Lt. Gov. Fairfax files $400M defamation suit against CBS

Lt. Gov. Justin E. Fairfax is suing CBS for $400 million, claiming the company defamed him when it broadcast interviews with two women he said have falsely accused him of sexual assault.

What color is love? Virginia couples challenge state law requiring race on marriage license application

Three couples planning to get married in Virginia have filed a federal lawsuit challeng- ing a state requirement that they disclose their race on their marriage application.

Reframing the history of slavery in Angola and U.S.

If the United States has 35,000 museums, a writer asked in 2014, why is only one about slavery? And if the wealth of this country was built on the backs of enslaved people from Africa, why has that story been ...

Obamas rock out with summer song playlist

Barack Obama may be the former president, but he’s still got it going on.

Obama’s old high school basketball jersey sells for $120,000

A basketball jersey believed to have been worn by former President Barack Obama while he was at an elite Honolulu prep school has sold at auction for $120,000.

HBCU president ousted after accusations of plagiarism, nepotism

Officials at an historically black college in Tennessee have voted out the school’s president, who has been accused of plagiarism, nepotism and not handling mold or rodent issues in residence halls.

First 400 years

In August 1619, more than 20 Africans landed at Point Comfort, the present-day Fort Monroe in Hampton.

Hampton University turns to eSports for creating entrepreneurs

Students at Hampton University soon will be playing video games as part of their studies. The university is building an eSports lab, thanks to a $340,658 technology grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Simone Biles wins record-tying sixth national gymnastics title

Four-time Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles reasserted her position as the world’s unrivaled No. 1 gymnast with an amazing winning performance Sunday at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships in Kansas City, Mo.

Protesters call for tougher gun laws; blame Trump for deaths of 31 in latest mass shootings

Protesters greeted President Trump’s arrival in Dayton, Ohio, on Wednesday, blaming his incendiary rhetoric for inflaming political and racial tensions in the country, as he visited survivors of last weekend’s mass shootings and saluted first responders.

Trump seeks to roll back federal Fair Housing provision

The Trump administration is working to dilute the federal Fair Housing Act in an effort to make it more difficult to bring housing discrimination lawsuits, according to housing advocates.

Gov. Northam praises removal of Confederate honor at Fort Monroe

Gov. Ralph S. Northam praised the state’s removal of Confederate president Jefferson Davis’ name from an archway at the site where the first enslaved Africans arrived in Virginia 400 years ago.

Historian works to humanize the enslaved who built Monroe

A trove of historical re- cords tells that Fort Monroe in Hampton was built on the backs of thousands of enslaved Africans.

Virginia lawmakers spar on reported Trump visit to Jamestown

Virginia lawmakers are sparring after an as yet unconfirmed report that President Trump will attend the 400th anniversary celebration on Tuesday, July 30, of the first meeting of the state’s legislative body in Jamestown.

Lt. Gov. Fairfax again asks for criminal investigations into women’s allegations

An attorney for Lt. Gov. Justin E. Fairfax said a witness can corroborate the lieutenant governor’s claim that he did not rape a woman while they were students at Duke University nearly 20 years ago.