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The Billion-Dollar Romance Fiction Industry Has A Diversity Problem

No black author has ever won its top prize. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks about the issue with Alisha Rai, author of the Forbidden Hearts series.

A Story Within the Story Pat Metheny Group
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50 Years Ago Baltimore Burned. The Same Issues Set It Aflame In 2015

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Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) Grover Washington, Jr.

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Armed At Church: Why This Congregation Is 'Not A Gun-Free Zone'

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Occurs The Sea and Cake

Kali Uchis' major label debut pulls from the singer's Colombian roots and incorporates her love of funk, pop and bossa nova. Interscope Records hide caption

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Kali Uchis Finds Her Peace In 'Isolation'

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Central American migrants taking part in the "Migrant Via Crucis" caravan toward the United States, arrive in Mexico, on Friday where they will attend a legal clinic with NGOs on human rights. President Donald Trump tweeted his condemnation of the caravan. Jose Castanares/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Salvadoran Woman Missed Her U.S. Court Date. What Happens Next?

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Just a Stranger Kali Uchis feat. Steve Lacy
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Somewhere Else Before E.S.T.
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The Billion-Dollar Romance Fiction Industry Has A Diversity Problem

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Harlem Nocturne Earle Hagen
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Feminist Health Guide 'Our Bodies, Ourselves' Will Stop Publishing

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Love and Marriage Frank Sinatra
Travelin' Light Andre Previn

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