Karen Grigsby Bates appears in the following:
For Some African-Americans, Gun Ownership Underscores Segregated Past
Monday, January 11, 2016
Absorbing Mystery Novel Offers A Glimpse Into Mormon Utah
Saturday, January 02, 2016
Kenya Barris Creates An 'Absolutely Black' Family for Prime Time
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Kenya Barris sometimes looks at his five kids in wonderment. Private schools, professional parents who can give them things and open doors. No sense of privation. And the kicker is, he's responsible! "We're kind of taught to give your kids more than you had," Barris muses. "But in giving them ...
How 'Black-ish' Writers Use Universal Storylines To Approach Race
Wednesday, December 09, 2015
'All American Boys': A Young Adult Book About A Police Beating And A Hard Choice
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
It's art imitating life, really. All American Boys is a young adult novel that looks at a specific instance of police brutality from the perspectives of two high school classmates: Rashad, who is savagely beaten by a local policeman who (wrongly) suspects him of shoplifting and assaulting a white woman, ...
Can't Find a Patti LaBelle Pie? Make Your Own!
Thursday, November 19, 2015
A YouTuber named James Wright Chanel has been all over the Internet praising Patti LaBelle's sweet potato pies; a video he uploaded of himself bursting into song upon tasting the singer and cookbook author's name-brand concoction has been viewed over 2 million times.
Chanel's endorsement created a tsunami of ...
Hands Up Don't Shoot: Thoughts From The Mizzou Photog Blocked During Protest
Friday, November 13, 2015
This week, anti-racism demonstrations at the University of Missouri's flagship campus in Columbia have been front and center in the news. One of the newsmakers was a journalist covering the story who inadvertently became part of it.
Tim Tai, a senior journalism student, was covering the aftermath of the resignation ...
Menopause: A Gold Mine For Marketers, Fewer Payoffs For Women
Monday, November 09, 2015
Q&A With The Black Twitter Engineer Who Left Over Diversity Problems
Friday, November 06, 2015
There's been lots of talk over the past few years about the glaring lack of diversity in Silicon Valley's tech industry. Software engineer Leslie Miley made national news this week when he publicly explained his recent decision to leave his job at Twitter — a job he loved — ...
Cosmetics Companies Play Catch-Up With Diversity Of Customers
Sunday, November 01, 2015
Violence Against Students In Class? Teachers Say It Doesn't Add Up
Friday, October 30, 2015
By now, anyone who's wanted to has seen the video that shows a white school policeman violently subduing a 15-year-old black girl in Spring Valley High School in Columbia, S.C. Most people agree on the general details: The (still unnamed) girl had her cellphone out, which was against the rules. ...
Detroit Civil Rights Activist Grace Lee Boggs Dies At 100
Tuesday, October 06, 2015
The Tao Of Cookie: Behind The 'Empire' Character's Many-Layered Persona
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
'Meet The Patels': One Man's Quest To Find Love, The Old-School Indian Way
Friday, September 11, 2015
Is The James Bond Franchise Ready For A Black 007?
Friday, September 04, 2015
Tony Gleaton: Photographing The African Story Across The Americas
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Photographer Tony Gleaton died last Friday at the age of 67 after struggling with a particularly aggressive cancer for 18 months. He was working, signing prints, talking to museums (several have his work in their collections, including the Brooklyn Museum, the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, Harvard's Peabody ...
Through Watts Riots And Rodney King, Hawkins House Of Burgers Stands Strong
Saturday, August 15, 2015
Some people take the day off for their birthdays. Not Cynthia Hawkins. She's at the grill of Hawkins House of Hamburgers, making food that keeps her customers happy, like her bacon cheeseburger. And she's persnickety about the bacon.
"Applewood bacon," she says. "The best bacon you can eat on a ...