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"I want to see more opportunities for women who have a message, who are dark-skinned," says Jessy Wilson, whose uplifting "Keep Rising" with Angélique Kidjo closes the historical epic The Woman King. Mary Caroline Russell hide caption

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How a triumphant anthem for 'The Woman King' brought Jessy Wilson back to music

Singer-songwriter Jessy Wilson was ready to walk away from music until her song "Keep Rising" was chosen as the closing anthem for the movie The Woman King.

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Opinion: An 8,000-year-old lesson

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"I want to see more opportunities for women who have a message, who are dark-skinned," says Jessy Wilson, whose uplifting "Keep Rising" with Angélique Kidjo closes the historical epic The Woman King. Mary Caroline Russell hide caption

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How a triumphant anthem for 'The Woman King' brought Jessy Wilson back to music

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Lois Curtis was the plaintiff in a civil rights case that gave people with disabilities and older people the right to live outside of institutions and in their own homes. Curtis died Thursday of cancer. John Poole/NPR hide caption

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Lois Curtis, who won a landmark civil rights case for people with disabilities, died

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