New Orleans is famous as a cradle of American music and creative cooking. But it's also a rich source of inspiration for visual arts. Brandon Scott has the remarkable story of one of the Big Easy's brightest and youngest new talents.
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.
Laverne Cox Talks to TIME About Transgender Movement
Bullied and harassed for appearing feminine while growing up in Mobile, Ala., Cox eventually came out as transgender while living in New York City and took up acting. Now a star on the Netflix drama Orange Is the New Black, she has emerged as a public leader of the trans movement, using her increasingly prominent perch to make the case for equal rights and touring the country giving a stump speech titled “Ain’t I A Woman?” When Cox says it, that refrain is not a question.
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.
16-Year-Old Graduates from College, High School In Same Week
Here's something you don't see every day: a sixteen-year-old getting a college degree. And here's something you see even less: getting a college degree at sixteen, before getting a high school degree. Well, that happened to one Florida teenager who will receive her high school diploma within a week after getting her bachelor's degree.
Based largely on a rap he wrote, and accounts of two witnesses given years after the shooting, rapper Antwain Steward was arrested and charged with double murder. Critics contend rap is a musical art form that should not be taken as evidence of criminal behavior.
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.