Diverse United States divided on symbols of patriotism

When Afghanistan War veteran Joseph Smith saw NFL players take a knee or raise a fist during the playing of the national anthem last month, he wasn’t offended – he was proud. Where some saw it as disrespectful, he saw ...

Republican leaders: Senate won’t vote on repeal

Facing assured defeat, Republican leaders decided Tuesday not to even hold a vote on the GOP’s latest attempt to repeal the President Barack Obama’s health care law, surrendering on their last-gasp effort to deliver on the party’s banner campaign promise.

Men used as slaves, abused seek compensation

Peonage researcher and detective Antoinette Harrell has spent the past five years researching peonage that took place at the infamous Arthur G. Dozier Reform School in Marianna, searching for a lead that could confirm that peonage practices took place in ...

Tubman on the Twenty?

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is raising speculation that Harriet Tubman’s future on the $20 bill could be in jeopardy.

Locked up for life: Part 4 of a national investigation

A U.S. Supreme Court decision triggering new sentences for inmates serving mandatory life without parole for crimes committed as juveniles has had a far greater effect: The ruling is prompting lawyers to apply its fundamental logic – that it’s cruel ...

Locked up for life: Part 3 of a national investigation

It’s just a few blocks from the house Earl Rice Jr. left behind as a teenager to the places he remembers. But after more than four decades in prison, he has ground to cover.

Locked up for life: Part 2 of a national investigation

The impact of last year’s Supreme Court ruling goes far beyond the 2,000-plus offenders who faced mandatory no-parole sentences as teens.

White nationalist rally leaves three dead, dozens injured

A car rammed into a crowd of protesters and a state police helicopter crashed into the woods Saturday as tension boiled over at a White supremacist rally. The violent day left three dead, dozens injured and this usually quiet college ...

Locked up for life: Part 1 of a national investigation

Courtroom 801 is nearly empty when guards bring in Bobby Hines, hands cuffed in front of navy prison scrubs.

Florida’s first African American state attorney pulled over in traffic stop

There was something a little unusual about a June 19 traffic stop in Orlando – other than the driver being Florida’s first African American state attorney who also happens to be in a legal fight with the governor over the ...

Prosecutor shocked by mistrial for cop who killed Black man

An Oklahoma prosecutor said Saturday that he was shocked when a judge declared a mistrial in the case of a White former Tulsa police officer who fatally shot his daughter’s Black boyfriend because jurors had deliberated for only a few ...

Census Bureau: US growing more diverse

The United States is growing older and more ethnically diverse; a trend that could strain government programs from Medicare to education, the Census Bureau reported June 22.

... No Peace: Black gun owners worried by acquittal in Castile shooting

Gerry Martin isn’t sure he will ever tell a police officer during a traffic stop that he has a concealed-weapon permit – and possibly a weapon – on him.

Journal criticized for not consulting African American scholars on race

A leading journal of political philosophy took up the Black Lives Matter movement in its June issue without a single contribution from a Black academic, triggering an outcry from African American scholars.

National African American museum tour in great demand

Lucille Simpson, far right, and her daughter Gwendolyn Norman, both from Detroit, Michigan, wait in line to enter the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Cultural on the National Mall in Washington, May 1. The hottest ticket in ...