Last Build Date: Sun, 26 Feb 2017 08:12:40 -0500Copyright: Copyright 2017 NPR - For Personal Use Only
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 08:12:40 -0500The former building of Johnson Publishing Company, home of Ebony and Jet magazines in downtown Chicago, may soon get historic landmark status. Raymond Thomas speaks about his time working there.
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 08:12:39 -0500In Angie Thomas' novel, Starr Carter lives in a gang-ravaged area and goes to a school where she's one of only a few black students. She talks with Lulu Garcia-Navarro about her book The Hate U Give.
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 06:05:00 -0500Over the past three years, nearly a third of HBCUs have seen at least a 20 percent increase in applications, which correlates with protests over high-profile racial-violence incidents.
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 08:28:51 -0500Historian Caroline Light says "stand your ground" laws were written for white, heterosexual, property-owning men. What happens when other people take up arms, in defense against white supremacists?
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 06:01:13 -0500The intersection of these two identities has become more acute thanks to Black Lives Matter and protests against the Trump administration's executive order on immigration.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:05:00 -0500If the human rights aspect of (deportation) doesn't interest you, the prospect of $8 avocados and double-digit fast food might.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:53:00 -0500On Thursday morning, law enforcement cleared out the Oceti Sakowin camp in North Dakota, ending a months-long protest against the completion of the nearby Dakota Access Pipeline.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:18:00 -0500For many Asian-Americans, this kind of discrimination means that the pressure to change their names and shed the perpetual foreigner stereotype is strong.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 04:35:00 -0500The Southern Poverty Law Center says there has been a rise in hate groups, including groups using anti-Muslim rhetoric. Some American Muslims are pushing back by running for office.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 04:35:00 -0500The leader of the United Auto Workers is encouraging people to buy cars built in the U.S. The slogan "Buy American" has a controversial history going back to the Great Depression.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 22:46:00 -0500The plaintiffs say random stops are up, and unfairly focus on blacks and Latinos. The police chief says his force doesn't have a practice of stop and frisk, and citizen complaints are down.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 18:37:00 -0500In the Civil War's waning years, African-Americans trying to find lost loved ones used classified ads in newspapers. More than 900 of these notices are now accessible via an online database.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:44:00 -0500Chief Justice John Roberts calls the case "a perfect storm" of circumstances that culminated in a lower court "making a decision on life or death on the basis of race."
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:34:00 -0500While the majority of residents in high-crime, high-poverty areas have a negative view of the police, they're also willing to work with law enforcement to make communities safer.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:00:00 -0500After a scathing letter of resignation, only four people remain on the president's commission on Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders. It brings up broader questions of these task forces' efficacy.