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3 Chicago Police Officers Accused Of Cover-Up In Killing Of Laquan McDonald

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:31:00 -0400

The Cook County grand jury indictment alleges that the three police officers were at the scene of the killing and worked together to conceal crucial facts in order to protect a fellow officer.



Why Social Disconnect Helps To Fan The Flames Of Bigotry

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 04:57:00 -0400

Poet Nikky Finney says we are living in dangerous times, where we must struggle every day to find meaning. But she tells Rachel Martin that it is an electrifying time to be an artist.



Philando Castile Case Asks: Whose Second Amendment Right Is Protected?

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 18:41:47 -0400

Philando Castile told the officer who fatally shot him that he had a gun and a permit to carry. NPR's Michel Martin talks black gun ownership with Fordham University law professor Nicholas Johnson.



A Writer On Being A Black Man In Minnesota

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 08:06:18 -0400

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro asks Marlon James about racism and being a black man in Minnesota. James's essay on the subject, "Smaller, and Smaller, and Smaller," has been widely shared.



'Big Sick' Creators Nanjiani And Gordon On Turning Their Courtship Into A Movie

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:00:00 -0400

In Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon's new rom-com, girl meets boy, girl contracts a mysterious illness and boy's Pakistani parents struggle to accept the relationship.



Deborah Lipstadt: How Do You Stand Up To A Holocaust Denier?

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:23:00 -0400

After publishing the book Denying the Holocaust, Deborah Lipstadt was sued for libel in the UK by Holocaust denier David Irving. Rather than ignore the case, she chose to fight it — and won.



His Life Cut Short, Vincent Chin Is Remembered For What Might Have Been

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:33:00 -0400

The Detroit resident's violent death become a rallying cry for stronger federal hate crime legislation. Thirty-five years later, his friend Gary Koivu recalls their final night together.



'Washington Post' Reporter Describes 'Social Contract' Of Police-Involved Shootings

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:31:00 -0400

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Wesley Lowery, a Pulitzer Prize-winning national reporter for The Washington Post, about his newspaper's police-involved shooting database and why guilty verdicts for police officers are so rare.



Updating Frankenstein For The Age of Black Lives Matter

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 06:13:00 -0400

The classic tale of the Monster resurrected from the dead gets a new treatment in Victor LaValle's new limited-series comic.



What To Make Of Philando Castile's Death, One Year Later

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:01:00 -0400

In the aftermath of the acquittal of the officer who shot and killed Philando Castile, we've rounded up some of the compelling writing about this case — and police shootings — over the past year.



Sherman Alexie Says He's Been 'Indian Du Jour' For A 'Very Long Day'

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 13:45:00 -0400

Alexie is excited for a new generation of Native American writers to come on the scene, "so I don't have to answer all the questions," he says. His new memoir is You Don't Have to Say You Love Me.



When Is It 'Terrorism'? How The Media Cover Attacks By Muslim Perpetrators

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 21:01:00 -0400

In the last five years, 12 percent of terrorist attacks in the U.S. were carried out by Muslims and more than 50 percent by far right extremists. So why the media focus on "Islamic terrorism"?



Bill Cosby's Legacy Is Tarnished, But Influence Remains

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 07:45:42 -0400

Bill Cosby's tarnished legacy is a complicated one for African-Americans, but he opened doors for black people that remain open.



Diversifying Stock Photography

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 08:15:39 -0400

Pictures in magazines have been missing groups of people. NPR's Melissa Block talks to Karen Okonkwo and Joshua Kissi, co-founders of TONL, a company focused on creating more diverse stock photos.



How The White Establishment Waged A 'War' On Chinese Restaurants In The U.S.

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 06:04:00 -0400

Though Chinese restaurants are now an American staple, during the late 1800s and early 1900s, some Americans staged a multipronged effort to shut them down.