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Bebe Moore Campbell

Listen as NPR's Cheryl Corley talks with Campbell for Morning Edition.

Aug. 3, 2001 -- Journalist, author and NPR commentator Bebe Moore Campbell has had a prolific career in several mediums: newspapers, books and in broadcasting.

Bebe Moore Campbell

Bebe Moore Campbell
(Photo © 2001 Barbara DuMertz)

As a journalist Campbell has written articles for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Essence, Ebony, Black Enterprise, and others. As a regular commentator on Morning Edition (see some of her commentaries below), Campbell has tackled such topics as domestic abuse, racial integration, and her own claustrophophia.

What You Owe Me

Her books include: Your Blues Ain't Like Mine, for which she won a NAACP Image Award, her memoir, Sweet Summer, Growing Up With and Without my Dad, and her first book, Successful Women, Angry Men: Backlash in the Two-Career Marriage, which was nonfiction. Campbell's most recent novel -- for release in August, 2001 -- is What You Owe Me.

Listen to some of Bebe Moore Campbell's most recent commentaries from Morning Edition, or find out more at her Web site:

Should We Like Ike?
Morning Edition, July 11, 2001
Commentator Bebe Moore Campbell talks about her debate over why she, as a woman, can't enjoy musician Ike Turner's comeback, even if his new sound is hot.

Fear of Elevators
Morning Edition, May 10, 2001
Campbell reveals her claustrophobic fear of being trapped in an elevator - a concern only intensified by California's rolling blackouts. Campbell says the stairs are looking better all the time.

Advice On Bullies
Morning Edition, April 20, 2001
Commentator Bebe Moore Campbell says parents who worry about their children being bullied should take a look back to the first integrated schools.

Healthcare for African-Americans
Morning Edition, October 10, 2000

Campbell says she's grateful to Magic Johnson for investing money to build businesses in her neighborhood, the Crenshaw District of Los Angeles. And she appeals to him to do some things that could improve the health of the people living there.