May 2, 2013 — When the veteran NBA player Jason Collins came out, an old narrative about black antigay sentiment was resurrected. But is it true?
Jul 23, 2012 — For many people of African descent, a lack of registry information and genetic diversity make bone marrow matches tough to find. Lawyer and Winter Olympic hopeful Seun Adebiyi made his battle with leukemia a quest for more donors and better registries in African countries.
Jan 18, 2012 — Digging to the bottom: An NPR team reported that Rick Santorum singled out blacks for receiving welfare, but the tape is in dispute. How far must NPR go to be fair and responsible in a matter that is racially explosive and continues to dog the candidate? Is NPR hiding behind objectivity?
Jan 6, 2012 — A Morning Edition report about high obesity rates among African-American girls prompted a tough question—why did NPR point the finger at one group when obesity transcends race and gender lines? The piece is, in fact, accurate and well-crafted race-related reporting.
Dec 29, 2010 — In our first hour of Talk of the Nation, TOTN Politician of the Year. in our second hour, why we need celebrities, and what changed for African-Americans in 2010.