Michel Martin

NPR

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'We Need To Exist In Multitudes': Noname Talks Artistic Independence, Women In Rap

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Fatimah Warner, best known as the rapper Noname, has been quietly gaining attention for her feminist and socially aware lyrics. NPR's Michel Martin talks to Warner about her sophomore album, Room 25.

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U.Va. Students Investigate Their Yearbook's Racist History — Starting With Its Title

Sunday, February 10, 2019

In poring through past yearbooks, the student journalists are reckoning with the racist history of both their state and their campus. A historian says the yearbook's title itself refers to blackface.

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'What Men Want' Actor Taraji P. Henson Talks Fighting 'Like A Girl'

Saturday, February 09, 2019

Henson tells NPR what she wants for women who look like her. "You can't tell me that a movie that I'm doing about ... black culture is not going to reach other corners of the world," she says.

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Transcript: Former New York Times Editor Jill Abramson Addresses Book Allegations

Thursday, February 07, 2019

The former New York Times executive editor and author of Merchants of Truth tells NPR's Michel Martin: "I will do everything within my power to correct anything that is imperfect in my book."

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Poor Students More Likely To Play Football, Despite Brain Injury Concerns

Sunday, February 03, 2019

Many wealthy families have chosen not to have their children play football, but for lower-income students, football is still seen as a ticket to a better education.

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'Insecure' Star Amanda Seales Takes The Stand-Up Stage In HBO's 'I Be Knowin"

Saturday, January 26, 2019

With her new special, Seales hopes to cement her position as a trusted and thoughtful comedic voice that speaks to a demographic that she says has long been ignored: black women.

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In Newly Found Audio, A Forgotten Civil Rights Leader Says Coming Out 'Was An Absolute Necessity'

Sunday, January 06, 2019

Bayard Rustin was an adviser to Martin Luther King Jr. and the organizer behind the 1963 March on Washington. And though he was gay, his legacy remains little known among many in the LGBTQ community.

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An Engineering Wunderkind's Ocean Plastics Cleanup Device Hits A Setback

Saturday, January 05, 2019

Four months into its testing phase, the Ocean Cleanup's plastic-catching device isn't catching as much plastic as intended.

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This Yente Found The Perfect Match, Performing 'Fiddler' In Yiddish

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Jackie Hoffman grew up speaking what her mother called "kitchen Yiddish" — a few words here and there. Now, she's dusting off the mameloshn (mother tongue) for a production of the 1964 musical.

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Deep Seagrass Bed Could Stall Climate Change, If Climate Change Doesn't Kill It First

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Scientists have identified a giant bed of deep sea grass in Australia's Great Barrier Reef that may be absorbing millions of tons of carbon. But these so-called blue carbon sinks need protecting too.

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'Black Love In All Its Different Ways': Regina King On Her 'Beale Street' Role

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Barry Jenkins' adaptation of the 1974 James Baldwin novel If Beale Street Could Talk is now in theaters. It gives actress Regina King yet another complex character to inhabit.

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Slave Bible From The 1800s Omitted Key Passages That Could Incite Rebellion

Sunday, December 09, 2018

What's notable about this Bible is not just its rarity, but its contents, or rather the lack of certain contents — It excludes any portion of text that might inspire liberation or revolt.

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She Lives In Mexico. Her High School Is Across The Border.

Sunday, December 09, 2018

President Trump's talk about closing the U.S. border would severely disrupt lives, including that of 17-year old Guadalupe, who crosses every day from Mexico to attend high school in San Diego.

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'It's A Learning Curve': Alessia Cara On Growing Up, The Grammys And More

Saturday, December 08, 2018

The Canadian singer-songwriter took home the Grammy Award for best new artist in 2018. Now she's back with her sophomore album, The Pains of Growing.

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Gussie Clarke Says Reggae Spreads A Universal Message

Sunday, December 02, 2018

Reggae music was added to the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. One of the pioneers of reggae, music producer, Augustus "Gussie" Clarke, shares how the genre impacts the world.

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Activist Shaun King On Why He's Reviving Frederick Douglass' 'North Star' Paper

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Shaun King plans to revive The North Star, originally an abolitionist newspaper published by Frederick Douglass in 1847. He says it's necessary to fight back against injustices in today's world.

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New Documentary Paints A Picture Of The Contemporary Art Market Run Amok

Sunday, November 04, 2018

HBO's The Price of Everything calls into question the current price explosion and commodification of modern art "that's fascinating, but it's also terrifying," says director Nathaniel Kahn.

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Issues Dividing Democrats And Republicans In Pennsylvania

Sunday, November 04, 2018

Both major parties are counting on some of their core constituents to turn out and vote on Tuesday. We'll hear from some of those people about what's motivating them this election season.

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After Royal Wedding Spotlight, The Kingdom Choir Releases Debut Album

Saturday, November 03, 2018

Their performance at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle catapulted The Kingdom Choir into the international spotlight. Now, they're out with their debut album Stand By Me.

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Politics, Facts And Civility: A Lesson In Engaging In Discourse

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Politics, Facts and Civilty is a group of people, consisting of both Republicans and Democrats, that occasionally get together to have a civil conversation about political issues.

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