The family of a black teenager shot dead by a shopkeeper are holding a vigil at the spot where his body was discovered. Dorian Harris was killed in Memphis, Tennessee almost exactly 50 years after the assassination of Martin Luther King.
This year's Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade precedes Barack Obama passing the presidential baton to Donald Trump. It's proving plenty for participants to process, as Daniella Cheslow reports from Washington.
In the wake of the Chemnitz demonstrations, Germany is facing tough questions. Civil rights lawyer Nadine Strossen tells DW why the best way to deal with hate is free speech, not censorship.
After falling gravely ill earlier this month, Aretha Franklin has died. Franklin won 18 Grammys and had some 25 gold records during her long career.
Jean-Michel Basquiat was the first black superstar of the art world. The popular Barbican exhibition entitled "Boom for Real" is now on show in Frankfurt, featuring an artist whose work is as contemporary as ever.
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