Charlottesville residents Khizr and Ghazala Khan have been in the national news since their July 28 Democratic convention appearance.
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In brief: Khans v. Trump, what’s biting and more

Locals ignite national firestorm The appearance of Khizr and Ghazala Khan, whose son Humayun, a UVA grad and Army captain killed in Iraq in 2004, at the Democratic National Convention July 28 drew negative comments from Donald Trump and support from Republicans like Senator John McCain, House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. […]

Vice-Mayor Wes Bellamy hosted a July 26 black male town hall summit to present a three-tiered plan of action about how African-American males can create change. Photo by Eze Amos

Bellamy calls on local black males

“I’m not a nigger, I’m not a nigga, I’m a king,” Vice-Mayor Wes Bellamy said at a July 26 black male town hall summit he initiated on behalf of the local African-American population. “When I see all of you, I see kings.” Following the homicide of 23-year-old Denzel Morton, a black man who was shot […]