Seventy-four-year-old Mary Jones was released from prison after serving more than three decades behind bars for a crime committed by an abusive boyfriend. Jones' case was reopened with the help of law students at the University of Southern California in 2006.
Patrick Peoples couldn't believe it when he got acceptance letters from Princeton University, Yale University, Columbia University, Brown University, Dartmouth College, Cornell University and the University of Pennsylvania.
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.
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.
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.