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Lacey Schwartz grew up as a white, Jewish girl in the predominantly white community of Woodstock, N.Y., raised by Peggy and Robert Schwartz. But what she didn’t know at the time was that her biological father was black.
A tiny woman, Edmonia Lewis built inspiring and relevant sculptures, some of which still live in the Smithsonian.
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A cartoonist reflects on the subtle racism of shifting skin tones in a Marvel comic
French street artist YZ has begun a striking new series of portraits in Senegal. The project title, Amazone, refers to the Dahomey Amazons, a group of Fon female warriors who fought for the Kingdom of Dahomey (present-day Republic of Benin) from the 17th
A suspicious package was nearly run over.
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The Fire Department opened a new EMS station in Brooklyn on Tuesday — and knocked down an old taboo.