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Dems pull out big guns to energize virtual convention for Biden

Democrats launched the third day of their virtual national convention on Wednesday, with headliners broadening the focus from a multipart rebuke of President Trump to an energizing message of change in boosting former Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential bid.

Former NFL player Jason Wright named president of Washington pro football team

The Washington NFL team hired Jason Wright as team president on Monday, making him the first Black person to hold that position in NFL history.

Rep. John Lewis

Congressman John Lewis of Georgia, a lion of the Civil Rights Movement whose bloody beating by Alabama state troopers in 1965 helped galvanize opposition to racial segregation, and who went on to a long and celebrated career in Congress, died ...

Tearful, rambling Kanye West launches presidential campaign

In his first rally for his last-minute presidential campaign, rapper Kanye West ranted against abortion and pornography, argued policy with attendees and at one point broke down in tears during rambling remarks Sunday at a Charleston, S.C., wedding venue and ...

Washington NFL team drops racist name

The most polarizing name in North American professional sports is gone.

Name change coming for Washington NFL and Cleveland MLB teams?

More than a dozen Native American leaders and organizations sent a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday calling for the league to force the Washington NFL team owner Dan Snyder to change the team name immediately.

Minister Farrakhan to speak July Fourth

Minister Louis Farrakhan, head of the Nation of Islam, will address the range of current issues facing the United States in a talk scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, July 4.

FBI finds no hate crime in old noose in Bubba Wallace’s NASCAR garage

NASCAR went to Talladega Superspeedway last weekend on heightened alert after Bubba Wallace, its only Black driver, took on an active role in a push for racial equality.

LGBT activists see had work ahead despite U.S. Supreme Court victory

LGBT rights activists are elated by a major U.S. Supreme Court victory on job discrimination, and hope the decision will spur action against other biases faced by their community despite Trump administration efforts to slow or reverse advances.

George Floyd, ‘cornerstone of a movement,’ is laid to rest

Fifteen days after George Floyd cried out for his mother with his final breaths, the 46-year-old who has become a worldwide symbol in the call for justice was laid to rest beside his mother after a funeral Tuesday in his ...

City erupts

The statues of Confederate traitors are headed for removal from Monument Avenue — ending their long reign as white supremacist icons of Richmond that extends back to 1890.

Thousands of protesters hit the streets

A white Minneapolis police officer’s killing of 46-year-old George Floyd by kneeling on his neck for nearly 9 minutes was the final straw.

Episcopal bishop ‘outraged’ by Trump church photo op

The bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington sharply criticized President Trump on Monday for staging a visit to the historic St. John’s Church across from the White House, where he held up a Bible after authorities had cleared the ...

‘I can’t breathe’

Four Minneapolis police officers have been fired in the wake of the brutal death Monday of George Floyd, a 46-year-old father and security guard, who died after being handcuffed by police and put face down in the street, where a ...