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Reflections On The Black Panther Party 50 Years Later

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 08:24:00 -0400

The Black Panther Party of Self-Defense's reputation has been mostly misunderstood. Rachel Martin speaks with co-founder Bobby Seale and Stephen Shames, who photographed the group from 1967 to 1973.

Dreadlocks Decision Raises Another Question: What Is Race?

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 07:07:00 -0400

Many experts agree with an appeals court's decision last month that dreadlocks aren't a common racial characteristic. But left undecided: What's a common racial characteristic?

Getting Real About Race: A Discussion In Cleveland

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 17:11:00 -0400

Julia Shearson of CAIR, former Ohio state senator Nina Turner, Akron Honey Company CEO Wesley Bright, and Brad Whitehead of the Fund for Our Economic Future discuss race relations in Cleveland, Ohio.

When These Latinos Tell Immigration Stories, They Push Beyond Fairy Tales

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 18:53:00 -0400

Latino colleagues from across NPR shared their family stories for Hispanic Heritage Month, exposing a rich array of experiences: loss, longing, contradiction and triumph.

Reports Of Prison Guard Brutality In New York Draw A Harsh Spotlight

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:49:00 -0400

A rash of incidents involving guards' use of violence against prisoners, sometimes caught on video, is fueling calls for accountability. Others say the focus should be on increasingly violent inmates.

Kidnapped, Then Forced Into The Sideshow: The True Story Of The Muse Brothers

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 13:23:00 -0400

Journalist Beth Macy talks about George and Willie Muse, black albino brothers who were born in the Jim Crow South and were forced to become circus freaks. Her new book, Truevine, retells their story.

Going There: Getting Real About Race

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 08:32:00 -0400

The past few years have seen a rise in racial tensions across the country. What can be done to heal racial divides?

How The Concept Of Implicit Bias Came Into Being

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 05:03:00 -0400

Implicit bias has become a key part of the national dialogue on race in America. To learn more about the history of the term, we turn to Mahzarin Banaji, one of the researchers who founded the theory.

Author Jeff Chang Says People 'Really Want To Have' Conversations On Race

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 17:15:00 -0400

Journalist and author Jeff Chang has been writing about race for years. His new book We Gon' Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation looks at recent tragedies and protests.

Resting Place Of Prominent African-Americans Faces Neglect

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 17:15:00 -0400

The Lincoln Cemetery in Gulfport, Fla., is the final resting place of many locally prominent African-Americans. It has also been neglected throughout much of its history.

Records, Descendants Help Weave Stories Of George Washington's Slaves

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 10:00:00 -0400

By using decades worth of archaeological finds, the first president's meticulous record keeping, and their descendants, curators have crafted a new exhibit that focuses on Mount Vernon's slaves.

Why Latina Women Are Earning Significantly Less Than White Men

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 07:26:04 -0400

Mary Louise Kelly speaks to Vicki Shabo, Vice President of the National Partnership for Women and Families on the wage gap for women who are Latina.

Sweet Home Cafe Lets Visitors Taste The Rich History Of African-American Food

Sat, 15 Oct 2016 17:04:00 -0400

Sweet Home Cafe, the restaurant inside the National Museum of African American History and Culture, offers visitors a chance to taste the varied African-American contributions of American cuisine.

'Vietgone': A Sex Comedy About Mom, Dad And Refugee Camps

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 04:59:00 -0400

Playwright Qui Nguyen's latest work tells the story of how his parents met in an Arkansas refugee camp in 1975.

Black, Jewish And Avoiding The Synagogue On Yom Kippur

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 14:09:00 -0400

It's one thing when outsiders don't recognize my faith. It's a different kind of sadness when I'm made to feel like a stranger in the synagogue.