Karen Grigsby Bates Karen Grigsby Bates is an NPR correspondent.

Actress Meagan Good and actor Chris Brown present an award during the 37th Annual NAACP Image Awards on Feb. 25, 2006 Kevin Winter/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Why Would The NAACP Honor Donald Sterling Anyway?

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/308054638/308068275" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

PBS Documentary Examines Ruben Salazar's Life And Death

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/307913558/307913559" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Some In Irwindale Still Not Happy About Smelly Neighbor, Sriracha

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/305671251/305671252" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

9th Wonder addresses Harvard students in a scene from the documentary The Hip-Hop Fellow, which chronicles a year the producer spent teaching hip-hop culture as an academic subject. Price Films hide caption

toggle caption
Price Films

Hip-Hop Academy: Inside A Beatmaker's Harvard Class

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/298787212/298989448" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Sheriff L.O. Davis reads a set of local laws to Mrs. Malcolm Peabody, Dr. Robert Hayling and Mrs. John M. Burgess. The protesters remained seated as they attempted to integrate the dining room at a table in the Ponce De Leon Motor Lodge. Corbis hide caption

toggle caption
Corbis

Why A Proper Lady Found Herself Behind Bars

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/294816965/295851499" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Martin Luther King Jr., shown here with Stokely Carmichael during a voter registration march in Mississippi in 1966, regarded the younger Carmichael as one of the civil rights movement's most promising leaders. Lynn Pelham/Time hide caption

toggle caption
Lynn Pelham/Time

Stokely Carmichael, A Philosopher Behind The Black Power Movement

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/287320160/288492958" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Sriracha chili sauce bottles are produced at the Huy Fong Foods factory in Irwindale, Calif. Nick Ut/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Nick Ut/AP

Sriracha-Maker Given More Time To Contain Spicy Fumes

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/283307892/283307893" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Darrell Wallace Jr., a graduate of NASCAR's Drive for Diversity Program, celebrates after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Kroger 200 at Martinsville Speedway on Oct. 26 in Martinsville, Va. Robert Laberge/NASCAR via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Robert Laberge/NASCAR via Getty Images

Drive For Diversity, NASCAR's Commitment To Race

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/277024295/277578400" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

In Parenthood, Dax Shepard plays Crosby, whose wife, Jasmine, is played by Joy Bryant. Their son is Jabbar (Tyree Brown). NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Love In Technicolor: Interracial Families On Television

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/276526212/277385103" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript