Karen Grigsby Bates http://kgou.org en Playwright Phillip Hayes Dean Dies At 83 http://kgou.org/post/playwright-phillip-hayes-dean-dies-83 Playwright Phillip Hayes Dean died earlier this week. His family says the 83 year-old died in Los Angeles of a heart condition. He was in the midst of overseeing a production of his most famous play, "Paul Robeson."<p>Dean wrote "Paul Robeson" to chronicle the life of the famed scholar, athlete, singer, actor and humanitarian activist. Robeson was best known for his thunderous <em>basso profundo</em> and his rendition of black spirituals and work songs. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:58:00 +0000 Karen Grigsby Bates 27547 at http://kgou.org Playwright Phillip Hayes Dean Dies At 83 Why A Proper Lady Found Herself Behind Bars http://kgou.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 22:05:00 +0000 Karen Grigsby Bates 26170 at http://kgou.org Why A Proper Lady Found Herself Behind Bars Stokely Carmichael, A Philosopher Behind The Black Power Movement http://kgou.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 14:11:00 +0000 Karen Grigsby Bates 24845 at http://kgou.org Stokely Carmichael, A Philosopher Behind The Black Power Movement Sriracha-Maker Given More Time To Contain Spicy Fumes http://kgou.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 10:15:00 +0000 Karen Grigsby Bates 24126 at http://kgou.org Sriracha-Maker Given More Time To Contain Spicy Fumes Drive For Diversity, NASCAR's Commitment To Race http://kgou.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 21:12:00 +0000 Karen Grigsby Bates 23372 at http://kgou.org Drive For Diversity, NASCAR's Commitment To Race Love In Technicolor: Interracial Families On Television http://kgou.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 23355 at http://kgou.org Love In Technicolor: Interracial Families On Television 'American Promise' Probes Race Issues In NYC Private School http://kgou.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 22437 at http://kgou.org 'American Promise' Probes Race Issues In NYC Private School 'Hispanic' Or 'Latino'? Polls Say It Doesn't Matter — Usually http://kgou.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 21602 at http://kgou.org 'Hispanic' Or 'Latino'? Polls Say It Doesn't Matter — Usually To Thine Own Selfie Be True, But Not In All Places At All Times http://kgou.org/post/thy-own-selfie-be-true-not-all-places-all-times <em>Editor's Note: Roberto Schmidt, the Agence France-Presse staffer who took the photographs discussed in this blog post, has now weighed in on the discussion and provided context. In his own blog <a href="http://blogs.afp.com/correspondent/?post/Selfie">post</a>, Schmidt wrote "photos can lie. In reality, just a few seconds earlier the first lady was herself joking with those around her, Cameron and Schmidt included. Her stern look was captured by chance." </em><p>You've probably seen the photos by now; they've certainly been circulated enough. Wed, 11 Dec 2013 03:23:00 +0000 Karen Grigsby Bates 18925 at http://kgou.org To Thine Own Selfie Be True, But Not In All Places At All Times The First Time I Heard The Name 'Mandela' http://kgou.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 18557 at http://kgou.org The First Time I Heard The Name 'Mandela'