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Redefining Philanthropy: How African-Americans Give Back

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation released a study in 2012 showing that African-Americans give a larger share of their income to charities than any other group. Tracey Webb, founder of The Black Benefactors and BlackGivesBack.com, talks to host Michel Martin about African-American philanthropy.
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University Of Virginia Awarded Three Arts Grants

The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded UVA three grants for a journal, a museum of art, and a multimedia project.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, December 30

You can let loose and dance at a concert or watch actors tear up the stage in an adaptation of a 30-year-old film.

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Cinnamon Can Help Lower Blood Sugar, But One Variety May Be Best

For years, there have been hints that adding cinnamon to your diet can help control blood sugar. And a recent spate of studies adds to the evidence that the effect is real. But if you want to incorporate more of this aromatic spice in your diet, the variety may matter.
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Hot On YouTube: Videos About Video Games, And Science, Too

Many people watched other people playing video games on the video-sharing site in 2013. But it wasn't all about games; educational videos, particularly those that explain science concepts or use fun animation, were also big hits.
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Films With Black Actors, Directors Go To 11 In 2013

This year's 11 top-grossing films starring black actors and by black directors almost doubles the number of last year's slate of comparable films. Industry watchers say Hollywood needs a stronger infrastructure of support for black filmmakers to sustain this level of racial diversity on and off the screen.
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Booking A Flight For The 'Golden Age Of Hijacking'

In the 1960s, catching a flight wasn't much of a hassle. No lines, no security screenings and no need to show ID. But the ease of travel brought with it some serious consequences.
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Baltimore Kwanzaa Celebration Highlights Traditions New And Old

The week-long celebration of Kwanzaa continues this weekend, and a celebration in Maryland has brought together two unique but related sounds for the holiday.

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Winging It: Biking Around Again In Margaritaville

In laid-back Key West, most people get around by bike. Which meant that NPR's Petra Mayer had to — finally — learn to ride one for her vacation this year. And with the help of the Washington Area Bicyclist Association, she did it.
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Now You Know Them

You will be given some names that you probably never heard of before 2013, but that were in the news during the past 12 months. You name who the people are.

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