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W. Kamau Bell Meets The KKK In 'United Shades Of America'

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Marvin Cheatham, president of the Matthew Henson Neighborhood Association, stands in front of a row of abandoned homes in West Baltimore. He would like to see them torn down and replaced by a food market, a senior center and a health clinic — all of which the neighborhood currently lacks. Pam Fessler/NPR hide caption

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In Baltimore, Hopes Of Turning Abandoned Properties Into Affordable Homes

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Airbnb host Synta Keeling rents two bedrooms in her house in Washington, D.C.'s predominantly black Anacostia neighborhood. Maggie Penman/NPR hide caption

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#AirbnbWhileBlack: How Hidden Bias Shapes The Sharing Economy

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Beyonce Returns To The Spotlight With New Album, 'Lemonade'

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Supporters of Akai Gurley's family gather outside the courthouse where former New York City police officer Peter Liang was sentenced for Gurley's shooting death in Brooklyn, N.Y. Hansi Lo Wang/NPR hide caption

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When a megastar like Prince dies, collective mourning ensues. But if you didn't grow up hooked on the music — whether out of taste, or even because you weren't allowed — these moments can be somewhat isolating. Todd Davidson/Flickr Creative Commons hide caption

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