Race & Ethnicity

The film “ Gather ” follows Native Americans on the frontlines of the growing movement to reconnect with spiritual and cultural identities devastated by genocide.

from Good Food

Travis McMichael, his father Gregory McMichael, and their neighbor William Bryan were deemed guilty today for murdering Ahmaud Arbery, a Black 25-year-old, when he was out jogging in…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Closing arguments began today in the trial against the three white men charged with murdering Ahmaud Arbery, a Black man, in Brunswick, Georgia.

Ahmaud Arbery and Kyle Rittenhouse cases: ‘Reasonable suspicion’ is tied to race and place in America

Closing arguments began today in the trial against the three white men charged with murdering Ahmaud Arbery, a Black man, in Brunswick, Georgia.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Tony Platt’s recently re-released book, “Grave Matters” digs into the Golden State’s dark history of not only massacring Indigenous Peoples, but later desecrating their graves and…

California’s grim genocidal past implicates the University of California

Tony Platt’s recently re-released book, “Grave Matters” digs into the Golden State’s dark history of not only massacring Indigenous Peoples, but later desecrating their graves and…

from Scheer Intelligence

After the death of George Floyd and the racial reckoning that followed, companies across America made commitments to more diversity and inclusion.

Companies promised $50 billion for diversity, equity, inclusion. Did they deliver after George Floyd’s death?

After the death of George Floyd and the racial reckoning that followed, companies across America made commitments to more diversity and inclusion.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The famous Obama portraits are on show right now at the LA County Museum of Art .

Check out portraits of the Obamas plus other Black Americans at LACMA, Jeffrey Deitch gallery

The famous Obama portraits are on show right now at the LA County Museum of Art .

from Greater LA

Netflix's “Gentefied,” about gentrification’s real-world implications in Boyle Heights, releases its second season on November 10. KCRW speaks with two of the show’s creators.

‘Gentefied’ centers on Boyle Heights, but speaks to working-class neighborhoods everywhere

Netflix's “Gentefied,” about gentrification’s real-world implications in Boyle Heights, releases its second season on November 10. KCRW speaks with two of the show’s creators.

from Greater LA

Director Jeymes Samuel on the often ignored history of Black cowboys.

Jeymes Samuel: ‘The Harder They Fall’

Director Jeymes Samuel on the often ignored history of Black cowboys.

from The Treatment

The new Netflix documentary “Found” follows the unique friendship of teenagers Chloe, Lily and Sadie.

‘Found’: An emotional film about adopted cousins reconnecting. Here’s how the filmmakers managed to shoot in China

The new Netflix documentary “Found” follows the unique friendship of teenagers Chloe, Lily and Sadie.

from The Business

Exploring the Great Outdoors has long provided adventure, discovery, peace and wonderment.

“It’s like, what are you doing here?”: The complicated intersection of race and outdoor recreation

Exploring the Great Outdoors has long provided adventure, discovery, peace and wonderment.

from Life Examined

As world leaders gather and debate the global climate crisis in Scotland, COPs and conferences are no longer dominated by white, rich nations.

The history and racist legacy of the environmental movement

As world leaders gather and debate the global climate crisis in Scotland, COPs and conferences are no longer dominated by white, rich nations.

from Life Examined

As the approaching second pandemic winter is raising concerns about another surge, California health officials are forging ahead with its campaign to get as many people as possible…

Veggies and vax victories sprout in Imperial and Salinas valleys

As the approaching second pandemic winter is raising concerns about another surge, California health officials are forging ahead with its campaign to get as many people as possible…

from Zócalo's Connecting California

Santa Clarita is “one of the areas that is going to see the greatest increases in extreme heat, where the average high temperatures will increase by up to 60 degrees by mid-century,”…

Santa Clarita, East LA, communities of color will be among those hit hardest by climate change, says new county report

Santa Clarita is “one of the areas that is going to see the greatest increases in extreme heat, where the average high temperatures will increase by up to 60 degrees by mid-century,”…

from Greater LA

UC Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco is California's oldest law school, and its board of directors voted unanimously on Tuesday to change the institution’s name.

UC Hastings may change its name. Its founder presided over a Native American killing spree in mid-1800s

UC Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco is California's oldest law school, and its board of directors voted unanimously on Tuesday to change the institution’s name.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Director and actor Rebecca Hall on finding the language to understand her family’s complex history

Rebecca Hall: ‘Passing’

Director and actor Rebecca Hall on finding the language to understand her family’s complex history

from The Treatment

Artists and activists from the Chicano civil rights movement of the 1970s helped dramatically expand appreciation of Día de los Muertos among Mexican Americans living in LA.

How the 1970 Chicano Moratorium sparked Día de los Muertos in LA

Artists and activists from the Chicano civil rights movement of the 1970s helped dramatically expand appreciation of Día de los Muertos among Mexican Americans living in LA.

from Greater LA

The official portraits of Barack Obama and Michelle Obama are on a national tour. Making the only West Coast stop, they're coming to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on November 7.

Obama portraits are expected to draw big crowds at LACMA

The official portraits of Barack Obama and Michelle Obama are on a national tour. Making the only West Coast stop, they're coming to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on November 7.

from KCRW Features

Native tribes across the nation are fearful that the Supreme Court may review Brackeen v. Haaland this term.

Native sovereignty might be in danger during this Supreme Court term

Native tribes across the nation are fearful that the Supreme Court may review Brackeen v. Haaland this term.

from KCRW Features

Ava DuVernay’s new Netflix series dives into the early life of former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

Ava DuVernay on Colin Kaepernick, Black identity, and listening to your inner voice

Ava DuVernay’s new Netflix series dives into the early life of former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The pandemic has disproportionately affected communities of color and vulnerable groups facing financial and health challenges, and food security is certainly no exception.

Low-income women, Latinos, and 18-40 year olds remain food insecure in LA: New report

The pandemic has disproportionately affected communities of color and vulnerable groups facing financial and health challenges, and food security is certainly no exception.

from Good Food