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A Nursing Home’s Mission to Vaccinate Its Hesitant Staff

Almost all of the residents at Forest Hills of D.C. got their initial Covid-19 shots in January. But nearly half…

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Amanda Gorman’s Poetry United Critics. It’s Dividing Translators.

LONDON — Hadija Haruna-Oelker, a Black journalist, has just produced the German translation of Amanda Gorman’s “The Hill We Climb,”…

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Georgia Law Kicks Off Partisan Battle Over Voting Rights

The fight over voting rights is emerging as one of the defining conflicts of the Biden era, and Georgia fired…

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JAMA Editor Placed on Leave After Deputy’s Comments on Racism

Following controversial comments on racism in medicine made by a deputy editor at JAMA, the editor in chief of the…

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Minneapolis Police Investigate Punching of a Black Teenager by an Officer

The Minneapolis Police Department has opened an internal affairs investigation after a Black teenager was punched by an officer who…

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Georgia G.O.P. Passes Major Law to Limit Voting

“Where is the need for this bill coming from?” said Debbie Buckner, a Democratic representative from near Columbus. “From the…

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Why the Georgia G.O.P.’s Voting Rollbacks Will Hit Black People Hard

After record turnout flipped Georgia blue for the first time in decades, Republicans who control the state Legislature moved swiftly…

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A Hospital Encounters Vaccine Hesitation: ‘I’m Just Not Rushing’

“I think that the history of medical experimentation on Black people plays a role in some of the decision making,”…

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N.Y.C. Creates Racial Justice Commission to Address Inequality

After a year where the pandemic and protests over police brutality underscored New York City’s broad racial inequities, Mayor Bill…

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Opinion | Exploiting Black Fears of False Persecution

There are multiple examples of Black people rallying around beleaguered politicians. Little over a week after Kenneth Starr release his…

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He Redefined ‘Racist.’ Now He’s Trying to Build a Newsroom.

Dr. Kendi’s book, a memoirish argument that Americans of all races must confront their roles in a racist system, has…

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Louisiana Special Election Sets Up a Democratic Showdown

Ms. Peterson’s best applause line, though, might also reflect her best chance to prevail. “There’s never been an African-American woman…

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2021 Oscars Nominations: Snubs and Surprises for Daniel Kaluuya, Lakeith Stanfield and Jodie Foster

Plenty of history was made when the Academy Award nominations were announced Monday morning, but it just wouldn’t be the…

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How the U.S. Got It (Mostly) Right in the Economy’s Rescue

Though the recession has been painful, policymakers cushioned the pandemic’s blow and opened the way to recovery. New York Times

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Chris Harrison Replaced as ‘Bachelorette’ Host by 2 Female Ex-Contestants

Chris Harrison will not host the next season of “The Bachelorette” for the first time in the history of the…

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Breonna Taylor’s Anniversary Is Reminder of Her Legacy

Linda Sarsour, a founder of Until Freedom, said she thought the decision to block off streets on Saturday could unsettle…

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Georgetown Law Terminates Professor for Remarks About Black Students

Georgetown University Law Center said on Thursday that it had fired an adjunct professor who made “abhorrent” remarks about Black…

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NFL’s Concussion Settlement Will Look at Racial Bias in Payouts

The judge overseeing the landmark N.F.L. concussion settlement ordered a mediator to look into concerns about the league’s use of…

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Prince Harry Finally Takes On White Privilege: His Own

I’ve rarely heard white friends discuss their parallel experiences of first realizing their privilege. In fact, this summer was unprecedented…

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Los Angeles Schools Remain Closed and Families Wonder: How Much Longer?

Even amid signs of a deal with the teachers’ union, the district is still probably a month or more from…

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The Officers Danced at a Black Lives Matter Rally. Then They Stormed the Capitol.

ROCKY MOUNT, Va. — One sunny day last spring, Bridgette Craighead was dancing the Electric Slide with three police officers…

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Amy Sherald Directs Her Breonna Taylor Painting Toward Justice

Typically, Amy Sherald’s gallery would handle the sale of her artwork to a collector or an institution. But when it…

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Opinion | Black People Need Better Covid-19 Vaccine Access, Not Better Vaccine Attitudes

Despite having one of the highest risks of dying from Covid-19, about twice that of white Americans, Black Americans remain…

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Taking on a New Role, Susan Rice is Asserting Herself

On Tuesday, Ms. Rice met by Zoom with Randi Weingarten, the longtime president of the American Federation of Teachers, to…

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Black Spirituals as Poetry and Resistance

This imaginative leap is most on display in spirituals. These are the songs, born from rhythms of stolen labor, that…

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Opinion | Six Seuss Books Bore a Bias

As a child, I was led to believe that Blackness was inferior. And I was not alone. The Black society…

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Lightning Strikes Twice: Another Lost Jacob Lawrence Surfaces

When a nurse living on the Upper West Side checked an app for neighborhood bulletins last fall, she learned about…

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Opinion | Voter Suppression Is Grand Larceny

But it is the coded language that harkens to the post-Reconstruction era racism that strikes me. In Georgia, which went…

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Minneapolis Will Pay Influencers to Fight Misinformation During Officers’ Trials

The City of Minneapolis plans to pay social media influencers to spread city-approved messages as part of an effort to…

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