Karen Grigsby Bates appears in the following:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Friday, May 19, 2017
Has there ever been such a week?
Friday, May 12, 2017
In this edition: posers, pretenders and passers.
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.