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Sherman Holmes On Mountain Stage

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Sherman Holmes On Mountain Stage

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Remembering Charles Bradley On World Cafe

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Charles Bradley On World Cafe

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Turning The Tables Listening Party: Women Of The '90s

The real TLC (from left to right, Tionne 'T-Boz' Watkins, Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes and Rozonda 'Chilli' Thomas) in the early '90s.Tim Roney/Getty Imageshide caption

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Turning The Tables: Women Of The '90s

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From Church Choirs To Performance Poetry: How Jamila Woods Found Her Voice

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From Church Choirs To Performance Poetry: How Jamila Woods Found Her Voice

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'Waiting To Exhale: Original Soundtrack Album' Is A Transcendent Celebration Of Womanhood

Whitney Houston (shown here performing in 1994) starred in the movie Waiting To Exhale, and contributed several songs to its breathtaking, beloved soundtrack.Patrick Hertzog/AFP/Getty Imageshide caption

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Federal Judge Rules First Verse Of 'We Shall Overcome' Public Domain

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Federal Judge Rules First Verse Of 'We Shall Overcome' Public Domain

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Stevie Wonder Reflects On Motown, God And Prince

In 1980, Stevie Wonder helped campaign for Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday to become a national holiday. "I never saw it as being political," he says. "I just saw it as being the right thing to do."Philippe Callant for NPRhide caption

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Stretch & Bobbito On World Cafe

Stretch Armstrong (right) aka Adrian Bartos and Bobbito (left) aka Robert GarciaNickolai Hammar/NPRhide caption

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Stretch & Bobbito On World Cafe

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