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:
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Riots broke out in Newark, New Jersey 50 years ago. WNYC's Rebecca Carroll, Karen Rouse and Newark resident and activist Junius Williams discuss the riots and the effect on Newark.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Junius Williams doesn't refer to the Newark Riots as riots. He calls those four days in the summer of 1967 "the Rebellion."
Monday, July 10, 2017
For non-white children adopted by Caucasian families, race can play a role in shaping identity.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
The current show at the Brooklyn Museum presents works of vivid, glorious resistance and pointed political commentary.
Monday, June 26, 2017
WNYC's Rebecca Carroll talks with the writer, TV host and advocate and talks about her new memoir, "Surpassing Certainty."
Friday, June 02, 2017
Former Nike designer and Super Heroic founder Jason Mayden talks about his longstanding relationship with Cooper Hewitt and the importance of play-performance gear for kids.
Thursday, May 18, 2017
The Brooklyn-born dance style flex mixes art and social activism to explore issues around justice in America.
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Watch a performance based on the award-winning book that examines how two teens handle the consequences of racial profiling. WNYC's Rebecca Carroll hosts a talkback after the show.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
WNYC's Rebecca Carroll sits down for an unconventional conversation with the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and acclaimed director.
Thursday, April 06, 2017
WNYC's Rebecca Carroll talks with Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni about her multimedia performance exploring the intersections of race, class and gender in search of truth, justice and love
Thursday, March 30, 2017
After a congresswoman and journalist were chastised, black women on social media are discussing sexism and racism on the job with the hashtag #BlackWomenAtWork.
Monday, March 27, 2017
WNYC editor Rebecca Carroll talks with the award-winning journalist about how black and brown reporters can deliver balanced coverage with President Trump in the White House.
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.