Caleel Harris plays Antron McCray in Ava DuVernay's Netflix miniseries, When They See Us. "He was a part of a gorgeous small family unit — his mother, his father and himself — living in Harlem," DuVernay says. "He had dreams of being a baseball player."
Tintoretto was in his late 20s when he painted this self-portrait circa 1546/48. (Scroll down to compare this portrait to one he painted 40 years later.)
The Philadelphia Museum of Art/Art Resource, NY
Shannon McCarty in her new apartment in Everett, Wash. Shannon was a meth and heroin user, but is in recovery with the help of a police program that connects people who use drugs with services.
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The Martinez family stands in front of their home in New Jersey. During a speech at her graduation, Alondra said to her parents: "Mamá, papá, lo logramos." Mom, dad, we made it.
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