February 1, 2005 For nearly a century, civil rights organizations have fought for racial equality in the United States -- but the organizations that once led the fight so vigorously are now wrapped up in struggles of their own. Reporter Allison Keyes wraps up her two-part series on the state of American civil rights organizations with a look at what some are calling the "new" civil rights movement.
February 1, 2005 Civil rights organizations can be credited with assisting African Americans with social, political and economic advancements. Now that achievements have been made, what's the current mission of these organizations? Are they outdated, or are they still useful? Reporter Allison Keyes begins her two-part, in-depth look at civil rights organizations.
February 1, 2005 Black farmers in Alabama may get another chance to plead their case against the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Five years ago, the USDA settled a discrimination lawsuit to the tune of more than $2 billion -- but farmers are still awaiting compensation. Now it has emerged that one of the defending lawyers wasn't a licensed attorney. Black farmer plaintiffs are seeking to re-open the case.
February 1, 2005 NPR's Ed Gordon and a panel of experts and pundits debate President Bush's plan to privatize Social Security; the NAACP's response to a recent IRS probe; a Michigan auction selling Ku Klux Klan memorabilia; and a new study that suggests a growing number of college freshmen no longer consider racial discrimination a major issue in America.
February 1, 2005 NPR's Ed Gordon and guests take a closer look at Black History Month, its cultural function -- and its recent commercialization.
February 1, 2005 We travel into diverse Los Angeles-area communities to find out what Black History Month means to residents.
February 1, 2005 NPR's Juan Williams reports on the president's work to draw blacks to the GOP. Issues such as gay marriage and abortion have drawn black ministers and others to the Republican Party
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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.
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