Democracy Dies in Darkness
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Mounting backlogs in the nation's freight system threaten to dash the president’s hopes for a smooth economic recovery with higher prices and spot product shortages.
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Ida was the strongest hurricane ever to hit Louisiana, and leaders promised residents of hard-hit communities such as LaPlace that they would help. But government officials struggled to provide goods and services — and to restore power — leaving them in the dark for three weeks.
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Shortly after the Civil War, a Black convention in Charleston, S.C., produced a petition to Congress with thousands of signatures.
Photographer Khalid Naji-Allah with his two sons and Mayor Muriel E. Bowser in front of his photo of Black Lives Matter Plaza displayed at the National Portrait Gallery. (Mayor Bowser’s office)
“I’m proud of his journey,” said Mayor Muriel E. Bowser, who hired Khalid Naji-Allah as her staff photographer.
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Last year’s “The Ballad of Omar” project takes on new resonance in the wake of the actor’s recent death.
Melvin Van Peebles kick-started the modern Black film movement 50 years ago — and taught us about the meaning of heroes.
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The inclusion of politics in video games is one of the industry's longest-running debates.
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