Applicants fill out forms at a Miami jobs fair hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus. An NPR/Kaiser survey found blacks make up about 10 percent of the full-time working population but 27 percent of the long-term unemployed. Lynne Sladky/AP hide caption

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Many homeowners find they can't sell their homes so instead they reluctantly become landlords. courtneyk/ hide caption

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This small juvenile skunk was caught by Des Plaines, Ill., homeowner Richard Kaulback. He says there have always been raccoons and opossums in the Chicago area, but this year, skunks have become prolific. Cheryl Corley/NPR hide caption

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Circulation figures for Johnson Publishing's flagship Ebony and Jet magazines are up substantially in recent months. NPR hide caption

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, shown in his office earlier this month, will mark 100 days in office on Tuesday. The former congressman and White House chief of staff says that as mayor, "you get a way to make decisions about topics that are close to home in the way people live their lives." M. Spencer Green/AP hide caption

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