Tanya Ballard Brown appears in the following:
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Now, Mayor Bill de Blasio can move forward with a 10-year plan to close the jail complex and create a borough-based prison system. State officials may seek to close it sooner.
Friday, October 06, 2017
Former high school security guard Johnny Holmes talks with a student who turned his life around after leaving a neo-Nazi group.
Friday, August 25, 2017
William Weaver was one of 14 students who integrated West High School in Knoxville, Tenn., in 1964. He struggled at first, but with help regained his footing and earned a scholarship to college.
Friday, August 04, 2017
In 1961, Wally Funk trained to be an astronaut. But she never got to go to space. Fifty years on, she still dreams of flying among the stars.
Friday, June 23, 2017
A 1979 state supreme court ruling said it's not rape if a person changes their mind during sex and their partner doesn't stop. A North Carolina lawmaker wants to make it a crime.
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Americans' relationship with guns is complicated and often contentious. But they do agree on restricting sales to people with mental illness or on watch lists.
Monday, June 19, 2017
Two Seattle police officers shot and killed Charleena Lyles on Sunday. Her family is accusing the officers of not doing enough to de-escalate an encounter with a person known to have mental problems.
Friday, June 09, 2017
Emily Addison remembers the last time she saw Deonka Drayton, who was killed by a gunman during the mass shooting in Orlando. "I feel like I wasn't there for her when she needed me the most."
Friday, June 02, 2017
Anthony "Tony Bees" Planakis spent nearly 20 years as the New York Police Department's unofficial beekeeper. He says the bees have taught him patience, respect, and a particular work ethic.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
It's hard to distill 37 years of Frank Deford's sports commentaries down to a few "best of" pieces. But before he retired, he shared some of his favorites with us and, here, we share them with you.
Friday, March 31, 2017
Manuel Cuevas of Manuel Couture crafted iconic outfits for Hank Williams and Gram Parsons, and turned Johnny Cash into "the Man in Black."
Monday, March 27, 2017
For this year's NCAA semifinals two teams are first-timers, one hasn't been to the Final Four since 1939 and the Tarheels are back for their 20th shot at the championship.
Friday, March 17, 2017
None of these rules applied to American men when they chose a spouse.
Saturday, February 25, 2017
False eyelashes used to be mostly seen on people in movies and were hard to put on and take off. But these days, you can see that red carpet false-eyelash look on people almost anywhere.
Friday, February 10, 2017
Nearly 40 years after it was published, Octavia Butler's time-travel novel Kindred has been adapted for a modern audience as a graphic novel. But reinterpreting the masterwork was a daunting task.
Monday, January 16, 2017
In a new collection, 16 essayists describe how Michelle Obama helped change the perception of black women and the White House.
Monday, September 26, 2016
As we mourn the golf great, we acknowledge another contribution he made to our culture: the tasty and refreshing iced tea and lemonade beverage that carries his name.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
The complicated history of how the National Museum of African American History and Culture finally moved from conversation to construction may be as compelling as the artifacts in its exhibits.
Monday, September 05, 2016
The political activist's fierce opposition to the Equal Rights Amendment is widely credited with its failure to be ratified. Schlafly long championed conservative causes and founded the Eagle Forum.
Friday, July 22, 2016
Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones quit Twitter this week after getting her fill of racist and sexist trolls. But, as the saying goes, every goodbye is not gone.