Karen Grigsby Bates

Karen Grigsby Bates appears in the following:

Writers Launch #EbonyOwes Twitter Campaign In Demand For Back Pay

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.


Octavia Butler: Writing Herself Into The Story

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.


This Week In Race: Cosby Trial Begins; No Trump Jokes For Kevin Hart

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.


This Week In Race: Art Angst, A Chess Champ, Ramadan Feasts

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.


Remembering The Great Poet Gwendolyn Brooks At 100

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.


This Week In Race: Jesuits Give Back, Serena's New Gig, Latino Grads Hat Up

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.


This Week In Race: Census Worries, Yellowface And Kendall Jenner. Again.

Friday, May 12, 2017

In this edition: posers, pretenders and passers.


This Week In Race: Movies, Memoirs And Fans Who Didn't Hit It Out Of The Park

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.


25 Years Later, The Enduring Relevance Of The Los Angeles Riots

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

The 1992 Los Angeles riots left more than 50 people dead and destroyed an estimated $1 billion in property all over the city. NPR explores how people in LA think of the riots 25 years later and why the event is still relevant.


This Week In Race: Fox Sued, Schools Resegregate, Shea Moisture Gets Thirsty

Friday, April 28, 2017

A racial discrimination suit is filed against Fox. Is an Alabama school district getting around integration? Shea Moisture apologizes for a commercial. And, there's a new philanthropist in town.


'It's Not Your Grandfather's LAPD' — And That's A Good Thing

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

In the past five years, the issue of policing — how it's done, whether it's equitable, what happens when deadly confrontations occur — has become more urgent than ever.


When LA Erupted In Anger: A Look Back At The Rodney King Riots

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

This week 25 years ago, policemen were acquitted in the savage beating of African-American Rodney King. Five days of riots, arson and looting ensued, fueled by deep-rooted tensions that persist today.


This Week In Race: Pepsi Challenged; Appropriation Nation; Black Twitter Explained

Friday, April 07, 2017

California's Senate votes to limit the cooperation police can give immigration authorities, while research shows fear of deportation can make people sick. And Pepsi's unity message backfires.


This Week In Race: A Spicer Dust-Up, Muslim Latinas Speak Out, Blue Men See Red

Friday, March 31, 2017

Busy week per always: resistance to deportations, black women get spicy with the White House press secretary, and Muslim Latinas. Yeah, really.


This Week In Race: ICE Sends Chills Across U.S., Kaepernick, Others, Write Big Checks

Friday, March 24, 2017

While much of the focus has been on deportations of Latinx, other groups have been under increased scrutiny.


Shows With Black Characters Find Loyal Non-Black Fans

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

"When a show is well-written, when it has good actors, people want to watch," says Courtney Jones of Nielsen.


On Fashion Runways, Inclusion Is About More Than Color

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

It's a tricky thing, casting. Directors have a vision for their lines — but what if that vision doesn't include a more inclusive palette?


This Week In Race: Honoring Forgotten Women, A Sporty Hijab, Carson The Revisionist

Friday, March 10, 2017

Cities in several states have honored "comfort women" who were forced into sex work during World War II. Memorials have appeared in New Jersey, Michigan, Virginia and California, with more on the way.