January 6, 2012 A Morning Edition report about high obesity rates among African-American girls prompted a tough question—why did NPR point the finger at one group when obesity transcends race and gender lines? The piece is, in fact, accurate and well-crafted race-related reporting.
September 1, 2011 As 'minorities' become the majority a change is inevitable. But it could be a long time coming.
August 29, 2011 In a changing America, when is it useful to describe a racial or ethnic group as a minority? Help us follow NPR over the coming months.
June 27, 2011 Today on Talk of the Nation, NPR's Rob Gifford reflects on ten years in China, the gay marriage decision in New York, Sophia Nelson debunks myths about successful black women, and NPR's Linda Holmes warns culture junkies they'll never be able to get to it all.
In his career, Manning Marable wrote about the struggle for equal rights — and especially the life of Malcolm X. In this file photo from 2001, he posed at his Columbia University office in New York.
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April 1, 2011 Manning Marable, one of the leading scholars of African-American history in the United States, has died at age 60. He had been hospitalized with pneumonia last month, according to reports. His book Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention is coming out Monday.
August 5, 2010 A controversial Youtube video of an upset African American man goes viral, spawning numerous copycat videos. Is this Internet meme really about race, comedy, music, celebrity or a delicate mix of all of the above?
October 24, 2008 If the day is stressful, then go with the flow, until you find a laugh around the bend. We did it today.
October 21, 2008 Two Views of the Presidential Election
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October 15, 2008 The death penalty and justice
October 14, 2008 WWID — What Would I Do?
October 12, 2008 Columbus Day marked by celebration and reflection
October 10, 2008 Racial tones become louder in presidential race.
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