"Question Bridge: Black Males" attempts to represent black male identity in America via a video question-and-answer exchange. At top center is Jesse Williams, the project's executive producer. Question Bridge: Black Males hide caption

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Rick Ector trains new gun owners at a range just outside of Detroit. He supports more African-Americans getting permits to carry concealed weapons. Martin Kaste/NPR hide caption

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A view of one of the oldest parts of Havana. The buildings in the city tell a story of inequality. Eyder Peralta/NPR hide caption

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Lacey Schwartz grew up believing she was the daughter of white, Jewish parents. It wasn't until a university labeled her as black that she decided to explore the doubts she's always had about her race. Courtesy of Independent Lens hide caption

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Larenda Myres holds an iced coffee drink with a "Race Together" sticker on it at a Starbucks store in Seattle. Starbucks baristas will no longer write "Race Together" on customers' cups starting Sunday. Ted S. Warren/AP hide caption

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Demonstrators of different races and religions from across the country united to take part in the historic march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., 50 years ago. AP hide caption

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Madison Mayor Paul Soglin addresses a crowd of protesters on Martin Luther King Boulevard in Madison, Wis., during a protest of the shooting death of Tony Robinson. Andy Manis/AP hide caption

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Gina Rodriguez stars alongside Justin Baldoni in The CW's Jane the Virgin. Danny Feld/The CW hide caption

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Yonkers community activist Hector Santiago demonstrates the "stop-and-shake" with Lt. Pat McCormack of the Yonkers Police Department. The idea, Santiago says, is to get people to introduce themselves to cops on the street. Courtesy of Hector Santiago hide caption

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According to a new study from African-American Policy Forum, black girls and teens are disproportionately impacted by zero-tolerance policies in schools. Terry Vine/Getty Images hide caption

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Kathy Van Sluyters (left), Barbara Carr and Colleen Dickinson chat on a recently finished sidewalk across from Wildflower Terrace, a mixed-income apartment building in the Mueller development for people ages 55 and over. Julia Robinson for NPR hide caption

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Chenjerai Kumanyika worries that having a "public radio" voice won't allow him to sound like himself. Linda Tindal/Courtesy of Linda Tindal hide caption

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., marches with other civil rights protesters during the 1963 March on Washington. AP hide caption

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Historian Peniel Joseph says criticism of the film Selma as historically inaccurate is misguided, and that the movie correctly portrays African-Americans as the drivers of the civil rights movement. Kelvin Ma/Peniel Joseph hide caption

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Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, speaks during a news conference in November. He had met with city Police Chief Anthony Campos and protest organizers after a Ferguson, Mo., grand jury chose not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown. Julio Cortez/AP hide caption

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Whiteness Project participants were filmed talking about race. The project doesn't use their names, to encourage frankness. Feral Films, Inc. hide caption

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This July 1943 photo provided by the Los Angeles Chapter, Tuskegee Airmen Inc., shows Lowell C. Steward after his graduation from flight training at Tuskegee Army Air Field, in Tuskegee, Ala. Steward, who won the Distinguished Flying Cross among other awards, died on Wednesday at age 95. AP hide caption

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