African-American astronaut pilots SpaceX capsule to International Space Station

SpaceX’s newly launched capsule with four astronauts arrived Monday at the International Space Station, piloted by Navy Cmdr. Victor Glover, 44.

Hate crimes reach highest level in more than a decade

Hate crimes in the United States rose to the highest level in more than a decade as federal officials also recorded the highest number of hate-motivated killings since the FBI began collecting that data in the early 1990s, according to ...

President-elect Biden calls for healing as Trump tries to block transition

Democrat Joe Biden is calling this “a time for healing” in claiming victory in the 2020 presidential election.

McDonald’s hires new diversity chief

McDonald’s is hiring a new chief diversity officer as it struggles with charges of harassment and racism at all levels of the company.

High prescription drug prices hitting hardest in communities of color

Dr. Leonard L. Edloe, a pharmacist of 50 years and pastor of a predominately Black church in Middlesex County, knows well the personal and professional sides of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. He also knows the astronomical costs of prescription ...

Prince Harry says ignorance no excuse for unconscious bias

Britain’s Prince Harry says it took him many years and the experience of living with his wife, Meghan Markle, to understand how his privileged upbringing shielded him from the reality of unconscious bias.

Judge Barrett’s confirmation to U.S. Supreme Court expected to sail through Senate

Anti-abortion Judge Amy Coney Barrett is on her way to a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Jamaicans in Florida energized by Sen. Harris on 2020 ticket

President Trump and Joe Biden are entering the final stretch of the campaign in a fierce battle for Latino voters who could sway the results in Florida and determine who wins the White House.

Princeton names dorm for Black alumna

The residential hall at Princeton University that was named for Woodrow Wilson will be rebuilt and named for a Black woman who is an alumna of the school and a donor.

JPMorgan puts $30B toward fixing banking’s ‘systemic racism’

JPMorgan Chase announced last week that it will extend bil- lions in loans to Black and Latino homebuyers and small business owners in an expanded effort toward fixing what the bank calls “systemic racism’” in the country’s economic system.

Gov. Northam remains in isolation after COVID-19 symptoms emerge

Gov. Ralph S. Northam and First Lady Pamela Northam remain in isolation for the coronavirus this week in the Executive Mansion after the governor, who was asymptomatic after first testing positive for COVID-19, developed symptoms over the weekend.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg remembered as an agent of change

Jennifer Carroll Foy remembers the moment that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg changed her life.

Former political star, who narrowly lost Fla. governor’s race, talks about his public flame out in March

Andrew Gillum, who narrowly lost his bid to become Florida’s first Black governor in 2018, told a television interviewer he is bisexual, responding to rumors swirling since March after he was found intoxicated, naked and unconscious in a hotel room ...

Federal appeals court decision may impact police immunity from lawsuits

When the Virginia Senate sidelined a bill last week that would have stripped police officers in the state of immunity from lawsuits alleging brutality and violations of constitutional rights, the result was to leave families to face arduous and expensive ...

Paging Dr. Webb

This time a year ago, Dr. Cameron Webb of Charlottesville had no idea he would be among the top contenders this fall for election to the U.S. House of Representatives.