Tanya Ballard Brown

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Totem Pole Stolen 84 Years Ago By Actor John Barrymore Goes Home

Friday, October 23, 2015

The pole went from the garden decor of two golden-age Hollywood actors to the basement of a Hawaii museum. On Thursday, it was returned to Alaska tribal members.


New Delhi Steers Residents To Park Cars So Residents Can Breathe Easier

Thursday, October 22, 2015

The city — one of the world's most polluted — closed a major stretch of road to private cars for a few hours Thursday. Officials hope car-free days will help clean the air.


#NPRreads: Ta-Nehisi Coates' Latest Essay And A Profile Of The 'Anti-Redskin'

Friday, September 18, 2015

Also this week: How Iran's supreme leader controlled domestic criticism of the nuclear deal, and the parallel to debate over the deal in the U.S.


As Twitter Flirts With Hearts, Will You Miss The Stars?

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

A different Twitter greeted some users when they logged on Tuesday as the social media company tries to win more hearts — and users.


#NPRreads: Love, Coding, Yuccies, And The 'NPR Sound'

Friday, June 12, 2015

This week's selection of articles and essays covers comedian Aziz Ansari's new book about love, a new demographic term, a global gaming superstar, and more.


#NPRReads: Losing A Loved One To Cancer

Friday, May 15, 2015

Also this week, IUDs in Colorado, kinky hair and ideas of beauty, and the fate of Dixie.


#NPRreads: Why Black Leadership Didn't Matter In Baltimore

Friday, May 01, 2015

Also, we recommend pieces exploring a hidden online drug bazaar and the Syrian regime's sinister, new weapon.


Did You Know It's Legal In Most States To Discriminate Against LGBT People?

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.


#NPRreads: Obsessing Over A Murder And The Times' Man In Tehran

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.


Should You Do The Do-Over If There's A Chance For A Second Chance?

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.


People Be Triflin', From 'Bills, Bills, Bills' To The Bible

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.


How 'Sassy' Came To Mean Something Both Sweet And Sour

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.


TMM Editor: Esperanza Spalding's 'I Know You Know' Is My Theme Song

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.


Michael Jackson, We Barely Knew You

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.


Beyonce, Jay Z And Solange Walk Into An Elevator ...

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?


The Origin (And Hot Stank) Of The 'Chitlin' Circuit'

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?


Hey Hey Hey! Historian Draws Attention To '70s Black Animation Art

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 an...


Dear Internet, It's Christmas. Please Stop Fighting About 'Love Actually'

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.


The Case For — And Against — Loving 'Love Actually'

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.


Why Didn't The Store Just Let Oprah Buy The $38,000 Handbag?

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Can you ever be rich enough or famous enough or beautiful enough to not be racially profiled while shopping?