Karen Grigsby Bates

Karen Grigsby Bates appears in the following:

When Calling The Po-Po Is A No-No

Saturday, July 14, 2018

In the past few months, several white people have been recorded calling police on black people who are going about their legitimate business: mowing the lawn, using the pool, and sleeping in the dorm.


White People Calling The Police On Black People Is Not New

Friday, July 13, 2018

White people have called the police on African-Americans during everyday activities. We look into the historical reasons authorities are called when white people felt uncomfortable.


Police Shootings And Mental Health

Friday, June 22, 2018

A new study finds that police killings of unarmed black Americans have adverse effects on the mental health of black American adults in the general population.


For Some Japanese Americans, Border Separations Are Déjà Vu

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

The reports from the border this week sent a collective shudder through many Japanese American communities around the country.


Anthony Bourdain: Serving Up Inclusion

Sunday, June 10, 2018

While the nation mourns the loss of the chef, writer and humanitarian, many people in communities on the margins are especially sad at the loss of a friend and champion.


Kate Spade's Fashion Legacy

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

The fashion designer Kate Spade has died at age 55 of an apparent suicide. She was known for playful handbags and other accessories that millions of women wanted.


The Education Of Bobby Kennedy — On Race

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

"Robert Kennedy was in search of love and found it in black America, and it was reciprocated," says historian David Margolick, reflecting on RFK's legacy 50 years after his death.


What Happens When Two Enemies Fall In Love?

Sunday, May 27, 2018

A love story between a black Army nurse and a German POW during World War II? You couldn't make that story up — and Alexis Clark, author of the upcoming book, Enemies in Love, didn't.


Loyal Royal Watchers Say Meghan Markle Is Making Princess Diana Proud

Saturday, May 19, 2018

A group of black women gathered in Los Angeles to watch Meghan Markle marry her prince. They discussed their joy and pride in seeing a biracial Angeleno become a royal.


Challenging Family Conversations On Mother's Day

Sunday, May 13, 2018

We all struggle with how to talk with our family about race and identity. We have advice for parents about these challenging conversations.


Guilty Verdict In Bill Cosby Trial Effectively Ends Comedian's Career

Thursday, April 26, 2018

The end of Bill Cosby's trial also in effect marked the end of his career as a beloved entertainer and cultural icon. NPR looks back at Cosby's work as an entertainment pioneer, and how his growing conservatism and legal troubles have dimmed that luster for many of his admirers.


Filtering American History Through A 'Brown' Lens

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Kevin Young's new book of poetry, Brown, is colored by memories from his family and childhood, U.S. history and black culture.


Kevin Young Examines All Things 'Brown'

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Poet Kevin Young's new book is titled Brown. Using everything from elementary school to baseball to R&B music, Young examines race and culture through poems.


Not Enough Color In American Art Museums

Friday, April 13, 2018

A new curator has been named to oversee the Brooklyn Museum's collection of African art. She's got an impressive resume, but she's white, and that's fueling a larger debate about diversity in museums.


Bobby Hutton: The Killing That Catapulted The Black Panthers To Fame

Friday, April 06, 2018

An April 6 1968, 17-year-old Bobby Hutton, the very first recruit to Oakland's Black Panther Party, was shot multiple times after he'd surrendered to the police.


'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.