Valerie Jarrett's Groundbreaking Family History on Finding Your Roots
Valerie Jarrett digs into the family history of her legendary Great-Grandfather, MIT's first African-American graduate and an accomplished architect, recruited to help build the prestigious Tuskegee Institute. How did a man born into slavery have the resources to send his son to a private college?
For every American musician who makes it big, there are many, many more who eke out a living to be able to afford new guitar strings. The Music Maker Foundation, based in North Carolina, helps struggling blues artists meet their basic needs, record their music and book tours.
We searched NYC for a variety of subway musicians to unite for a live experiment. We stationed them at 9 different subway stops with wifi and had them simultaneously connect to composer Ljova. He led them in a performance of "Signal Strength," an original piece he wrote for them.
"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.
New York Times Writer Explores Masculinity in Memoir
In his biweekly column, New York Times writer Charles M. Blow seeks clarity out of complicated news events. The same search for transparency is seen in his new memoir, "Fire Shut Up in My Bones," which chronicles a childhood punctuated by sexual abuse and lifetime spent navigating masculinity and sexuality.
Rev. Dr. Terence Leathers Speaks on Religion, LGBT Issues
Rev. Dr. Terence Leathers, a straight-identified pastor at Mt. Vernon Christian Church in Clayton, North Carolina, insists that there is a place for everybody at God's table - gay, lesbian, straight, bisexual, transgender. The Many Voices Video Campaign Illuminates the powerful presence of Black Gay and Transgender Christians within The Church.
After 15 seasons with the Boston Celtics and one season with the Brooklyn Nets, Paul Pierce is now a member of the Washington Wizards. At 37, Pierce has seen the NBA wildly transform. And he doesn't think that will end anytime soon.
Have you seen those Lays Kettle Cooked Wasabi Ginger potato chips in stores? They’re the brainchild of Browns Mills native Meneko Spigner-McBeth, who entered them in the Frito-Lay “Do Us a Flavor” competition.
Michael Kors asked Halle Berry to go to Nicaragua on behalf of Watch Hunger Stop. There she joined the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), to visit schools and meet children helped by the campaign.
One Student's Path from Homeless Shelter to Georgetown
More than 1.2 million homeless students were enrolled in public schools last year. On top of homework, they face challenges like getting enough to eat and finding shelter that meets basic living standards. The NewsHour's April Brown introduces one student who tackled all of that to become high school valedictorian and a freshman at one of the nation's top universities.