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Book News & Features

Rosie Perez: 'I Refused The Limitations That Were Set Upon Me'

Before Rosie Perez was an actress or Soul Train dancer, she survived an abusive childhood. Perez talks about that in her new memoir, Handbook for an Unpredictable Life.

Rosie Perez: 'I Refused The Limitations That Were Set Upon Me'

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Kwame Kwei-Armah, Artistic Director of Baltimore's Center Stage Theater. Richard Anderson/©2011 Richard Anderson Photogra hide caption

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Black History Month: #AfroGlobal

Black, British And 'Brain Drained': Playwright Takes Charge In Baltimore

As part of Black History Month, host Michel Martin asks actor, playwright and theater director Kwame Kwei-Armah why he, and so many other British actors, have chosen careers in the U.S.

Black, British And 'Brain Drained': Playwright Takes Charge In Baltimore

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Friday

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World

Being A World Away When Your Country Is In Crisis

The international community is struggling to respond to violence in Ukraine, and alleged crimes against humanity in North Korea. But what's it like for people with loved ones living there?

Being A World Away When Your Country Is In Crisis

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Law

Voting Rights: Time To Think Differently For Those Who've Done Time?

Attorney General Eric Holder wants states to restore voting rights to felons after they complete their sentences. Legal analysts Spencer Overton and Hans von Spakovsky look at the debate.

Voting Rights: Time To Think Differently For Those Who've Done Time?

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Faith Matters

From Buddhism to Baha'i: Black Faith Spreads Across All Religions

Most African-Americans have historically embraced Christianity as their religion. But host Michel Martin hears stories that show the broad diversity of faith experiences for African-Americans.

From Buddhism to Baha'i: Black Faith Spreads Across All Religions

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Thursday

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World

North American Summit Like 'A Long But Rushed Lunch'

President Obama is back home after a meeting with his Mexican and Canadian counterparts at the summit of North American leaders. But one observer says the meeting was short on substance.

North American Summit Like 'A Long But Rushed Lunch'

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Sports

Russia After Olympic Hockey Loss: 'Like A Massive Death In The Family'

Russian fans are devastated after their men's hockey team crashed out of the Olympics without a medal. William Douglas of the McClatchy news service updates Michel Martin on the latest from Sochi.

Russia After Olympic Hockey Loss: 'Like A Massive Death In The Family'

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Black History Month: #AfroGlobal

New Show Challenges Idea That 'Nobody Cares About The Caribbean'

Former Jamaican Beauty Queen and Bloomberg journalist, Zahra Burton set up her own news show. Burton tells host Michel Martin about 18 Degrees North which brings news of the Caribbean to the world.

New Show Challenges Idea That 'Nobody Cares About The Caribbean'

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Black History Month: #AfroGlobal

Bunji Garlin: Tears For Fears Reminds Me Of Childhood

Trinidadian musician Bunji Garlin's songs might be the sound track for Carnival this March, but what's he listening to at home? Garlin tells us what's playing in his ear.

Bunji Garlin: Tears For Fears Reminds Me Of Childhood

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Africa

Former Gadhafi Basketball Player Recalls Escaping Libya

Alex Owumi's dream of playing professional basketball led him to Libya, where he played on Moammar Gadhafi's team. Then the Arab Spring happened, and Owumi had to escape.

Former Gadhafi Basketball Player Recalls Escaping Libya

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Wednesday

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Health Care

Red State Hospitals Pressured To Care For The Poor Without More Medicaid

About two dozen states refused to expand their Medicaid programs, leaving some hospitals wondering how they're going to treat the poor. Michel Martin speaks with reporters from Mississippi and Texas.

Red State Hospitals Pressured To Care For The Poor Without More Medicaid

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Around the Nation

'Loud Music' A Case Of 'Testosterone, Guns, And Florida'

Michael Dunn fired into an SUV back in 2012, killing one of the teens inside: Jordan Davis. Host Michel Martin hears more perspectives on the "loud music" case from three different writers.

