Boxer Bernard Hopkin recently called football player Donovan McNabb a 'house slave' – an insult that has gone viral. Host Michel Martin takes aim at the idea that you have to be a thug to be cool. She says African Americans are not the only ones that should fight that message, but it's the responsibility of white Americans, the media, and Hollywood to stop perpetuating the myth that blackness must equal dysfunction.
Two years ago, New York Times reporter Walt Bogdanich received a tip from a source at a major New York City hospital. The source said that premature babies at the hospital were receiving much higher doses of radiation during procedures than what was typically recommended. Some premature infants were receiving full body scans, with much higher doses of radiation, when a chest X-ray — with a much lower dose of radiation — would have sufficed.
The International Criminal Court's prosecutor is seeking an arrest warrant for Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi for crimes against humanity. And leaders from the Libyan opposition gathered in Washington to garner American support. Former Libyan Ambassador Ali Aujali hosted rebel leaders during their visit. He speaks with host Michel Martin about the rebels' expectations from the U.S., their plans to create a post-Gadhafi government, and the latest developments with the conflict in Libya.
MICHEL MARTIN, host: I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News.
Coming up, today 40 students will end their journey to retrace the route of the Freedom Riders of 1961. We'll talk with two of the students helping to mark the 50th anniversary of that historic civil rights demonstration. That's in just a few minutes.