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Fernando Aguilar plays with his 8-year-old son Isaac. He worries that Isaac isn't enrolled in the gifted and talented program in Houston. Laura Isensee/Houston Public Media hide caption

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In Houston's Gifted Program, Critics Say Blacks And Latinos Are Overlooked

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Frazier's grandmother grew up in Braddock in the 1930s and '40s, when "it was prosperous and a melting pot," Frazier says. She took this photograph of her grandmother in 2002. Courtesy of artist LaToya Ruby Frazier hide caption

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With Her Camera, MacArthur 'Genius' Tells An African-American Rust Belt Story

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Marilyn Hack (middle) and her daughters Terez and Maliha have lived at the Villages of East Lake for 15 years. Hack was attracted by the safety and affordability. Elly Yu/WABE hide caption

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An Atlanta Neighborhood Tries To Redefine Gentrification

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'Policing The Police': How The Black Panthers Got Their Start

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Taraji P. Henson's Cookie refuses to be marginalized or dismissed. Chuck Hodes/FOX hide caption

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The Tao Of Cookie: Behind The 'Empire' Character's Many-Layered Persona

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Camille Brown performs a solo from Black Girl: Linguistic Play at a 2015 TED talk. Ryan Lash/TED hide caption

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Black Girlhood Takes Center Stage In A Work That's Serious About 'Play'

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Pope Francis reaches out to 5th grader Omodele Ojo of East New York, Brooklyn during his arrival at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Thursday. Craig Ruttle/Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Pope Francis Inspires Black Catholics, Despite Complicated Church History On Race

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People interlock hands on the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge in Charleston, S.C., a few days after nine black churchgoers were killed by a white shooter in June. A new PBS NewsHour/Marist poll finds attitudes about opportunities in the U.S. for blacks and whites contrast along racial lines. The poll will be discussed during PBS' America After Charleston broadcast Monday night. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump listens to a question during a town hall event Thursday at Rochester Recreational Arena in Rochester, N.H. Darren McCollester/Getty Images hide caption

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