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U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo has authored numerous books of poetry, two children's books and a memoir, Crazy Brave. She is a mem­ber of the Mvskoke Nation. Shawn Miller/Library of Congress hide caption

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Anthology Of Native Nations Poetry Is A 'Doorway,' Says Editor Joy Harjo

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On her first album, Rina Sawayama blends metal and pop and tackles serious issues."It was such a risk to be a musician that I didn't want to do fluffy pop songs and hope it cut through," she says. Hendrik Schneider /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Rina Sawayama Wants Her Success To Make Space For Asian Women In Pop Music

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Stacey Abrams speaks at the unity breakfast on March 1 in Selma, Ala. Butch Dill/AP hide caption

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Stacey Abrams Calls Georgia's Primary Election 'An Unmitigated Disaster'

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Can I Just Tell You: Covering Challenging Stories

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On the CNN show United Shades of America, comic W. Kamau Bell digs into race, identity and other challenging issues. Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images hide caption

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Comedian W. Kamau Bell: 'I'm Playing By My Rules' In A Moment Of Crisis

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Sen. Tim Kaine, left, and then-Charlottesville mayor Michael Signer visit a temporary memorial Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, where Heather Heyer was killed when a car rammed into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally Charlottesville, Va. Julia Rendleman/AP hide caption

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In 'Cry Havoc,' Former Charlottesville Mayor Details A Tragic Day

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A firework explodes by a police line as demonstrators gather to protest the death of George Floyd on Saturday near the White House in Washington. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Former NAACP Head Cornell Brooks Blames Derek Chauvin For Violence At Protests

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The Most Common Listener Questions About The Pandemic, Revisited

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'A Poet Is Quite Prepared For A Pandemic,' Says 'Ledger' Author Jane Hirshfield

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Betsey Johnson attends the Women's Guild Cedars-Sinai annual luncheon at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel on November 6, 2019 in Beverly Hills, Calif. David Livingston/Getty Images hide caption

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Betsey Johnson Talks Fashion, Love And Motherhood In Self-Titled Memoir

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Pearl Thusi plays crime-fighting Queen Sono in the new Netflix spy series. Chris Duys/Netflix hide caption

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South African 'Queen Sono' Is A Savvy Secret Agent — And A First For Netflix

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Inaugural poet Richard Blanco reads Twitter poem submissions for NPR's celebration of National Poetry Month. Blue Flower Arts hide caption

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'How To Love A Country' Poet Richard Blanco Reads Your #NPRPoetry

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Thundercat's new album It Is What It Is is full of references to his late friend Mac Miller. The1point8 / Carlos G./Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Thundercat On 'It Is What It Is,' Losing Mac Miller And Learning To Do Nothing

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Nikky Finney, author of the forthcoming book, Love Child's Hotbed of Occasional Poetry: Poems and Artifacts, helps us celebrate National Poetry Month. Photo by Forrest Clonts hide caption

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'Just Sit Where You Are.' Poet Nikky Finney Says Your Poem Is Right In Front Of You

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