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Remembering The Great Poet Gwendolyn Brooks At 100

Mon, 29 May 2017 04:01:04 -0400

A new biography celebrates the life and legacy of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gwendolyn Brooks, who wrote about ordinary black life using extraordinary language.

New Orleans Mayor Delivers Message On Race In Monuments Speech

Fri, 26 May 2017 16:32:00 -0400

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu about his address on the removal of the city's Confederate monuments one week ago.

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

Fri, 26 May 2017 04:01:00 -0400

All sorts of people coming and going this week — out of Chicago, out of college, but not to the U.S.

Black Ministry Students At Duke Say They Face Unequal Treatment And Racism

Wed, 24 May 2017 11:23:00 -0400

The dean says pushing the school to be a more diverse and inclusive environment is a top priority.

Why Colleges Already Face Race-Related Challenges In Serving Future Students

Wed, 24 May 2017 04:01:02 -0400

By 2020 more than half of children in the U.S. will be part of an ethnic or racial minority. Colleges and universities are figuring out how to prepare for them.

'The Bachelorette' May Have A Black Star, But It's Still Set In A White World

Tue, 23 May 2017 16:31:00 -0400

Some may see Rachel Lindsay's rise as progress; but diversity isn't about expecting black people to assimilate into a mostly white world.

Opinion: How Policing Black Boys Leads To The Conditioning Of Black Men

Tue, 23 May 2017 12:41:00 -0400

Two criminal defense attorneys weigh in on the reasons for and impact of over-policing black boys.

Supreme Court Rejects 2 N.C. Congressional Districts As Unconstitutional

Tue, 23 May 2017 05:12:00 -0400

The Supreme Court on Monday upheld a lower court ruling, which found the two districts had been unlawfully drawn to diminish the voting power of African-Americans and ordered them redrawn.

State Lawmaker: Sorry For Saying Confederate Statue Removers 'Should Be Lynched'

Mon, 22 May 2017 17:25:00 -0400

In a Facebook post over the weekend, Mississippi state Rep. Karl Oliver said New Orleans politicians "should be LYNCHED" for taking down the memorials. He took it back on Monday.

Richard Oakes, Who Occupied Alcatraz For Native Rights, Gets A Birthday Honor

Mon, 22 May 2017 15:41:00 -0400

The late activist and Google doodle honoree stormed the island with dozens of other activists in 1969, citing a century-old treaty in claiming it for Native Americans. He would have been 75 on Monday.

In 'American Race,' Charles Barkley Is A Stubborn Believer In The Power Of Dialogue

Mon, 22 May 2017 10:06:00 -0400

In the new TNT docu-series about race, the former NBA star is mostly indifferent to the broader context of the discussions he's wading into — and to the limits of trying to "start a dialogue."

Rachel Lindsay Will Debut As The First Black 'Bachelorette'

Mon, 22 May 2017 05:04:00 -0400

ABC's hit reality TV dating show The Bachelorette, has its first black lead. Morning Edition's Rachel Martin sits down with Rachel Lindsay, the star of the new season of The Bachelorette.

How Policing Has Changed For 3 Generations Of Black Police Officers

Sun, 21 May 2017 18:31:00 -0400

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with three generations of African-American police officers from Indianapolis: Clarence White Sr., Clarence White Jr. and Rodney White Jr. for our series: Generations.

In Washington, D.C., A Program In Which Birds And People Lift Each Other Up

Sat, 20 May 2017 13:44:00 -0400

For 25 years, the Earth Conservation Corps has been cleaning up the capital's polluted Anacostia River. Volunteers have turned their lives around and now work to help others do the same.

Who's Afraid Of A Diverse Cast?

Sat, 20 May 2017 08:13:00 -0400

A new production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf has been told that the estate of playwright Edward Albee won't allow them to use an African-American actor.