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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)