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Tres hermanas- "Three Sisters", Cuajinicuilapa, Guerrero, Mexico, 1986. Tony Gleaton/Courtesy The Tony Gleaton Photographic Trust, All Rights Reserved hide caption

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Cynthia Hawkins is in the third generation of her family to lead a business in Watts, now known as the Hawkins House of Burgers. Courtesy Hawkins House of Burgers hide caption

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Through Watts Riots And Rodney King, Hawkins House Of Burgers Stands Strong

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Contributing To Community Spirit, Hawkins Burgers Survive Watts Riots

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A Look Back On 'Middle Passage': The Evolution Of A Literary Classic

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Bill Cosby Removed From Documentary On Black Stuntmen

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Cooper is known as the Swim Whisperer. He's been teaching swimming full-time since 1995. Elissa Nadworny/NPR hide caption

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The 'Swim Whisperer' Teaches Kids To Be Water-Safe

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MAC Cosmetics To Launch Makeup Line Inspired By Tejano Star Selena

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'Los Angeles Times' Recognizes Black Twitter's Relevance

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African-Americans Question Comparing Gay Rights Movement To Civil Rights

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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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