Karen Grigsby Bates

Karen Grigsby Bates appears in the following:

Those Raised Fists Still Resonate, 50 Years Later

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Olympic sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos won gold and bronze at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. Their raised-fist salute outraged many viewers — and still resonates today.


50 Years Later, Raised Fists During National Anthem Still Resonate

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

In the 1968 Mexico City Olympics, two Americans won medals for the 200-meter race. And then in a move that still echoes, they raised their fists in the black power salute on the podium.


Lorraine Hansberry: Radiant, Radical — And More Than 'Raisin'

Saturday, September 22, 2018

A new biography of the African-American playwright shows that she was so much more than her most famous work: A Raisin in the Sun.


New Biography More Fully Defines Playwright Lorraine Hansberry

Friday, September 21, 2018

Historian Imani Perry looks beyond Hansberry's artistic genius to her involvement in several movements — civil rights, LGBTQ rights, anti-colonialism — ahead of the popular curve.


Remembering Dancer And Choreographer Arthur Mitchell

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Arthur Mitchell was the founding director of the Dance Theater of Harlem, the country's first black ballet company. He died Wednesday at the age of 84.


Bill Cunningham: A Memoir Of Style On All Levels, High And Low

Saturday, September 15, 2018

"The best fashion show is definitely on the street — always has been and always will be." Bill Cunningham


Bill Cunningham And 'Fashion Climbing'

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Photographer Bill Cunningham democratized fashion by showing that style wasn't dependent on money or status in his photos for The New York Times. He died in 2016 but had secretly written a memoir.


In 1968, Arthur Ashe Made History At The U.S. Open

Monday, September 10, 2018

Arthur Ashe is the only African-American man to win the U.S. Open. In 1968, tennis was his portal to fame, but he would go on to earn worldwide respect as a social justice activist as well.


Play Gives Woman At The Center Of Emmett Till's Murder Case A Voice

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Two friends, one black, one white, produced a short play about Carolyn Bryant, the white woman who accused Emmett Till of whistling at her. Since his murder, racial tensions exist six decades later.


'Crazy Rich Asians': Love, Loyalty And Lots Of Money

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The best-selling novel about Southeast Asia's super wealthy is now a movie. Jon Chu is the director. The movie's themes of identity, class and family are universal.


U.S.-China Tariff Fight Keeps Some Cargo Ships Circling Destinations

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Steve Inskeep talks to Mark Szokyoni, executive editor of The Journal of Commerce about how the tariff spat between China and the U.S. affects cross-ocean shipping and logistics.


How The Media Covers White Supremacists

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Does media coverage of white supremacist events like the Unite The Right rally in Washington, D.C., inform or hurt? How should media organizations decide what to cover?


A Look Back At Trayvon Martin's Death, And The Movement It Inspired

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

A new television series explores the 2012 killing of the 17-year-old in Sanford, Fla., and the subsequent trial that sparked the Black Lives Matter movement.


TV Series Examines The Significance Of Trayvon Martin's Death

Monday, July 30, 2018

A series from the Paramount Network shows how the shooting death of Trayvon Martin six years ago gave rise to the Black Lives Matter movement, and an examination of Florida's "stand your ground law."


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.