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Let’s Have Fewer Cancellations. Let People Take Their Lumps, Then Move On.

Paul Laurence Dunbar was perhaps the pre-eminent Black poet of the era after Reconstruction. In a new biography, the Princeton…

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Arts

Denzel Washington Honors August Wilson’s Legacy at House Opening

PITTSBURGH — On Saturday, crowds gathered outside August Wilson’s childhood home in the historic Hill District here to celebrate the…

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World

An Afrocentric Fashion Boom in the Streets and Presidential Palace

CALI, Colombia — At a premier fashion event in the coastal city of Buenaventura this year, a pair of towering…

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Sports

Bill Russell Paved the Way for Black Coaches to Defy Doubters

Bill Russell and Red Auerbach came to an agreement. Auerbach, the longtime Boston Celtics coach, had confided in Russell that…

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Sports

Among Pro Athletes, Bill Russell Was a Pioneering Activist

It’s easy to remember the shots that Bill Russell blocked or the N.B.A. championships he won. After all, there were…

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World

The Gag Is: Keke Palmer Is a Movie Star

The roads of Universal Studios’ backlots are named for exemplars of the company’s old star system: Kirk Douglas, Jimmy Stewart,…

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World

Give Duke Ellington the 1965 Pulitzer Prize

Want racial reckoning? Then it’s time to give Duke Ellington the Pulitzer Prize he was unjustifiably denied in 1965. The…

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World

C.I.A. Director Issues Warning After Possible Noose Is Found Near Facility

The C.I.A. director, William J. Burns, issued a warning to the agency’s work force last week after what appeared to…

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World

Democrats Navigate Nuanced Views on Abortion Among Black Voters

As she and other faith leaders sat last month with Vice President Kamala Harris to discuss the implications of the…

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World

Clifford L. Alexander, Adviser to Presidents, Is Dead at 88

Clifford L. Alexander Jr., whose long career as a leading adviser to Democratic presidents ranged from working behind the scenes…

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