Tanya Ballard Brown

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New York City Officials Reach Deal On Shuttering Rikers Island

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.


The Man Who Helped Change A Neo-Nazi's Mind

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.


'People Helped You, Whether You Knew It Or Not'

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.


This Pilot Is Headed To Space With Or Without NASA

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.


In North Carolina, No Is Not Always No, If The Sex Has Already Started

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.


Americans Agree On Some Gun Restrictions, Pew Survey Finds

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.


Seattle Shooting Raises Questions About Officers' De-Escalation Efforts

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.


What One Family Lost In Pulse Nightclub A Year Ago

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."


Protect, Serve And Take Care Of The Bees

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.


The 'Best Of' Frank Deford, According To Frank Deford

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.


This Country Music Tailor Is Known As 'The Rhinestone Rembrandt'

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."


The Final Four: UNC-Chapel Hill And Oregon, South Carolina And Gonzaga

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.


That Time American Women Lost Their Citizenship Because They Married Foreigners

Friday, March 17, 2017

None of these rules applied to American men when they chose a spouse.


How The Long-Lash Look Went From The Red Carpet To Everyday Life

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.


The Joy (And Fear) Of Making 'Kindred' Into A Graphic Novel

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.


'Meaning of Michelle' Essays Celebrate First Lady's Realness

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.


How Arnold Palmer Hit A Hole-In-One With His Signature Drink

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.


100 Years In The Making, Black History And Culture Museum Gets Ready For Reveal

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.


Conservative Icon Phyllis Schlafly Dies At 92

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.


Turns Out, Fighting Fat Shaming And Racist Trolls Is Also A Ghostbuster's Job

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.