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Christopher Darden, (left), is seen in Los Angeles County Superior Court with his now former client Eric Holder. Holder is accused of killing rapper Nipsey Hussle in March. Patrick T. Fallon/AP hide caption

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Cellphone footage shot by Sandra Bland and made public Monday night shows her encounter with state Trooper Brian Encinia that led to her arrest in 2015. Days later, Bland was found dead in her jail cell. Investigative Network/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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April is National Poetry Month. From left to right, poets: Kaveh Akbar, Fatimah Asghar, Ada Limon, Hieu Minh Nguyen and Ashley M. Jones. LA Johnson/NPR hide caption

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A Bouquet Of Poets For National Poetry Month

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After Allegations Of Toxic Culture, Southern Poverty Law Center Tries To Move Forward

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Pulitzer-Prize Winner Darrin Bell On How Trayvon Martin's Death Inspired His Work

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Founder of Ebony magazine and Johnson Publishing Company John H. Johnson. Almost 15 years after the company was handed down to his daughter, JPC is filing for bankruptcy. Bettmann/Getty Images hide caption

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Dolores Huerta: Each Of Us Has A Voice, How Can We Use It For Social Change?

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Ruby Sales: How Do We Maintain Our Courage To Fight For Change?

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Angela Oguntala: How Do We Achieve The Future We Imagine?

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Jeremy Heimans: How Can We Harness Technology To Fuel Social Change?

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Actor Jussie Smollett leaves a courthouse last month in Chicago. On Thursday, the city sued him to recoup costs of a police investigation that followed what the city says was his false report that he'd been attacked. Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images hide caption

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Freedom's Detective: The Secret Service, the Ku Klux Klan and the Man Who Masterminded America's First War on Terror, by Charles Lane Hanover Square Press hide caption

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With the Rev. Al Sharpton looking on, Democratic presidential hopeful South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks at the National Action Network's annual convention Friday in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Valerie Jarrett, a former Obama administration staffer, has a new book titled, Finding My Voice. Claire Harbage/NPR/Claire Harbage hide caption

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Obama Adviser Valerie Jarrett Defends Biden, Talks 2020 In Conversation About Memoir

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Kerrilyn Gibson designed prototypes for an Afro hair emoji. Kerrilyn Gibson hide caption

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One Woman Wants To Create This: *Insert Afro Emoji Here*

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