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  A number of survivors of a white supremacist’s attack in Charlottesville, Va., last year told their stories on the first full day of the murder trial of James Fields Jr., the Ohio man who struck a group of counterprotesters. “The only thing I was thinking about was getting my fiancé out of the way,” […]

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  Four California men described as “serial rioters” are facing federal charges after prosecutors say they flew across the country for a white nationalist rally in Virginia last year and violently attacked counterprotesters. Federal agents arrested the men Tuesday, and prosecutors identified them as members of the Rise Above Movement, a militant white supremacist group […]

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The U.S. Department of Justice has arrested and charged four members of a violent, racist, white supremacist group from California with traveling to the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Va., with the explicit purpose of inciting a riot and attacking counter-protesters.


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The wheels of justice may move slowly, but sometimes they actually get us to the right destination. Today is one of those times. Two men who participated in a parking garage attack on a black man at a white nationalist rally last year in Charlottesville, Va., received their prison sentences in court Thursday.


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Sunday morning, thousands carrying flags, advocating white supremacy and parading under the banner of hatred will gather in Washington, D.C., to commemorate the anniversary of the Unite the Right march that left one dead and many injured. Last year’s march was held in Charlottesville, Virginia, but this year’s was moved by organizers to D.C. when […]

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Uber, Lyft and AirBnB are preparing for the white nationalist rally Sunday to mark the first anniversary of the Charlottesville “Unite the Right” protest.

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Mayor Nikuyah Walker is tasked with helping to lead her city to a place of hope and healing and explains what needs to happen before getting there.

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40 Acres and a Mule, Black Films, BlackkKlansman, Charlottesville, Entertainment, Heather Heyer, News, Politics, Spike Lee, Top Stories, Video -

Spike Lee’s newest film, BlacKkKlansman, tells the story of the racial divide that seems to transcend time. The movie comes out today, one year after the events of the Charlottesville “Unite the Right” rally. The rally was led by white supremacists, white nationalists, and neo-Nazis who opposed the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue […]

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Today BlacKkKlansman opens in theaters nationwide on the one-year anniversary of arguably America’s ugliest day of 2017: Charlottesville’s “Unite the Right” rally. A weekend last summer when hatred spilled out onto the streets, blood stained the pavement and the country’s newly elected President, who promised to represent all people, failed to unite the nation. While Director […]

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White fragility has become such a deadly threat to our communities because society continues to handicap white Americans by sparing their feelings and making them feel as is they are above reproach.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and the city of Charlottesville on Wednesday […]

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There’s a recipe to becoming a white nationalist and the survey says that divorced white men are the “losers” who seem to gravitate toward being hostile.

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Virginia has been put under a state of emergency ahead of the one year anniversary of the deadly Charlottesville Unite the Right rally held by neo-Nazis’, ABC News reports. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam declared the state of emergency and asks that residents “make alternative plans to engaging with planned demonstrations of hate.” “Virginia continues to mourn the three Virginians who lost […]

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  Legendary film director Spike Lee says living in the era of President Donald Trump is a very dangerous situation for Americans who care about racial equality. While promoting his new film “Blackkklansmen,” the critically acclaimed true story of the first black police officer to integrate the Colorado Springs Police Department, Lee told theGrio that […]

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The mother of Heather Heyer, the young woman who was killed at the August 2017 white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, is keeping her daughter’s memory alive by sharing the endearing messages and momentous that she receives from the supportive public.  According to the New York Post, every few weeks, Susan Bro walks down 4th Street in […]

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The suspect behind last summer's deadly vehicle incident in Charlottesville, Virginia, has been indicted by a grand jury on federal hate crime charges.

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The organizer of last year’s fatal white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., now wants to take his show to the White House. Jason Kessler has applied for a permit to hold a “white civil rights rally” in front of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., CNN is reporting. Kessler organized last year’s “Unite the Right” white nationalist rally […]

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  If there was ever a couple that deserved a “happily ever after” wedding, it’s these two. Saturday, Marcus Martin and Marissa Blair finally got the wedding of their dreams after surviving the deadly car attack on Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall last summer. “It’s indescribable. I’m happy, I’m excited, I’m nervous,” Blair beamed as over thirty vendors in […]

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Sen. Tim Scott appeared on CBS' Face the Nation on Sunday to talk about our country's issues with race, the proposed border wall and his new book on racial healing.

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Stacey Dash's recent interview with MSNBC's Ari Melber gained headlines because she blurted out that she was a "'Clueless' person" in response to a question from Melber about movies, but the real story is her comments about neo-Nazis and Charlottesville.

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  GOP House hopefull Stacey Dash was asked to weigh in on President Donald Trump’s […]

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Assault, Charlottesville, Counterprotests, Deandre Harris, News, Unite the Right, Video, White supremacy -

Earlier this week, Charlottesville police arrested a fourth person in connection with the assault of DeAndre Harris. Harris was beaten by a group of men near a parking garage on the day of the Charlottesville rallies and protests last August. In a statement released by the Charlottesville Police Department, authorities said that they had arrested Tyler […]

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This week, Charlottesville City Council members elected Nikuyah Walker as the city’s new mayor, making history in the process. Walker is the first African-American woman to hold the post in a city that last year became a flashpoint for race relations. She is also the first independent to be elected to Charlottesville City Council since 1948. […]

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We have no reason to believe anything Donald J. Trump says, including his claim that he rescued the three UCLA basketball players who reportedly caught a case in China for stealing sunglasses from a Louis Vuitton store. Trump is a habitual liar and a racist, and Black folks really don’t have to believe anything this […]

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Black Voters, Charlottesville, Election Day, News, Virginia -

Activists in Virginia are watching the gubernatorial race this Election Day to see if a surge of Black voters will sway the results.

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Charlottesville, Emily Gorcenski, Jason Kessler, National, News, White Supremacy -

An arrest warrant was issued Monday, Oct. 16, for “Unite the Right” rally organizer Jason […]

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Richard Spencer, the white nationalist who organized the rallies in Charlottesville, is set to give a speech at the University of Florida.

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia judge ruled Wednesday that a lawsuit over Charlottesville's plans to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee should go forward...

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