ralph northam

Black Mardi Gras leaders: Our 'makeup is NOT blackface'

When one of New Orleans' most cherished parades rolls today, float riders -- African-American and white -- will greet the screaming throngs wearing lofty feather headdresses, crinkly grass skirts and the sort of black face paint that most anywhere else might draw gasps and cries of racism.

Washington Post: Northam says he won't resign

Embattled Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said Saturday he feels he should remain in office to help his state heal and use the rest of his term to pursue racial "equity" -- hoping to move on from a racist photograph scandal and admission of donning blackface in the past.

Virginia's week of tumult

As Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam was engulfed in scandal a week ago over a racist photo on his 1984 medical school yearbook page, a consensus grew among his fellow Democrats: He won't last the weekend.

Virginia politics in chaos as Dems look for way forward

The tranquil grounds of the Virginia State Capitol belied the utter bedlam playing out inside its buildings this week as Virginia Democrats, rocked by a scandal over a racist photo and a sexual assault allegation, looked to find a way forward without the entire government of the commonwealth grinding to a halt.

Other racist photos found in Northam's medical school yearbook

During a free-wheeling press conference to address a racist photo on his medical school yearbook page, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said he wouldn't be surprised if other photos like that were found in the 1984 Eastern Virginia Medical School yearbook.