Karen Grigsby Bates http://tspr.org en Crime Writer Creates A Hero For Her Beloved, Much-Maligned South LA http://tspr.org/post/crime-writer-creates-hero-her-beloved-much-maligned-south-la Rachel Howzell Hall is easing her big, laurel green Mercedes sedan through the streets of Los Angeles. A slim woman with big eyes, Hall says this Benz is her dream car, the thing she'd planned to buy for herself once she'd become a successful writer, probably around age 50.<p>But something happened to speed up her schedule.<p>"When I was 33 years old," Hall says, "I was diagnosed with a rare type of breast cancer. And I was pregnant. And it was terrifying."<p>She was two months pregnant with her much-desired first child. And she and her husband, David, were stunned. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:56:00 +0000 Karen Grigsby Bates 57363 at http://tspr.org Crime Writer Creates A Hero For Her Beloved, Much-Maligned South LA The Late Walter Dean Myers Wrote In The Language Of Teens http://tspr.org/post/late-walter-dean-myers-wrote-language-teens <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtlkXnf3-vY</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 17:03:00 +0000 Karen Grigsby Bates 55951 at http://tspr.org The Late Walter Dean Myers Wrote In The Language Of Teens Condiment Detente: Sriracha Plant To Stay In California City http://tspr.org/post/condiment-detente-sriracha-plant-stay-california-city The Sriracha-slurping public no longer has to worry about hoarding bottles and bottles of the spicy stuff: There will be hot sauce tomorrow and for the foreseeable future. Sriracha will continue to be made in the state-of-the-art plant David Tran built in Irwindale, Calif. Thu, 29 May 2014 22:47:00 +0000 Karen Grigsby Bates 54061 at http://tspr.org Condiment Detente: Sriracha Plant To Stay In California City The Life Of Poet Maya Angelou, From Poverty To Presidential Prizes http://tspr.org/post/life-poet-maya-angelou-poverty-presidential-prizes Poet, performer and political activist Maya Angelou has died after a long illness at her home in Winston-Salem, N.C. She was 86. Wed, 28 May 2014 20:06:00 +0000 Karen Grigsby Bates 53963 at http://tspr.org Nostalgia For What's Been Lost Since 'Brown V. Board' http://tspr.org/post/nostalgia-whats-been-lost-brown-v-board <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xY4aOHTjGTM</p> Sat, 17 May 2014 09:46:00 +0000 Karen Grigsby Bates 53340 at http://tspr.org Nostalgia For What's Been Lost Since 'Brown V. Board'