Singer Chris Brown meets with fans after performing on NBC's Today show in New York in July. Two years after his arrest for assaulting his then-girlfriend Rihanna, many of his fans — mostly teenage girls — blame Rihanna for the incident. Charles Sykes/AP hide caption

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Alike (Adepero Oduye) navigates her complex relationships at school and at home in the new film Pariah. Focus Features hide caption

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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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Dominique Dawes encourages kids to get 60 minutes of active play every day as part of the kick off of YMCA's Healthy Kids Day in April 2011. Kevin Wolf/AP Images for YMCA hide caption

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Day laborer Yohanni Castillo from Honduras waits for work outside a Lowes home improvement store in New Orleans. Jobs are drying up, he says, and he hasn't worked in four days. Even when work does comes along, he says, he doesn't always get paid. Richard Gonzales/NPR hide caption

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