Lead Story National & World Politics

NAACP president calls Trump ‘Jim Crow with hairspray and a blue suit’

NAACP President Cornell William Brooks on Monday condemned Republican front-runner Donald Trump and said he represents a “kind of Jim Crow with hairspray and a blue suit.” “The fact of the matter is this is hateful. It is racist. It is bigoted. It is xenophobic. It represents a kind of Jim Crow with hairspray and Read More…

Lead Story National & World News Video

Confederate flag’s half-century at South Carolina Capitol ends

COLUMBIA, South Carolina — It took just a few minutes, simultaneously somber and festive, to put a bookend on the Confederate flag’s 54-year run at the South Carolina Capitol grounds. A crowd of hundreds erupted in cheers, and sang a farewell refrain more associated with sports arenas, as uniformed highway patrol officers lowered the flag Read More…