January 31, 2005 NPR's Alex Chadwick talks with NPR's Carrie Kahn about the first day of jury selection in the child molestation case against pop star Michael Jackson.
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January 28, 2005 Certain events in history people just know — in Great Britain, its well-known that the Magna Carta was signed in 1215. In America, Abraham Lincoln signed the emancipation proclamation in 1863, ending slavery. But few know that seminal event came decades after Britain had already cut its ties to the slave trade. NPR's Tony Cox talks with Adam Hochschild, author of Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire's Slaves, about that moment in British history and the impact it had on the emancipation movement in America.
January 28, 2005 When Americans think of race relations, they tend to think of the experiences and history of people of color. But what about the concept of "whiteness" in American society? Cheryl DeVall reports on a new art exhibit that probes what it means to be "white."
January 27, 2005 A recent poll finds that many African-Americans believe the virus that causes AIDS is man-made, and is part of a larger conspiracy to decimate black populations. More than half of those surveyed believed there is a cure for AIDS, but it is being withheld from the poor. NPR's Tony Cox speaks with Laura Bogart, a behavioral scientist for the RAND Corporation research group and a co-author of the study, and with Phill Wilson, director of the Black AIDS Institute, an HIV/AIDS policy center in Los Angeles.
January 27, 2005 On Wednesday, President Bush met with the Congressional Black Caucus, and also with a 24-member panel of black clergy and business leaders -- many of whom supported him in the 2004 election. NPR's Tony Cox looks at what was said in both meetings, and the president's recent attempts to reach out to African Americans on both sides of the aisle.
January 26, 2005 Commentator Camille Brown expresses her pride in being a patriot and an African-American woman.
January 26, 2005 NPR'S Cheryl DeVall talks with Christopher Paul Moore about his new book Fighting for America: Black Soldiers -- The Unsung Heroes of World War II.
January 26, 2005 The health concerns of African Americans have taken on increased urgency in recent months. NPR's Tony Cox highlights some of the most pressing issues.
January 26, 2005 As President Bush begins his second term in office, his relationship with African Americans remains volatile, but not nearly as contentious as it was four years ago. From Detroit, Jerome Vaughn talks to some African Americans about their expectations for the next four years.
January 26, 2005 On this inauguration day, we consider African Americans and the Bush agenda. Carlos Watson, CNN political analyst and host of Off Topic, discusses with NPR's Tony Cox how African Americans will affect -- or be effected by -- evolving White House strategy.
January 26, 2005 Many baseball fans probably know Nolan Ryan holds the records for most strikeouts and Pete Rose has the most hits in the history of Major League Baseball -- but what about James "Cool Papa" Bell or Joe "Smokey" Williams from the Negro League of Baseball? NPR's Tony Cox talks with Larry Luster and Dick Clark, two of the people working to compile the statistics of Negro League Baseball players.
January 24, 2005 Commentator Carlandrea Sinclair questions whether some people date interracially for love -- or because it's the trendy thing to do.
January 24, 2005 JPMorgan Chase & Co. acknowledges that two of its predecessor banks received thousands of slaves as collateral prior to the Civil War. The bank apologized for contributing to "a brutal and unjust institution."
January 24, 2005 NPR's Tony Cox speaks with Ward Connerly, the conservative African-American who's been fighting against affirmative action as a regent for the University of California. His tenure as a regent is coming to a close.
January 22, 2005 Ward Connerly is leaving the University of California's Board of Regents after 12 years. He helped lead a successful effort to end race-based admissions quotas in the state university system a decade ago. He says he will continue to work to end affirmative action.
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