Karen Grigsby Bates appears in the following:
Friday, May 22, 2015
Venus and Serena Williams have inspired thousands of young African-Americans to learn and play tennis, and brought racial diversity to the sport. Has golf benefited in the same way from Tiger Woods?
Sunday, May 03, 2015
Sisters Yukia Walker and Yuneisia Harris, owners of Curvaceous Couture bridal boutique, are stepping into the spotlight with a new reality show.
Friday, May 01, 2015
Sisters Yukia Walker and Yuneisia Harris are co-owners of Curvaceous Couture, an upscale bridal salon in Columbia, Md., that caters to plus-size brides. That clientele is often overlooked.
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Words describing the same event can mean very different things. It's no surprise that people can't agree on a label for what's happening in Baltimore.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
The Eric Dyson's takedown of Cornel West got us recalling some epic disagreements between black thinkers over the years; beefs like this have been going on for at least 150 years.
Wednesday, April 01, 2015
Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old South African with a global following, appeared on The Daily Show three times before he got the nod as Jon Stewart's replacement. Now he's in hot water over some old tweets.
Friday, March 20, 2015
Saturday marks the 50th anniversary of the successful crossing of the Edmund Pettus bridge in Selma, Alabama, a key moment in the civil rights movement. Journalist Ethel Payne was there.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
NPR's Karen Grigsby Bates and Forbes' Barbara Thau discuss Starbucks’ latest campaign to tackle social issues, “Race Together,” an initiative aimed at sparking conversations about race.
Saturday, March 14, 2015
Small in size, tiny Willie T. Barrow had a giant profile in civil rights and Chicago politics. When she talked, people paid attention.
Friday, March 13, 2015
The attorney general asks why an event with predominantly African-American attendees was tagged with a surcharge at a luxury hotel.
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Anna J. Cooper was a remarkable student and, later, a legendary teacher and principal of the first public high school for black students.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Sitton's reporting from the front lines of the civil rights movement earned him the ire of Southern officials and attention from the Department of Justice.
Thursday, March 05, 2015
Everyone knows people who attend the CIAA basketball tournament have cash to burn. So why did a Charlotte hotel go out of its way to make sure they spent it?
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. visited Los Angeles and spoke to a standing room-only crowd at Temple Israel. The synagogue honors his legacy by replaying the speech once a year.
Monday, February 23, 2015
Oprah Winfrey has named Ruby, a novel about a beautiful, abused woman in Texas, as her March book club selection. That could make first-time novelist Cynthia Bond into a literary star.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
New York City's first lady has been criticized for her attire at a police officer's funeral, particularly at a time when her husband has been at odds with the NYPD. But should her clothes matter?
Thursday, January 01, 2015
As we begin the new year, NPR's Code Switch takes a moment to look back at some of the extraordinary, influential and interesting people whom we lost in 2014.
Saturday, December 27, 2014
The film, about a 1965 voting rights march, stands out for its focus on black characters, including some of the movement's lesser-known organizers, and the way it humanizes Martin Luther King Jr.
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Audiobooks as we know them have been around for about 25 years. But the form really took off when MP3 players like the iPod came out.
Sunday, December 21, 2014
A filmmaker invited white residents of Buffalo, N.Y., to speak candidly about race. NPR's Karen Grigsby Bates finds that the results are thought-provoking, often surprising and sometimes disturbing.