Rebecca Carroll is a producer of special projects on race at WNYC. She is a regular Opinion Writer at The Guardian US, and the author of five nonfiction books, including Sugar in the Raw, which won the ALA Yalsa Award, and Saving the Race. She is a former producer for The Charlie Rose Show, and hosted talk show DocStock on the Plum TV network, which earned her an Emmy nomination for an hour-long special with iconic documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles. She has held senior editor positions at The Huffington Post and PAPER magazine, and her essays, profiles, and film and book criticism has appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Ebony, The Daily Beast, and Gawker, among others.
Rebecca Carroll appears in the following:
Thursday, March 23, 2017
The magazine's cover art has become more topical, depicting issues facing the country, like politics, immigration and race. A conversation with the editor behind the change.
Monday, March 13, 2017
The film tells the story of a black man meeting his white girlfriend's parents for the first time — mixing comedy with horror to comment on race and racism.
Monday, February 27, 2017
While an unprecedented mix-up stopped the film's team from initially celebrating, "Moonlight" made history as the first film with an all-black cast to win the Oscar for best picture.
Monday, February 06, 2017
Raoul Peck, director of the documentary, "I Am Not Your Negro," talks about James Baldwin's usefulness, both as an activist in his day and as a guide for those speaking up in 2017.
Thursday, February 02, 2017
WNYC's Rebecca Carroll talks with Peck about his Oscar-nominated documentary on James Baldwin, the prescience of the writer's work and his indictment of American racism.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
A preview of the upcoming micro-conversation at The Schomburg Center: That Extra Work We Do As Black Folk.
Friday, January 13, 2017
"I marvel at the thought of how my own little brown self would have been influenced growing up with Michelle Obama in the White House," says WNYC's Rebecca Carroll.
Monday, January 09, 2017
Kristin Davis, the actress known best for her role on the hit HBO show "Sex and The City," adopted a child in 2011. Her daughter, Gemma, is black.
Monday, January 02, 2017
Ezra Edelman is the director of the critically acclaimed documentary "O.J.: Made in America," an epic eight-hour film that charts the legacy, saga, celebrity and impact of O.J. Simpson.
Monday, December 12, 2016
A conversation with the filmmaker whose critically acclaimed film charts the legacy, saga, celebrity and impact of O.J. Simpson. Hosted by Rebecca Carroll.
Monday, December 12, 2016
Join us for a conversation with the filmmaker whose critically acclaimed film charts the legacy, saga, celebrity and impact of O.J. Simpson. Hosted by Rebecca Carroll.
Friday, December 09, 2016
Photographers LaToya Ruby Frazier and Carrie Mae Weems and art history professor Sarah Lewis talk about celebrating and advancing visual literacy around race.
Monday, December 05, 2016
Opera singer Ryan Speedo Green and his biographer Daniel Bergner to talk about race in Donald Trump's America.
Thursday, December 01, 2016
Watch our conversation with comedian Negin Farsad, novelist Kaitlyn Greenidge, The New York Times' Greg Howard and more. Hosted by Rebecca Carroll.
Monday, November 21, 2016
Authors Jacqueline Woodson and Daniel José Older examine representation in young-adult fiction. Hosted by WNYC's Rebecca Carroll.
Friday, November 18, 2016
Join us to talk about the challenges of being a white parent raising a black child in the current racial climate and the significance of getting language right when talking about race.
Monday, October 31, 2016
The actor discusses violence and white accountability in an era of heightened, racialized police brutality and gun violence.
Friday, October 07, 2016
Director and star Nate Parker takes on an important topic in an average and predictable way, shortchanging its female characters.
Friday, September 30, 2016
WNYC's Rebecca Carroll launches a new series with a candid conversation on race, violence and white accountability with actor and writer Ethan Hawke.
Friday, August 12, 2016
The 24 pieces at the Bronx Documentary Center trace eyewitness recordings of violence, and social and racial injustice throughout history.