Feds Add Hate Crime Charge in Virginia Protest Killing

James Alex Fields, accused of killing a woman and injuring dozens of others last summer by plowing his car into a crowd protesting white nationalists in Charlottesville, Va., was indicted on federal hate crime charges. The case was closely watched by civil rights activists who were unsure if Attorney General Jeff Sessions would pursue it.

Black Nationalist Hate Groups Expanding, Report Says

Black nationalist groups expanded to 233 chapters in 2017, from 193 the previous year, reports the Southern Poverty Law Center. Even with the growth, black nationalist groups lagged far behind the more than 600 hate groups that adhere to some form of white supremacist ideology, and they have virtually no supporters or influence in mainstream politics.