Errin Haines’s Recent Stories
Politics Dec 04What was George H.W. Bush’s record on race?
Lionized upon his death as a man of decency and civility, Bush has a mixed and complicated legacy when it comes to race.
Politics Nov 06A look at the ‘firsts’ from the 2018 midterm elections
The House is getting its first two Muslim women and Massachusetts is getting its first black congresswoman. They're among a record number of women contenders and candidates of color that will take office as trailblazers, marking firsts for their race…
Nation Jun 27Officer charged with homicide in fatal shooting of teen
"You do not shoot someone in the back if they are not a threat to you," said Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala.
Nation Jun 04Trump cancels visit with Super Bowl champion Eagles, blaming anthem dispute
Digging deeper into a culture war that he's repeatedly stoked, President Donald Trump on Monday called off a visit by the Philadelphia Eagles to the White House Tuesday, citing the dispute over whether NFL players must stand during the playing…
Nation May 02Black men arrested at Starbucks settle for $200K program
Two black men arrested for sitting at a Philadelphia Starbucks without ordering anything have settled with the city for a symbolic $1 each and a promise from officials to set up a $200,000 program for young entrepreneurs.
Nation Apr 19Men arrested at Starbucks say they feared for their lives
Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson, black men who became best friends in the fourth grade, were taken in handcuffs from a Starbucks store in Philadelphia, where Robinson has been a customer since he was 15. The video, recorded on a…
Politics Aug 15Trump pressed to fire Steve Bannon and other White House staffers after Charlottesville
The leaders of four minority House caucus groups have written a letter to President Donald Trump calling for the removal of White House staff aides Steve Bannon, Stephen Miller and Sebastian Gorka.
Nation Feb 28Trump signs executive order on black colleges
President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday aimed at signaling his commitment to historically black colleges and universities, saying that those schools will be "an absolute priority for this White House."…
Politics Nov 03Judge denies GOP call for statewide Pennsylvania poll watchers
A federal judge said the state GOP's request was "unreasonably delayed," is not in the public interest and does not meet the standard for a last-minute intervention from the court.
Politics Nov 01Activists split as Clinton makes push for black millennials
Six months into Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, she met with a group of Black Lives Matter activists in Washington to make her case and seek their support.