Paul Solman speaks with an airport contractor and McDonald's employee whose near-minimum wage salaries keep them on public assistance. A higher wage, as high as the possible $15 in Seattle, would go a long way toward making them more independent, they say.
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.
Texas Police Violently Slam Teacher To The Ground Twice & Say Black People Have Violent Tendencies
Patrol car video publicly released Thursday shows a white Austin, Texas, police officer violently throwing a black woman to the ground during a traffic stop, followed by another white officer telling her black people have "violent tendencies" and whites are justifiably afraid.
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.
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.
Clashes Erupt As Kenyans Protest For Electoral Reform: VICE News Quick Hit
Hundreds of Kenyans gathered in the capital of Nairobi for the third consecutive Monday to urge the government to replace officials in the electoral oversight commission. Protesters say the country can't otherwise hold a free and fair general election next year. (VICE News)
Taylor Kirkwood, 18, has battled autism and scoliosis. Through some family connections, Seahawks running back Christine Michael said he would take her to prom. They both wore pink on the special night. Taylor Kirkwood, 18, has battled autism and scoliosis. Through some family connections, Seahawks running back Christine Michael said he would take her to prom.
Laverne Cox Talks to TIME About Transgender Movement
Bullied and harassed for appearing feminine while growing up in Mobile, Ala., Cox eventually came out as transgender while living in New York City and took up acting. Now a star on the Netflix drama Orange Is the New Black, she has emerged as a public leader of the trans movement, using her increasingly prominent perch to make the case for equal rights and touring the country giving a stump speech titled “Ain’t I A Woman?” When Cox says it, that refrain is not a question.
Tom Brokaw revisits his award-winning 1997 Dateline Special "Why Can't We Live Together" in which he looked at the town of Matteson, Illinois a once all-white suburb, experiencing a departure of longtime residents as African-Americans began to move in.