Monica Calhoun (left), Melissa De Sousa and Nia Long star in The Best Man Holiday, one of this year's eleven top-grossing films starring black actors and by black directors. Michael Gibson/Universal Pictures hide caption

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Films With Black Actors, Directors Go To 11 In 2013

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William Wong (standing) poses with his parents and nephew in an old family photo. Wong's mother immigrated to the U.S. from China as his father's "sister" to bypass the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. Courtesy of William Wong hide caption

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Chinese-American Descendants Uncover Forged Family Histories

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Mandela's Death Reverberates Across U.S.

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Activists Cristian Avila (left), Dae Joong Yoon and Eliseo Medina ended their fasting for immigration reform after 22 days in Washington, D.C. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Supporters Of Immigration Overhaul Remain Focused

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Matthew Diller, dean of Yeshiva University's Cardozo School of Law, talks with press about the New York Immigrant Family Unity Project in June. Cardozo School of Law hide caption

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New Pilot Program Gives Immigrant Detainees Public Defenders

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Formerly known as the Alexandria Slave Pen, this ashen gray row house in Alexandria, Va., once housed one of the country's largest slave-dealing firms. Hansi Lo Wang/NPR hide caption

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A New Life For An Old Slave Jail

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Attorney Francis Chin (center) runs through his lines with Yang Chen at a rehearsal for 22 Lewd Chinese Women, the latest trial re-enactment by the Asian American Bar Association of New York. Hansi Lo Wang/NPR hide caption

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Asian-American Lawyers Act Like '22 Lewd Chinese Women'

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Students walk by Founders Library on Howard University campus in Washington, D.C. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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Amid A Rough Patch, Howard University Faces Flagging Morale

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New York police officers walk through a Brooklyn housing development in August. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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N.Y. Stop-And-Frisk Reforms On Hold For New Year, New Mayor

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Young African-American Shoppers Sue Barneys, NYPD For Profiling

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Harold Lee's son Henry, perched on the roof of a camera truck, helped produce and import Chinese-language films from Hong Kong and China in the late 1940s. Courtesy of the Lee Family hide caption

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In the new film adaptation of Twelve Years A Slave, Chiwetel Ejiofor plays Solomon Northup, a black man who was kidnapped and sold into slavery in 1841. Jaap Buitendijk/Fox Searchlight Pictures hide caption

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'12 Years' Is The Story Of A Slave Whose End Is A Mystery

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Protesters chant during the immigration reform rally in front of the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday. Capitol Police arrested 200 demonstrators after they sat down and blocked a street. Abbey Oldham/NPR hide caption

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'Linsanity': For Asian Fans, It Felt Just Like 'Young Love'

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Investigators Probe Deadly Capitol Hill Shooting

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