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  • Let's tear the paper ceiling and get some women on U.S. currency

    Open your wallet and, assuming you aren’t exclusively a plastic user, you’ll probably find a range of denominations of U.S. currency stuffed in there. And they all share one embarrassing feature: The faces on the front are all men. President...
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  • Maya Angelou: 6 places to learn more about her extraordinary life

    Maya Angelou, who died Wednesday at age 86, is best known for being an accomplished author, civil-rights advocate and poet, but she had many different lives -- as a streetcar conductor, performer, dancer. To learn more about her, step inside museums...
  • How I Made It: Anita L. DeFrantz, president of the LA84 Foundation

    How I Made It: Anita L. DeFrantz, president of the LA84 Foundation
    The gig: Olympic medalist Anita L. DeFrantz, 61, is president and a director of the LA84 Foundation, the charitable organization that runs off an endowment of surplus funds from the Los Angeles Olympic Games. In the three decades since those games, LA84...
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  • Activist battles L.A. County jailers' 'culture of violence'

    Activist battles L.A. County jailers' 'culture of violence'
    Outside the bunker-like county jail complex, bail bondsmen hover by the visitors' entrance, thrusting fliers at potential customers as they file in to see husbands, sons and friends. Along the sidewalk, taxi drivers hustle for fares among newly released...
  • Abdul Ali: Colvin's story missing from civil rights history

    Every year during Black History Month, Rosa Parks' name rolls off the tongues of schoolchildren and educators around the nation as they discuss the civil rights movement of the 1950s and '60s. Yet the lesser-known Claudette Colvin, whom media outlets have...
  • Google honors Harriet Tubman with doodle

    Google honors Harriet Tubman with doodle
    To celebrate the first day of Black History Month, Google is honoring Harriet Tubman, known for her work with the Underground Railroad.  Tubman was born a slave in Maryland but escaped to freedom and later led more than 300 other slaves to the north and...
  • Sheila Braxton, A Little Bit of Heaven CEO

    Sheila Braxton, A Little Bit of Heaven CEO
    The sentiment is simple; making it reality often is not. "If you give people a decent place to live, a good plate of food, treat them decently," Sheila Braxton says, "you won't find any bad people." Braxton is the executive CEO of A Little Bit of...
  • Michelle Obama to appear in Puppy Bowl with Sunny and Bo

    Michelle Obama to appear in Puppy Bowl with Sunny and Bo
    She's already been on Fallon, Leno, Letterman and Colbert, and now First Lady Michelle Obama will make an appearance in the Puppy Bowl, Animal Planet's consistently adorable and increasingly popular counter-programming to the Super Bowl.  The network...