Emmanuel Felton

New York City

Race and Ethnicity Reporter

Education: Columbia University, MS in Investigative Reporting; Emory University, BBA in Finance

Emmanuel Felton is the race and ethnicity reporter on the America desk at The Washington Post. Felton came to The Post from BuzzFeed News, where he was an investigative reporter on the inequality desk. Before BuzzFeed, Felton covered the intersection of racial inequality and education at the Hechinger Report, where he produced an award-winning investigation into the federal government’s failure to enforce school desegregation orders. He also serves as an assistant adjunct professor at Hunter College, where he teaches a course on investigative reporting.
Latest from Emmanuel Felton

In wake of Ralph Yarl shooting, Black teens face fear and resignation

In the wake of Ralph Yarl's shooting, Black teens say they are dealing with new levels of fear. Yarl was shot by a White man after ringing the doorbell at the wrong house.

April 23, 2023

As a monstrous tornado neared Rolling Fork, residents say sirens were silent

Many Rolling Fork residents say they didn't hear sirens before the Mississippi tornado. Questions now remain about warning systems in poor, rural communities.

March 29, 2023

‘Everything is gone’: Loss and destruction in a small Mississippi town

Before the tornado, Sidney Alexander Street in Rolling Fork was filled trees, mobile homes and small ranch houses. Now, little is recognizable.

March 26, 2023

Flooding inundates central California communities, blocking routes out

Rescues and evacuations are taking place as the state braces for another wall of rain and snow in the coming days.

March 11, 2023

Black investors see purchase of Utah bank as a civil rights victory

Black banks have been in decline for years. The investors involved in the purchase of Holladay Bank and Trust say they are on a mission to reverse that trend.

March 6, 2023

San Francisco debates reparations: $5 million each for Black residents?

A government-appointed San Francisco committee says qualified Black residents should receive $5 million each in reparations. Critics, including some reparations advocates, dismiss the idea.

February 27, 2023

Miss. bill would create unelected court system in majority-Black Jackson

Mississippi Republicans want to wrest control of a portion of Jackson, setting up a separate judicial system, in a predominately White side of town.

February 16, 2023

U.S. would ‘treat seriously’ requests to revoke Bolsonaro’s visa

If Bolsonaro is in Florida on a diplomatic visa, he would have to depart by the end of the month or apply for a different status, the U.S. said Monday.

January 9, 2023

A Chicago suburb promised Black residents reparations. Few have been paid.

Evanston, a Chicago suburb, has been heralded for its $10 million reparations program. But even some of its Black residents aren't happy with the program's progress.

January 9, 2023

Extreme winter storm sabotages power, imperils travelers across U.S.

More than 1.5 million people were without power, holiday travel was scrambled and thousands were ordered to stay home as the storm pummeled most of the nation.

December 23, 2022