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.
President Obama on Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee w/ Jerry Seinfeld
Bad TV writes Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: "Just Tell Him You're The President" (Season 7, Episode 1). A relaxed, candid, funny President Obama talks with Seinfeld about life in the White House, his job and his opinion of world leaders.
This episode's discussion is focused on the Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton. Does she have your vote for the presidency?
Many people consider honest opinions to be verboten because of how controversial they can be. But don't tell these guys that. Cigar Convos is a dialogue between guests of color -- whether entertainment, politics, sports or relationships. Set in "Habana Ninos", a black owned cigar bar in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.
While The Root may not agree with the entire perspe...
Food for Thought, presented by McDonald’s, is a video series celebrating the ingenuity and accomplishments of celebrities and influencers of the African Diaspora. Here, actor and producer Cory Hardrict discusses fulfilling your destiny.
All across the country, an alarming number of students are suspended, expelled and even arrested for minor or trivial offenses. Instead of being sent to school guidance counselors to determine root causes of student misbehavior, young people are increasingly pushed into police stations, courtrooms and juvenile detention centers.