Rebecca Carroll is a cultural critic and Editor of Special Projects at WNYC, where she develops, produces and hosts a broad array of multi-platform content, including podcasts, live events and on-air broadcasts. Rebecca is also a critic at large for the Los Angeles Times, and a regular columnist at Shondaland and Gothamist. She is the author of several interview-based books about race and blackness in America, including the award-winning Sugar in the Raw, and her personal essays, cultural commentary and opinion pieces have been published widely.
Rebecca Carroll appears in the following:
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
The 119-year-old New York Theological Seminary now has its first black president. "It's exciting," says Dr. LaKeesha Walrond. "But you wonder why and how did it take so long."
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
In December, Zach Stafford was named the first black editor in The Advocate's 50-year history. In May, he was tapped to co-host Buzzfeed's AM To DM.
Wednesday, June 05, 2019
In a new exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum, artists younger than the Stonewall rebellion explore themes of identity, gender and race — and the 'double closet' of being gay and undocumented.
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Writer Harmony Holiday says "there's a new level of honesty" in how readers are ready to challenge Whitman's work.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Author Lilliam Rivera grew up in NYCHA housing in the Bronx. In her new young adult novel, her childhood apartment becomes luxury housing, set in a dystopian future.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
In her new graphic novel, Indian-American author Mira Jacobs captures conversations with her son about growing up brown in New York City.
Wednesday, May 08, 2019
In her first solo museum exhibition, Russian Ghanaian artist and photographer presents three decades worth of work focusing on people and scenes reflecting global blackness.
Wednesday, May 01, 2019
Stefon Bristol's first feature film, "See You Yesterday," follows two black Bronx Science students intent on inventing time travel. Oh, and Spike Lee was the executive producer.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Jamaican-born Storm Saulter says New York City is "a place of creative renewal" that helped him grow as an artist.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Andrea Coleman can prepare a deposition for a racist client — and turn it into comedy in one fell swoop.
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
In their new book, How We Fight White Supremacy, Akiba Solomon and Kenrya Rankin amplify black joy and humor and complexity in the face of systemic racism.
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
The Bronx-born birder is the face of the new series "Birds of North America."
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Torkwase Dyson's art mines the history of black bodies in America — and connects it to urgent issues of climate change and migration.
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
The face of environmental activism is changing, and while some of that is due to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, it's also part of a "moral examination" of energy systems.
Wednesday, March 06, 2019
Karyn Parsons has made it her mission to bring stories about black Americans to young folks in new ways. "It would change the way they looked at the world as they entered it," she says.
Tuesday, February 05, 2019
Following the alleged racist and homophobic attack on singer and Empire actor Jussie Smollett, both celebrities and non-celebrities make a plea to be seen.
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
“Emmy Round Up” with Margaret Lyons, Matt Zoller Seitz, & Rebecca Carroll. Then, Cara Cusumano on this year's Tribeca TV festival.
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Join host Rebecca Carroll and guests Tanzina Vega, Joan Walsh, and Blair Imani for a critical analysis and debate around the question: Is there a statute of limitations on racism?
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Join curator Legacy Russell, WNYC's Rebecca Carrol, and others for an exploration of the connections among race, color theory, and decolonized oral histories.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Join host Rebecca Carroll and guests Kara Brown, Mona Eltahawy, and Ziwe Fumudoh for a conversation about accountability in media and Trump’s America.