Karen Grigsby Bates Karen Grigsby Bates is an NPR correspondent.

In The Aftermath Of Charleston, Many Whites Ask What They Can Do To Fight Racism

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The Long History Of Brutality Against Blacks At Worship

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A group of dads from Project Fatherhood join author Jorja Leap to celebrate the publication of her book, Project Fatherhood: A Story of Courage and Healing in One of America's Toughest Communities. Todd Cheney/Courtesy of UCLA Photography hide caption

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'Project Fatherhood': In A Struggling Neighborhood, Dads Are Helping Dads

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Project Fatherhood: Dads Confront Challenges In Tough LA Neighborhood

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Loving Day Commemorates When Interracial Marriages Became Legal

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Players' Costs May Be A Factor In Why Tennis Leads Golf In Diversity

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Bride Jennifer Uniglicht tries on a gown at Curvaceous Couture, a bridal boutique specializing in plus-size designer gowns. Proprietors Yukia Walker and Yuneisia Harris (right) star in the new TLC show, Curvy Brides. TLC hide caption

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Stars Of TLC's 'Curvy Brides': All Curves Are Beautiful

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'Curvy Brides' Debuts Friday On TLC

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What do you see in this image? An "uprising" or a "riot"? David Goldman/AP hide caption

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Is It An 'Uprising' Or A 'Riot'? Depends On Who's Watching

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Ms. Payne interviewing a soldier from Chesapeake, Va., in Vietnam in 1967. Courtesy of the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center/Harper Collins hide caption

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From Selma To Eisenhower, Trailblazing Black Reporter Was Always Probing

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Rev. Willie Barrow, a 'superdelegate,' attending the opening night of the 2008 Democratic National Convention. The long-time activist, who was a mentor to President Obama, died on Thursday. Melanie Stetson Freeman/Christian Science Monitor/Getty hide caption

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Anna Julia Cooper was the fourth African-American woman in the U.S. to earn a doctoral degree. Scurlock Studios/Smithsonian hide caption

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A Child Of Slavery Who Taught A Generation

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