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John Singleton, ‘Boyz N the Hood’ Director, Dies at 51

John Singleton, ‘Boyz N the Hood’ Director, Dies at 51 John Singleton, whose powerful debut film, “Boyz N the Hood,” earned him an Oscar nomination for best director, the first for an African-American, died on Monday in Los…

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What if Mexico Still Included California, Nevada and Texas?

What if Mexico Still Included California, Nevada and Texas? Tomas van Houtryve followed Mexico’s long-forgotten northern boundary to meet families who have lived in the region, now forming part of the United States, for centuries.

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The Neighborhood Is Mostly Black. The Home Buyers Are Mostly White.

The Neighborhood Is Mostly Black. The Home Buyers Are Mostly White. RALEIGH, N.C. — In the African-American neighborhoods near downtown Raleigh, the playfully painted doors signal what’s coming. Colored in crimson, in coral, in seafoam, the doors accent…

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The Klan

The Klan (SELECT WORKS) 1990

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Dance Theater of Harlem: Arthur Mitchell’s Dream at 50

Dance Theater of Harlem: Arthur Mitchell’s Dream at 50 Throughout its 50-year history, Dance Theater of Harlem has stood for more than just dancing. It was born out of a tragedy. After the assassination of the Rev. Dr….

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Churrasco That Rises Above at Paladar in East Harlem

Churrasco That Rises Above at Paladar in East Harlem There they are, the racks of meat on skewers as long as harpoons, inexorably turning. This is churrasco, Brazilian barbecue, opulent and austere at once, the meat scarcely adorned…

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A Beloved Restaurant Where Fried Chicken Achieves Its Highest Form

A Beloved Restaurant Where Fried Chicken Achieves Its Highest Form In this series for T, the author Reggie Nadelson revisits New York institutions that have defined cool for decades, from time-honored restaurants to unsung dives.

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A Glittering Goodbye to Hector Xtravaganza

A Glittering Goodbye to Hector Xtravaganza Outside, a dazzling line of stylish guests waiting to enter El Museo del Barrio on the Upper East Side stretched from the entrance to the end of the block, around the corner…

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‘Solitary’ Is an Uncommonly Powerful Memoir About Four Decades in Confinement

‘Solitary’ Is an Uncommonly Powerful Memoir About Four Decades in Confinement Albert Woodfox grew up poor in New Orleans’s Treme neighborhood. He didn’t know his father. His mother, who could not read or write, sometimes prostituted herself to…

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