Streams

Karen Grigsby Bates

Karen Grigsby Bates appears in the following:

A Year On, Did NFL Anti-Domestic Violence Efforts Work?

Sunday, February 07, 2016

After a tumultuous season, the NFL condemned domestic violence in its ranks, and put a spotlight on the issue during the last Super Bowl. A year later, it's unclear whether that has made a difference.

Comment

From Football To Opera: Singer Morris Robinson Takes Center Stage

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Once Morris Robinson dreamed of fame on the football field. Now, he's moving audiences across the world with the power of his voice, and changing the face of opera.

Comment

From Football To Opera: Singer Morris Robinson Takes Center Stage

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Once Morris Robinson dreamed of fame on the football field. Now, he's moving audiences across the world with the power of his voice, and changing the face of opera.

Comment

Shawn Amos' Long Road To Old-School Blues

Sunday, January 17, 2016

The veteran singer, songwriter and producer recently released The Reverend Shawn Amos Loves You, which combines old-fashioned blues music with new technology.

Comment

For Some African-Americans, Gun Ownership Underscores Segregated Past

Monday, January 11, 2016

African-Americans are disproportionately affected by gun violence, and many black leaders are among the most vocal advocates of gun control. But there is a segment of the black community that believes gun ownership has helped keep them alive through several generations, and won't give them up.

Comment

Absorbing Mystery Novel Offers A Glimpse Into Mormon Utah

Saturday, January 02, 2016

The second mystery by Mette Ivie Harrison boasts details about contemporary Mormon life that most of us aren't privy to. NPR's Karen Grigsby Bates says His Right Hand is is her "one that got away."

Comment

Kenya Barris Creates An 'Absolutely Black' Family for Prime Time

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

"We're kind of taught to give your kids more than you had. But in giving them more, what do they lose?" asks the creator of Black-ish.

Comment

How 'Black-ish' Writers Use Universal Storylines To Approach Race

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

ABC will air the final episode of its hit comedy Black-ish Wednesday night before the season ends for holiday break. Although the show focuses on the upper-middle class Johnson family, its storylines cross race, ethnicity, gender, geography and age. And it's acquired a real following that reflects that. NPR talks with showrunner Kenya Barris and his writers about making a specific experience universal.

Comment

'All American Boys': A Young Adult Book About A Police Beating And A Hard Choice

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

A new young adult book tells the story of a police beating from two perspectives: the black boy who was beaten, and a white boy who witnessed it.

Comment

Can't Find a Patti LaBelle Pie? Make Your Own!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Sweet potato pies are such a deep cultural touchstone, most black cookbooks will include one in their recipe index. Here are a few good recipes you can try while Wal-Mart restocks the shelves.

Comment

Hands Up Don't Shoot: Thoughts From The Mizzou Photog Blocked During Protest

Friday, November 13, 2015

"If you want to stand there and put your hands up, I respect that. That is your right. But shoving people is not a right," said Tim Tai, student photographer.

Comment

Menopause: A Gold Mine For Marketers, Fewer Payoffs For Women

Monday, November 09, 2015

Advertising for products to treat symptoms of menopause is becoming much more upfront about issues like painful sex. But more than a few of the remedies are solutions in search of a problem.

Comment

Q&A With The Black Twitter Engineer Who Left Over Diversity Problems

Friday, November 06, 2015

Leslie Miley says the company keeps an internal list of colleges and universities it wants to hire from — Stanford, MIT, Carnegie Mellon — and says messaging like that is part of the problem.

Comment

Cosmetics Companies Play Catch-Up With Diversity Of Customers

Sunday, November 01, 2015

Decades ago, few cosmetic companies manufactured make-up for women of color. Changing demographics has changed this, and now even high-end companies have adjusted to a new, more colorful reality.

Comment

Violence Against Students In Class? Teachers Say It Doesn't Add Up

Friday, October 30, 2015

Teachers have been discussing how the South Carolina incident was handled. The general consensus? Badly.

Comment

Detroit Civil Rights Activist Grace Lee Boggs Dies At 100

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Activist and philosopher Grace Lee Boggs died in Detroit on Monday at the age of 100. She was well known for her social justice work, which she continued right into her 100th year.

Comment

The Tao Of Cookie: Behind The 'Empire' Character's Many-Layered Persona

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Brash, biting Cookie Lyon is arguably the most compelling character on Fox's hit show Empire. The show's co-producer and writer Attica Locke says that's because we've all got a bit of Cookie in us.

Comment

'Meet The Patels': One Man's Quest To Find Love, The Old-School Indian Way

Friday, September 11, 2015

Ravi Patel had tried and failed to find "The One." So he reluctantly let his parents arrange for him to meet dozens of prospects. And his sister has filmed the whole thing — for our viewing pleasure.

Comment

Is The James Bond Franchise Ready For A Black 007?

Friday, September 04, 2015

Idris Elba's name has been floated as a possible successor to Daniel Craig. Anthony Horowitz, who writes the current Bond books, apologized for saying Elba is "too street" to play the suave spy.

Comment

Tony Gleaton: Photographing The African Story Across The Americas

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Tony Gleaton left a budding career in fashion photography to travel across continents, taking pictures of landscapes and people of the Americas that had special meaning for the African diaspora.

Comment