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Economy
6:43 am
Sat April 18, 2015

Global Bankers Meet To Resolve A Two-Speed World Economy

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Europe
6:43 am
Sat April 18, 2015

Latest Mediterranean Incident Highlights Italy's Migrant Crisis

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Around the Nation
6:43 am
Sat April 18, 2015

20 Years Later, Oklahoma City Bombing Victims Fight Stigmas

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Africa
6:43 am
Sat April 18, 2015

Frustrations Fuel Violence Against Immigrants In South Africa

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Fine Art
6:43 am
Sat April 18, 2015

Wordless Ads Speak Volumes In 'Unbranded' Images Of Women

Come out of the Bone Age, darling....1955
Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

Advertisements don't need any words to say a lot about a culture.

That's one of the messages that shines through in the work of artist Hank Willis Thomas. In 2008, Thomas removed the text and branding from ads featuring African-Americans, creating a series he called Unbranded, which illustrated how America has seen and continues to see black people.

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