Karen Grigsby Bates http://ualrpublicradio.org en Why A Proper Lady Found Herself Behind Bars http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/why-proper-lady-found-herself-behind-bars <em>This story is part of NPR's 50th anniversary coverage of 1964. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 22:27:00 +0000 Karen Grigsby Bates 21008 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Why A Proper Lady Found Herself Behind Bars Drive For Diversity, NASCAR's Commitment To Race http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/drive-diversity-nascars-commitment-race On Sunday, the K&N Pro Series East begins down in New Smyrna Beach, Fla. And if the track and pit look a little more diverse than they have in the past, that's in part because of a NASCAR program designed to entice different communities to try out the sport.<p>Market research says NASCAR's bread-and-butter fan base is about 60 percent male and 80 percent white, mostly from the Southern and Midwestern states. Sat, 15 Feb 2014 22:00:00 +0000 Karen Grigsby Bates 19080 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Drive For Diversity, NASCAR's Commitment To Race Love In Technicolor: Interracial Families On Television http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/love-technicolor-interracial-families-television <em>I Love Lucy</em> was one of the most popular shows in the history of television. Its stars, redheaded Lucille Ball and her Cuban-American husband Desi Arnaz, became TV icons — but they almost didn't get on TV.<p>Kathleen Brady is the author of <em>Lucille: The Life of Lucille Ball</em>. She says the network that wanted Ball to star in her own sitcom was not interested in her husband.<p>"CBS and its sponsor, Philip Morris cigarettes, were adamantly opposed to this," says Brady. Sat, 15 Feb 2014 13:16:00 +0000 Karen Grigsby Bates 19057 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Love In Technicolor: Interracial Families On Television 'American Promise' Probes Race Issues In NYC Private School http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/american-promise-probes-race-new-york-private-school Monday evening, <a href="http://www.pbs.org/pov/americanpromise/" target="_blank">PBS will air <em>American Promise</em></a>, a documentary that traces the lives of two African-American students for 13 years. They both enroll as kindergarteners at The Dalton School, an elite private day school in New York City that says it's making a commitment to diversity.<p>In the beginning of <em>American Promise</em>, filmmakers Michèle Stephenson and Joe Brewster set out to chronicle the complete pre-collegiate education of their son Idris and his best friend, Seun Summers. Mon, 03 Feb 2014 10:01:00 +0000 Karen Grigsby Bates 18403 at http://ualrpublicradio.org 'American Promise' Probes Race Issues In NYC Private School 'Hispanic' Or 'Latino'? Polls Say It Doesn't Matter — Usually http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/hispanic-or-latino-polls-say-it-doesnt-matter-usually Carlos Mencia is well-known for his standup humor, which is slyly good-natured and often focuses on race and ethnicity. The 46 year-old Mencia has had a successful series on The Comedy Channel <em>(Mind of Mencia)</em> and draws huge crowds when he tours the country. When he was starting out in the business, he spent a lot of time on college campuses. Tue, 21 Jan 2014 19:26:00 +0000 Karen Grigsby Bates 17777 at http://ualrpublicradio.org 'Hispanic' Or 'Latino'? Polls Say It Doesn't Matter — Usually The First Time I Heard The Name 'Mandela' http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/first-time-i-heard-name-mandela <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgcTvoWjZJU</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLhaN26paaU</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFW7845XO3g</p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 22:46:00 +0000 Karen Grigsby Bates 15608 at http://ualrpublicradio.org The First Time I Heard The Name 'Mandela' 'Best Man Holiday' Resonates Across Racial Lines http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/profile-movie-director-malcolm-lee <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtQgGv3TTes</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOYPqcb_jig</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OijFtJ5iHzg</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 09:50:00 +0000 Karen Grigsby Bates 15386 at http://ualrpublicradio.org 'Best Man Holiday' Resonates Across Racial Lines Mexican-American Vets Ignited Kennedy's Latino Support http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/mexican-american-vets-ignited-kennedys-latino-support On the evening of Nov. 21, 1963, President John F. Kennedy, his wife Jacqueline, Vice President Lyndon Johnson and his wife, Lady Bird, walked through a wall of applause to take their place as honored guests in a Houston ballroom. Thu, 21 Nov 2013 10:38:00 +0000 Karen Grigsby Bates 14869 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Mexican-American Vets Ignited Kennedy's Latino Support Amy Tan Weaves Family Mystery Into 'Valley Of Amazement' http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/tan-weaves-family-mystery-valley-amazement Amy Tan was 200 pages into a new novel when she attended a large exhibition on Shanghai life in the early 1900s. While there, she bought a book she thought might help her as she researched details on life in the Old City. She stopped turning pages when she came upon a group portrait.<p>"It's called the '10 Beauties in Shanghai,' " she says. These were the winners of a citywide beauty contest for courtesans. Mon, 04 Nov 2013 10:42:00 +0000 Karen Grigsby Bates 13940 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Amy Tan Weaves Family Mystery Into 'Valley Of Amazement' Asian-Americans To Evangelicals: We're Not Your Punch Line http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/asian-americans-evangelicals-were-not-your-punchline "We the undersigned, are distressed about the continuing divide that persists in the North American evangelical church in the area of racial harmony."<p>That's the first line of a four-page open letter to American Evangelicals ("On Cultural Insensitivity and Reconciliation in the Church") from a coalition called Asian American Christians United. The letter was released earlier this week.<p>The roughly 700 signatories are a who's who in Asian-American Christian circles: a seminary head, several professors of religion, dozens of pastors, even a few popular bloggers. Fri, 18 Oct 2013 17:02:00 +0000 Karen Grigsby Bates 13071 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Asian-Americans To Evangelicals: We're Not Your Punch Line