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An original production cel from Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids. The show was among a burst of 1970s-era Saturday morning cartoons that featured positive African-American characters.
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On Wednesday, fashion designer Marc Jacobs acknowledged applause following the presentation of the ready-to-wear Spring/Summer 2014 fashion collection he designed for Vuitton.
Media mogul and actress Oprah Winfrey attends a special screening of The Butler in New York City on July 31. She recently had an encounter with a saleswoman in Switzerland over a Tom Ford handbag.
George Zimmerman wipes his face after arriving in the courtroom for his trial in Sanford, Fla., on Friday. Zimmerman is charged in the 2012 shooting death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin.
Celebrity chef Paula Deen poses for a portrait on Jan. 17, 2012, in New York. In her deposition for a lawsuit by a former employee, Deen admits to having used racial slurs, among other things.
Question 9 on the first page of the 2010 Census form. After more than a century, the Census Bureau is dropping use of the word "Negro" to describe black Americans in its surveys. Instead of the term, which was popularized during the Jim Crow era of racial segregation, census forms will use "black" or "African-American."