Black Stats, a new book by Oakland-based academic, author, and activist Monique Morris, explores that data and much more about black American life from education to the entertainment industry to the justice system.
Make-A-Wish foundation grants 5-year-old Miles wish to become Batman. Turning San Francisco into Gotham City, Miles shows the community just how strong of a fighter he is. After being diagnosed at 20 months-old with Leukemia, Miles has beat cancer and is now in remission.
Chirlane McCray Speaks at Black History Month Celebration
FLONYC attended Rep. Joe Crowley's Black History Month celebration and shared her story. "The year I was born, 1954, was the year of the Brown versus the Board of Education decision," said First Lady Chirlane McCray. "It was a brave landmark decision.
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.
Denzel Washington Ministers to Theatre Full of Up-And-Coming Artists
This was a special moment at the 2014 August Wilson Monologue Competition. The event was held at the August Wilson Theatre on Broadway in NYC. The room was full-- these high school finalists had just given their all on this Broadway stage.
Dr. Ola Orekunrin: One of the Youngest Doctors in the UK
Dr Ola Orekunrin is the Managing Director of Flying Doctors Nigeria Ltd, West Africa's first air ambulance service and a trainee helicopter pilot. She graduated from the University Of York, one of the youngest doctors in the UK. She has worked in the NHS for nearly 10 years and currently is an emergency doctor.
Hey White People: A Kinda Awkward Note to America by #Ferguson Kids
Six black kids from #Ferguson, MO bluntly and sarcastically educate white America about the racist reality in 2014. Recruited from the very block where unarmed black teen Michael Brown was gunned down by a white police officer, these kids ranging in age from 6 to 13 years old, use sometimes uncomfortable humor to show white people the continued racism their generation faces.
Bengals DT Devon Still explains how he has been able to cope with his four-year old daughter Leah's stage 4 cancer diagnosis with the help of the Bengals organization and support from fans and even Saints coach Sean Payton.