About US

Candid conversations about race and identity in 21st century America

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Prince George's County Executive Angela D. Alsobrooks has elevated a fleet of Black women leaders, buoyed by support from Kamala Harris and other powerful mentors.
A new series on race in America, examining the movement to end systemic racism and police brutality. Each week, we examine the dynamics of race in our nation; we assess how identity and inequality define the lives of people of color in relation to business, healthcare, education, housing, and financial opportunity. The series features discussions with thought leaders, change makers and essential voices on civil rights and racial equality across the ideological spectrum.
Fairfax County and the country are more impoverished for the change in admission standards.
White House officials said the president has already taken significant and historic actions to create a more equitable country. They point to sweeping anti-poverty measures in his pandemic relief bill that will help Black and Brown families.
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About US newsletter authors

Rachel Hatzipanagos is a staff writer at The Washington Post. A South Florida native, she is the child of immigrants from Honduras, Cuba and Greece.
Vanessa Williams has been a reporter and editor at The Washington Post for more than 20 years. She currently writes about national politics and news through the lens of race and gender.
The Washington Post wants to find people who are reuniting after getting vaccinated for the first time since the pandemic started.