Karen Grigsby Bates

Karen Grigsby Bates appears in the following:

The Layers Of Lasagna

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.


Former Fort Worth Officer Charged With Murder In Fatal Shooting Of Woman In Her Home

Monday, October 14, 2019

Aaron Dean fired through the window of Atatiana Jefferson's home after responding to a call from a neighbor.


Actress Diahann Carroll Dies At 84

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.


'I Will Survive' Saves Marginalized People A Spot On The Dance Floor

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.


Toni Morrison, Whose Soaring Novels Were Rooted In Black Lives, Dies At 88

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.


Red Summer In Chicago: 100 Years After The Race Riots

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.


100 Year Later, Chicago Examines What The Red Summer Means To The City And Its People

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.


'Chicago Defender' Ends Print Edition To Continue As An Online-Only Newspaper

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.


Experts Question Corporate Inclusion Training

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.


Samin Nosrat Is Making Space At The Table

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Nosrat is that rare thing: a woman of color in the upper echelons of the hypercompetitive food world. She is acutely aware of her unicorn status — and taking steps to try to change that.


A Bouquet Of Poets For National Poetry Month

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Looks like this year, April showers brought April flowers. As in, a bouquet of outstanding poets. So stop and smell the roses, my friends.


Former 'Ebony' Publisher Declares Bankruptcy, And An Era Ends

Saturday, April 13, 2019

For millions of African-Americans who did not otherwise see themselves in the mainstream media, Ebony was more than a magazine. It was a public trust. This week marks its final chapter.


Johnson Publishing Company Files For Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Protection

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

The Chicago publishing giant that launched Ebony and Jet magazines, and made them a touchstone in African-American life, is closing its doors. It plans a court- supervised sale of its assets.


The Student Strike That Changed Higher Ed Forever

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Black students at San Francisco State College walked out in a protest that led to the rise of ethnic studies departments at colleges and universities around the country.


When Civility Is Used As A Cudgel Against People Of Color

Thursday, March 14, 2019

For people of color, "civility" is often a means of containing them, preventing social mobility and preserving the status quo.


'Unexampled Courage' Tells The Story That Inspired Integration Of U.S. Armed Forces

Monday, February 18, 2019

A new book tells how the blinding of a black Army veteran after World War II by a South Carolina police chief helped lead to the desegregation of the U.S. Army.


John Hunter Gray, Of Mississippi Lunch Counter Sit-In, Dies At 84

Friday, January 11, 2019

One of the protesters in a famous photo of a Mississippi lunch counter sit-in, John Hunter Gray, has died. Gray, a lifelong human rights activist, was 84.


Rev. Jerome LeDoux, Who Fought To Keep His Church Open After Katrina, Dies At 88

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Rev. Jerome LeDoux served the St. Augustine Catholic Church community in New Orleans as it successfully fought off closure after Hurricane Katrina. He died Monday at 88.


The Green Book: Celebrating 'The Bible of Black Travel'

Saturday, November 17, 2018

A family vacation was like planning a military campaign. In the Jim Crow era, this guide book was essential for traveling safely.


Getting Out The Youth Vote With A Dash Of Snark

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

In these videos, it's black people calling the cops on white ones who are behaving in a socially irresponsible manner: They're not voting.