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On his new album The Reverend Shawn Amos Loves You, musician Shawn Amos combines old-school style with new tools. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Shawn Amos' Long Road To Old-School Blues

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For Some African-Americans, Gun Ownership Underscores Segregated Past

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Absorbing Mystery Novel Offers A Glimpse Into Mormon Utah

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Kenya Barris, the creator and writer of Black-ish, in his office on the ABC lot in Burbank, Calif., in December. Black-ish is now in its second season, airing on ABC. Megan Miller for NPR hide caption

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Kenya Barris Creates An 'Absolutely Black' Family for Prime Time

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How 'Black-ish' Writers Use Universal Storylines To Approach Race

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Sweet potato pie has long been a cultural touchstone in the black community. But you don't need Patti's product to try a slice — links to good recipes below. Daniel Zemans/Flickr Creative Commons hide caption

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Menopause: A Gold Mine For Marketers, Fewer Payoffs For Women

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Cosmetics Companies Play Catch-Up With Diversity Of Customers

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A screenshot from a video made by a Spring Valley High School student on Monday, Oct. 26, shows Senior Deputy Ben Fields trying to forcibly remove a student from her chair after she refused to leave her high school math class, in Columbia, S.C. CBS This Morning via YouTube hide caption

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Detroit Civil Rights Activist Grace Lee Boggs Dies At 100

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Taraji P. Henson's Cookie refuses to be marginalized or dismissed. Chuck Hodes/FOX hide caption

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The Tao Of Cookie: Behind The 'Empire' Character's Many-Layered Persona

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Ravi Patel and his sister, Geeta, worked together on the documentary Meet the Patels, in which Ravi struggles to find a partner both he and his parents love. Courtesy of Alchemy hide caption

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'Meet The Patels': One Man's Quest To Find Love, The Old-School Indian Way

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