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Pedestrians walk outside the closed Spruce St. Starbucks store on May 29, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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When Calling The Po-Po Is A No-No

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My Father Stood For The Anthem, For The Same Reason That Colin Kaepernick Sits

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Why Painting A Black Boy's Nails Isn't 'Going Against His Culture'

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Rapper Kanye West and President-elect Donald Trump met in 2016 at Trump Tower in New York. Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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What The Kanye Controversy Can Teach Us About Black Voters

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Mulusew Bekele, director of program operations at African Services Committee based in New York City, supports the U.S. Census Bureau's efforts to collect more detailed data on black people's non-Hispanic origins on the 2020 census. "The more refined data, the better for public policy," he says. Hansi Lo Wang/NPR hide caption

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2020 Census Will Ask Black People About Their Exact Origins

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Demonstrators hold up a Pan-African flag to protest the killing of teenager Michael Brown on Aug. 12, 2014 in Ferguson, Mo. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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On Flag Day, Remembering The Red, Black And Green

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5 Films Look At The Los Angeles Riots From (Almost) Every Angle

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The perception of universal success among Asian-Americans is being wielded to downplay racism's role in the persistent struggles of other minority groups, especially black Americans. Chelsea Beck/NPR hide caption

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A Milwaukee police officer stands before the remains of a bar last summer, after police there faced off with protesters following the police shooting of a black man. For decades, interactions between police and people of color in the Midwestern city have been fraught, and those encounters are the subject of a new lawsuit brought by the ACLU. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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