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Where We Come From: What's in a name?

Monday, October 25, 2021

Author Luvvie Ajayi Jones and Tiffany Aliche talk about changing their given Nigerian names to more American ones in order to assimilate, and what their given versus chosen names mean to them today.


A Mother And Daughter Wrote A Cookbook To Show How Food Traditions Change

Tuesday, July 06, 2021

New York Times food writer Priya Krishna and her mom, Ritu Krishna, co-authored the cookbook Indian-ish together in 2019. They discuss how food traditions change based on where you live.


Where We Come From: What's In A Nigerian Name

Sunday, June 27, 2021

Author Luvvie Ajayi Jones talks to Tiffany Aliche about changing their given Nigerian names to more American ones in order to assimilate, and what their given versus chosen names mean to them today.


VIDEO: Priya Krishna And Her Mom Explore 'Indian-ish' Food

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Food writer Priya Krishna and her mother, Ritu Krishna, discuss influences on their Indian cooking. They explore assimilation through food and why recipes like dal represent comfort for their family.


An Immigrant Family Navigates Generational Trauma

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Colette Baptiste-Mombo and her family moved to an all-white suburb at the height of the civil rights era. She shares how racist attacks changed her life, and how she deals with generational trauma.


As Temporary Protected Status Shifts, One Activist Deals With Uncertainty

Tuesday, June 08, 2021

César Magaña Linares is a temporary protected status, or TPS, holder from El Salvador. As an activist and law student, he's redefining what it means to be an immigrant, beyond the headlines.


Introducing: Where We Come From

Tuesday, June 01, 2021

Where are you really from? It's a question that immigrant communities of color across generations are often asked. In this series, we answer that question on our own terms, one conversation at a time.


A Daughter's Journey To Reclaim Her Heritage Language

Tuesday, June 01, 2021

Assimilation has a cost. As a third generation Chinese American, NPR Short Wave's Emily Kwong is rediscovering the language her father once knew, and what that means for where she comes from.


Are You An Immigrant of Color in America? Tell Us Your Family's History

Monday, December 28, 2020

Immigrant communities of color don't always see or hear their histories in mainstream media. Do you identify as a member of this community? If so, we want to give you the power to tell your story.


The Right Mentor Can Change Your Career. Here's How to Find One

Thursday, September 03, 2020

A strong mentor can change your career and help you outside of work.


Far From Parkland Spotlight, Teens In East Oakland Want To Tell Their Stories

Thursday, February 14, 2019

In East Oakland, Calif., where gun violence is chronic, some are grateful that after Parkland, America pays more attention to the issue. But as an East Oakland youth says, "It's our time to talk."


How Jennifer Lopez Fought For Her 'Second Act'

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Lopez talks with NPR's Sam Sanders about her decades of superstardom, her work imitating her life, and about being a boundary-breaking Latina woman in the entertainment industry.


To Answer Hollywood's Diversity Problem, California Program Hands Kids The Camera

Sunday, June 24, 2018

This weekend, Youth Cinema Project students screened their films for the public. The program aims to create a pipeline to get kids of color in underachieving schools into the filmmaking industry.


'This Is Us' Star Chrissy Metz Retraces Her Journey From Agent To Actress

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Metz worked as an agent for years before her acting career finally took off. She says, "It was like watching your boyfriend take another woman out every day."


How Clive Davis Shaped 'The Soundtrack Of Our Lives'

Monday, October 09, 2017

The music mogul has spent decades shaping the careers of artists who would grow into superstars. A new Apple Music documentary aims to tell his story.


Starry Kitchen Cookbook: The Rocky Journey Of A Famed Underground Restaurant

Friday, August 25, 2017

Nguyen and Thi Tran started Starry Kitchen out of desperation. Now the couple has a new book with their best recipes and stories of their adventures in the culinary world.


'¡Murales Rebeldes!': These Disappearing LA Murals Mirror Their Community

Thursday, August 24, 2017

For years, Chicano muralists in Los Angeles weren't let into museums, so they made art where they could. "I wanted people to look at the mural and ... see themselves in it," says muralist Wayne Healy.


Pamela Adlon Started Working At Age 9, But 'Better Things' Happened At 50

Monday, August 21, 2017

Adlon has four titles in the credits of the FX comedy series Better Things: actress, writer, director and producer. "I want to elevate the mundane ..." she says. "This is the way I live my life."


'You're Never Too Old To Screw Up': Keegan-Michael Key On 'Friends From College'

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Key's new Netflix show is about how even in your 40s, you can still make mistakes. The actor tells NPR he never expected to make it in the entertainment industry: "I stumbled up into this," he says.


Inside Mars Simulator, IKEA Designers Learn How To Live In Close Quarters

Thursday, June 15, 2017

IKEA exiled designers to a research station in Utah modeled after a living situation on the planet Mars. They hope the experience will inspire them to create similar spaces around the world.