Michel Martin

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'Ask The White Guy' About The Hawks

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Atlanta Hawks are in the headlines again after General Manager Danny Ferry apologized and received an undisclosed punishment for disparaging comments he made about prospective player Luol Deng — who was born in Sudan — were made public. Ferry reportedly said that Deng "has a little African in him. ...

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Ray Rice Video Sets Off Barrage Of Conversations

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The assault by former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice on his then-fiancee was public knowledge. But a new video released by TMZ grabbed the public's attention.

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Bruce Morton Tribute: Veteran Journalist Reached Beyond Race

Monday, September 08, 2014

I had just gotten home from another long, exhausting, but exhilarating day as a White House correspondent for the Wall Street Journal. I don't think I had even taken off my shoes when I decided to check the messages on my answering machine. The very first message came from a ...

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'The Talk:' How Parents Of All Backgrounds Tell Kids About The Police

Friday, September 05, 2014

In light of events in Ferguson, Mo., African-American parents have been discussing the importance of having "The Talk" about how their children should interact with police. But do oth...

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What's Your Take On #NPRTheTalk?

Friday, September 05, 2014

In the weeks since the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., families across the country are discussing how they approach "the talk" — not the one about sex, but the talk about safety and how young people should conduct themselves in encounters with the police. This difficult ...

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Plea To Ferguson's Leaders: To Help Heal, Acknowledge Our Hurt

Friday, August 29, 2014

(Editor's Note: NPR's Michel Martin was invited by St. Louis Public Radio to moderate a community conversation on Thursday around race, police tactics and leadership following the shooting death of Michael Brown. The following story is based on what happened at the event.)

Ferguson, Mo., is a study ...

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Making Space For People Who Are Out Of the Spotlight

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

A very smart person I know, a long time civil rights activist, told me once that "gratitude is overrated."

Now, I know that sounds harsh, but what I think she meant was that some people, especially, in her view, women, are too often too quick to settle for less than ...

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When Players Step Off The Court, Should Colleges Step Up?

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Finally today, I have to say something about Kevin Ware — the Louisville basketball player who suffered a gruesome injury during an NCAA tournament win against Duke last Sunday.

You don't need to have seen the injury itself — a compound fracture of the right tibia — to know ...

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Choices Between Work And Home Still A Problem

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Finally today, I read this sentence a couple of weeks ago and I've been thinking about it since: "When you can't change what's bothering you, a typical response is to convince yourself it's not really bothering you."

Let me try that again: "When you can't change what's bothering you, a ...

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Everybody's All American

Friday, June 29, 2007

Eddie Glaude, Jr., associate professor at Princeton University, a regular contributor to The Tavis Smiley Show and the author of In a Shade of Blue: Pragmatism and the Politics of Black America, then Ruben Navarrette, Jr., syndicated columnist with the Washington Post Group, then Michel Martin, host of ...

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Everybody's All American

Friday, June 29, 2007

Last night’s Democratic presidential candidates’ debate focused on domestic issues and was notable for having a panel of questioners comprised of journalists of color. We’ll hear excerpts from, and get listeners’ reactions to, the debate along with analysis from two of the questioners, columnist Ruben Navarrette, Jr. and NPR’s Michel ...