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Black Cultural Leaders Make a Unified Call: ‘Value Our Work’

Fri, 06/19/2020 - 23:18
A letter signed by hundreds of artists, writers, film producers and directors, actors and singers demanded that institutions be “active agents” in fighting racism.
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Juneteenth, Tulsa, Father’s Day: Your Friday Evening Briefing

Fri, 06/19/2020 - 23:07
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.
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Hong Kong’s National Security Law, Explained

Fri, 06/19/2020 - 23:01
Chinese lawmakers are discussing legislation that could drastically curtail freedoms in the semiautonomous territory.
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Top State Department Aide Resigns Over Trump’s Response to Racial Unrest

Fri, 06/19/2020 - 22:35
Mary Elizabeth Taylor, one of the administration’s highest-ranking African-American officials, said the president’s stance on racial justice was at odds with her core values and convictions.
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The 1865 Handwritten Order Marking Juneteenth Has Been Found

Fri, 06/19/2020 - 22:28
The order to inform Texans that “all slaves are free” was found in a Union Army records book in the National Archives in Washington on Thursday.
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Missing Those Old Familiar Places

Fri, 06/19/2020 - 22:15
Takeout and delivery are fine, but there’s no substitute for getting to eat and drink inside your favorite New York City restaurants and bars.
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In California, Hanging Deaths of Two Black Men Summon a Dark History and F.B.I. Scrutiny

Fri, 06/19/2020 - 22:15
When two men were found hanging from trees in Southern California, the authorities quickly ruled them suicides. After an outcry from activists, investigations were opened.
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Nicole Beharie on ‘Miss Juneteenth’ and 'Sleepy Hollow'

Fri, 06/19/2020 - 20:51
The actress is back in a starring role after an ordeal on the Fox drama that began with a serious illness.
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Roberts to Trump: Don’t Take the Supreme Court for Granted

Fri, 06/19/2020 - 20:50
A week of decisions contained hidden and not-so-hidden messages from the court.
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The Tulsa Race Massacre, Revisited

Fri, 06/19/2020 - 20:42
Nearly a century after the Tulsa Race Massacre, the search for the dead continues.
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As Annexation Looms, Israeli Experts Warn of Security Risks

Fri, 06/19/2020 - 20:38
Unilaterally taking territory the Palestinians have counted on for a state could cement Benjamin Netanyahu’s legacy. It could also destabilize the region.
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Undercounting Those Killed by the N.Y.P.D.

Fri, 06/19/2020 - 20:21
A never-released report shows that the number of people killed by police activity in New York is more than twice what has been reported.
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André Leon Talley on ‘The Chiffon Trenches’

Fri, 06/19/2020 - 19:37
Talley talks about his new memoir; Claudia Rankine and Jericho Brown read new poems; and Megha Majumdar discusses her debut novel, “A Burning.”
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Social Media Giants Support Racial Justice. Their Products Undermine It.

Fri, 06/19/2020 - 19:22
Shows of support from Facebook, Twitter and YouTube don’t address the way those platforms have been weaponized by racists and partisan provocateurs.
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Biden Proves an Elusive Target, Adding to Trump’s Frustration

Fri, 06/19/2020 - 18:20
Few politicians delight in seizing on the news of the day, or even the hour, to ridicule their rivals as President Trump, but Joseph Biden has been mostly off camera and avoiding gaffes.
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Aunt Jemima Is Gone, Time to End Other Racist Branding

Fri, 06/19/2020 - 18:03
Companies and sports teams are trying to correct America’s painful history of overtly hurtful advertising. But not all.
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In This Pandemic, Personal Echoes of the AIDS Crisis

Fri, 06/19/2020 - 17:59
The author and activist Alexander Chee asks: Are the parallels in the nature of the viruses, or just an old story about America that had never changed?
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Why Juneteenth Matters

Fri, 06/19/2020 - 16:20
It was black Americans who delivered on Lincoln’s promise of “a new birth of freedom.”
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Two Gamers Played ‘The Last of Us Part II.’ They Were Blown Away.

Fri, 06/19/2020 - 14:09
When the original video game was transcendental, can a sequel top it? Two Times reporters debate the answer.
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The History and Meaning of Juneteenth

Fri, 06/19/2020 - 10:57
“When I think about Juneteenth as Emancipation Day, and I think about this moment, I feel like we still need to be emancipated.”
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