Karen Grigsby Bates appears in the following:
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Bill Maher crosses a line, Kevin Hart takes a pass on Trump, and a Cosby Kid stands up for Dr. Huxtable. Let's get to it.
Friday, June 02, 2017
Ramadan Mubarak to all. This weekend, whether or not you observe Ramadan, try to break bread with people who mean something to you.
Monday, May 29, 2017
A new biography celebrates the life and legacy of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gwendolyn Brooks, who wrote about ordinary black life using extraordinary language.
Friday, May 26, 2017
All sorts of people coming and going this week — out of Chicago, out of college, but not to the U.S.
Friday, May 19, 2017
Has there ever been such a week?
Friday, May 12, 2017
In this edition: posers, pretenders and passers.
Friday, May 05, 2017
Sometimes, the arc of the moral universe does bend toward justice. Even if it takes time, as was the case in South Carolina involving a white police officer and an unarmed black man.
Tuesday, May 02, 2017
The 1992 Los Angeles riots left more than 50 people dead and destroyed an estimated $1 billion in property all over the city. NPR explores how people in LA think of the riots 25 years later and why the event is still relevant.
Friday, April 28, 2017
A racial discrimination suit is filed against Fox. Is an Alabama school district getting around integration? Shea Moisture apologizes for a commercial. And, there's a new philanthropist in town.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
In the past five years, the issue of policing — how it's done, whether it's equitable, what happens when deadly confrontations occur — has become more urgent than ever.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
This week 25 years ago, policemen were acquitted in the savage beating of African-American Rodney King. Five days of riots, arson and looting ensued, fueled by deep-rooted tensions that persist today.
Friday, April 21, 2017
Friday, April 07, 2017
California's Senate votes to limit the cooperation police can give immigration authorities, while research shows fear of deportation can make people sick. And Pepsi's unity message backfires.
Friday, March 31, 2017
Busy week per always: resistance to deportations, black women get spicy with the White House press secretary, and Muslim Latinas. Yeah, really.
Friday, March 24, 2017
While much of the focus has been on deportations of Latinx, other groups have been under increased scrutiny.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
"When a show is well-written, when it has good actors, people want to watch," says Courtney Jones of Nielsen.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
It's a tricky thing, casting. Directors have a vision for their lines — but what if that vision doesn't include a more inclusive palette?
Friday, March 10, 2017
Cities in several states have honored "comfort women" who were forced into sex work during World War II. Memorials have appeared in New Jersey, Michigan, Virginia and California, with more on the way.
Monday, March 06, 2017
A new poll asks Americans to name the most famous feminists. Three of the top four are African-American — Michelle Obama, Oprah and Beyoncé. NPR looks into what it means to have three women of color as the new face of feminism.
Friday, March 03, 2017
Kellyanne Conway's breach of Oval Office etiquette ushered a wave of reaction online, while a little independent film reigned on Oscar night and had everyone in their feelings.