Paul Solman speaks with an airport contractor and McDonald's employee whose near-minimum wage salaries keep them on public assistance. A higher wage, as high as the possible $15 in Seattle, would go a long way toward making them more independent, they say.
Taylor Kirkwood, 18, has battled autism and scoliosis. Through some family connections, Seahawks running back Christine Michael said he would take her to prom. They both wore pink on the special night. Taylor Kirkwood, 18, has battled autism and scoliosis. Through some family connections, Seahawks running back Christine Michael said he would take her to prom.
Making an Impact: Advancing Racial Equity in Schools
The Organizing Apprenticeship Project and others discuss their successful campaign, using Race Forward's framework and resources, to get the Minneapolis-area school system to integrate Racial Equity Impact Assessments into their policy process.
7'5" High School Basketball Player Becomes Online Star
A video of a giant Florida basketball player has more than 3.5 million online views -- and it was posted only three weeks ago. Vincente Arenas reports on the 18-year-old who may be the tallest high school athlete in the country.
Tom Brokaw revisits his award-winning 1997 Dateline Special "Why Can't We Live Together" in which he looked at the town of Matteson, Illinois a once all-white suburb, experiencing a departure of longtime residents as African-Americans began to move in.
We're remembering a girl from Kalamazoo County who was granted her dying wish. 17-year-old Yeatise Gaines died last week after a long battle with cancer, but before passing away, the Kalamazoo Central High School senior was given her own graduation ceremony in her hospital bed.
As coverage of the Michael Brown shooting continues to unfold, images from the events surrounding the incident bear a striking resemblance to those of the Civil Rights era. The Root put together a compilation of historic photos and photos from Ferguson, Missouri to show the parallels.
Patrick Peoples couldn't believe it when he got acceptance letters from Princeton University, Yale University, Columbia University, Brown University, Dartmouth College, Cornell University and the University of Pennsylvania.