Karen Grigsby Bates appears in the following:
Wednesday, August 05, 2020
Before 2020, the Karen was known by other names. NPR's Code Switch looks at the evolution of the entitled white woman, how her name has changed, but her behavior – and its consequences – not so much.
Thursday, June 04, 2020
Protestors flooding the streets, chants calling for racial justice, tear gas filling in city squares — protests over George Floyd's death have a lot in common with the civil rights movement of 1968.
Wednesday, June 03, 2020
I remember how tumultuous 1968 felt. Cops in riot gear and flaming storefronts are nothing new—but this time around, things feel even more dire.
Monday, May 25, 2020
Longtime Vogue editor André Leon Talley has a new memoir out called: The Chiffon Trenches. In it, he describes rifts with Vogue editor Anna Wintour and the late designer Karl Lagerfeld.
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Over the years, the United States census boxes indicating race or ethnicity have changed.
Monday, February 24, 2020
Born Barbara Elaine Smith, she began her career as a model and went on to gain fame and influence as a restaurateur, celebrity chef, lifestyle doyenne and entertainer.
Sunday, February 09, 2020
Chinese filmmakers began making movies about the lives of the Chinese in America since World War I. And there's a direct line from them to some of Sunday's critically acclaimed Chinese American films.
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
In her new memoir, Straight tells the story of the women in her family—her Swiss-German blood relatives and her African American, Indigenous and Creole in-laws who crossed the U.S. to settle in Calif.
Thursday, January 09, 2020
The president and executive director of Romance Writers of America stepped down Thursday. The powerful trade organization has been roiled by weeks of controversy over treatment of writers of color.
Saturday, January 04, 2020
Claims of racism are at the heart of a scandal within the organization Romance Writers of America — a powerful industry group with a lot more going for it than heaving bosoms and swarthy pirates.
Friday, December 20, 2019
A book is still a perfect gift. So, because we're betting that some people have a bit of the procrastinator in them, here's a Code Switch gift to you: Our list of books that stuck with us this year.
Saturday, November 02, 2019
What's old is new. From ingredients to techniques, chefs are playing with that most traditional of comfort foods: lasagna. We dig in to what's between the layers from nonna to nouveau.
Monday, October 14, 2019
Aaron Dean fired through the window of Atatiana Jefferson's home after responding to a call from a neighbor.
Friday, October 04, 2019
Diahann Carroll died Friday at 84. Carroll was a Broadway, night club, and Hollywood singer and actress when NBC asked her to star in the sitcom Julia, as the first non-stereotyped Black character.
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Recorded after a traumatic period in the singer's life, Gloria Gaynor's disco hit quickly found its true audience: LGBT communities, survivors of domestic violence and others pushed aside by society.
Tuesday, August 06, 2019
Morrison was the author of Beloved, Song of Solomon and The Bluest Eye. She was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Saturday, July 27, 2019
100 years ago this week, some of the bloodiest race riots this country has ever experienced erupted in more than two dozen cities, including Chicago. It was known as the Red Summer.
Friday, July 26, 2019
A hundred years ago this week, a bloody race riot erupted in Chicago — one of several that occurred in the U.S. after WWI. Historians and an eye witness discuss the deadly riot and what came from it.
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
For more than a century the Chicago Defender has chronicled Black life in America. After Wednesday it will cease its print editions.
Friday, June 07, 2019
Sephora cosmetics stores underwent training this week after singer SZA said she was racially profiled in one of their stores. Experts in the field are divided about the training's effectiveness.