The Black Lives Matter movement has offered a rare moment for the descendants of plantation laborers brought aboard ships in the 19th century to make their family histories known.
The New York Times"It’s a chance to have our story told. We need to take that opportunity."
The Black Lives Matter movement in Australia has prompted descendants of plantation laborers who were brought aboard ships in the 19th century to make their family histories known.
As an Indian-American professor of African-American history, I am experiencing Biden’s vice-presidential pick as a personal gift.
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"Not only does she represent the very groups mocked and vilified by Mr. Trump: women, Black people and immigrants, but also, as a woman of Afro-Indian descent she might well be the future face of American politics," Manisha Sinha writes.
The days when presidential candidates would choose running mates who could deliver their home states are now long gone.
The New York TimesThe selection of Kamala Harris — a senator from perhaps the most solidly Democratic state — marks the latest evidence that gender and race have now surpassed geographic balance when it comes to building a ticket for the White House
Harry H. Rogers, who prosecutors say is an admitted K.K.K. leader, faces three additional counts of attempted malicious wounding, a felony.
The New York TimesA Virginia man, who prosecutors say admitted to being a member of the Ku Klux Klan, was sentenced to 6 years in prison after driving through demonstrators at a Black Lives Matter protest in June
notes: Despite President Trump’s protests, more Americans will vote by mail this fall than ever before, as states expand mail voting laws in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The New York Times76% of U.S. voters will be eligible to receive a ballot in the mail — the most in history.
Mail voting is more accessible this fall than ever before in part because concerns about virus transmission at polling places have forced states to make changes.
Our reporters and cameras were given exclusive access to the Covid medical I.C.U. at Houston Methodist Hospital. Meet five patients and watch as the staff works to heal them.
The New York TimesBehind these ICU doors are some of Houston Methodist’s sickest Covid patients. Most are Latino. It is a microcosm of the national picture, as the pandemic has disproportionately affected Latinos.
Hear their stories and watch the staff fight to save them.
The number of younger adults in the state who died of the disease quadrupled last month, as rising numbers of them tested positive.
The New York TimesThough most of the people who have died from the coronavirus in Florida are older, the number of younger adults who died last month quadrupled, and a disproportionate number of them are Black
Prime-time keynote speeches will feature Michelle Obama on Monday, Jill Biden on Tuesday and Barack Obama on Wednesday before Joe Biden’s acceptance address on Thursday.
The New York TimesThe Democratic National Convention will be anchored by nightly prime-time keynote speeches, with Michelle Obama on Monday, Jill Biden on Tuesday, Barack Obama on Wednesday, and Joe Biden's acceptance speech on Thursday.
She is suddenly on Joe Biden’s shortlist. Can Michigan afford to lose her?
The New York TimesGov. Gretchen Whitmer is suddenly on Joe Biden’s vice presidential shortlist. Her supporters are excited, but don’t want to lose her in Michigan. “Selfishly, we need her here,” one Democratic activist said.