Inters Romelu Lukaku is the latest victim of ultras warped loyalty | Nicky Bandini

A group of Inter supporters defending the abuse of their own player was the latest sign that ultras have more loyalty to one another than to their clubs Romelu Lukaku has adapted quickly to life in Serie A, scoring in his first two games for Internazionale. Sadly, he received a similarly swift introduction to some of the worst elements of Italian football culture. Targeted with monkey chants during the win at Cagliari, he was then addressed with an open letter …

Obama, the Squad, Al Sharpton: all targets of Trump’s racist attacks

Trumps tirade against Elijah Cummings is the latest in a long history of targeting prominent political leaders of color Elijah Cummings, a prominent minority Democratic congressman, and referring to questioned if the divisive approach will work, particularly as polling finds that a growing majority of Americans believe Trump has made race relations worse. Here are prominent political leaders of color that Trump has attacked in personal ways: Al Sharpton Trump on Monday directed his ire at the Rev Al Sharpton, …

Hip-hop horseman: Fab 5 Freddy gallops through Renaissance art

The rapper and graffiti art legend is taking a ride through Florence and its masterpieces. He talks about their enlightened depictions of black people and reveals who was the Renaissance Tupac Theres something of the Renaissance man about Fred Brathwaite, AKA Fab 5 Freddy. A graffiti artist turned film-maker, producer and curator, Brathwaite spent much of the 80s speeding from downtown to uptown New York, connecting the punk scene with hip-hop DJs and graffiti crews like his Fabulous Five. He …

Tech’s modern-day ‘Yellow Peril’ scare is just the same old racism | Frank H Wu

Claims by Peter Thiel of a Chinese fifth column within Google stoke paranoia against Asian Americans and threaten to ruin the economy and our democracy The billionaire investor Peter Thiel has accused Google of treason and called for a law enforcement investigation of the search engines parent company. He speculated that the Chinese government has invaded its employee ranks. A German immigrant via South Africa, Thiel is not alone; his remarks echo the repeated assertions of the rabble rouser Steve …