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The president must take a lesson from Abraham Lincoln in how to address a grieving, divided nation

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Driving around the country researching my family’s Great Migration history, I realized how many places were still unsafe for Black people after dark

A sign protesting Black tenants moving into a federal housing project in Detroit, 1942. Photo: Arthur S. Siegel/Library of Congress


Two protesters disrupt a Ku Klux Klan rally in Lafayette Park in Washington, DC, November 27, 1982. Credit: Afro American Newspapers/Gado/Getty

Greensboro didn’t have a “shootout” and Tulsa didn’t have a “race riot.” But it took decades of work for language to catch up to history.


The conflict between Kamala Harris and Joe Biden revolves around whether or not it’s OK to compromise with political adversaries about racial justice

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