Fifty Shades of White: The Long Fight Against Racism in Romance Novels

“I’m writing to let you know how much I enjoyed Whispers of Love. It’s my first African American romance. I guess I might sound bigoted, but I never knew that black folks fall in love like white folks.”

Source: The Guardian
Published: Apr 4, 2019
Length: 31 minutes (7,932 words)

The Town Where Everyone Owns a Gun

After the mine closed nearby, and the residents started to move out of Nucla, Colorado, the town passed an ordinance that every household in the municipality was required to own a gun. But as the residents see it, their main enemy is Telluride, the liberal city next door.

Source: The Guardian
Published: Jul 14, 2017
Length: 20 minutes (5,000 words)

Beyond Gun Control

Lois Beckett of ProPublica investigates why a successful program to combat gun violence has gone underfunded and ignored.

Source: Pro Publica
Published: Nov 26, 2015
Length: 22 minutes (5,546 words)

Black America’s Invisible Crisis

Residents of inner cities, most of whom are black, often develop symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder after being exposed to violence.

Source: Essence
Published: Aug 30, 2014
Length: 10 minutes (2,566 words)