Emmanuel Felton

New York City

Race and Ethnicity Reporter

Education: Columbia University, MS in Investigative Reporting; Emory University, BBA in Finance

Emmanuel Felton is the race and ethnicity reporter on the America desk at The Washington Post. Felton came to The Post from BuzzFeed News, where he was an investigative reporter on the inequality desk. Before BuzzFeed, Felton covered the intersection of racial inequality and education at the Hechinger Report, where he produced an award-winning investigation into the federal government’s failure to enforce school desegregation orders. He also serves as an assistant adjunct professor at Hunter College, where he teaches a course on investigative reporting.
Latest from Emmanuel Felton

Jury finds all 3 men guilty of murder in Ahmaud Arbery’s death

The three men who chased and killed Arbery in coastal Georgia last year were convicted of murder in a case that once went 74 days without arrests and that many saw as a test of racial bias in the justice system.

November 24, 2021

Relief, optimism and acknowledgment that work remains after jury convicts 3 of murder in Ahmaud Arbery’s death

The verdicts were hailed as proof that the system can work but not a sign that it always will.

November 24, 2021

Arbery verdict shows system ‘isn’t totally broken,' activists say, as they call for more racial ‘justice’

Three White men were convicted of murdering the Black man in Georgia last year.

November 24, 2021

Alabama spends more than a half-million dollars a year on a Confederate memorial. Black historical sites struggle to keep their doors open.

The state’s constitution includes a provision designating tax money to fund the Confederate Memorial Park.

October 4, 2021

As redistricting begins, states tackle the issue of ‘prison gerrymandering’

Researchers and advocates say the practice unfairly penalizes minority communities with high incarceration rates.

September 28, 2021

Northeast officials vow to make changes after nearly 50 storm-related deaths in Ida’s wake

At least 49 people were killed after torrential wind and rain pounded New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut, ripping through buildings, sparking massive flooding and leaving hundreds of thousands of people without power.

September 3, 2021

Southeast Louisiana residents desperate for food, power, water and help in Ida’s aftermath

With resources scarce and infrastructure burdened, Gov. John Bel Edwards tells evacuees: ‘Do not return here.’

August 31, 2021

Louisiana gets a first look at the devastation caused by Hurricane Ida

On Monday, search and rescue was the priority as many who stayed behind were left stranded on roofs and in attics.

August 30, 2021

Hurricane Ida barrels into Louisiana, causing catastrophic damage with wind, rain and storm surge

The Category 4 storm tied Hurricane Laura for the most intense in the state on record.

August 29, 2021

With Hurricane Ida projected to slam Louisiana on anniversary of Katrina, anxiety grips the region

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell urged residents to leave immediately or hunker down as storm picked up speed.

August 28, 2021