The men accused of killing Ahmaud Arbery got a nearly all white jury


While Glynn County Superior Court Judge Timothy R. Walmsley acknowledged that “quite a few African American jurors were excused through peremptory strikes executed by the defense,” he ultimately ruled that the defense had given legitimate reasons for why each juror was eliminated.

Ahmaud Arbery’s Accused Killers Get Nearly All-White Jury

Participate in an insurrection, win public office


At least eight people who attended the Jan. 6 Capitol riot—the deadly insurrection that attempted to stop the certification of Joe Biden’s presidential election—have won the ultimate prize in the aftermath of their heinous act: They have been elected to public office.

8 Republicans Who Attended the Capitol Riot Were Just Elected to Public Office

There’s new hope for justice in the ‘Atlanta Child Murders’ case


On Monday, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced in a tweet that investigators from the Atlanta Police Department were traveling to a lab in Salt Lake City that works with old DNA evidence. Her hope? That the lab would be able to uncover evidence that would provide some answers for the families of the victims.

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Announces New DNA Examination in ‘Atlanta Child Murders’ Case

Everyone from the Trump White House has a book


Grisham replaced Sarah Huckabee Sanders as press secretary in July 2019. She was noted for never having given a press briefing, unlike the other 35 people who had been in that position before her. The Washington Post noted that she “was infamous for being invisible.”

Former White House Press Secretary, Who Never Gave a Press Briefing, Suddenly Has a Lot to Say

For The Root, I wrote about how the press secretary who never gave the American people a press briefing suddenly had so much to say when her tenure was over and wrote a “tell-all” book.

That time Karen Bass chin-checked Jeff Sessions without throwing a punch

A screenshot of a video featuring then-Congresswoman Karen Bass grilling former Attorney General Jeff Sessions about an FBI report

Bass then asked her question even more directly than she did the first time: “Is there a term or a report on white identity extremists? You mentioned you are familiar with black people who identify with their racial identity.”

Rep. Karen Bass Ate Jeff Sessions for Lunch and It Was Delicious

For The Root, I gave a play-by-play commentary on a video that showed the time then-Congresswoman Karen Bass grilled former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions about an FBI report that indicated “Black Identity Extremists Likely Motivated to Target Law Enforcement Officers.” No, seriously. That was the name of the report.

Chris Long’s thoughts on Colin Kaepernick’s protests


“But I’ll make it pretty clear,” Long said. “I support my peers in exercising their right to protest. This is a wonderful country, and I think everyone agrees on that, but there are things in our country that can improve.”

Chris Long of the New England Patriots Shares His Thoughts on Colin Kaepernick

My first ever post for The Root


Edgley had successfully disabled the primary GPS tracking device in the truck but failed to disable a second, which enabled authorities to track the vehicle down after it was reported stolen. The suspect drove the truck across two interstates and two highways, traveling through both San Bernardino and Riverside counties.

Driver in Stolen Big Rig Leads Authorities on 3-Hour Chase in Southern Calif.