Ben Carson calls for dialogue over insults

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson urged Sunday morning for Americans to “engage in dialogue” on racism, rather than hurling insults and demonizing one another. “What will help the national heal is if we engage in dialogue together,” Carson said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “Let’s not...

D.C. mayor won’t play art critic

On Saturday, as thousands gathered in the nation’s capital, words were added to the Black Lives Matter pavement art: “Defund The Police.” Protesters painted the message in similar bold, yellow lettering as the mural to assert that politicians’ promises to “reform” police departments are not enough. In response to...

Protesters topple Confederate statue in Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. — A small group of demonstrators toppled a statue of a Confederate general in the the former capital of the Confederacy late Saturday, following a day of largely peaceful protests in the Virginia city. The statue of Gen. Williams Carter Wickham was pulled from its pedestal in...

Trump’s response to protests is ‘election strategy,’ British official says

The U.K. government should condemn a “deliberate election strategy” by U.S. President Donald Trump to use anti-racism protests to activate his electoral base, said Lisa Nandy, the shadow foreign secretary. Asked on the BBC’s Andrew Marr show to comment on Trump’s response to the protests against the killing by...

Protests after Floyd’s death reach rural America

BOISE, Idaho — Demonstrations sparked by the death of George Floyd have spread well beyond major urban centers to cities and towns across rural America. In Boise, thousands of people attended a peaceful vigil this week honoring Floyd, the black Minnesota man who died after a white police officer...