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Artist Paul Rucker is creating a new multimedia work to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre. That's when a thriving African American community was destroyed in a horrific act of violence that wiped out hundreds of Black-owned businesses and homes. Above, an aerial view of Tulsa, Okla., Fowler & Kelly, 1918. GHI/Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images hide caption

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The Tulsa Race Massacre

Artist's Black Wall Street Project Is About Tulsa 100 Years Ago — And Today

Paul Rucker's multimedia work tackles mass incarceration, lynching, police brutality and the ways America has been shaped by slavery. His latest marks the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre.

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About a year after two women accused him of sexual assault, Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax makes comments during a debate on a bill during the state Senate session at the state Capitol in Richmond in March 2020. Fairfax denies the allegations against him. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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Accused Of Assaults He Denies, Justin Fairfax's Run For Va. Governor Tests #MeToo

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Midnight Terence Blanchard
See Me As I Am Terence Blanchard
Eastynato Daniel Szabo
From the Streets Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio
Call Your Mom Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio
Signals in the Dusk Portico Quartet
Offset Portico Quartet

Artist Paul Rucker is creating a new multimedia work to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre. That's when a thriving African American community was destroyed in a horrific act of violence that wiped out hundreds of Black-owned businesses and homes. Above, an aerial view of Tulsa, Okla., Fowler & Kelly, 1918. GHI/Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images hide caption

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Artist's Black Wall Street Project Is About Tulsa 100 Years Ago — And Today

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Run Outs Alfa Mist
Teki Alfa Mist
Thieves Maserati
Monoliths Maserati
All In Here Emancipator
The Key Emancipator
Forest2 Soda Island and Avionics
Blank Pages The Album Leaf
Stand Still The Album Leaf

For years, New York Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (left) has sought approval of her bill to reform the military's criminal justice system. This year, Gillibrand joined forces with Iowa Republican Sen. Joni Ernst, seen here, a sexual assault survivor herself before she became a combat company commander. Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images hide caption

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The Effort To Reform The U.S. Military's Justice System Faces A New Fight

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