From the poignant to the inspiring, these photos will take your breath away. From Pope Francis' prayer with a severely disfigured man to the finish line of the Boston Marathon, the most powerful images of 2013 will help us remember those we lost, those we found again, the awesome force of nature, and that the best way to weather the uncertainty of years to come is with each other.
A campaign highlighting the faces and voices of black students at Harvard College. Our voices often go unheard on this campus, our experiences are devalued, our presence is questioned-- this project is our way of speaking back, of claiming this campus, of standing up to say: We are here.
Walking at just 8 and a half months old, these gifted sisters were meant to dance and have been ever since. Meet the beautiful Lindsay twins; Imani and Nia, who were recently accepted into The American Ballet Theatre's "Young Dancer Summer Workshop" on half scholarship.
This video is dedicated to the mainstream media, to the fashion industry, to internet bullies, and to anyone else who thinks it's their right to try to make us feel less than because of their insecurities.
Army Reserve Captain Surprises Daughter at College Graduation
Columbia Engineering School graduating senior Ruby Robinson had an unexpected surprise at the school's Class Day graduation ceremony during Commencement week. The computer science major assumed that her father, U.S. Army Reserve Captain Keith Robinson, who has been deployed for the past six months in northern Afghanistan, would not be able to attend her graduation while on active duty.
When award-winning actress Cicely Tyson plays a role, she completely immerses herself in the character. From her short hairstyle on the television series "East Side/West Side" to her cornrows in Sounder, Cicely explains how her natural hair inspired a movement-and why hairstylists were none too pleased.
East Mississippi Correctional Facility: Hell Without the Fire
East Mississippi Correctional Facility is a cesspool. Prisoners are underfed and routinely held in cells that are infested with rats and have no working toilets or lights. Although designated as a facility to care for prisoners with special needs and serious psychiatric disabilities, ECMF denies prisoners even the most rudimentary mental health care services.
"We are always unsafe living in our skin in this country. It's a permanent condition. Our people are stopped, we are frisked, we are criminalized, we are targeted, we are invaded, we are jailed and we are killed.