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'American Winter' Families Struggle To Survive Fall From Middle Class

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Gangsta Rap Swap Meet Proprietor Wan Joon Kim Has Died

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Guests at the party included Johnson Publishing magnate John Johnson and his wife, Eunice, and Whitney M. Young, head of the National Urban League. Abbie Rowe/Courtesy of JFK Presidential Library hide caption

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1963 Emancipation Proclamation Party Lacked A Key Guest

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Some See Fired-Cop Who's On The Lam As A Victim

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To mark the Lunar New Year, Bloomingdale's is catering to affluent Chinese tourists with an array of pop-up shops. Courtesy of Bloomingdale's hide caption

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Bloomingdale's Lays Out Welcome Mat To Chinese Shoppers

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At the Jan. 20, 2009, inauguration of President Obama, Aretha Franklin's hat nearly stole the show. Her chapeau became a sensation, and made its creator, 36-year-old Luke Song, famous overnight. Ron Edmonds/AP hide caption

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Aretha Franklin Was Already Famous, But Her Hat-Maker Wasn't

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Living Single (1993-1998) featured four young, black, professional women in New York — including Queen Latifah as the ambitious head of a small magazine. E.J. Camp/Corbis hide caption

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'Living' In Color, Long Before 'Girls'

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Ruiz Part Of The New Class Of A Diverse Congress

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A crowd seeks help applying for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program at the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles in August. Schools have been inundated with requests for the documents needed to qualify. Jonathan Alcorn/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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New Policy For Young Immigrants Creates Paperwork Deluge

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Susan Straight: One Home Town, Many Voices

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Comedians Parody Two Sides Of President Obama

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Nina Simone (left) and actress Zoe Saldana are seen in this composite image. Saldana has been cast to play the late singer in a film biopic. John Minihan/Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images hide caption

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Controversial Casting For A Nina Simone Biopic

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Black Voters Still Enthusiastic About Obama

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For the latest installment of Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed series, set in Colonial America, the hooded main character is part Mohawk. The company brought in a Mohawk consultant and hired a Native actor to play the role. Courtesy of Ubisoft hide caption

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A Mohawk Hero In The Not-So-Diverse Gaming World

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