Karen Grigsby Bates http://www.kplu.org en Why Would The NAACP Honor Donald Sterling Anyway? http://www.kplu.org/post/naacps-less-sterling-intentions <em>Update: The NAACP issued a <a href="http://www.naacp.org/press/entry/naacp-statement-resignation-of-los-angeles-president-jenkins">press release</a> on Thursday advising that Leon Jenkins has resigned his post as president of the Los Angeles chapter. The national organization said it is "developing guidelines for its branches to help them in their award selection process."</em><p>"The Los Angeles NAACP intention to honor Mr. Tue, 29 Apr 2014 23:53:30 +0000 Karen Grigsby Bates 16330 at http://www.kplu.org Why Would The NAACP Honor Donald Sterling Anyway? Chuck Stone, Pioneering Black Journalist And Professor, Dies At 89 http://www.kplu.org/post/chuck-stone-pioneering-black-journalist-and-professor-dies-89 When Chuck Stone worked at the <em>Philadelphia Daily News,</em> staffers for the newspaper got used to calls from reception telling them a person the police were pursuing as violent and criminal was waiting to talk to Stone. The suspects trusted Stone but feared police brutality. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 23:39:23 +0000 Karen Grigsby Bates 15772 at http://www.kplu.org Chuck Stone, Pioneering Black Journalist And Professor, Dies At 89 Why A Proper Lady Found Herself Behind Bars http://www.kplu.org/post/why-proper-lady-found-herself-behind-bars <em>This story is part of NPR's 50th anniversary coverage of 1964. Sat, 29 Mar 2014 15:03:15 +0000 Karen Grigsby Bates 15452 at http://www.kplu.org Why A Proper Lady Found Herself Behind Bars Stokely Carmichael, A Philosopher Behind The Black Power Movement http://www.kplu.org/post/stokely-carmichael-philosopher-behind-black-power-movement Before he became famous — and infamous — for calling on black power for black people, Stokely Carmichael was better known as a rising young community organizer in the civil rights movement. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 19:45:14 +0000 Karen Grigsby Bates 14628 at http://www.kplu.org Stokely Carmichael, A Philosopher Behind The Black Power Movement Sriracha-Maker Given More Time To Contain Spicy Fumes http://www.kplu.org/post/sriracha-maker-given-more-time-contain-spicy-fumes The saga over the darling of the condiment world, Sriracha, continues.<p>The popular hot sauce in the rooster bottle is made by Huy Fong Foods in the Los Angeles suburb of Irwindale. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 17:21:48 +0000 Karen Grigsby Bates 14196 at http://www.kplu.org Sriracha-Maker Given More Time To Contain Spicy Fumes Drive For Diversity, NASCAR's Commitment To Race http://www.kplu.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 23:04:50 +0000 Karen Grigsby Bates 13693 at http://www.kplu.org Drive For Diversity, NASCAR's Commitment To Race Love In Technicolor: Interracial Families On Television http://www.kplu.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 20:47:25 +0000 Karen Grigsby Bates 13688 at http://www.kplu.org Love In Technicolor: Interracial Families On Television 'Hispanic' Or 'Latino'? Polls Say It Doesn't Matter — Usually http://www.kplu.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 20:23:13 +0000 Karen Grigsby Bates 12733 at http://www.kplu.org 'Hispanic' Or 'Latino'? Polls Say It Doesn't Matter — Usually Franklin McCain: Taking Jim Crow Off The Menu http://www.kplu.org/post/franklin-mccain-taking-jim-crow-menu When Franklin McCain was a freshman at North Carolina A&T State University, he was sitting himself down at a whites-only lunch counter in Greensboro, N.C., as a conscious gesture to change the world. Or at least the segregated world in his home state. They were protesting the downtown stores' policy of refusing sit-down service to blacks (although the stores were perfectly happy to take black customers' money for things other than lunch).<p><strong>Today's Special: Jim Crow</strong><p>It was Feb. 1, 1960. Fri, 10 Jan 2014 20:58:45 +0000 Karen Grigsby Bates 12474 at http://www.kplu.org Franklin McCain: Taking Jim Crow Off The Menu The First Time I Heard The Name 'Mandela' http://www.kplu.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 22:52:23 +0000 Karen Grigsby Bates 11455 at http://www.kplu.org The First Time I Heard The Name 'Mandela'