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When African American youth hockey player received racial taunts from opponents, his team rallied around him.

NPR’s Noel King talked to a 13-year-old African-American hockey player and his father about a recent ice hockey tournament and how his teammates rallied around him, after they saw that he was being subjected to racist abuse from the opposing…

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Lesson Not Learned: “America To Me” Documents Why Race Has Everything To Do With Education

Focusing on the documentary “America to Me,” about race relations at the high school in the affluent town of Oak Park, Illinois, on his program 1a, Joshua Johnson hosts: Charles Donalson Former student, Oak Park-River Forest High School in Oak…

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50 Years Later, Raised Fists During National Anthem Still Resonate

NPR reporter Karen Grigsby Bates relates the story of Tommie Smith and John Carlos, American sprinters who won gold and bronze medals respectively in the 1968 Olympics  200-meter running event, then bowed their heads and raised their black-gloved fists on…

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Even Famous And Successful Black Women Can Encounter Serious Pregnancy Complications

NPR’s Ari Shapiro talks with Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice, president and dean of the Morehouse School of Medicine, about the fact that black mothers have a higher mortality rate than white mothers and the effect of racism.  To hear the…

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Three Black Senators Introduce Bill to Make Lynching a Federal Hate Crime

Anne Branigin reports that the three African American Senators “Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.), introduced a bill Friday that would make lynching a federal hate crime.  The bill is similar to one introduced earlier this…

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