The Democratic U.S. Senate candidate from Louisiana made headlines last month by smoking marijuana in a campaign ad. Now he's back with another lighter and a message about gerrymandering.
Defense Secretary Mark Esper doesn't actually ban the Confederate flag's display. He simply lists the flags that can be shown by the military, and the controversial banner is not on his list.
NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Mississippi state Sen. Derrick Simmons, a Democrat, after lawmakers in that state voted on Sunday to remove the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag.
Bill Lester, one of only seven Black drivers to race in NASCAR's top-tier cup series, says he wanted the flag gone when he raced more than a decade ago. "The country was not ready to listen," he says.
The FBI joins investigation into who left a noose inside NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace's garage at the Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama. NASCAR plans to ban the perpetrators from the sport for life.
In the midst of nationwide protests, activists have been covering a statute to Gen. Robert E. Lee with graffiti and posing for photos.
Bubba Wallace is the only black driver to race full time in NASCAR's top series. He tells All Things Considered that banning the Confederate flag will bring in people who felt uncomfortable before.
"No one should feel uncomfortable when they come to a NASCAR race," Wallace says. "... Get them out of here. They have no place for them."
President Nathan O. Hatch of Wake Forest University has announced efforts to address concerns involving race and inequity.