Karen Grigsby Bates Karen Grigsby Bates is an NPR correspondent.

Black Entertainers Encourage Younger Artists To Speak Out For Causes

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Muhammad Ali, world heavyweight boxing champion, stands with Malcolm X (left) outside the Trans-Lux Newsreel Theater in New York in 1964. AP hide caption

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Muhammad Ali And Malcolm X: A Broken Friendship, An Enduring Legacy

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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell holds a press conference on October 8, 2014 in New York City. Andrew Burton/Getty Images hide caption

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A Year On, Did NFL Anti-Domestic Violence Efforts Work?

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From Football To Opera: Singer Morris Robinson Takes Center Stage

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On his new album The Reverend Shawn Amos Loves You, musician Shawn Amos combines old-school style with new tools. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Shawn Amos' Long Road To Old-School Blues

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For Some African-Americans, Gun Ownership Underscores Segregated Past

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Absorbing Mystery Novel Offers A Glimpse Into Mormon Utah

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Kenya Barris, the creator and writer of Black-ish, in his office on the ABC lot in Burbank, Calif., in December. Black-ish is now in its second season, airing on ABC. Megan Miller for NPR hide caption

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Kenya Barris Creates An 'Absolutely Black' Family for Prime Time

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How 'Black-ish' Writers Use Universal Storylines To Approach Race

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Sweet potato pie has long been a cultural touchstone in the black community. But you don't need Patti's product to try a slice — links to good recipes below. Daniel Zemans/Flickr Creative Commons hide caption

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Menopause: A Gold Mine For Marketers, Fewer Payoffs For Women

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Cosmetics Companies Play Catch-Up With Diversity Of Customers

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