“The Birth of a Nation” Isn’t Worth Defending – The New Yorker

  “The Birth of a Nation” arrives amid a resurgence in movies about slavery. Credit Illustration by Keith Negley Barrier Status: ‘none’ In the summer of 1831, Nat Turner’s slave insurrection ripped through Southampton County, Virginia, leaving scores of white men, women, and children dead. The rebels were captured and tried in Jerusalem, a few […]

Fearing anger from Trump voters, Va. school district may close for the primary – The Washington Post

Officials in Virginia’s largest jurisdiction want to close public schools during the Super Tuesday presidential primaries, saying they fear that supporters of Republican front-runner Donald Trump could cause mayhem at the polls. The concerns stem mainly from a state Republican Party decision — which Trump opposes — to require voters to affirm that they are […]

Virginia’s Wise Move on Concealed Carry – NYTimes.com

In a step toward gun safety, the attorney general of Virginia, Mark Herring, announced on Tuesday that his state would stop recognizing concealed-carry permits from states whose permit laws don’t meet Virginia’s standards. Virginia law bars anyone convicted of or facing charges for stalking, currently under a restraining or protective order, convicted of assault or […]

Virginia police order BBC journalists to delete footage of suspected shooter’s crash | Public Radio International

We love you, Alison and Adam. pic.twitter.com/hLSzQi06XE — WDBJ7 (@WDBJ7) August 26, 2015 BBC reporters Franz Strasser and Tara McKelvey encountered a big obstacle in their coverage of a double slaying of journalists at a Virginia mall. The two reporters were covering the manhunt of the suspected shooter when they were ordered to delete footage by […]