The NewsHour’s network of Student Reporting Labs explore how the shooting of Michael Brown and the violent aftermath affected teens’ views of justice and race in America. Student reporters found responses ranging from frustration and confusion to a sense of promise for the future. Continue reading →
"I think that when I watch television, or participate in the media culture in America, sometimes the way that I've seen black people being portrayed in this country feels very strange and exotic because it has nothing to do with the life that I've lived or the people that I've known," says Kehinde Wiley in the new PBS documentary, "An Economy of Grace." In his previous works, Wiley has tackled the depiction of African-American men in portraiture by shooting images of everyday people and juxtaposing them into backgrounds and wallpapers of historical periods. This time around, he sets out to reveal to the world another side of femininity. The film premieres on PBS Friday at 9/8c. For the trailer and more information visit: http://to.pbs.org/1q8FeIz
Known for his vibrant, larger-than-life reinterpretations of classical portraits featuring young African American men, New York-based visual artist Kehinde Wiley has turned the practice of portraiture on its head—and in the process, has taken the art world by storm.
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The demographics of the country's college students are changing. The percentage of black, Latino and Asian students is growing. As students and their needs change, colleges and universities will have to respond. Continue reading →
This Day in History: On this day in 1916, Congress passed the Naval Appropriations Act of 1916 that created the United States Marine Corps Reserve. Enjoy stories of service from across the country and from all branches of service with PBS Stories of Service. #ServiceStoriesPBS
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“The Graduates/Los Graduados” explores pressing issues in education through the eyes of six Latino students. The two-part documentary shares the stories of the inspiring young people who will make up America’s future.
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It’s been a runaway treadmill of a summer. If it hasn’t been protests in the Midwest, it’s been planes dropping out of the sky in Ukraine. If it hasn’t been rockets and missiles raining down in the Middle East, it has been border confrontations in the American Southwest.
Turn your fresh blueberries into a decadent treat in this Kitchen Vignettes episode. This moist lime-infused layer cake features thick whipped cream cheese frosting and a blueberry filling. (via PBS Food)
If you judge a book by its cover, you might want to know what goes into its design. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Peter Mendelsund, author of “What We See When We Read” and “Cover,” about the process of communicating an author’s work to readers, as well as the importance of cover design in the age of e-…
This Day in History: on this day in 1943, Eleanor Roosevelt arrived in New Zealand as a volunteer for the Red Cross. She made 17 stops during her trip including Australia, New Zealand and many small Pacific islands, boosting the morale of American troops at military bases, hospitals and nursing homes along the way.
Learn about Eleanor’s work with veterans with this new preview video from Ken Burns’s The Roosevelts: An Intimate History.
“We must support the strong. We must give courage to the timid. We must remind the indifferent, and we must warn the opposed.” Civil Rights Leader Whitney Young spoke these words to some 250,000 attendants on this day in 1963 at the historic March on Washington. Celebrate 51 years with PBS Black Culture Connection. #ThrowbackThursday
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