Alana WiseAlana Wise covers race and identity for NPR's National Desk.
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.
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.
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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.
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People cast their early ballots for the 2022 general election at the Ann Arbor, Michigan city clerk's satellite office on the campus of the University of Michigan, on the eve of the U.S. midterm elections.
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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.
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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.
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A demonstrator waves a marijuana-themed flag in front on the White House. President Biden is pardoning thousands of Americans convicted of "simple possession" of marijuana under federal law.
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