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More than 91,000 people in the U.S. died from drug overdoses in 2020. There were sharp increases among certain racial groups, a new report finds. Jeff Chiu/AP hide caption

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Charles Johnson wears a button with a picture of his wife, Kira, during a press conference announcing a lawsuit outside Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Wednesday in Los Angeles. Kira Johnson died at the hospital in 2016 from complications after giving birth by cesarean section. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP hide caption

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Throughout his long career in STEM, James West has been an advocate for diversity and inclusion. Will Kirk/Johns Hopkins University hide caption

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A number of studies have found that Black-owned homes are undervalued when compared to those of white homeowners. This is especially true in historically Black neighborhoods. A 2018 report by the Brookings Institution finds that adds up to $156 billion in cumulative losses for Black homeowners. Les Hirondelles Photography/Getty Images hide caption

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Nanjala Nyabola is an academic, traveler, and collector of guidebooks, some of which are pictured here. Nanjala Nyabola hide caption

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Rewriting The Travel Guidebook With Nanjala Nyabola

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Police hold back supporters of Donald Trump as they gather outside the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. Olivier Douliery/Getty Images hide caption

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo is urging New Yorkers to get the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available to them. He says between 70% and 90% of New Yorkers need to be vaccinated for the vaccine to be effective. Mike Groll/Office of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo via AP hide caption

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French actresses Nadege Beausson-Diagne, Mata Gabin, Maimouna Gueye, Eye Haidara, Rachel Khan, Aissa Maiga, Sara Martins, Marie-Philomene Nga, Sabine Pakora, Firmine Richard, Sonia Rolland, Magaajyia Silberfeld, Shirley Souagnon, Assa Sylla, Karidja Toure, at the 71st Cannes Film Festival. They together wrote the book "Noire n'est pas mon metier" (Black is not my job). Eric Gaillard/REUTERS hide caption

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We (Still) Don't Say That

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(From left) Dickson "Q" Amoah, Jon McDonald, Kourtney Redmond, Costia Harris and David Hayes are members and/or officers of the Chicago chapter of the National African American Gun Association. Olivia Obineme for NPR hide caption

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Rear Adm. Alvin Holsey (left) speaks with Ensign Dimitri Foster in the pilothouse aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain in 2018. Petty Officer 2nd Class Craig Rodarte/U.S. Navy hide caption

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Why Does The Navy Have So Few Black Admirals? Some Blame A Culture Of Discrimination

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In 1921, smoke billows over Tulsa, Okla., the scene of one of the nation's most brutal race massacres. Alvin C. Krupnick Co./Library of Congress Via AP hide caption

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NBA icon Michael Jordan, shown here speaking at a press conference last year, said he is forming a new NASCAR racing team and Bubba Wallace will be the driver. Chuck Burton/AP hide caption

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Un-HolyLand? An Arab Muslim Reckoning With Racism

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Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann addresses a Pinterest media event at the company's corporate headquarters in San Francisco, California, on April 24, 2014. Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Pinterest Sounds A More Contrite Tone After Black Former Employees Speak Out

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In response to several high-profile deaths of African Americans in recent months, some black people are saying that enough is enough. Clockwise from top left: Michael Martin, Tunisian Burks, Sam Tyler, Alexander Pittman, the Rev. Carol Thomas Cissel, Brandon Winston, Donna Ghanney and Mark Turner. NPR hide caption

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Supporters of President Trump cheer as he arrives to launch Black Voices for Trump at an Atlanta event. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Trump Campaign Makes Pitch To Black Neighborhoods. Will It Connect?

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