Karen Grigsby Bates

Karen Grigsby Bates appears in the following:

'National Geographic' Looks At Its Archives To Reflect On Coverage Of Race

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

National Geographic has released an issue on race. Which, considering the magazine's history on race, is either intriguing or ironic. Maybe both.


Report Updates Landmark 1968 Racism Study, Finds More Poverty And Segregation

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

"Whoever thought that 50 years later, we'd still be talking about the same things? That's kinda sad," Kerner Commission member Fred Harris said.


'An American Marriage' Came Together After A Trip To The Mall

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Tayari Jones' novel examines what happens when ambitious, well-educated black newlyweds Celestial and Roy have their lives upended when Roy is falsely accused of rape.


Joe Ide Uses His South Central LA Days To Form Protagonist 'I.Q.'

Thursday, November 09, 2017

The second book in Ide's detective series again centers on Isaiah Quintabe. I.Q. travels back and forth to Las Vegas, where he's trying to find some gambling-addicted homefolks before the mob does.


92 Percent Of African-Americans Say Black Americans Face Discrimination Today

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

A survey looks at who feels discriminated against in America. The short answer: everyone, but for different reasons. And for some, it's nothing new. NPR's Code Switch team reports.


When It Comes To Race And Sports, Who Owns An Athlete's Opinions?

Saturday, October 21, 2017

The anger of white fans "is what happens when black bodies don't conform to what white spectators and consumers want them to be or do or say," says Penn State assistant professor Amira Rose Davis.


'Victoria & Abdul' Explores Colonialism And Islamophobia During Queen's Reign

Friday, September 22, 2017

Victoria & Abdul is based on a true story about Queen Victoria and Abdul Karim. He started as a servant. She made him her teacher and trusted confidante, much to the dismay of her inner circle.


'From The Mundane To The Magnificent': Photos From The Chicano Rights Movement

Saturday, September 16, 2017

From 1967 until 1977, photographers from La Raza chronicled Chicanos in and around Los Angeles. This month, the Autry Museum of the American West is sharing some of the most powerful images.


Joys And Challenges Of Marriage In 'Black Love'

Friday, September 01, 2017

A documentary series about black married life debuts on the Oprah Winfrey Network Saturday. It shows the ups and downs of marriage.


Justice Bus Marks 10 Years Of Providing Free Legal Counsel To California Immigrants

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

The Justice Bus is celebrating its 10th year. Over the past decade, a bus full of volunteer lawyers, counselors and translators — all part of a program called OneJustice — have rolled up and down California giving free legal counsel to low-income people on immigration and naturalization law, veterans' rights and more. The group recently visited the San Fernando Valley to help immigrants who were qualified and ready to become citizens work through a maze of paperwork.


#EbonyOwes: 99 Problems And Money Is One

Monday, July 17, 2017

A number of writers, editors, photographers and illustrators are still waiting to be paid by the magazine for work that was published in February. The owners say they will "honor [their] commitment."


Writers Launch #EbonyOwes Twitter Campaign In Demand For Back Pay

Monday, July 17, 2017

Ebony Magazine held a beloved place in black households for more than seven decades. But like a lot of magazines, it was feeling pinched between rising costs and falling subscriptions. Ebony was sold last year to a black private equity firm that was very slow to pay its writers what they were owed. Some responded with a scathing social media campaign, EbonyOwes.


Octavia Butler: Writing Herself Into The Story

Monday, July 10, 2017

An exhibit at the Huntington Library shows visitors how famed science fiction writer Octavia Butler created a career for herself in a genre that had few women and even fewer African-Americans.


This Week In Race: Cosby Trial Begins; No Trump Jokes For Kevin Hart

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Bill Maher crosses a line, Kevin Hart takes a pass on Trump, and a Cosby Kid stands up for Dr. Huxtable. Let's get to it.


This Week In Race: Art Angst, A Chess Champ, Ramadan Feasts

Friday, June 02, 2017

Ramadan Mubarak to all. This weekend, whether or not you observe Ramadan, try to break bread with people who mean something to you.


Remembering The Great Poet Gwendolyn Brooks At 100

Monday, May 29, 2017

A new biography celebrates the life and legacy of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gwendolyn Brooks, who wrote about ordinary black life using extraordinary language.


This Week In Race: Jesuits Give Back, Serena's New Gig, Latino Grads Hat Up

Friday, May 26, 2017

All sorts of people coming and going this week — out of Chicago, out of college, but not to the U.S.


This Week In Race: Census Worries, Yellowface And Kendall Jenner. Again.

Friday, May 12, 2017

In this edition: posers, pretenders and passers.


This Week In Race: Movies, Memoirs And Fans Who Didn't Hit It Out Of The Park

Friday, May 05, 2017

Sometimes, the arc of the moral universe does bend toward justice. Even if it takes time, as was the case in South Carolina involving a white police officer and an unarmed black man.