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Black Africans Feeling Left Out

Many African-born immigrants are considered 'African-American,' but with different histories and cultures than we typically associate with black culture in America. Host Michel Martin speaks to writer Wayetu Moore about her recent article, 'How the Africans Became Black.'
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Adoptee Rights

Adult adoptees are increasingly speaking out and demanding a seat at the table when it comes to policies involving adoption. We explore the issues from the perspective of adoptees.


Donors Consider More Relief Aid For Syria

There's been another massacre in Syria. This time in the city of Aleppo, where bodies were found in a river along the divide that separates the city between government control and rebel control. Meanwhile, major donors are in Kuwait to try to raise money to help the millions of Syrian civilians who've been displaced by the conflict.

Tunisia's Veil Ban: Frontline Of Identity War

At Manouba University on the outskirts of the Tunisian capital Tunis, the school's dean has vowed to uphold a rule that bars women from wearing a face veil in the classroom. Salafi students oppose the ban, and see this as a battle for freedom of religion. The issue is a microcosm of a much larger battle between the staunchly secular and the deeply pious in Tunisia.

In China, The Government Isn't The Only Spy Game In Town

Increasingly, China's surveillance state has extended to include Chinese individuals spying on one another. Former journalist Qi Hong has helped ordinary citizens and government officials alike detect bugs and hidden cameras planted by others. In one year, his bug hunt turned up more than 300 devices for a hundred friends.

Hillary Clinton Reflects On Challenges Of Office

"We all have to do a better job" in the aftermath of the events in Benghazi, Libya, Clinton said in an interview with NPR. The outgoing secretary of state also discussed, among other things, her plans for 2016.

Interview With Secretary Of State Hillary Clinton

Full transcript of NPR's Michele Kelemen's interview with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Ancient Manuscripts In Timbuktu Reduced To Ashes

A famed library and research center held books and manuscripts dating back to the 13th century. Residents say Islamist radicals torched them before fleeing the town.