December 3, 2013 The story of how ketchup became a staple in American kitchens tells us much about the history of international trade, taking us from Fujian province to western Europe and ultimately across the Atlantic.
December 2, 2013 A recent This American Life episode tackled the continuing consequences of housing discrimination in America. But why is there so little momentum behind stopping it? ProPublica's Nikole Hannah-Jones explains.
December 2, 2013 NPR's Tell Me More launches its Twitter series with African-American entrepreneurs and tech innovators who will describe a typical day in their lives.
November 30, 2013 For some young Muslims, balancing Islamic values with American traditions isn't always easy, especially when it comes to relationships. The new website Hipster Shaadi aims to help them find a match.
November 30, 2013 Researchers recently took data from the Facebook app Are You Interested and found that not only is race a factor in our online dating interests, but particular races get disproportionately high — and low — amounts of interest.
November 29, 2013 Unlike defendants in criminal trials, defendants in U.S. immigration courts aren't constitutionally entitled to an attorney. But New York City is piloting the nation's first government-funded public defender service for immigrants facing deportation.
November 27, 2013 African-American innovators in technology represent just 5 percent of America's scientists and engineers. Every day until Dec. 20, some of these tech thinkers will live-tweet about their days and answer questions in a special Twitter series hosted by NPR's Tell Me More. Join the conversation at @TellMeMoreNPR or #NPRBlacksinTech.
November 27, 2013 Every so often, there's a new name for the phenomenon of young people targeting others for random assaults. But what is the effect of calling this type of behavior a "game"?
November 26, 2013 More than 35 years ago, Bernard and Shirley Kinsey began acquiring documents, artifacts and artworks that tell the story of the African-American experience. The collection, which spans more than 400 years, spotlights not black pain, they say, but the strength and resilience of African-Americans.