Latest from Robert Samuels

‘Floyd was my man. But George Floyd is a movement.’

As Ross contends with her searing personal loss, she has also sought to make sense of her place as a White woman in the struggle for racial justice.
  • Apr 28, 2021

‘Today, we are able to breathe again’: Floyd’s family members celebrate verdict, vow to fight on for racial justice

The guilty verdict came as a validation of the Black Lives Matter movement, one in which Floyd’s relatives have emerged as central players.
  • Apr 20, 2021

‘I’m still learning’: The journey of George Floyd’s brother Philonise

After Floyd died, his soft-spoken younger brother stepped into new roles as family patriarch and advocate for racial justice.
  • Apr 19, 2021

George Floyd’s brother discusses the meaning of his testimony: ‘I can tell the world what he meant to us’

Philonise Floyd delivered an emotional account of his brother Monday as the prosecution prepared to conclude its case against Derek Chauvin. He said he approached his testimony with a sense of duty, love and pain.
  • Apr 13, 2021

Derek Chauvin’s use of force against George Floyd was ‘totally unnecessary,’ senior officer testifies

“Pulling him down to the ground, face down and putting your knee on the neck for that amount of time is just uncalled for,” Lt. Richard Zimmerman said.
  • Apr 2, 2021

Rep. Liz Cheney’s vote to impeach Trump prompts a voter rebellion in her home state

The backlash shows that loyalty to the former president is more important than the congresswoman’s record and family roots.
  • Feb 2, 2021

The Jamaican connection

Kamala Harris’s father Donald is a proud islander who made sure his daughters know their heritage.
  • Jan 17, 2021

Their county was once a bellwether. Now, these Obama-Trump voters wonder what the future holds.

Historically Democratic Robeson County, N.C., voted Trump in 2016 and never looked back.
  • Nov 10, 2020

In a sea of Biden signs, these Trump supporters went looking for the ‘silent majority’

They are door-knocking outside North Carolina’s research triangle to find past supporters who might be waffling.
  • Nov 2, 2020

Jaime Harrison bets on ‘New South’ coalition in his against-the-odds bid to oust Sen. Lindsey Graham

Harrison hopes to capture voters who represent the “New South,” making the state the first in the nation to have two Black senators.
  • Oct 26, 2020