credits: Representational Image/Unsplash)

  • George Floyd died on May 25, 2020
  • Derek Chauvin faces second degree murder charges 
  • Thousands of protesters took to streets after Floyd's dead last year

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Supporters of Donald Trump inside the US Capitol Building. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@simoncoveney)

  • False claims have been propagated by right-wing groups that Antifa breached the Capitol
  • However, the charged pro-Trump rioters themselves disputed those claims
  • "We proudly take responsibility for storming the Castle," one of the defendants said

.France
(Photo credit: AFP)

  • LeBron James is a four -time NBA champion
  • He has been outspoken about police brutality against African Americans
  • James was responding to Ibrahimovic's comment that athletes should "stay out" of politics

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Mary Jackson was born and raised in Hampton, Virginia. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@nasa)

  • In 1951, Mary Jackson was the first Black engineer at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics
  • She worked at NASA for 34 years
  • She was posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 2019

.Atlanta, GA, USA
"The truth is, we need less - not more politics in sports," Loeffler said about Black Lives Matter movement. (Photo Credit: AFP Photo)

  • Larry Gottesdiener, Suzanne Abair and former Dream star Renee Montgomery are the new owners
  • Montgomery becomes the first former player to become both an owner and executive of a WNBA team

.Rochester, NY, USA
US witnessed a series of protests which called racism in the country (Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • Daniel Prude suffocated and passed out while being arrested
  • He died a week later in the hospital
  • New York Attorney General, Letita James, said after the verdict, "I'm extremely disappointed"

.Rochester, NY, USA
The video released by the police department show officers restraining the child and attempting to get her inside a police vehicle in handcuffs. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • The video footage of the incident was released on Sunday by the US police department
  • Deputy Police Chief Andre Anderson said the officers were responding to a report of family trouble
  • Rochester police said the use of handcuffs on the girl was required for her own safety