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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The Philadelphia group Black Guns Matter offered firearms education and safety training at Philly Fire Arms Academy in May. Bastiaan Slabbers hide caption

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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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Tuskegee Airman Roscoe Brown Dies At 94

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Terry McMillan accepts the award for outstanding literary work, fiction, for Getting to Happy at the 42nd NAACP Image Awards in 2011 in Los Angeles. Chris Pizzello/AP hide caption

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Terry McMillan's Latest: Revisiting Past Loves, Rediscovering Yourself

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"Supposedly, tea cakes were made about 200 years ago. Slaves used the ingredients they had: molasses instead of sugar, lard instead of butter," says Etha Robinson. Karen Grigsby Bates hide caption

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Private Equity Firm Buys 'Ebony' And 'Jet' Magazines

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Muhammad Ali is remembered as a great athlete and humanitarian — and also as an incisive, defiant black leader. He died Friday at age 74. Chris Ratcliffe/Getty Images hide caption

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A Defiant Muhammad Ali Was Cherished By Black Men

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A Defiant Muhammad Ali Was Cherished By Black Men

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First Lady Michelle Obama wears her signature cardigan while dancing with performers from the television show So You Can Dance during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on April 6, 2015. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Mrs. Obama Saves The Cardigan: 'The Obama Effect' In Fashion

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