When a victim reports a rape and undergoes a forensic exam, the rape kit is handed over to law enforcement. Law enforcement then sends the kit off for DNA testing. The results of that analysis can help catch a rapist. At least, that is what is supposed to happen.For an estimated 400,000 victims, their case was forgotten about. Their rape kit was left on a shelf or in a storage or in a warehouse. And their rapists were allowed to walk free.
College Senior Uses Songwriting to Help Overcome Genetic Disease
Twenty-two-year-old West Chester University senior Tarik Williams is more than a big man on campus. He’s “King of the Rams.” But his rise to the top had its own unique set of challenges.
When he was diagnosed with a genetic disease that robbed him of his central vision in 2009, he vowed he wouldn’t let it rob him of his future. So, he created a vision for his life.
Kid President Introduces the White House Student Film Festival
For the past few months, K-12 students have been putting the finishing touches on short films about this year's theme: The Impact of Giving Back. We received more than 1,500 submissions from around the world and, on Friday, March 20 we premiered 15 Official Selections at the 2015 White House Film Festival.
How Underperforming School Turned Around Test Scores, Conquered Common Core
Students in 29 states are taking the Common Core tests for the first time this spring. A few years ago, one school in Washington, D.C., changed how it prepares for standardized tests, adopting home visits, pep rallies and new curricula to give students a boost.
The Story of What's Being Called One of the Bravest Moments in Marathon History
In a moment that's as hard to watch as it is inspiring, Hyvon Ngetich crawls to the finish line at the 2015 Austin Marathon. Manuel Bojorquez has the story of what's being called one of the bravest moments in marathon history.
We’re quickly approaching the end of another Black History Month and the conversation surrounding the necessity for the 28 days is just as intense as it was when we ushered in February four weeks ago. Should we continue to celebrate African-American contributions in this "post-racial" world? Absolutely. Listen to GlobalGrind's News Editor Christina Coleman break it down.
An organization with facilities in Florida, Las Vegas and Hong Kong is collecting used bars of soap from more than 4000 hotels, recycling them into fresh soap and delivering the supplies to people in need around the world.
Amanda Berry Rescuer Charles Ramsey Two Years Later
Charles Ramsey, the colorful Cleveland resident who shot to fame after helping to rescue Amanda Berry and her young child escape from a home, talks to John Kosich two years after his infamous television interview went viral.