James' spirit could not be contained — perhaps that's what made her so magnetic in music; it is surely what made her so dynamic as one of R&B, blues and rock 'n' roll's underrated legends.
The power generated by the Indian Point nuclear plant just north of New York City is cheap and clean, but is it worth the risk?
'Sing Your Song' shows the energy and optimism Harry Belafonte gave to civil rights work – around the world.
A chance interview with Malcolm X showed a leader who had learned to use his anger only when it was needed.
11/29/2011 10:40 am
Difference Maker Juan Castillo teaches immigrants who speak obscure languages how to make it in New York.
Some immigrants from Mexico don't speak Spanish or English but native languages. Juan Castillo helps them learn.
11/21/2011 09:08 am
While most anti-bullying initiatives rely on teachers and counselors to serve as watchdogs, one strategy engages students themselves – peer mentoring. Take a look at Cloonan Middle School, where a former bully is now an A student.
10/28/2011 11:44 am
The coffee chain will join with two 'change-making' groups in New York and Los Angeles doing 'heroic work' to address economic, social, and education challenges.
10/04/2011 04:19 pm
Members of the gay community responded to GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum's less-than-flattering words about them by getting revenge on Google. A Google search for his name yields a less-than-flattering definition. But we're drawn to the moral of the story: casual Internet searching without context can be problematic for the subject of the search. Here are seven other politicians whose names yield curious search results.
09/22/2011 10:04 pm
Government-funded STRIVE program in 19 US cities helps dropouts, ex-offenders and other unemployed find jobs. A big push in the program: changing attitudes of the jobless.
08/22/2011 12:04 pm
The city that never sleeps may hide behind the logo of a shiny Big Apple, but for some life in New York is as spikey and lethal as a ball of nails. Here are 5 classic novels that wonderfully reveal both the dark and the light in the experiences of New Yorkers throughout the decades.
08/05/2011 03:28 pm