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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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Seven Black Inventors Whose Patents Helped Shape American Life

Seven Black Inventors Whose Patents Helped Shape American Life Garrett Morgan created an improved gas mask. Marie Van Brittan Brown patented a home security system. Lonnie Johnson dreamed up the Super Soaker. Black inventors’ paths to securing a…

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Bearing Witness to Jim Crow in Mississippi With Uncompromising Candor

Bearing Witness to Jim Crow in Mississippi With Uncompromising Candor Florence Mars captured a fading but no less virulent racial order in Mississippi, when forces beyond its control were gradually dismantling the state’s system of legalized segregation.

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From the Civil Rights Movement to Black Lives Matter: Honoring Black Mothers Who Lost Their Sons

From the Civil Rights Movement to Black Lives Matter: Honoring Black Mothers Who Lost Their Sons The making of Sheila Pree Bright’s photo-mural of black women who had lost their sons gave a group of mothers a chance…

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Congressional Democrats’ first bill aims to end gerrymandering, increase voter registration and rein in campaign finance

Congressional Democrats’ first bill aims to end gerrymandering, increase voter registration and rein in campaign finance HR1, the first bill that the new Democratic House of Representatives will vote on, is omnibus legislation that takes on some of…

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For Black History Month, Remarkable Women and Men We Overlooked Since 1851

For Black History Month, Remarkable Women and Men We Overlooked Since 1851 These remarkable black men and women never received obituaries in The New York Times — until now. We’re adding their stories to our project about prominent…

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The Green Book’s Black History

The Green Book’s Black History Lessons from the Jim Crow-era travel guide for African-American elites. Mr. Staples is a member of the editorial board.

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