Karen Grigsby Bates appears in the following:
Sunday, August 07, 2022
Four NPR staffers recommend new novels in an early taste of our annual Books We Love round-up: "How High We Go in the Dark," "Vladimir," "Mecca" and "The Candy House."
Monday, June 20, 2022
NPR's Karen Grigsby Bates from the podcast Code Switch talks with journalist Linda Villarosa about how COVID exposed racial disparities in all aspects of the healthcare system.
Saturday, June 18, 2022
Here on Code Switch, we love food just as much as we love history. So we couldn't let the Juneteenth pass by without getting into the culinary traditions that have been passed down for generations.
Thursday, February 03, 2022
Constance Baker Motley's life—as a lawyer, as a politician and the first Black woman appointed to the Federal bench – is outlined in a new biography by author Tomiko Brown-Nagin: Civil Rights Queen.
Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Talley, who worked at Women's Wear Daily and Vogue, was a regular in the front row of fashion shows in New York and Europe. At 6-feet-6 inches tall, he cut an imposing figure wherever he went.
Thursday, January 13, 2022
Tributes have cascaded in since Sidney Poitier died. And so they should have. He was an unparalleled actor, a committed activist, and a beloved family member. He was also, frankly, a heartthrob.
Monday, November 29, 2021
Designer Virgil Abloh died Sunday at age 41 after fighting a rare form of cancer. The founder of the label Off-White and the artistic director for Louis Vuitton menswear was known as a visionary.
Sunday, November 28, 2021
Famed menswear designer Virgil Abloh died today. He was 41.
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
"We are all passing for something or other, aren't we?" says Tessa Thompson's character Irene Redfield. But the movie asks: what does one give up to live a white life?
Thursday, October 14, 2021
In her debut book, My Monticello, author Jocelyn Nicole Johnson asks what it means to claim a home in a place like Charlottesville, Va., — where whom the city belongs to has long been in question.
Sunday, September 12, 2021
When Bethany Morrow was asked to write a new take on the beloved classic, she agreed on one condition: The new March family would look nothing like the old.
Tuesday, August 31, 2021
For the Code Switch podcast, we talked to authors Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray to discuss The Personal Librarian — the fictionalized account of the very real Belle da Costa Greene.
Thursday, August 05, 2021
After a racism controversy, the national trade organization for romance writers had been making progress. Then, it gave a major prize to a book whose hero murdered Native Americans at Wounded Knee.
Sunday, July 04, 2021
Belle Da Costa Greene was one of the most prominent career women of her time, but the world didn't know she was Black. A new novel from Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray tells her story.
Friday, June 18, 2021
Chef Chris Williams from the Houston restaurant Lucille's talks about how he started the restaurant, the nonprofit that grew from it, and his mixed feelings about Juneteenth.
Tuesday, June 01, 2021
The 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre commemorations are winding down, but the neighborhood where it took place, Greenwood, remains forever shaped by the event.
Saturday, May 29, 2021
When author Jewell Parker Rhodes tried to publish a novel retelling the story of the Tulsa Race Massacre, she found that not everyone was ready to reckon with the city's painful, traumatic history.
Thursday, May 27, 2021
Here's the books and articles about the 1921 Tulsa massacre that we recommend for a deeper dive into the events from the day.
Saturday, March 27, 2021
Paula Yoo discusses her new book From A Whisper to A Rallying Cry and how the 1982 death of Chin, a Chinese American man in Detroit, led a new generation of Asian Americans into political action.
Thursday, March 18, 2021
Smithsonian Secretary Lonnie G. Bunch III talks about how he turned entry into the Blacksonian into the hottest ticket in town and how the coronavirus is affecting the Smithsonians.