A lot of the news crews have left Baltimore, but the city is still recovering. One Korean American shopkeeper thanks her customers for rallying by her side. "I will love my neighbors...forever," she says.
It's a story that's familiar to Americans but largely ignored in Israel: Black communities are abused and discriminated against by police — and they've had enough. That's why Israel hosted protests, some of them violent, over the last week as Ethiopian youth demand equal rights.
Bruce Wallace grew up in Baltimore. But it wasn't until he was an adult that he ventured to Freddie Gray's neighborhood, to volunteer at a family shelter. "I can't overemphasize how close, geographically, these two Baltimores are.''
These days, the word "thug" is bound up in questions of racial discrimination in the United States. So it may be surprising that it's actually an Indian word that referred to a notorious group of 14th-century robbers and killers.
No smell of hot dogs and no plastic cups filled with flat beer — that was Camden Yards today. But while it's almost unheard of in the United States, teams in Europe and elsewhere are no strangers to playing games behind closed doors.
No one is happy about the violence that shook Baltimore on Monday, with politicians condemning the rioting and the family of Freddie Gray saying they're "appalled." But others in the city also want to point out the deep social problems that help fuel the anger.
With unemployment and resentment running high in South Africa, the country's immigrant communities are feeling the brunt of the anger. Now they're being forced to defend themselves against angry riots, and say the government's response isn't strong enough.
In the ‘60s, black gospel musicians put their politicized music on the B-sides of their singles, in part because they feared political retribution. Many of the songs faded into obscurity, but one professor has made it his life’s mission to preserve that music before it's lost to history.
Demonstrators have marched in cities across the US to protest a grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer for the killing of Eric Garner. But while protesters say they're angry and fearful, there are also encouraging signs in how black communities have rallied to each other.
Anonymous has evolved from a band of online pranksters into a legitimate group focused on social activism. But just how much impact is it making? It's uneven, but that doesn't mean the group isn't making a difference, especially in the lives of budding activists.
When the government of Iran ordered reporters to stop covering protests that rocked the country in 2009, Nazila Fathi said no. But her refusal forced her to flee Iran with her family, and she recounts the turmoil — and her exile — in a new book.
Members of the Carsi soccer fan club in Turkey are under fire now, with prosecutors seeking life in prison for up to 35 people accused of plotting a coup. But human rights advocates — and the fans themselves — say the charges are bunk.
Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny and his brother, Oleg, were both convicted of fraud on Tuesday. And while the opposition leader's three-and-a-half-year sentence was suspended, his brother, Oleg, was sent to jail. The decision sent activists, including Navalny himself, into the streets.
For more than a year, journalists and rights advocates around the world have campaigned on behalf of three Al Jazeera journalists behind bars in Egypt. Today, a court in Cairo ordered a new trial for the three men. But they are not being released.
After scoring some big victories in the US in 2014, the movement to get institutions to cut their ties to fossil fuel companies is broadening its focus in the UK to include big name museums and even toy companies.
The debate over immigration to Europe is a divisive topic, and thousands of Germans have taken to the streets in weekly protests against asylum seekers. But while citizens have come out in counter-protests, can the government of Angela Merkel also respond effectively?
Pope Francis brought a "Mercy and Compassion" theme to the Philippines during his five-day visit. But despite the huge crowds that flocked to see the pontiff and celebrate Mass, activists say real issues of social justice were hidden from Francis by the government.