Members of Black Women Bike: DC consult a map while on the road at an event in June 2011. The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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How A Minority Biking Group Raises The Profile Of Cycling
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In Gideon's Army, Brandy Alexander defends a 17 year old on trial for armed robbery who she believes is innocent. He faces a 10 year mandatory minimum if convicted. Dawn Porter hide caption

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HBO's 'Gideon's Army' Looks At Three Defenders Of The Poor
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Field director Charles White of the NAACP speaks at a podium outside the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday. The court ruled that a key part of the Voting Rights Act is unconstitutional. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Legalese Aside, How Do We Talk About Race Nowadays?
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Paula Deen dissolved into tears during her appearance Wednesday on NBC's Today show with Matt Lauer. The celebrity chef told Lauer she was not a racist, but image experts say she'll have to work harder to convince the public. Peter Kramer/AP hide caption

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How To Prove You're Not A Racist
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Judy Reyes (from left), Roselyn Sanchez, Ana Ortiz and Dania Ramirez all star in Lifetime's new series about Latina housemaids, Devious Maids. Lifetime hide caption

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Can 'Devious Maids' Really Break Stereotypes About Latinas?
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Nicki Minaj is part owner of the coconut moscato brand MYX. MYX hide caption

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Moscato Finds A Younger, Hipper — And Browner — Audience
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Racial Slur Puts Paula Deen's Empire At Risk
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Caryn Lantz and her husband Chuck were surprised to learn that costs associated with adopting black children were much lower than for white or mixed race children. They ultimately went with an adoption in which the fee was based on their income, not skin color. Courtesy of Caryn Lantz hide caption

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Six Words: 'Black Babies Cost Less To Adopt'
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Ryan P. Haygood, director of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, talks outside the Supreme Court on Tuesday about the court's opinion in Shelby County v. Holder. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Celebrity chef Paula Deen appears on NBC News' Today show on Wednesday. NBC, Peter Kramer/AP hide caption

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It's Time To Move On From The Past
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President Obama spoke last month at commencement ceremonies at Morehouse College in Atlanta, which brought fresh attention — and scrutiny — to historically black colleges. Carolyn Kaster/ASSOCIATED PRESS hide caption

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'Let The Fire Burn': A Philadelphia Community Forever Changed
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Voting Rights Act: Supreme Court Says Times Have Changed
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