Atlanta Middle School Inspires Passion for Learning
Math and history are just some of the subjects at the Ron Clark Academy. The Atlanta middle school teaches everything from eye contact to the value of friendly competition. It's a method that makes kids want to attend class. Mark Strassmann reports on how the founder maintains the fun under a cloud of 55 strict rules.
Queer Black Filmmakers Carving Out Space at Outfest
Outfest: Fusion is a film festival for LGBT people of color. We caught up with Katina Parker, the filmmaker behind the series Truth. Be. Told., which highlights queer black activists and leaders and screened at the festival.
Legendary blues singer BB King was briefly hospitalized last week and the 87-year-old “King of the Blues” may not be touring much anymore. But some of the musicians who have played with him and other blues legends have now released their own CD in an attempt to pass the torch to younger fans... and put their own talents out front as well.
10-Year-Old Entrepreneur Shares Sweet Success Story
Austinite Mikaila Ulmer, the 10-year-old queen bee of Bee Sweet Lemonade, has her handmade product on the shelves of retailers across several states, including Whole Foods. She appeared on 'Shark Tank' and cut a deal to expand her company.
Photographer Brandon Tauszik is documenting black barbers in Oakland, CA. His project, Tapered Throne, explores what the shops represent. “The black barbershop ... is like the black man’s social club,” says one barber. "It’s where a black man can come and be a black man.”
Homeless Man Joins a Musician, Carlos Whittaker, for a Moving Performance As Carlos Whittaker was filming God of Second Chances in Atlanta, a homeless man named Danny randomly walked up and knelt down. After that, they put on a performance together that will move you so much. God has His soldiers everywhere.
Chanel Turner played at Bowie State on a basketball scholarship. She now works at the Pentagon as a web developer. But in 2009 she decided to take a big risk that started with a simple thought. Turner wanted a new kind of vodka.