Karen Grigsby Bates appears in the following:
Thursday, July 02, 2015
LGBT rights have been inspired by the earlier civil rights movement. Some LGBT advocates say gay rights are the new civil rights, offending some African-Americans.
Sunday, June 28, 2015
As white Americans wonder how they can best help people of color engaged in social justice movements now, here are some suggestions.
Sunday, June 21, 2015
The murders of parishioners at an AME church in Charleston are the most recent example of violence visited upon an African-American church — but it's not the only instance.
Sunday, June 21, 2015
A dedicated group of fathers in Los Angeles is working to help neighborhood dads do better by their children and their community.
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Fathers, who are ex-gang members from one of Los Angeles' toughest public housing projects, banded together to learn how to become better dads, so their kids will avoid the fate that's plagued them.
Friday, June 12, 2015
As the nation waits for the Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage, we remember this day in 1967. The high court struck down state bans against interracial marriage in the case of Loving v. Virginia.
Friday, May 22, 2015
Venus and Serena Williams have inspired thousands of young African-Americans to learn and play tennis, and brought racial diversity to the sport. Has golf benefited in the same way from Tiger Woods?
Sunday, May 03, 2015
Sisters Yukia Walker and Yuneisia Harris, owners of Curvaceous Couture bridal boutique, are stepping into the spotlight with a new reality show.
Friday, May 01, 2015
Sisters Yukia Walker and Yuneisia Harris are co-owners of Curvaceous Couture, an upscale bridal salon in Columbia, Md., that caters to plus-size brides. That clientele is often overlooked.
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Words describing the same event can mean very different things. It's no surprise that people can't agree on a label for what's happening in Baltimore.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
The Eric Dyson's takedown of Cornel West got us recalling some epic disagreements between black thinkers over the years; beefs like this have been going on for at least 150 years.
Wednesday, April 01, 2015
Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old South African with a global following, appeared on The Daily Show three times before he got the nod as Jon Stewart's replacement. Now he's in hot water over some old tweets.
Friday, March 20, 2015
Saturday marks the 50th anniversary of the successful crossing of the Edmund Pettus bridge in Selma, Alabama, a key moment in the civil rights movement. Journalist Ethel Payne was there.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
NPR's Karen Grigsby Bates and Forbes' Barbara Thau discuss Starbucks’ latest campaign to tackle social issues, “Race Together,” an initiative aimed at sparking conversations about race.
Saturday, March 14, 2015
Small in size, tiny Willie T. Barrow had a giant profile in civil rights and Chicago politics. When she talked, people paid attention.
Friday, March 13, 2015
The attorney general asks why an event with predominantly African-American attendees was tagged with a surcharge at a luxury hotel.
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Anna J. Cooper was a remarkable student and, later, a legendary teacher and principal of the first public high school for black students.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Sitton's reporting from the front lines of the civil rights movement earned him the ire of Southern officials and attention from the Department of Justice.
Thursday, March 05, 2015
Everyone knows people who attend the CIAA basketball tournament have cash to burn. So why did a Charlotte hotel go out of its way to make sure they spent it?
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. visited Los Angeles and spoke to a standing room-only crowd at Temple Israel. The synagogue honors his legacy by replaying the speech once a year.