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)
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)
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.
Nigeria: Released Chibok Girls in Emotional Family Reunions
Some of the schoolgirls freed by Boko Haram have been reunited with their families. Twenty-one girls were freed on Thursday, more than two and a half years after they were kidnapped by the armed group. Some families have taken days to reach the capital Abuja to be reunited with their girls. (Al Jazeera English)
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.
Based largely on a rap he wrote, and accounts of two witnesses given years after the shooting, rapper Antwain Steward was arrested and charged with double murder. Critics contend rap is a musical art form that should not be taken as evidence of criminal behavior.
#IfTheyGunnedMeDown Creator on Representation of Michael Brown
Many tweets have been organized around hashtags like #IfTheyGunnedMeDown, in which African-Americans post two pictures of themselves - one they feel plays into stereotypes and one that doesn't - and ask which the media would use. Jim Axelrod spoke with CJ Lawrence, a lawyer from Jackson, Miss., and creator of the hashtag.
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.