Marcia Pledger

Martin Hopkins. A Black man with dredlocks, wearing a red Communications Workers of America t-shirt, addresses a group of protesters.

Does Verizon Wireless Have a Racism Problem?

Around the country, current and former employees who have filed EEOC complaints against Verizon Wireless are going public with their stories. They allege overt and subtle racism, retaliation and intimidation by the nation’s largest wireless provider. 

Standing on the Republican National Convention stage, Donald Trump grimaces

Why Black Clevelanders Were MIA at the RNC

Donald Trump is staggeringly unpopular among Black people. And Cleveland is close to 55 percent Black. But you’d never know either fact looking at Republican National Convention protests. Here’s why some locals say they steered clear of the downtown scene—and why their presence was beside the point.