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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In Chris Brown's Big Year, Tough Questions On Abuse
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Black-Owned Beauty Shops Groom Political Activism
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A Gay Black Teen Learns How To Be In 'Pariah'
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In Camden, S.C., A Family Talks Race And Politics
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The Big Legacy Of Charles 'Teenie' Harris, Photographer
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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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For Black Americans, A Longer Time Without Work
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Bank Of America Settles Suit Against Countrywide
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The Story Of The Chitlin' Circuit's Great Performers
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A White Writer Gives Advice To A 'Poor Black Kid'
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Fierce Reaction To 'If I Were A Poor Black Kid'
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Holder Vows To Enforce Civil Rights Protections
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Dominique Dawes, Olympian To Health Advocate
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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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Latinos Get Little Thanks For Rebuilding New Orleans
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Oldest Black Church Open After Six-Year Restoration
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At Age 35, Why Congress Needs Hispanic Caucus
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