Review: In ‘Marshall,’ a young Thurgood in Connecticut
Arts & Entertainment / Business / Movies / Opinion & Editorial

Review: In ‘Marshall,’ a young Thurgood in Connecticut

Thurgood Marshall, a titan of 20th-century law and a civil rights pioneer, has until now largely eluded Hollywood’s notice. Despite its title, “Marshall,” too, is wary of taking on the Supreme Court justice in full, sticking to a minor case from Marshall’s early career as counsel for the NAACP. That makes, for better and worse, … Continue reading

Businesses ask Supreme Court to take gay rights case
Politics / U.S. News

Businesses ask Supreme Court to take gay rights case

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of America’s most well-known companies are urging the Supreme Court to rule that a federal employment discrimination law prohibits discrimination based on a person’s sexual orientation, a position opposite of the one taken by the Trump administration. The 76 businesses and organizations — including American Airlines, Apple, eBay, Facebook, Google, Starbucks … Continue reading

Facts undercut claim that Arpaio case was driven by politics
National / Politics

Facts undercut claim that Arpaio case was driven by politics

PHOENIX (AP) — Politicians have made numerous claims about former Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s legal troubles and his immigration enforcement legacy since he was granted a White House pardon last week. Arpaio and others have said he was the victim of a politically motivated prosecution brought by the Obama administration. President Donald Trump said Arpaio deserves … Continue reading

Public schools grappling with Confederate names, images
Campus Life / Education / National / Politics / Virginia

Public schools grappling with Confederate names, images

With a new school year dawning, education officials are grappling with whether to remove the names, images and statues of Confederate figures from public schools — especially since some are now filled with students of color. The violence at a white nationalist rally over a Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville, Virginia, is giving school … Continue reading

‘Shame’ spray-painted on Confederate monument in Virginia
Local / National / Politics / U.S. News / Virginia

‘Shame’ spray-painted on Confederate monument in Virginia

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The word “shame” has been spray-painted on a Confederate monument in Virginia. Media outlets report Norfolk police spokesman Daniel Hudson says officers were called to the vandalism site Monday morning. The Norfolk City Council decided in 2015 to keep the monument, despite pressure from a local civil rights group. At the … Continue reading