East Mississippi Correctional Facility: Hell Without the Fire
East Mississippi Correctional Facility is a cesspool. Prisoners are underfed and routinely held in cells that are infested with rats and have no working toilets or lights. Although designated as a facility to care for prisoners with special needs and serious psychiatric disabilities, ECMF denies prisoners even the most rudimentary mental health care services.
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.
Training Young Men to Change Their Lives by Saving Others
In Oakland, California, a program called EMS Corps trains young men to become certified emergency medical technicians. Students with disadvantaged backgrounds get an intensive five-month course, as well as a powerful, new outlook on what they can do in life and for their neighborhoods.
The National Guard's Mission to Save High School Dropouts
The mission of the National Guard includes responding to emergencies and saving lives. But it has another mission most folks don't know about -- to turn around the lives of high school dropouts. Michelle Miller takes a look at the Youth Challenge Academies.
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.
How Engaging Diversity Made Xerox a Company to Copy
Xerox, a $22 billion company, is the first Fortune-500 corporation to have a female CEO. Its commitment to a diverse workforce began in the 1960s, when the founder pledged job opportunities for the African-American community. Economics correspondent Paul Solman explores how the effort to include and amplify multiple points of view has helped it survive and adapt to an ever-morphing market.
New Orleans is famous as a cradle of American music and creative cooking. But it's also a rich source of inspiration for visual arts. Brandon Scott has the remarkable story of one of the Big Easy's brightest and youngest new talents.
Bob Schieffer Hosts 'CBS News: 50 Years Later, Civil Rights'
On Thursday night, CBS News chief Washington correspondent and "Face the Nation" host Bob Schieffer moderated a televised discussion, "CBS News: 50 Years Later, Civil Rights." Schieffer spoke with civil rights activists and current social icons, including U.S. representative and civil rights leader John Lewis.