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Alana Wise

Alana Wise

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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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Marchelle Tigner, a firearms instructor, teaches a student how to shoot a gun during a 2017 class in Lawrenceville, Ga. Tigner's goal is to train 1 million women how to shoot a gun in her lifetime. She is among the nation's Black women gun owners who say they are picking up firearms for self-protection. Lisa Marie Pane/AP hide caption

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Tyrone Ferrens, a plant electrician at Under Armour, sits for a portrait in his house in Aberdeen, Md. Shuran Huang/For NPR hide caption

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A Black family in Maryland navigates the pandemic and inflation with some success

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A Black family in Maryland is navigating the economic strain

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Demonstrators carry a scroll listing the names of people killed by police during a march in honor of George Floyd on March 7, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Stephen Maturen/Getty Images hide caption

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On 2nd anniversary of George Floyd's killing, Black Buffalo residents feel the weight

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It's been 2 years since George Floyd was murdered by police in Minneapolis

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Journalist who wrote about gun violence was killed in mass shooting in Buffalo

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People embrace near a memorial for the shooting victims outside of Tops grocery store on May 20, 2022 in Buffalo, New York. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Buffalo plagued by economic neglect, segregation long before shooting, residents say

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The Buffalo shooting exposes the city's economic disparities

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Rev. Denise O. Walden-Glenn and Alia Williams each raise a fist— a symbol of solidarity and Black power— at the VOICE office in Buffalo, New York. Alana Wise/NPR hide caption

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After the Buffalo slayings, parents struggle through talks with their children

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Talking to parents and children about the shooting in Buffalo

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Matt Reeves, a former employee of Montpelier who was fired this week, is pictured outside of the historic Gilmore cabin at Montpelier. Alana Wise/NPR hide caption

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Montpelier says it's open to parity with slave descendants. Descendants call foul

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Composite image of Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Chris rock at the 94th Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on March 27, 2022. Angela Weiss/Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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