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Start your Monday smart: Presidents Day, Trump & Venezuela, NBA all-stars, Taliban

Presidents Day. Trump's Venezuela speech. US-Taliban talks resume. 2019's brightest moon rises. Pope hosts top bishops. Northam's on an 'apology tour.' NBA All-Star Game. NASCAR season starts. Here's what the next six days will bring.
Tags: US, Cnn, Taliban, Nba, Venezuela, Pope, Northam, NBA All Star Game NASCAR


news analysis: The ‘Some of My Best Friends Are Black’ Defense

It’s a myth that proximity to blackness immunizes white people from doing racist things.
Tags: News, Discrimination, Blacks, Whites, Northam, Race and Ethnicity, Ralph S, Onancock (Va, My Best Friends Are Black ' Defense


Universities Scour Yearbooks After Northam

After the controversy over a blackface photo in Ralph Northam's medical school yearbook, universities are reviewing their yearbooks for material that could be considered racist or offensive.
Tags: News, Ralph Northam, Northam


‘He’s Not There Yet’: Embattled Governor Seeks Forgiveness From Black Virginians

Seeking to recover from the scandal over his use of blackface, Gov. Ralph Northam is scrambling to rebuild his image among African-Americans.
Tags: News, Virginia, Discrimination, Blacks, Democratic Party, Fairfax, Steele, Boyd, Herring, Charles Jr, Ralph Northam, Northam, Mark R, Race and Ethnicity, Ralph S, Justin Edward


A Black Group Says Mardi Gras Blackface Honors Tradition. Others Call It ‘Disgusting.’

Participants in the Zulu parade, mostly black but some of them white, wear blackface and grass skirts. Now some are questioning whether the tradition should continue.
Tags: News, Virginia, Blacks, Whites, Mardi Gras, Northam, Race and Ethnicity, New Orleans (La, Ralph S, Zulus, Black Group Says Mardi Gras Blackface


Governor asks lawmakers to focus on ‘equity’ in budget

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Embattled Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is asking lawmakers to pass a state budget that has a “greater focus on the issues of equity.” Northam met with a group of lawmakers Thursday to discuss his spending plan. The Democratic governor also sent a letter to key members of the GOP-led General Assembly […]
Tags: News, Ap, Nation, Gop, General Assembly, Richmond VA, Ralph Northam, Northam


Northam's Apology Tour Is Too Little Too Late For Many Of Va.'s Young Black Leaders

In Virginia, there seems to be a growing difference of opinion between young and older black leaders concerning whether Gov. Ralph Northam should resign. (Image credit: Logan Cyrus/AFP/Getty Images)
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Northam postpones Black History Month reception amid fallout

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s administration has postponed a reception to celebrate Black History Month as the governor continues to deal with the fallout from a racist yearbook photo. Northam spokeswoman Ofirah Yheskel said the reception has been moved from Wednesday to later this month. She said the administration is thinking through […]
Tags: News, Virginia, Ap, Nation, Black History Month, Richmond VA, Ralph Northam, Northam, Ofirah Yheskel


Northam Postpones Black History Month Event As Racist Photo Fallout Continues

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s administration has postponed a reception to celebrate Black History Month as the governor continues to deal with the fallout from a racist yearbook photo. Northam spokeswoman Ofirah Yheskel said the reception has been moved from Wednesday to later this month. She said the administration is thinking through better ways to honor Black History Month. Black leaders said Monday that they would stage a large protest outside the reception. Northam ha...
Tags: News, Virginia, Ap, Black History Month, Ku Klux Klan, Black History Month Black, Richmond VA, Ralph Northam, Northam, Ofirah Yheskel, Summer Concepcion, Northam Postpones Black History Month


Governor Northam’s Troubling Silence on Racism

Why won’t he explain how his views have evolved?
Tags: News, Virginia, Democratic Party, Northam, Politics And Government, Ralph S


Unmistakable Divide Among Women in Virginia Over Accusations Against Fairfax

As Virginia faces the possibility that its executive branch could include two men who once mocked African-Americans and a third accused of rape, Democratic women are divided over how to move forward.
Tags: Elections, News, Virginia, Sex Crimes, Women's Rights, Blacks, Democratic Party, Fairfax, Herring, Northam, Politics And Government, Women and Girls, State Legislatures, Mark R, Ralph S, Justin Edward


The Political Ascent of Justin Fairfax, and the Disturbing Allegations That Might End It

Justin Fairfax was on the cusp of becoming Virginia’s governor. Then came allegations of sexual assault from early in his rise to prominence.
Tags: News, Virginia, Sex Crimes, Watson, Meredith, Lee, Fairfax, Bruce, Duke University, Herring, Northam, Politics And Government, Mark R, Ralph S, Justin Fairfax, Justin Edward


Virginia’s Economy Weathers the Storm in Its Statehouse

Leading business groups haven’t joined in pushing for leadership changes, and Amazon is moving forward with a major office presence.
Tags: Amazon, Elections, News, Virginia, Governors, Blacks, Boycotts, Fairfax, Herring, Northam, Economic Conditions and Trends, Politics And Government, Mark R, Governors (US, Ralph S, States (US


Northam Releases Statement Touting Felon Rights Efforts: ‘I Believe In Second Chances’

As he works to clean up his image, following Democrats’ calls for his resignation after the blackface photos surfaced, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s (D) office released a statement on Tuesday touting his past efforts to restore civil rights to felons and notably underscoring his belief in “second chances.” The statement doesn’t reference any new action taken by the governor, and it comes amid reports that Northam will go on a listening tour of the state, in hopes of winning back favor with Af...
Tags: News, Virginia, Black, Commonwealth, Ralph Northam, Northam, Nicole Lafond


Trump Revels In Northam Scandal: ‘He Almost Moonwalked!’

