Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s medical school has won a national award for fostering diversity as it weathers the scandal ignited by a racist photograph from its 1984 yearbook.
Virginia’s Republican Party continues to go after Attorney General Mark Herring, and is now willing to pay up for any pictures that show the Democrat wearing black face when he was in college.
Despite his infrequent public appearances since the blackface admission, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has signed several bills into law in an attempt to get past the controversy.
An interfaith group of Virginians gathered Sunday evening to forge a way forward after blackface scandals that shook the highest offices in the state’s government. Va. Attorney General Mark Herring sat on the front pew of the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church to listen.
In reckoning with Virginia’s painful history of slavery and racism, Delegate Delores McQuinn says the way forward is love. Tough, honest conversations about uncomfortable ideas are necessary.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has no plans to resign, saying, “I am not going anywhere,” after controversial yearbook photos surfaced from his days in medical school.
Racial insensitivities ran rampant in popular culture during the 1980s, the era in which Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and the state’s attorney general, Mark Herring, have admitted to wearing blackface.
A movement to rename a Richmond, Virginia, thoroughfare for groundbreaking black tennis player Arthur Ashe Jr. is cresting just as the state finds itself in turmoil over a blackface scandal involving the governor and attorney general.
Embattled Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam told The Washington Post Saturday that he feels he should remain in office to help his state heal and use the rest of his term to pursue racial “equity” — hoping to move on from a racist photograph scandal and admission of donning blackface in the past.
At the monthly Arlington Democrats Breakfast, many in attendance expressed mixed feelings about the current state of Virginia’s Democratic leadership.
A second woman is accusing Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault, saying Fairfax raped her in 2000 while the two were students at Duke University.
After seeing photos in other yearbooks that shock the conscience today, University of Maryland student Camille Alexander started looking back through old yearbooks in College Park. And she said it didn’t take long to find racist pictures in them.
Virginia Senate Majority Leader Tommy Norment said he is not in and did not take the blackface photos on two specific pages of the 1968 Virginia Military Institute yearbook.
Gucci has apologized for a wool sweater after complaints that it resembled blackface makeup and said the item had been pulled from its online and physical stores.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan joins a growing list of public officials who have called for Northam’s resignation following the revelation of a racist photo on his page in a 1984 medical school yearbook.
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