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Missing Pages From Malcolm X’s Autobiography Turn Up at Auction

Missing Pages From Malcolm X’s Autobiography Turn Up at Auction For a quarter-century, they have been the stuff of myth among scholars: three missing chapters from “The Autobiography of Malcolm X,” reputedly cut from the manuscript after his…

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Ta-Nehisi Coates Is Leaving The Atlantic

Ta-Nehisi Coates Is Leaving The Atlantic Ta-Nehisi Coates, among the most influential intellectuals and writers in the United States, is leaving his position as a national correspondent for The Atlantic after a decade with the magazine, its top…

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How James Brown Made Black Pride a Hit

How James Brown Made Black Pride a Hit It’s been 50 years since he wrote “Say It Loud, I’m Black and I’m Proud,” a song that is still necessary. Mr. Kennedy is a law professor at Harvard.

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Daveed Diggs Wants to Talk About Gentrifiers

Daveed Diggs Wants to Talk About Gentrifiers One theme of your new movie “Blindspotting,” which you co-wrote and co-star in, is gentrification in your hometown, Oakland, Calif. How do you feel about gentrifiers? I think I’ve been a…

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Adrian Piper’s Show at MoMA is the Largest Ever for a Living Artist. Why Hasn’t She Seen It?

Adrian Piper’s Show at MoMA is the Largest Ever for a Living Artist. Why Hasn’t She Seen It? Adrian Piper, the conceptual artist and analytic philosopher, is almost as well known for what she has stopped doing as…

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Category Is … Filmmaker Realness

Category Is … Filmmaker Realness Before Elegance Bratton turned his lens on ballroom culture in Harlem, he starred in a real-life drama that took him from homeless shelters to the Marines.

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Oprah Earned This Museum Show. And It’s a Potent Spectacle.

Oprah Earned This Museum Show. And It’s a Potent Spectacle. WASHINGTON — Has any American spent more of her career flinging her arms up in shock and elation than Oprah Winfrey? Maybe — maybe — certain long-suffering and…

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New Parks Sprout Around New York

New Parks Sprout Around New York If New York appears a little greener this summer, it is no mirage.

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Extensive Data Shows Punishing Reach of Racism for Black Boys

Extensive Data Shows Punishing Reach of Racism for Black Boys Black boys raised in America, even in the wealthiest families and living in some of the most well-to-do neighborhoods, still earn less in adulthood than white boys with…

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