Tanya Ballard Brown appears in the following:
Friday, May 15, 2015
Also this week, IUDs in Colorado, kinky hair and ideas of beauty, and the fate of Dixie.
Friday, May 01, 2015
Also, we recommend pieces exploring a hidden online drug bazaar and the Syrian regime's sinister, new weapon.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
The Supreme Court debates same-sex marriage Tuesday. But in many states, a person can marry someone of the same gender and still be fired for being gay.
Friday, April 03, 2015
This week, we go old school with an excerpt from the book Visiting Hours and then we cheat and go new school pointing to a New York Times video series about Tehran.
Monday, September 29, 2014
As world-class violinist Joshua Bell plans a second Washington, D.C. Metro performance, we reflect on the rare opportunity to try something again.
Sunday, September 28, 2014
The word "trifling" (or, as it may be more commonly said, "triflin'"), used to blast folks as lazy, good-for-nothing cheaters, goes back quite a ways.
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Since the new Lifetime show Girlfriend Intervention has resurrected the tired old cliche of the "sassy black woman," one black woman decided "sassy" needed some scrutiny.
Monday, July 14, 2014
As Tell Me More enters its final weeks of production, editor Tanya Ballard Brown shares her favorite songs for the program's 'In Your Ear' series.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Five years after his death, a new book about the King of Pop written by two of his former security guards provides a new look at the famous — and sometimes infamous — musician's life.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Video of a fight between the rapper and his sister-in-law surfaced this week, and many of us watched, pointed and laughed. But is it any of our business, really?
Sunday, February 16, 2014
This network of performance venues — nightclubs, bars, juke joints and theaters — formed during Jim Crow because black performers in the U.S. didn't have access to white-owned clubs. But what did chitlins have to do with it?
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Pamela Thomas grew up during the 1970s watching cartoons that featured African-American characters. Now, she relives her childhood Saturday mornings through her collection of black animation art on display at the Museum of UnCut Funk!
Friday, December 20, 2013
Guys. Seriously. Why so much hate over a 10-year-old British movie? Let's just agree to disagree and focus on something we can all get behind: Whether you're Hugh Grant or Nina Totenberg, everybody's gotta dance.
Saturday, December 14, 2013
These past few weeks, a battle over why you should love or hate the film has bubbled up on the Internet. We wade in.
Saturday, August 10, 2013
Can you ever be rich enough or famous enough or beautiful enough to not be racially profiled while shopping?
Friday, July 12, 2013
Officials are trying to head off possible violent reactions to the verdict, but isn't it weird to be sitting around discussing human behavior like weather patterns?
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Some people are ready to batter and fry the Food Network star after reports that she admitted in a deposition to using racial slurs in the past. But there's other, well, interesting stuff in the deposition transcript. We share some of it here.
Saturday, June 01, 2013
When an advertiser seems to do everything right and still draws complaints, it makes you wonder: Is there any way to market to diverse communities without stepping on toes?
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
After six years, author Walter Mosley breathes life back into his detective hero Easy Rawlins — thought dead after crashing his car off a cliff. Easy embarks on another case, but as the lines blur between death and dying, he may discover answers to questions he hadn't thought to ask.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Seventy objects sacred to Arizona's Hopi tribe are scheduled to hit the block Friday. Tribal members say the items were taken illegally and have asked U.S. officials to help stop the sale, which French auctioneers estimate the sale may bring in $1 million. A court hearing is set for Thursday in Paris.