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How A Predatory Real Estate Practice Changed The Face Of Compton

Wednesday, May 05, 2021

In the 1950s, the city of Compton was nearly all-white. But by the 1970s, it had turned majority Black — in part due to a state-sanctioned predatory real estate practice called blockbusting.


The Racist Architecture Of Homeownership: How Housing Segregation Has Persisted

Tuesday, May 04, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with writer Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor about the racist real estate practices that ensured wealth accumulated along racial lines, even after housing discrimination became illegal.


Beneath The Santa Monica Freeway Lies The Erasure Of Sugar Hill

Tuesday, May 04, 2021

Sugar Hill was a wealthy, Black Los Angeles neighborhood whose residents played a role in lifting racially restrictive covenants — only to eventually be erased by another force of racial segregation.


For Calif. Sikh Farmers, India Protests Cast 'Dark Cloud' Over Vaisakhi Festival

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Central California is home to a large population of Sikh Punjabi farmers who say this year's harvest festival, Vaisakhi, holds complicated feelings amid months-long farmer protests in India.


Camping Is An Adventure For All Americans In 'Fatima's Great Outdoors'

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Ambreen Tariq's new children's book explores the immigrant experience of America's great outdoors — it's based on her own childhood experiences of family camping trips.


Even In Isolation, Rhye Makes Music For Us To Come Together

Friday, January 22, 2021

Mike Milosh, the voice of the R&B collective, says creativity permeates every hour of his life — so he tried to make a sacred space for it while recording his new album, Home.


What Are You Most Excited For In A Post-Pandemic World? Tell Us About It

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

With COVID-19 vaccines being rolled out, our hopes and dreams of life after a pandemic are one step closer to reality. We want to hear what you are most excited for in a post-pandemic world.


As Statues Of America's Racist Past Were Removed This Year, So Were Tattoos

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

2020 saw an unprecedented number of statues and other symbols related to America's racist past removed. People with racist tattoos followed suit, by getting their tattoos covered up.


For Hungry Americans Across The Country, Food Insecurity Crisis Deepens

Monday, December 14, 2020

Kate Leone of Feeding America and Emily Slazer of Second Harvest Food Bank in New Orleans describe the acute challenges food banks are facing as they try to feed the rising ranks of the hungry.


How Will Your Favorite Holiday Traditions Fare This Year? Tell Us About It

Saturday, November 14, 2020

As with everything in 2020, the holidays feel a little different amid a global pandemic. We want to hear how your favorite traditions are enduring, changing or being skipped altogether this season.


What It's Like To Be A Conservative Gen Z Voter In California

Thursday, October 29, 2020

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with two conservative members of Generation Z in California about how it feels to have conservative political views in an overwhelmingly blue state.


'Regarding Paul R. Williams' Honors Legacy Of LA's Barrier-Breaking Black Architect

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Janna Ireland's photography has focused on Black life in America. Now, she turns her lens to Paul R. Williams, the first Black architect in the American West. He put good design within reach of all.


Gen Z California Voters: What Matters Most To You This Presidential Election?

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

With the presidential election drawing nearer, we want to hear how California's Generation Z voters feel about the political system and what issues matter most to them.


Denver School Principal On How Black Students Led Swift Changes To History Curriculum

Friday, July 10, 2020

Kimberly Grayson took her high schoolers to the African American history museum in D.C. When students pressed their white teachers to take the same trip, a revised history curriculum quickly followed.


Veteran Educator On The Endless But 'Joyful' Work Of Creating Anti-Racist Education

Thursday, July 09, 2020

Pirette McKamey, the principal at Mission High School in San Francisco, says anti-racist education "makes you want to keep growing and changing and doing better by your students."


Effective Anti-Racist Education Requires More Diverse Teachers, More Training

Wednesday, July 08, 2020

Travis Bristol, an assistant professor of education at the University of California at Berkeley, explains how teacher training and the presence of Black teachers can help reshape education.


Why U.S. Schools Are Still Segregated — And One Idea To Help Change That

Tuesday, July 07, 2020

Rebecca Sibilia, founder of EdBuild, says a Supreme Court case shaped a funding model for public schools that reinforces inequity. She tells All Things Considered about a new model that could help.


What Happened For Black Transgender People When Police Protests And Pride Converged

Thursday, July 02, 2020

Imara Jones, the founder of TransLash Media, talks about Black trans issues in the wake of LGBTQ Pride intersecting with protests against police violence.


Yo-Yo Ma: Goats, Rodeos And The Power Of Music

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Hear the cellist talk about the purpose of music in the face of racial tension and health crises, plus his new album, Not Our First Goat Rodeo, which reunites him with old bluegrass buddies.


3 Visions For The Future Of Police In South LA

Tuesday, June 09, 2020

As the country seethes after George Floyd's killing, three black men from South Los Angeles who lived through the Watts or Rodney King riots share their ideas of what just policing would look like.