Karen Grigsby Bates Karen Grigsby Bates is an NPR correspondent.

Intersectional Feminism: Representation In Saturday's Women's Marches

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Taraji P. Henson plays family matriarch Cookie Lyon on Fox's Empire. Chuck Hodes/FOX hide caption

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'I Had To Create My Own Lane': How Taraji P. Henson Found Her Place In Hollywood

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In 1948, eight African-American men joined the Atlanta police force. They could not drive squad cars, step foot in police headquarters, or arrest white citizens. They are the inspiration for Thomas Mullen's new novel, Darktown. Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center hide caption

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'Darktown' Imagines What It Was Like For Atlanta's First Black Policemen

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'Easy' Writer: Walter Mosley's Passion For Bringing Black LA Stories To Life

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Delrawn Small's companion Zaquanna Albert, left, and his brother Victor Demsey, center, and Cynthia Howell, right, an advocate with Families United for Justice, an organization made up of families affected by police killings, attend a news conference Thursday July 14, 2016 in New York. Bebeto Matthews/AP hide caption

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Who Is Delrawn Small? Why Some Police Shootings Get Little Media Attention

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After Dallas, Black Gun Owners Take Stock

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Black Gun Owners Have Conflicting Feelings After Dallas Shooting Of 5 Police Officers

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Tuskegee Airman Roscoe Brown poses during the publicity tour for the 2012 movie, Red Tails. The film was based on their experiences during World War II. Carlo Allegri/AP hide caption

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Remembering Tuskegee Airman Roscoe Brown, Educator And Civil Rights Trailblazer

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