West Virginia

101-year-old Merrill Pittman Cooper recently received an honorary diploma.

The Anti-Racism Act of 2022 passed the West Virginia Senate by a 21-12 vote on Wednesday and has been sent to the House. The bill prevents the teaching that any race, ethnicity, or biological sex is superior to another in public K-12 schools and colleges—which don't teach any of that. 

On February 1, the first day of Black History Month, West Virginia Delegate Danielle Walker (D-Monongalia), the only Black woman lawmaker in the state, received an email that included an image of a KKK member from now-former Berkeley County West Virginians For Life President Richard Demoske.

Prominent Black civil rights leaders, politicians, and activists unloaded on Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin after the West Virginia politician doubled down on his decision to vote against the For the People Act.

The Democratic Senator from West Virginia penned an op-ed opposing Democracy reform legislation, citing a lack of bipartisan support despite evidence of Republican coordination to pass voter suppression laws.

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West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has explained why he isn't racist after using the word "thugs" to describe a girls' basketball team with Black players and their Black coaches getting into an altercation during a game.

Imagine if more cops knew how to deescalate without using a weapon.

NewsOne Now continues its conversation with Gardner about the process of getting released from prison after serving 27 years.

West Virginia nonprofit director Pamela Ramsey Taylor lost her job after she referred to first lady Michelle Obama as an "ape in heels" in a November Facebook post. The termination coincided with a state agency vowing to keep a closer watch on the nonprofit Clay County Development Corp. following weeks of controversy.

Pamela Ramsey, a West Virginia non-profit director, will be allowed to return to work after calling Michelle Obama an "ape in heels."

Rose believes that the rape accusations caused indelible harm to his image.

The Baltimore Police Union is calling on state’s attorney Marilyn Mosby to throw out all charges against the officers involved in the Freddie Gray case. This comes after one of the six officers, Caesar Goodson Jr., was acquitted of all charges placed against him on Thursday. This is the second time that Mosby’s team has failed […]