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Welcome to About US, The Washington Post's new effort to explore the many identities that make the United States what it is.

  • Jul 27, 2017

At a conference on female incarceration, bipartisan agreement on the need for alternatives to the status quo.

  • Jul 18, 2017

The initiative is built on the hope that black women will rally behind Abrams' quest to become the first black women elected governor in the nation's history.

  • Jul 12, 2017

Activists will hold a rally and march at the Supreme Court to mark the fourth anniversary of the ruling that crippled the 1965 Voting Rights Act.

  • Jun 23, 2017

Only six women, all Democrats, have gone to Congress from Georgia, including the first woman ever to serve in the U.S. Senate.

  • Jun 20, 2017

Government programs have not helped black people create generational wealth, a conservative policy analyst says.

  • Jun 16, 2017

After a 10-month investigation, authorities found no evidence of widespread voter registration fraud.

  • Jun 9, 2017

Economic and social progress for black women continues, but it is constrained by challenges.

  • Jun 8, 2017

Only two women of color have ever been elected governor in the United States.

  • Jun 6, 2017

Stacey Abrams, a voting rights advocate and Democratic leader of the Georgia State House,announces her candidacy for governor

  • Jun 3, 2017
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