Lawmakers are weighing a proposal to give families with kids a monthly cash benefit to help ease the lifelong pull of poverty. Experts say it could cut U.S. child poverty nearly in half.
How can we make amends for the atrocities of slavery and segregation? Historian and preservationist Brent Leggs discusses one step in confronting the past: preserving African American historic sites.
February is Black History Month — a time to remember more than 400 years of Black heritage. To celebrate the achievements of the community, we created a playlist of our favorite conversations.
Historical records from a Birmingham, Ala., jail containing 12 rare autographs of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. sold at auction for more than $130,000.
Now 74, O'Brien didn't become a father until his late 50s. He reflects on writing, mortality and his experiences in Vietnam in the new documentary, The War and Peace of Tim O'Brien.
Weeks before the 1960 presidential election, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was arrested for participating in a lunch counter sit-in in Atlanta and sentenced to four months of hard labor. Thanks to some back-channel moves by the Kennedy campaign, King was released from prison. On Georgia Today, author Paul Kendrick explains how that changed party allegiances for Black and white voters in the South for generations.
A 1976 exhibit of art created by African Americans was the first major show by a Black curator and serves as a starting point for the HBO documentary Black Art: In the Absence of Light.
Journalist Matthew Gavin Frank exposes the history of South Africa's nefarious diamond industry, accompanied by a tale of pigeons and their role in subversion, in crisp and poetic prose.
The Washington, D.C., gallery turns 100 this year. Susan Stamberg has fond memories of visiting back in the '60s: "It was like visiting a really rich uncle with fabulous taste and a collector's eye."
The supply ship is named for Katherine Johnson, a Black NASA mathematician portrayed in the 2016 film. It's bringing some 8,000 pounds supplies and hardware to the International Space Station.
Trotter was a Black newspaper editor in the early 20th century who advocated for civil rights by organizing mass protests. Historian Kerri Greenidge tells his story. Originally broadcast January 2021.
In the 1930s, the Federal Writers' Project collected the narratives of former slaves in the United States. Clint Smith of The Atlantic speaks with NPR's Ari Shapiro about these stories.
Atlanta-bred journalist Amir “A.R.” Shaw has introduced his latest book, titled “Trap History,” which takes an intimate look into trap music and the social issues associated with the culture that music depicts.
The Trump Plaza had stood along the boardwalk since 1984. The shell of the former president's failed business, which closed in 2014, came crumbling down Wednesday morning.
Until Feb. 15, 1971, Britain had 240 pennies to a pound. There were also two farthings in a ha'penny, three pennies in a bit, two shillings in a florin, and five shillings in a crown.