Mexican-American Civil Rights Activist Salvador Castro Dies

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Korean American rap artist, Dumbfoundead performs at the Howard Theatre in Washington, D.C., on March 26. Lauren Rock for NPR hide caption

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Dumbfoundead: A Rising Star In A Genre In Transition

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Pam Thatcher and her family ultimately moved into her mother's two-bedroom apartment because they couldn't make rent. Courtesy Devon Terrilll/Viewfilm productions/HBO hide caption

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

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Wan Joon Kim (right), with his son Kirk and wife, Boo Ja, at their stall inside the Compton Swap Meet last January. Courtesy of Sam Quinones hide caption

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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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