Since 1989, Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., has introduced into each session of Congress a bill called HR 40, Commission to Study Reparation Proposals for African Americans Act. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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The Edna Karr High School marching band had fewer than 40 members four years ago. Today, more than 80 students march in the band. Keith O'Brien/NPR hide caption

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As far as stock images go, this one of Korean barbecue seems pretty tasty. iStockphoto hide caption

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Actress Meagan Good and actor Chris Brown present an award during the 37th Annual NAACP Image Awards on Feb. 25, 2006 Kevin Winter/Getty Images hide caption

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Hundreds in California rushed to get health insurance just before the deadline. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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