Initiative to Build Trust Between Police and Community
In the wake of the death of an unarmed black teenager at the hands of police in Ferguson, Missouri, the Justice Department is launching a $5 billion initiative to foster better relationships between communities and their police departments.
Senate Approves Plan to Train and Arm Syrian Rebels
The U.S. Senate approved a measure Thursday to arm and train Syrian rebels as France began launching airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq. However, the Obama administration still faces tough questions from Congress about its strategy.
Gov. Rick Perry, State Senator Wendy Davis, State Senator Dan Patrick, State Senator Leticia Van de Putte and Attorney General Greg Abbott all spoke at the unveiling of the Tim Cole memorial statue in Lubbock, Texas.
Cop Who Killed Michael Brown Testifies Before Grand Jury
According to a report in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Ferguson, Missouri police officer whose fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager has ignited weeks of protests testified Tuesday before a St. Louis grand jury hearing evidence in the case.
Meet Social Psychologist Jennifer L. Eberhardt, Winner of MacArthur Genius Grant For Showing Unconscious Racisim
Social Psychologist Jennifer L. Eberhardt is investigating the subtle, complex, largely unconscious yet deeply ingrained ways that individuals racially code and categorize people and the far-reaching consequences of stereotypic associations between race and crime. The MacArthur Fellowship is a $625,000, no-strings-attached grant for individuals who have shown exceptional creativity in their work and the promise to do more.
MazaCoin: The First Native American Cryptocurrency
Can Bitcoin solve poverty on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation? Payu Harris thinks so. The South Dakota entrepreneur is trying to convince his tribe, the Oglala Lakota, to make MazaCoin its official currency. Harris has passion, but centuries of exploitation and broken promises have taken a toll on Pine Ridge, and his idea might be a hard sell.
Lisa Ann Coleman Executed For Starving 9-year-old Boy To Deat
A Texas woman has been executed by lethal injection for torturing and starving a nine-year-old boy to death. Lisa Ann Coleman, 38, was pronounced at 6.24pm local time last night after her last minute appeal to the Supreme Court was rejected.
He's the 10-year-old founder and CEO of Mr. Cory's Cookies, and he hopes to conquer the world before graduating high school. Michelle Miller introduces you to the mini mogul who's taking the culinary and fashion world by storm.
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.