Wesley Lowery, Washington Post

Wesley Lowery

Washington Post

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Past articles by Wesley:

How the activist wave inspired by Ferguson helped free a St. Louis man

From the new book “American Whitelash,” Shawn Washington’s story illustrates the hard won-gains of African Americn activists. → Read More

How Roy Wood Jr. aced the toughest room in comedy

Backstage with "Daily Show" comic (and next host?) Roy Wood Jr. as he refined Tucker Carlson jokes and navigated parties at the White House correspondents’ dinner → Read More

Nikole Hannah-Jones isn’t done challenging the story of America

A new Hulu series is the latest version of “The 1619 Project,” a landmark reframing of American history around slavery that triggered a firestorm → Read More

A Reckoning Over Objectivity, Led by Black Journalists

What’s different, in this moment, is that the editors of our country’s most esteemed outlets no longer hold a monopoly on publishing power. → Read More

Omar Dorsey on the heavy but important task of tackling racism on-screen

Dorsey, who stars in the new biopic "Harriet," says acting in stories that focus on slavery and racial injustice "does take a bit out of you, but those stories have to be told." → Read More

How a can of spray paint, a rock and a Facebook video exposed a racial divide in North Carolina

A student painted a rock outside a high school with a racial slur, and the tumult that has followed has divided the community even further. → Read More

Which black Americans should get reparations?

A group of experts, led by economist William “Sandy” Darity, are trying to define who is a “descendant of slavery.” → Read More

Five killed, 21 injured after suspect hijacks mail truck in Odessa, Texas

At least five people were killed and 21 injured after a man opened fire near Odessa, Texas. The attack began at a traffic stop, Odessa Police Chief Michael Gerke said at a news conference Saturday evening. The suspect, a white man in his 30s, opened fire after being pulled over. He then hijacked a post office truck and began shooting at drivers and pedestrians at random as he drove down… → Read More

5 killed, 21 injured in a mass shooting in Odessa, Tex.

“There are a lot of people hurt,” the Odessa mayor said. → Read More

Howard University to add golf teams after receiving sponsorship from NBA star Stephen Curry

At a time when similar programs at HBCUs are struggling to survive, the two-time NBA MVP is planning a seven-figure donation to cover the cost of Howard’s golf program for six years. → Read More

Dorian Johnson, witness to the Ferguson shooting, sticks by his story

Five years ago, his explosive — and, according to authorities, inaccurate — account of Michael Brown’s death sparked the Black Lives Matter rallying cry “Hands up, don’t shoot!” → Read More

What we’ve learned about police shootings 5 years after Ferguson

In 2015, The Washington Post launched a real-time police shooting database to record and analyze every fatal shooting by an on-duty police officer in the United States. In the 4½ years since, The Post has tracked nearly 4,400 fatal shootings. This is what we found: 1. Black Americans are disproportionately killed by police. Although half of the people shot and killed by police are white, black… → Read More

From ‘tough on crime’ to tough on cops: Cory Booker recasts his record

The former Newark mayor is one of several Democratic presidential contenders struggling to reconcile their crime-fighting past with modern calls for criminal-justice reform. → Read More

Back home in South Bend, Buttigieg faces ‘his nightmare’

The shooting of a black man by a white police officer is reopening wounds in the city’s black community that threaten to tarnish the mayor’s charmed presidential campaign. → Read More

‘A lot of confusion’: Memphis in unrest after fatal police-involved shooting fueled by unconfirmed accounts

Brandon Webber was killed as U.S. marshals tried to arrest him on suspicion of stealing a car and killing its owner. → Read More

‘I can’t breathe.’ Five years after Eric Garner died in struggle with New York police, resolution still elusive.

Only now is Garner’s death being fully adjudicated. Here’s the inside account of the NYPD’s ongoing disciplinary proceedings. → Read More

Democrats demand documents on Justice Dept. police reform efforts under Trump

The House Judiciary Committee wants to explore the curtailing of investigations of troubled police departments. → Read More

He fought for justice. Now he’s facing misconduct allegations.

Neena Satija and Wesley Lowery on the misconduct allegations against the co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center. Sarah Ellison on Rupert Murdoch’s son and the fate of Fox News. Plus, Peter Holley on the Bible designed for Instagram. → Read More

As police struggle to solve homicides, Baltimore residents see an ‘open season for killing’

Homicide rates have soared in Baltimore, but the number of arrests have plummeted. Police and community leaders say the issue has roots in police mistrust and overwhelming caseloads. → Read More

How a ‘law and order’ party embraced prison reform

The Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill overhauling the federal prison system. What it takes to mend relationships between the police and communities. Plus, taking over holiday traditions. → Read More