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'It's Not Your Grandfather's LAPD' — And That's A Good Thing

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:45:00 -0400

In the past five years, the issue of policing — how it's done, whether it's equitable, what happens when deadly confrontations occur — has become more urgent than ever.

When LA Erupted In Anger: A Look Back At The Rodney King Riots

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:21:00 -0400

This week 25 years ago, policemen were acquitted in the savage beating of African-American Rodney King. Five days of riots, arson and looting ensued, fueled by deep-rooted tensions that persist today.

Cherokee Nation Sues Wal-Mart, CVS, Walgreens Over Tribal Opioid Crisis

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:58:00 -0400

The tribe says these companies regularly filled large, suspicious prescriptions within the Nation's 14 counties in northeastern Oklahoma, leading to hundreds of tribal members' deaths.

5 Films Look At The Los Angeles Riots From (Almost) Every Angle

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:08:00 -0400

The documentaries attempt to complete the picture of what transpired in LA in 1992 after Rodney King was beaten by police, showing how the riots affected a wide swath of Angelenos.

Under Cover Of Night, New Orleans Begins Dismantling Confederate Monuments

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:52:00 -0400

Following death threats, the contractors wore flak jackets and helmets as they dismantled a monument to members of a white supremacist group who attacked the city's racially integrated police force.

In 'Chewing Gum,' Tracey Is The Quirkiest And Freest Character On TV

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 06:58:00 -0400

For Black women, there is an added benefit to watching Tracy's weirdness in Netflix's hit show in all its glory.

LA Riot Documentaries Show Dehumanizing Black People Enables Abuses in Policing

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 17:53:45 -0400

A slew of new documentaries look back on the Los Angeles riots, 25 years after the city erupted in protest. But why are so many being made and why now?

Why My Coal Mining Grandfather's Deathbed Advice Applies To Minority Americans

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 04:31:00 -0400

As my grandfather lay dying from Black Lung disease, his eldest children did not question or doubt his advice to them: go out and get educations, and master newer ways of working.

Black-Jewish Relations Intensified And Tested By Current Political Climate

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 03:01:00 -0400

Activist ties that go back to the Civil Rights Movement are being strained by divergent viewpoints on the movement for black lives and Israel's position on Palestine.

Hispanic Men Often Put Off Medical Care, Bringing Bigger Trouble

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 06:00:00 -0400

Men are more likely than women to put off going to the doctor. Hispanic men can face complications of culture, language and cost that make that even more likely.

NPR's Staff Diversity Numbers, 2016

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:55:00 -0400

Despite the company-wide initiative for diverse hiring, change in the newsroom has been incremental.

Teenager Opens Up To Her Dad About Her Experiences With Racism

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 05:08:25 -0400

Calvin Burns' daughter Stepheni Bellamy, 15, is usually reticent. At StoryCorps, she tells him about dealing with racism at her high school. Burns says he faced similar issues when he was growing up.

This Week In Race: Guess Who's Not Coming To The White House

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 04:01:00 -0400

Karma, man.

Maine's Immigrants Boost Workforce Of Whitest, Oldest State In U.S.

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 18:16:00 -0400

New immigrants are projected to be the main driver of the U.S. workforce over the next 20 years. That trend is already playing out in Maine, which has an aging white population with a low birth rate.

How Young Muslims Define 'Halal Dating' For Themselves

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 13:54:00 -0400

Young Muslims find a middle ground for fostering romantic relationships between what is permissible and what is forbidden.