Ferguson Drops Charges Against Man Cited in Justice Dept. Report

After five years, the city reversed course in its case against Fred Watson, a black man charged while sitting in his parked car. Here’s why it matters.

Trump a ‘Moral Dilemma’ for Black Republicans After Charlottesville

By YAMICHE ALCINDOR August 22, 2017 WASHINGTON — Gregory Cheadle, the man whom Donald J. Trump famously called “my African-American” at a California campaign rally, watched this month as now-President Trump praised the “very fine...

In Charlottesville, Some Say Statue Debate Obscures a Deep Racial Split

By JOHN ELIGON August 18, 2017 CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — One of the joys of growing up, for Deborah Bell-Burks, was sitting on the counter of the general store that her family owned on Main Street, helping her mother bag items and count change. A bicycle...