Karen Grigsby Bates appears in the following:
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Saturday, April 02, 2016
Friday, April 01, 2016
Tuesday, March 01, 2016
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Sunday, February 07, 2016
Wednesday, February 03, 2016
A Voice You Can Feel
Morris Robinson has the kind of bass voice that reverberates so strongly you feel it in your concert seat. Listening to it, you assume he's been singing all of his life. And he has — but not opera.
Robinson grew up in Atlanta, the son ...
Wednesday, February 03, 2016
Sunday, January 17, 2016
Shawn Amos had a Los Angeles childhood that was equal parts grit and glamor. He went to private schools and lived in a nice house, but it wasn't exactly in Mr. Rogers' neighborhood.
"I grew up waiting for a carpool with hookers who knew me by name, drug ...
Monday, January 11, 2016
Saturday, January 02, 2016
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Kenya Barris sometimes looks at his five kids in wonderment. Private schools, professional parents who can give them things and open doors. No sense of privation. And the kicker is, he's responsible! "We're kind of taught to give your kids more than you had," Barris muses. "But in giving them ...
Wednesday, December 09, 2015
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
It's art imitating life, really. All American Boys is a young adult novel that looks at a specific instance of police brutality from the perspectives of two high school classmates: Rashad, who is savagely beaten by a local policeman who (wrongly) suspects him of shoplifting and assaulting a white woman, ...
Thursday, November 19, 2015
A YouTuber named James Wright Chanel has been all over the Internet praising Patti LaBelle's sweet potato pies; a video he uploaded of himself bursting into song upon tasting the singer and cookbook author's name-brand concoction has been viewed over 2 million times.
Chanel's endorsement created a tsunami of ...
Friday, November 13, 2015
This week, anti-racism demonstrations at the University of Missouri's flagship campus in Columbia have been front and center in the news. One of the newsmakers was a journalist covering the story who inadvertently became part of it.
Tim Tai, a senior journalism student, was covering the aftermath of the resignation ...
Monday, November 09, 2015
Friday, November 06, 2015
There's been lots of talk over the past few years about the glaring lack of diversity in Silicon Valley's tech industry. Software engineer Leslie Miley made national news this week when he publicly explained his recent decision to leave his job at Twitter — a job he loved — ...
Sunday, November 01, 2015
Friday, October 30, 2015
By now, anyone who's wanted to has seen the video that shows a white school policeman violently subduing a 15-year-old black girl in Spring Valley High School in Columbia, S.C. Most people agree on the general details: The (still unnamed) girl had her cellphone out, which was against the rules. ...