President Trump delighted in Virginia Gov. Ralph Norman’s (D) mounting controversies during a rally in El Paso, Texas on Monday evening and even took at dig at Northam for thinking it might be appropriate to show reporters his moonwalk during a press conference. “So i n Virginia, the governor —  he has gotten a little  publicity lately.  I like him.  He keeps us out of the paper.  I like him.  I’d like to find more guys like  this one,” he said, to cheers at the rally. “ He almost m...
Tags: News, Virginia, Michael Jackson, Trump, El Paso Texas, Northam, Ralph Norman, Nicole Lafond


Northam To Launch Listening Tour, Recalibrate Agenda To Rehab Image

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) is crafting a plan to rehabilitate his image with African American voters by going on a listening tour, possibly upping the funding to historically Black colleges and universities and encouraging legislation to take down Confederate statues. According to a Monday Buzzfeed News report, Northam is hoping that heavy investment in African American-centric issues will win him back support from leaders like Rev. Al Sharpton who have called on him to resign. Two weeks...
Tags: News, Virginia, Black, Ku Klux Klan, BuzzFeed News, Confederate, Rev Al Sharpton, Ralph Northam, Northam, Kate Riga




Don Lemon Left Speechless By Northam Interview: ‘It’s Disturbing’

“I want to keep my job so I’m not going to say anything."
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Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah Says Northam’s ‘Racism Debt’ Might Be a Good Thing

Gov. Ralph Northam of Virginia has the support of most black residents, according to a new poll, and Noah thinks he knows why.
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Black Leaders Call for Forgiveness, Second Chance for Virginia Gov. Northam

Five black leaders from across Virginia gathered in Richmond Monday to support Gov. Ralph Northam`s following his blackface photo scandal.
Tags: News, Virginia, Richmond, Ralph Northam, Northam


Northam interview leaves Don Lemon speechless

CNN's Don Lemon reacts after Gov. Ralph Northam (D-VA) spoke about learning why the use of blackface is so offensive on "Face the Nation."
Tags: News, Cnn, Stories, Don Lemon, Northam, Ralph Northam D VA


Will Power Trump Values in Virginia?

The Northam/Fairfax scandals are forcing the party to reckon between its commitment to equality and its control of the state.
Tags: News, Virginia, Blacks, Democratic Party, Fairfax, Herring, Northam, Politics And Government, Mark R, Ralph S, Justin Edward, Northam Fairfax, Will Power Trump Values


Historians Are Baffled By Northam Calling Slaves ‘Indentured Servants’

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Historians say they were “shocked” and “mystified” when Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam wrongly used the term “indentured servants” Sunday in reference to the first Africans to arrive in English North America 400 years ago. Most historians abandoned use of the term in the 1990s after historical records left little room for doubt that the Africans were enslaved, the scholars said. “The indentured servitude thing is really bizarre,” said Davidson College professor Michael Guasco,...
Tags: News, Virginia, Africa, Ap, Angola, Cbs, North America, Gulf of Mexico, New York University, Hampton, Chesapeake Bay, Norfolk VA, Gayle King, Davidson College, Ralph Northam, Northam


Attorney Investigating Northam Belonged To Country Club With No Black Members

WaPo reported in 1992 that Richard Cullen was a member of a country club which had no black members until that year.
Tags: News, WaPo, Richard Cullen, Northam


Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam Flubs Slavery Definition

Gov. Northam made a shaky start to his rehabilitation tour when he seemingly mixed up slaves with servants.
Tags: News, Virginia, Ralph Northam, Northam


Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam slammed for referring to 'first indentured servants from Africa' instead of slaves

"Well, it has been a difficult week," Northam said at the start of his interview with CBS' Gayle King.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Virginia, Africa, Cbs, Usa Today, Gayle King, Ralph Northam, Northam


Northam ‘Indentured Servant’ Remark Challenged

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said in a statement Monday that a historian recently advised him to use the "indentured servant" term.
Tags: News, Virginia, Slavery, Ralph Northam, Northam


Historians challenge Northam’s ‘indentured servants’ remark

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Historians say they were “shocked” and “mystified” when Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam wrongly used the term “indentured servants” Sunday in reference to the first Africans to arrive in English North America 400 years ago. Most historians abandoned use of the term in the 1990s after historical records left little room for […]
Tags: News, Virginia, Ap, Nation, North America, Norfolk VA, Ralph Northam, Northam


Northam says he's learned implications of being 'born in white privilege'

Embattled Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said that since becoming engulfed in controversy surrounding his use of blackface decades ago, he has learned that he "was born in white privilege" and "why the use of blackface is so offensive."
Tags: News, Virginia, Stories, Ralph Northam, Northam


Northam says he's learned implications of being 'born in white privilege' since racist photo controversy

Embattled Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said that since becoming engulfed in controversy surrounding his use of blackface decades ago, he has learned that he "was born in white privilege" and "why the use of blackface is so offensive."
Tags: Virginia, Cnn, Ralph Northam, Northam



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