'Loud Music' A Case Of 'Testosterone, Guns, And Florida'

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Can I Just Tell You?

Michael Dunn And Miami Dolphins Show It's Time To Step Up

Host Michel Martin draws parallels between two high-profile stories in Florida, suggesting now is the moment for allies to come forward and parents to be heard.

Michael Dunn And Miami Dolphins Show It's Time To Step Up

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Black History Month: #AfroGlobal

Stromae's Lyrics 'Show A Different Vision Of The World'

Stromae has become a music sensation in Europe with his catchy rhythms and lyrics evoking real-life struggles. He speaks with host Michel Martin about his work and personal story.

Stromae's Lyrics 'Show A Different Vision Of The World'

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Tuesday

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Economy

Long-Term Unemployed End Up Earning Less After They Get A Job

Long-term unemployment can have a crushing impact on how much money people earn, even after they get a job. Host Michel Martin speaks with Sudeep Reddy of The Wall Street Journal about the limited options available to unemployed people.

Long-Term Unemployed End Up Earning Less After They Get A Job

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Politics

Why 'No One is Running With The President In Missouri'

Washington, D.C. is digging out from the snow, but Congress is already long gone on a two week recess. With Congress on a two week recess, host Michel Martin discusses the latest political news.

Why 'No One is Running With The President In Missouri'

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Digital Life

Jay Z Or Jay-Z? BuzzFeed Tells You When To Hyphenate

AP Style Guide and Chicago Manual of Style are the gold standards for questions on grammar or usage. But what if you need to know how to write Jay Z's name? BuzzFeed Copy Editor Emmy Favilla explains.

Jay Z Or Jay-Z? BuzzFeed Tells You When To Hyphenate

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Thursday

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Remembrances

Why Stuart Hall Was The 'Godfather Of Multiculturalism'

The late sociologist Stuart Hall is known as the "Godfather of Multiculturalism." Host Michel Martin looks at his legacy with professor Mark Anthony Neal of Duke University.

Why Stuart Hall Was The 'Godfather Of Multiculturalism'

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In 2013, Yaya Alafia played Black Panther Carol Hammie in The Butler. Beth Rosner Management hide caption

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Black History Month: #AfroGlobal

From Top Model To Black Panther, Actress Yaya Alafia Is 'Truly African-American'

Whether competing on America's Next Top Model or acting in Lee Daniels' The Butler, Yaya Alafia has never shied away from issues of race and identity.

From Top Model To Black Panther, Actress Yaya Alafia Is 'Truly African-American'

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Music

Afro Latino Music: Reimagining Songs Rooted In The Slave Trade

Afro Latino music is on the rise in Latin America. The music has roots in the slave trade, but artists are putting a modern spin on old songs. Host Michel Martin hears more from AltLatino's Felix Contreras and Jasmine Garsd.

Afro Latino Music: Reimagining Songs Rooted In The Slave Trade

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Wednesday

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Sports

Winter Olympics: Empty Seats Signify Low Interest?

Host Michel Martin checks in on the Winter Olympics, from the athletes to security. She talks with NPR's Sonari Glinton, and McClatchy's William Douglas, who are in Sochi for the Games.

Winter Olympics: Empty Seats Signify Low Interest?

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Author Interviews

Fighting Gender Bias: 'Women Need To Be Savvier Than Men'

Host Michel Martin talks to Rachel Dempsey and Joan Williams, co-authors of What Works For Women At Work about why gender bias is still a major problem, and how to fight it in the workplace.

Fighting Gender Bias: 'Women Need To Be Savvier Than Men'

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Black History Month: #AfroGlobal

Nigerian-American Writer Teju Cole Shares His Personal Playlist

Nigerian-American writer Teju Cole is as known for his creative Twitter feed as he is for his works of fiction like Open City. For Tell Me More's "In Your Ear," series, he shares his music playlist.

Nigerian-American Writer Teju Cole Shares His Personal Playlist

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