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.
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.
As coverage of the Michael Brown shooting continues to unfold, images from the events surrounding the incident bear a striking resemblance to those of the Civil Rights era. The Root put together a compilation of historic photos and photos from Ferguson, Missouri to show the parallels.
Cabbie Frederick Amoafo and the Daily News set out from Midtown Manhattan en route to New Orleans, where Amoafo was crowned International Taxi Driver of the Year by the International Association of Transportation Regulators. Amoafo hasn't had a single moving violation in his last 190,000 miles, and was featured on the cover of the News in September 2014.
Meet the Vodou Priestess Summoning Healing Spirits in Post-Earthquake Haiti
Broadly teams up with Academy Award-winning director, Lucy Walker in search of healing in Haiti. We travel to the heart of Port-au-Prince, Haiti to join Priestess Manbo Katy as she summons the spirits to help heal her community. (Vice)
Brazilian Badminton Sways to Samba | The New York Times
The favela of Chacrinha in Rio de Janeiro is home to Brazil's first Olympic badminton player. His father, Sebastião Dias de Oliveira, explains how he introduced badminton to the community using samba. (The New York Times)
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.
A young, retired Gaithersburg Marine suffering from renal failure is looking for a second chance on his wedding anniversary, so he turned to a Pittsburgh organization that helped make his dreams come true.
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.