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Alana Wise

Politics Reporter

Alana Wise covers race and identity for NPR's National Desk.

Before joining NPR, Alana covered beats including American gun culture, the aviation business and the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Through her reporting, Alana has covered such events as large protests, mass shootings, boardroom uprisings and international trade fights.

Alana is a graduate of Howard University in Washington, D.C., and an Atlanta native.

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Friday

Representatives Jasmine Crockett and Marjorie Taylor Greene. Jemal Countess; Drew Angerer/Getty Images; BFA / Warner Bros hide caption

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Thursday

Then-Texas state Rep. Jasmine Crockett is joined by Democratic lawmakers during a news conference on July 23, 2021, in Washington, D.C. Crockett, now a member of Congress, got into a verbal spat with Georgia Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene at a committee hearing last week. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/Getty Images North America hide caption

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Saturday

Friday

'Hilltop,' Howard University's student newspaper, is going strong at 100 years old

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Thursday

Wednesday

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority presses Capitol Hill lawmakers on Black community issues

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Thursday

The NAACP publication that was once a major source of news, poetry and essays

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Monday

The controversy involved in making Martin Luther King, Jr. Day a holiday

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Friday

Reactions are mixed to the removal of a Confederate monument from Arlington cemetery

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Thursday

Saturday

American flags are on display at the World War I Memorial to honor each of the 499 fallen DC area World War I veterans on November 11, 2016 in Washington, D.C. Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Saturday

Wednesday

Palestinians wave the national flag during a demonstration in the city of Ramallah in the West Bank on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2023, protesting an explosion on a Gaza hospital which killed hundreds a day earlier. Yuri Cortez/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A young boy walks past a painting depicting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during a Juneteenth celebration in Los Angeles in 2020. Juneteenth marks the day in 1865 when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, to take control of the state and ensure all enslaved people be freed, more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. Jae C. Hong/AP hide caption

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Juneteenth, the newest federal holiday, is gaining awareness

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Wednesday

Wednesday

Protesters calling for gun reform laws and showing support for the three Democratic representatives. Rep. Justin Jones and Justin J. Pearson were ultimately expelled, but Rep. Gloria Johnson was saved by one vote. The two legislators were restored to the their seats. The three lawmakers were at the White House on Monday. Seth Herald/Getty Images hide caption

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Saturday

Monday

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Where the U.S. and schools stand with segregation

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Wednesday

Donald Glover, Zazie Beetz and Brian Tyree Henry star in Atlanta. Guy D'Alema/FX hide caption

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Tuesday

Tuesday

Democratic candidate for governor Wes Moore speaks during a rally with President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden during a rally on the eve of the midterm elections, at Bowie State University in Bowie, Md., on Nov. 7. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Friday

Wes Moore, the Maryland Democratic nominee for governor, speaks The Adele H. Stamp Student Union Center for Campus Life at the University of Maryland College Park, Md., on Oct. 26, 2022. Kyna Uwaeme for NPR hide caption

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Wes Moore looks to make history as Maryland's first Black governor

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Tuesday

People who use hair straightening chemicals have an increased risk of cancer

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