One day after putting in eight hours at PNC Bank, single mother Amera Gilchrist was riding the bus with her special needs son when he began choking on a piece of candy.
“I felt totally helpless, I didn’t know what to do. Luckily, when slipped down, he bumped his head and the candy popped loose,” she said. “But I decided right then, I was never going to be that helpless again.”
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 May 2013 16:03
Category: Opinion Written by CNN
by Freeman A. Hrabowski III
(CNN) -- Fifty years ago this month, I chanced to hear the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. I was a mild-mannered kid with a speech impediment and a love of math. That day, I was focused on solving math problems, not issues of justice and equal rights. But King broke through to me when he said this: If the children of Birmingham march, Americans will see that what they are asking for is a better education. They will see that even the very young know the difference between right and wrong.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 May 2013 05:00
Category: People Written by CNN
Zoe Saldana arrives at the LA premiere of "Star Trek Into Darkness" at The Dolby Theater on May 14, in LA. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
(CNN) -- Zoe Saldana is one of Hollywood's leading actresses, and she's making headlines as Uhura in "Star Trek Into Darkness." She crossed barriers as the lead in "Avatar," the highest grossing movie of all time. But how does being a woman of color impact her career choices and options?
Last Updated on Monday, 20 May 2013 12:38
Category: Entertainment Written by Associated Press
This undated publicity photo released by ABC shows Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope in a scene from the season finale, “White Hat’s Back On,” from ABC Television Network’s show, “Scandal,” aired Thursday, May 16. (AP Photo/ABC, Richard Cartwright)
by Michael Cidoni Lennox
AP Entertainment Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Forget the DVR.
Not this time. Not after this long of a wait.
Millions of fans actually watched the season-two finale of the ABC drama "Scandal" the old-fashioned way: on a TV screen, as it was fed from the network to their local affiliates.
But a crowd of approximately 700 at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in North Hollywood experienced this "Scandal" episode differently Thursday night.
Last Updated on Monday, 20 May 2013 05:00
Category: National Written by Associated Press
President Barack Obama (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
by Christina Cassidy and Justin Pope
ATLANTA (AP) — When President Barack Obama addressed graduates at Morehouse College on Sunday, he also spoke to the broader community of historically Black colleges and universities — a proud corner of higher education that has struggled more than most during the last few years of economic distress.
Last Updated on Sunday, 19 May 2013 14:56
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