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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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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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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The Beverly Hills Hotel as it looked when it opened in 1912. The bleak landscape would eventually be replaced by lush tropical foliage, and after the depression, the white Spanish Mission-style hotel would be painted its now-famous pink. Courtesy of Robert S. Anderson hide caption

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The canals in LA's Venice neighborhood serve as the scene of a murder in Robert Crais' 2011 novel, The Sentry. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

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The cover of the romance novel Only in Paradise, by author Michelle Monkou. Harlequin Books hide caption

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Andy Cohen on the set of his nightly Bravo talk show, Watch What Happens: Live. Cohen is also Bravo's executive vice president of development and talent, and has helped make Bravo a pop-culture heavyweight. Heidi Gutman/Bravo hide caption

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Architect Paul Williams (in a photo thought to be from the 1940s or '50s) developed the ability to sketch buildings upside down to accommodate white clients who might not want to sit next to him. Courtesy of Karen E. Hudson hide caption

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A model shows off an ABC student's work. Most of the students are studying manicuring. Courtesy of Advance Beauty College hide caption

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A crowd of more than a thousand rallied in Los Angeles on May 2, 1992, calling for healing between Koreans and the African-American community. David Longstreath/AP hide caption

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After suffering from injuries from the beating and struggling publicly with alcoholism, today Rodney King is contented, sober and engaged — to Cynthia Kelley, who served on the jury of King's civil trial against the city. Morgan St. John hide caption

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Student Pamela Moore is one of the women interviewed in Dark Girls, a documentary on color discrimination by actor-director Bill Duke and co-director D. Channsin Berry. Dark Girls, LLC hide caption

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A Hispanic woman walks down a street in Union City, N.J. In a new study, the Pew Hispanic Center asked Hispanic-Americans how they identify themselves. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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