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The Role Race Played In The Obama Presidency

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:16:09 -0500

President Obama leaves office with successes in healing America's racial divide as well as work left undone. NPR's Shereen Marisol Meraji explains the complicated landscape he had to navigate.



Thousands Celebrate MLK Day At MLK's Home Church

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:16:00 -0500

The church Martin Luther King Junior was baptized in as a child and where he served as minister holds a special significance — especially on MLK Day.



How The Systemic Segregation Of Schools Is Maintained By 'Individual Choices'

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 06:00:00 -0500

Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones says school segregation will continue to exist in America "as long as individual parents continue to make choices that only benefit their own children."



'Peace Ball' Takes Different Approach To Inauguration Festivities

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 08:02:24 -0500

Washington, D.C. community activist and restaurateur Andy Shallal talks about organizing the alternative inaugural ball, to be held at the National Museum of African American History and Culture.



End Of 'Wet Foot, Dry Foot' Means Cubans Can Join Ranks Of Undocumented

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 07:07:00 -0500

Unlike other migrants who arrive on American soil without visas, Cubans once had a unique place in U.S. immigration policy. Not anymore.



Will Racism End When Old Bigots Die?

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 07:07:21 -0500

Do people still believe the age-old notion that the next generation will deliver us from racism? Code Switch asked young and old(er). They rarely agreed on the answer.



Obama Declares Site Of 1963 Church Bombing A National Monument

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 05:02:00 -0500

President Obama has designated three new national monuments related to civil rights, including the church in Birmingham, Ala. where four black girls were killed in a 1963 Ku Klux Klan bombing.



Obama Honors Civil Rights Movement With New National Monuments

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 21:27:00 -0500

As his administration ends, Obama has protected more historic, cultural and natural sites than any other president before him. The new sites are in South Carolina and in Birmingham and Anniston, Ala.



In Tucson, Ariz., Cultures Combine At 300-Year-Old Catholic Mission

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 17:34:00 -0500

There's a place in Tucson, Ariz., where many cultures combine. The Catholic Mission San Xavier del Bac is over 300 years old, and white and Latino Catholics as well as two native tribes call it home.



Police Say High-Profile Fatalities, Protests Have Made Their Jobs Harder

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 16:15:00 -0500

Pew surveyed nearly 8,000 officers. Among other things, the group asked about recent killings of black civilians by police and the protests that followed. Officers said they now feel less safe.



Trump Team's Meeting With Latino Leaders Gets Mixed Reviews

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 06:30:00 -0500

Latino leaders have been trying for months to meet with Trump. His transition team finally hosted a meeting on Tuesday. Attendees said most of those invited were conservative.



A Discomfiting Question: Was The Chicago Torture Case Racism?

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 06:30:00 -0500

The man was held captive and beaten by four people who livestreamed the attack. He was white. His tormentors were black. Calling that a hate crime doesn't tell the whole story.



Illinois Congressman: Poverty Plays A Large Role In Chicago Gun Violence

Sat, 07 Jan 2017 18:02:47 -0500

Congressman Danny Davis is a Democrat representing Illinois's 7th District, which includes some Chicago neighborhoods hardest hit by gun violence. His own grandson was shot and killed last November.



Dinner in Appalachia: Finding Common Ground In Trump Country

Sat, 07 Jan 2017 07:00:00 -0500

Appalachia is thousands of miles from Nigeria. But at a potluck dinner in rural Kentucky, natives of the two places found points of connection between their cultures.



A Detroit Urban Farm Preserves Black History In Jam Form

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 10:49:00 -0500

Urban farms have flourished in the city's vacant lots. Two nonprofits are using their harvest for a line of jams honoring the history and old family recipes of the local African-American community.