Latest from Cleve R. Wootson Jr.

Biden signs orders on racial equity, and civil rights groups press for more

The president took executive actions Tuesday to combat racism and discrimination, an early move to fulfill his pledges on equity. They fall short of the sweeping actions civil rights groups are demanding, but the administration says there is more to come.
  • Jan 26, 2021

Civil rights leaders say they won’t let up on Biden — or Harris

Civil rights activists welcome Harris’s prominent role in the Biden administration. But they say the White House cannot use her presence to justify delaying action on racial justice.
  • Jan 24, 2021

George Floyd languished inside a Texas prison. Communities and companies saw it as ‘economic development.’

Bartlett State Jail contributed to a third of the city's budget. But inside, prisoners like Floyd got little training or education that would help them reintegrate into society.
  • Jan 22, 2021

Kamala Harris sworn into history with vice-presidential oath

Harris becomes the first woman, Black woman and Asian American to serve as vice president.
  • Jan 20, 2021

‘Always about him’: How Trump’s obsession with baseless election claims cost Republicans in Georgia

The GOP’s twin defeats in the crucial Senate runoffs were a prelude to a deadly week in Washington in which the president’s claims incited a mob to attack the U.S. Capitol.
  • Jan 10, 2021

Democrats win control of U.S. Senate as Ossoff defeats Perdue

Jon Ossoff defeated David Perdue in their Georgia runoff, after Raphael Warnock scored a historic come-from-behind victory over Sen. Kelly Loeffler.
  • Jan 6, 2021

Raphael Warnock wins Georgia runoff election against Sen. Loeffler, lifting Democratic hopes of claiming Senate majority

Democrat Jon Ossoff is in a tight race with Republican David Perdue in the other Senate runoff.
  • Jan 6, 2021

Trump looms large over the Georgia Senate runoff

At polling places across the state, voters said the president’s efforts to overturn the election were drawing them in.
  • Jan 5, 2021

Democrats, Republicans race to finish in Ga. as Trump casts shadow over Senate runoffs

Some fear that the president’s grievances could depress voter turnout.
  • Jan 5, 2021

Loeffler and Perdue try to steer around Republican infighting as Georgia runoff races draw to a close

The GOP Senate candidates didn’t vote on whether to override President Trump’s veto of a defense bill, and both sought to avoid a firm answer on their support for an effort to oppose certifying President-elect Biden’s electoral college win.
  • Jan 3, 2021