McClellan becomes 1st Black Virginia woman in Congress

Democrat Jennifer L. McClellan was sworn into the U.S. House on Tuesday, becoming the first Black woman to represent Virginia in Congress.

Toni Morrison honored with new stamp unveiled at Princeton

Nobel laureate Toni Morrison is now forever immortalized on a stamp honoring the prolific writer, editor, scholar and mentor that was unveiled Tuesday morning in a tribute at Princeton University, where she taught for almost two decades.

Chicago Mayor Lightfoot ousted; Vallas, Johnson in runoff

Paul Vallas and Brandon Johnson will meet in a runoff to be the next mayor of Chicago after voters denied incumbent Lori Lightfoot a second term, issuing a rebuke to a leader who made history as head of the nation’s ...

White supremacist gets life in prison for Buffalo massacre

A white supremacist who killed 10 Black people at a Buffalo supermarket was sentenced to life in prison without parole Wednesday after relatives of his victims confronted him with pain and rage caused by his racist attack.

Clarence Thomas statue backed by Republicans in Georgia

Republican Georgia lawmakers are again trying to erect a statue of U.S. Supreme Court Justice and Georgia native Clarence Thomas on the State Capitol grounds in Atlanta, in what many Democrats, particularly Black ones, see as an insensitive display of ...

Biden in State of the Union: ‘Finish the job’

President Biden exhorted Congress on Tuesday night to work with him to “finish the job” of rebuilding the economy and uniting the nation as he delivered a State of the Union address aimed at reassuring a country beset by pessimism ...

Impassioned calls for police reform at Tyre Nichols’ funeral

Tyre Nichols ’ family and friends gathered Wednesday for a funeral that blended a celebration of his life with outrage over the brutal beating he endured at the hands of Memphis Police and heated calls for police reform.

‘Check your closets’

Democrats responded with aggrieved fury when former President Trump was found in possession of classified documents that should have been turned over to the government when he left office. Then disclosures that President Biden also mishandled secret papers set loose ...

Fatigue and despair build as Calif. copes with massacres

In the wake of the worst mas- sacre in Los Angeles County history, the California governor was meeting gunshot victims in the hospital when he was pulled away and briefed on a mass shooting at the other end of the ...

Anger grows in Virginia city where first-grader shot teacher

When a 6-year-old shot and wounded his first grade teacher in this shipbuilding city near Virginia’s coast, the community reacted with collective shock.

Wes Moore sworn in as Maryland’s first Black governor

Maryland Gov. Wes Moore was sworn in as the state’s first Black governor on Wednesday, pledging to work for greater inclusion and economic equity while also focusing on improving education, fighting crime and climate change.

Jury awards soldier less than $4000 in federal suit over traffic stop

A federal jury in Virginia on Tuesday found mostly in favor of two police officers who were sued by a U.S. Army lieutenant after he was pepper-sprayed, struck and handcuffed during a traffic stop.

Film helps renew search for 1st Black Navy pilot’s remains

The film “Devotion” re-ignited efforts to repatriate the remains of Jesse LeRoy Brown, America’s first Black Navy pilot, who died in 1950 after having to crash land his damaged plane during the Korean War.

Gates Foundation takes up question of its own power

Does The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have too much power and influence?

McCarthy rejected for House speaker with GOP in disarray

House Republicans flailed through a second day of multiple balloting Wednesday, unable to elect their leader Kevin McCarthy as House speaker or come up with a new strategy to end the political chaos that has tarnished the start of their ...