James DoubekMay 11, 2018 08:19 AM
Starbucks Will 'Give People The Key' To Bathroom Regardless Of PurchaseThe move comes after the arrest of two black men at a Philadelphia location.
Molly BoigonMay 1, 2018 05:39 PM
Civil Rights Tourism Is Picking Up Around The U.S.Harvard historian Nancy Koehn joined BPR to talk about how a new lynching memorial is one of many gaining visibility across the nation.
Craig LeMoultApril 26, 2018 07:29 PM
'Yawkey Way' Decision Met With Pride And With DisappointmentYawkey Way is no more. The city's Public Improvement Commission voted Thursday to change the name of the iconic street that closes on game days at Fenway Park.
WGBH NewsApril 25, 2018 06:31 PM
Reconciling White Guilt And White Privilege — And How To Use Them For GoodIncidents of racism and discrimination make headlines every day. Some have been deadly, as in the recent case of Stephon Clark, who was shot 20 times in his back yard last month after police allegedly mistook his cell phone for a gun; or nearly deadly, as in the case of Brennan Walker, a black teen shot by a homeowner for asking for directions after missing the school bus. Other incidents have not been deadly, but still outrageous — like in Philadelphia, where two men who refused to leave a Starbucks were arrested for trespassing, and in Dover Township, Pennsylvania, where the police were called on five black women because they were golfing too slowly.
Paris AlstonApril 23, 2018 10:37 AM
In The Age Of #MeToo, Spinning Hip-Hop In Favor Of WomenIf you’re a woman who loves rap music, you’ve probably been rapping along to a song, then stopped to realize you were calling women b-----s and h--s.
Paul SingerApril 18, 2018 05:08 PM
Court Orders Investigation Of Alleged Racism In Brookline Fire DepartmentA state court has breathed new life into a black Brookline firefighter's complaint that he faced racial discrimination from within the town’s fire department, and the case against the town must now be reopened.
NPR NewsApril 17, 2018 12:26 PM
Video Shows Police Tackling, Punching Black Harvard StudentPolice in Cambridge, Mass., tackled and punched a black Harvard student who was standing naked on a traffic island on Friday night. The incident was captured on video by witnesses, and the city's mayor called the video "disturbing."
Paris AlstonApril 4, 2018 09:21 AM
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Spirit Lives On At His Home Church In BostonTwelfth Baptist Church members welcomed local politicians and others into their sanctuary Tuesday for a joyous occasion: to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Heather GoldstoneApril 3, 2018 05:52 PM
Living Lab Radio: Changing Gender Stereotypes In ScienceScientist Calls For New Conversation On Genes And “Race"