Gene Demby

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Kerry Cites Progress In Iran Nuclear Talks But Says Gaps Remain

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The U.S. secretary of state said he would consult with President Obama on a way forward ahead of a July 20 deadline. Meanwhile, Iran is showing some flexibility on its nuclear program.


What We Talk About When We Talk About Violence In Chicago

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Chicago's July 4th weekend was an especially bloody one. It was covered like another grim day. But the way we look at shootings in that city obscures the complexity of its tragedies.


Dress Codes Are Open To Interpretation — And A Lot Of Contention

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Recent incidents of customers being denied access to nightspots in Minneapolis and Austin have sparked conversation anew about the meaning and intent behind dress codes.


The Elusive Dave Chappelle Re-Emerges, But For How Long?

Friday, June 27, 2014

The comedy superstar has been headlining a series of sold-out shows at Radio City Music Hall. His routine was a reminder of a singular perspective on race that vanished when he went on hiatus.


A Latino Political Machine Dawns In Harlem. (Well, Not Yet. Soon. Maybe)

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Latinos — and Dominicans, particularly — are the majority in Rep. Charles Rangel's traditionally black Manhattan district. His defeat of Adriano Espaillat staves off their political ascendance. Again.


Some Of Us Sacrifice More To Stay In Home Sweet Home

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Blacks and Latinos are much more likely to say housing prices have forced them to move to places where they felt less safe and had worse schools.


Cute Middle-Schoolers Make A Hit. Cue The Drama

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

A crew of adorable school-age rappers who scored a viral hit in 2012 have a new song — and some obligatory drama over how the money from their music should be divvied up.


On The Census, Who Checks 'Hispanic,' Who Checks 'White,' And Why

Monday, June 16, 2014

Lots of people who said they were Hispanic on the 2000 Census who changed their answer on the race question in 2010. There are lots of possible reasons: history, geography — even the questionnaire.


Song Premiere: Sinead O'Connor, 'Take Me To Church'

Monday, June 16, 2014

The uncompromising singer's new song looks back on a lifetime of battles and broken loves, only to find pathways to peace, redemption, forgiveness and wonder.


The Fight Over The Redskins Name Moves To Prime Time

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

A Native American tribe bought airtime during the NBA Finals for a 60-second spot calling for the Washington Redskins to change the team's name and mascot.


Defending Bergdahl Deal, Hagel Faces Critics On Both Sides Of Aisle

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel testified before the House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday, defending the prisoner swap that freed Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.


What Is Your Race? For Millions Of Americans, A Shifting Answer

Monday, June 09, 2014

There's been a lot of talk about the millions of Latinos who changed their racial identification during the last census. But researchers said Latinos were not the only ones switching and it's not new.


The Modest Bus Station At The Center Of A World-Changing Confrontation

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

The former Greyhound depot was the site of one of the darkest moments of the civil rights movement — and altered its course.


In Historic First, Native American Brothers Win Lacrosse Trophy

Friday, May 30, 2014

Despite the sport's Native American roots, a Native had never won the Tewaaraton Award, college lacrosse's highest honor — until Thursday. Miles and Lyle Thompson became its first co-winners.


In College Lacrosse, Two Brothers Flirt With Making History

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Miles and Lyle Thompson are finalists for the Tewaaraton Award, college lacrosse's highest honor. Either would be the first Native to win it — an irony for a sport created by Natives.


The Desire For A Reckoning Meets The Wish For A Reset

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

A recent, much-buzzed-about Atlantic essay making the case for reparations carries an implicit argument against another popular idea: that the best way forward on race is to start over.


How To Tell Who Hasn't Read The New 'Atlantic' Cover Story

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Ta-Nehisi Coates' essay about the case for reparations is starting to garner buzz. Here are three ways to figure out whether that person posting about it on Facebook has actually read it.

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Macklemore Plays Dress-Up And Lands In Hot Water

Monday, May 19, 2014

Macklemore, the rapper who was the peg for numerous pieces on racial appropriation last year, caused a stir this weekend when images of him as what appeared to be a Jewish caricature hit social media.


A Complicated First: A Black Editor Takes The Helm At The Gray Lady

Thursday, May 15, 2014

When The New York Times removed Jill Abramson from the top editor spot at the paper — the first woman in the role — the publisher replaced her with Dean Baquet — the first black person in that job.


Young People Want Equality But Struggle To Discuss Bias

Thursday, May 15, 2014

MTV surveyed 3,000 young people and found that they believe in the importance of equality. But it also found that they grew up not discussing racial issues, making for some complicated responses.