A NJ town decided that crime made one neighborhood--home to many black and Latino families--irredeemable, and set out to destroy it. The residents fought back, and the case is headed to the Supreme Court. read more
Medal of Honor Recipient Staff Sargent Ty Carter was celebrated by the President in the East Room of the White House for “acts of valor” – the best phrase the military has to describe the mental toughness and personal bravery that rising above the horrors of war requires. read more
When President Obama offered his most detailed remarks yet on the Trayvon Martin shooting Friday, he spoke of the unique concerns of African-Americans about the case based on a long history of discrimination that he had at times experienced himself. He called for a nonviolent response to the verdict, for calm introspection on all sides, and for a renewed dedication to reducing gun violence in general. read more
Dr. Jonas Salk didn’t miss a beat when Edward R. Murrow asked him, in a 1955 television interview, who owned the patent on the polio vaccine.
“Well, the people ,” Salk replied. “There is no patent. Could you patent the sun?” read more