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Director Deon Taylor takes questions at a special screening of his new film, Supremacy, in Los Angeles. Eric Charbonneau/Le Studio Photography hide caption

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Former Basketball Player Scores As A Filmmaker

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The Infinite Whiteness Of Public Radio Voices

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Amiri Baraka Didn't Worry About His Politics Overpowering His Poetry

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#PubRadioVoice brought together our listeners with African-American and Latino radio journalists in a discussion on whether the voices on air truly represent the "public" in public radio. Emily Jan/NPR hide caption

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Chenjerai Kumanyika worries that having a "public radio" voice won't allow him to sound like himself. Linda Tindal/Courtesy of Linda Tindal hide caption

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Challenging The Whiteness Of Public Radio

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New apartment buildings are replacing empty lots in Mantua, one of Philadelphia's poorest neighborhoods. Will Figg for NPR hide caption

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University Re-Imagines Town And Gown Relationship In Philadelphia

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A postcard of Junipero Serra from around 1915. Pope Francis recently announced that he will canonize Serra when he travels to the U.S. this fall. Lake County Museum/Corbis hide caption

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Five members of the Friendship Nine — Willie Thomas Massey (from left), Willie McCleod, James Wells, Clarence Graham and David Williamson Jr. — sit at the counter of the Five & Dine restaurant in Rock Hill, S.C., on Dec. 17. A judge in South Carolina has thrown out the convictions of the nine black men who integrated a whites-only lunch counter in 1961. Jason Miczek/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Members of the Friendship Nine await a judge's motion to vacate their convictions for trespassing during a sit-in at a South Carolina diner in 1961. Debbie Elliott/for NPR hide caption

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Judge To Exonerate 'Friendship 9' Activists 54 Years After Arrest

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Miss Universe contestants congratulate fifth-place-finisher, Kaci Fennell of Jamaica. Many pageant watchers on social media argued that Fennell should have won. Wilfredo Lee/AP hide caption

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For the past 34 years, the William Grant Still Arts Center has held a Black Doll Show to showcase diverse dolls for children. The exhibit features dolls submitted by artists and collectors from around the country. Priska Neely/NPR hide caption

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Black Doll Show Inspires With Wakandan Heroes And Jazz Superstars

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Why A Black Man's Murder Often Goes Unpunished In Los Angeles

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Two performers rehearse a traditional Japanese dance for Denver's 2015 Kohaku Uta Gassen. Chloe Veltman/KCFR hide caption

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A Japanese Singing Competition Blooms In Colorado

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The Akron Police Department training class works out at Kent State Basic Police Officer Training Academy. Donald Clayton is the only African-American in the class of 20. M.L. Schultze/WKSU hide caption

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In Recruitment Effort, Akron Police Seeks To Mirror The Community

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