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In January of this year, Hannah-Jones brought together a team of 18 scholars and historians to advise on the project's contents and select contributors. (3/10)

Fires in the Brazilian Amazon are at a record high. Why? This climate scientist points to human-caused deforestation.

The #1619Project  comes on the heels of June's congressional hearing on reparations. While conservative lawmakers have insisted that slavery was something that happened "150 years ago, " the #1619Project  unpacks how slavery continues to impact America's social fabric. (8/10)

The #1619Project  will also include a multipart audio story on The Daily podcast in the coming weeks, a special section on slavery in the New York Times for Kids, and - in partnership with @pulitzercenter  - curriculum for use in K-12 classrooms. (7/10)

The issue also contains original poetry from writers like @eveewing  and @ClintSmithIII  , and fiction from @KieseLaymon  , @BandryBarry  and others. Jenkins recounts the highly organized slave rebellion led by Gabriel Prosser, a 24-year-old blacksmith. (6/10)

Other topics include @KhalilGMuhammad  's study of the history of sugar in America (and its ties to slave labor), as well as an essay by @jbouie  on how 1619 can shed light on the racial politics of the 2016 presidential election. (5/10)

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BREAKING: Cyntoia Brown was just granted clemency from a life sentence in prison for killing a man who bought her for sex when she was 16. She'll be released on parole supervision on August 7.

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America, meet your new president: Donald J. Trump.

Over 400 people have been killed in Syria in the last five days. 150 of them were children.

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Did you catch all the themes in Childish Gambino's “This is America”?

A young man was attacked with a K-9 and tasered after he was stopped by police while mowing lawns.

Good news for sea turtles: they're coming back from the brink of extinction.

“No is no, do not touch young women or women of all ages.” When this man saw a girl being touched inappropriately, he took action.

India's Supreme Court just decriminalized gay sex. It's a historic ruling that overturns more than 150 years of anti-LGBT legislation.

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