Light And Dark: The Racial Biases That Remain In Photography
By Tell Me More Staff

April 16, 2014

When Syreeta McFadden was young, she dreaded being photographed. Cameras made her skin look darkened and distorted. Now a photographer herself, she's learned to capture various hues of brown skin.

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Teen Twitter Threats: A New Forum For Stupid?
April 16, 2014

The writers and commentators of the Beauty Shop weigh in news of the week, including a teenager's tweeted threats to an airline, and the line between hate crimes and terror.


Rwanda Genocide's Tough Lessons On 'Othering'
April 16, 2014

Creators of the new documentary "Coexist" spoke to Rwandan genocide survivors about forgiveness and reconciliation. Now they're bringing those lessons to American students.

Extremist Attacks Show Boko Haram Can Strike Anywhere
April 16, 2014

The abduction of more than 100 schoolgirls in Nigeria may be just the latest act of terror from extremist group Boko Haram. We take a closer look at that organization's campaign of violence.


Muslim Singer Yuna Moves To John Mayer's Music
April 15, 2014

Muslim pop star Yuna shares some of her favorite songs for Tell Me More's series "In Your Ear."

Hip-Hop Dreams Lead To Penning Poetry
April 15, 2014

Tell Me More continues its national poetry month series "Muses and Metaphor." Regular contributors Michael Skolnik and Laura Martinez share their Twitter poems.


Teen Sexting Not So Bad?
By TELL ME MORE STAFF

April 15, 2014

Many parents probably hope their teens will never share explicit cellphone messages or photos. But some researchers and parents now say sexting might just be a normal part of teen development.

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Late On Taxes? There's A Way Out
April 15, 2014

It's tax deadline day, but 75 percent of tax payers don't have to do anything by midnight tonight. That's according to Kevin McCormally of Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine.


A Year After Boston Marathon Bombing, How Does Public Grief Help?
April 15, 2014

Flowers, running shoes and posters were sent to Boston after the marathon bombing happened. Tell Me More asks how public expressions of grief help people, even when they are far away from the tragedy.

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The Dangers Of Defaulting On Student Loans
April 14, 2014

Loans allow many students to attend college, but they also leave graduates with big debt. The Urban Institute's Sandy Baum explains how skipping a loan payment could be more trouble than it's worth.


The Latino Experience In Appalachia
April 14, 2014

Appalachia boasts a thriving Latino population, and the University of Kentucky is documenting their often untold stories. Pedro Santiago Martinez and Ann Kingsolver discuss their project.

Voice Of Mavis Staples Still Inspires
April 14, 2014

The recent Civil Rights Summit in Austin showcased many powerful voices of the movement. Mavis Staples was known for combining that message with music. NPR's Don Gonyea reports.


Is A Beating In Detroit A Hate Crime?
April 14, 2014

Police are investigating whether the recent beating of a white motorist in Detroit was a hate crime. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with WDET's Jerome Vaughn and Quinn Klinefelter about the case.

Getting Enough Vitamin D: More Than Milk And Sunshine
April 14, 2014

New research finds that people with low levels of vitamin D are more likely to die from cancer, heart disease and other illnesses. Nutrition professor and author Marion Nestle explains.


Why Do More Latina Teens Get Pregnant?
April 14, 2014

U.S. teen pregnancies have declined for years, but Latinas still have the highest rate. Health expert Jane Delgado explains, along with teacher and former teen mother Christina Martinez.

Al Sharpton: Rat Or Cat?
April 11, 2014

A website claims the Reverend Al Sharpton was a paid FBI informant in the 1980s. But Sharpton says it's old news that's being dragged up to make him look bad. The barbershop guys weigh in.


Twitter Poetry: A Little Bit Of Real Estate Says A Lot
April 11, 2014

Tell Me More continues its national poetry month series "Muses and Metaphor." Chicago poet Malcolm London and writer MK Asante share their Twitter poems.

Bringing Back Freshness And Flair To The Easter Table
April 11, 2014

Before you go whole hog on an Easter ham, deviled eggs or mashed potatoes, you might want to lighten things up with vegan fare. Food experts Bryant Terry and Frederick Douglass Opie share some ideas.


Possible To Have Both Fashion And Fairness?
April 11, 2014

Many people are buying new clothes for Spring. But is the appetite for cheap clothes endangering workers? Tell Me More looks at lessons from the fatal garment factory collapse in Bangladesh.

On 50th Anniversary Of Civil Rights, LBJ Remembered As An Opportunist?
April 10, 2014

It's the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, and Capitol Hill is buzzing with activity. Democratic strategist Maria Cardona weighs in, along with The National Review's Kevin Williamson.