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.
Taylor Kirkwood, 18, has battled autism and scoliosis. Through some family connections, Seahawks running back Christine Michael said he would take her to prom. They both wore pink on the special night. Taylor Kirkwood, 18, has battled autism and scoliosis. Through some family connections, Seahawks running back Christine Michael said he would take her to prom.
Making an Impact: Advancing Racial Equity in Schools
The Organizing Apprenticeship Project and others discuss their successful campaign, using Race Forward's framework and resources, to get the Minneapolis-area school system to integrate Racial Equity Impact Assessments into their policy process.
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.
We're remembering a girl from Kalamazoo County who was granted her dying wish. 17-year-old Yeatise Gaines died last week after a long battle with cancer, but before passing away, the Kalamazoo Central High School senior was given her own graduation ceremony in her hospital bed.
Magee Carey D. Andrew-Jaja, MD, FACOG of Magee has delivered thousands and thousands of babies, but he welcomes each of them into the world, with a beautiful song! From "Happy Birthday," to "It's a Wonderful World," he inherited the tradition from his mentor and he has even delivered a father and son.