Virginia Dems Hope to Change State Law, Remove Confederate Statues

Before Arthur Ashe became the only black man in history to win singles titles at Wimbledon, the U.S. Open and the Australian Open, he was forced to practice on racially segregated tennis courts in Richmond, Virginia, where thousands gathered Saturday for the formal renaming of a thoroughfare in the athlete’s honor.   

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Guilty Plea to Hate Crimes in Deadly Car Attack at Rally

In a case that stirred racial tensions across the country, a self-avowed white supremacist pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal hate crime charges in a deadly attack at a white nationalist rally in Virginia, admitting that he intentionally plowed his speeding car into a crowd of anti-racism protesters, killing a woman and injuring dozens.

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Charlottesville Injury Case Goes Before Fourth Circuit

A Fourth Circuit panel seemed unlikely Thursday to overturn a ruling that found Charlottesville and Virginia State Police did not violate a counterprotester’s rights when they issued a stand-down order before violence erupted during the infamous “Unite the Right” rally that saw numerous injuries and one murder.

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