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Crime Writer Creates A Hero For Her Beloved, Much-Maligned South LA

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Tales Of Migration Explore Modern-Day Odysseys And 'Hyphenated Identities'

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On Wednesday, Lifetime premiered BAPs, a reality show that follows "an exclusive, privileged and affluent group of African American friends from St. Louis who self-identify as 'BAPs' — Black American Princesses and Princes." Richard Knapp hide caption

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Hoping To Reach A Wider Audience, Lifetime Breaks Out Of Familiar Formula

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At Washington's Training Camp, Fans Are Split On Name Change

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Prosecutors said a project to review untested rape kits proved the innocence of Michael Phillips, who says he pleaded guilty to a 1990 rape because his attorney advised him to avoid trial. AP hide caption

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The Youth Unemployment Crisis Hits African-Americans Hardest

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Runners form a human bridge at the finish line to cheer fellow racers. Participants completed a 3-mile loop around the National Mall — without food or water since sunrise. Rund Abdelfatah/NPR hide caption

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