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Watch This: The Akils On Black Film And TV You Can't Miss

The husband and wife team of Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil have created some of the most iconic African-American characters on television. This is their list of must-see shows and movies.

Iranians commemorate the 36th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution near the Azadi Tower in Tehran on Wednesday. While many Iranians would like to reorder relations with the West, there's also plenty of skepticism about whether it will actually happen. Ebrahim Noroozi/AP hide caption

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On Iran's Streets, 'Death To America' ... And Hope For A Nuclear Deal

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Without horsepower, they rely on human power: Mother and daughter-in-law Sheela and Sunita Devi shred sugarcane into feed. Ibrahim Malik for NPR hide caption

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What's It Like To Live Without Electricity? Ask An Indian Villager

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Energy Drake
Take Me Back Keith Jarrett
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Expectations
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Take Five The Sachal Studios Orchestra
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Sachal Jazz: Interpretations of Jazz Standards & Bossa Nova
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Mountain Dance [Raga] The Sachal Studios Orchestra
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Hotel The Antlers

Comedian Jesse Appell performs at a club in Beijing. Appell won a scholarship in 2012 to study comedy in China and has been performing on the country's small but growing stand-up comedy circuit. Anthony Kuhn/NPR hide caption

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So An American Comic Walks Into A Chinese Bar ...

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Hip Walk Bernt Rosengren Big Band
New Life Bernt Rosengren Big Band

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Watch This: The Akils On Black Film And TV You Can't Miss

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Cleo's Mood Junior Walker & All Stars
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Dig This Vibe DJ Krush
On the Dubble DJ Krush
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Aoi Ame: Green Rain DJ Krush

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King, Tyrant, Beheaded Traitor: The Many Trials Of Charles I

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I Heard You Looking Yo La Tengo

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You Might Want To Take Another Pass At Your Passwords

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You Don't Own Me Lesley Gore
Portrait of Miss D Erik Jekabson
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To Be DeYoung Again Erik Jekabson
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Get Your Snack On Arto Lindsay & Amon Tobin
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The Ballad of the Backyard Tenor Williamson
Red Peppers J. Rawls

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