More than a century after Homer Plessy's railroad ride across Lake
Pontchartrain became the basis of the country's Jim Crow laws, the
descendants of Plessy and the judge who upheld the "separate but equal"
laws are working together to help stamp out racism.
Joe Dumars once had the Midas touch during his playing days as a
sidekick to Isaiah Thomas in the engine for the Detroit Pistons back in
the 80s and 90s. With Dumars and Thomas in the backcourt, the Pistons
won back-to-back titles during the ‘88-‘89 and ’89-‘90 seasons.
The White House brushed off congressional demands for a detailed report
outlining U.S. objectives in Libya, a move likely to stoke further anger
on Capitol Hill over President Barack Obama's decision not to seek
lawmakers' consent for the military operation.
Michelle Obama announced Friday that she's heading to Africa on an
official visit later this month, stopping in South Africa and Botswana
to continue her work encouraging young people around the world to become
active in their countries.
Nearly six years have passed since Hurricane Katrina drowned New Orleans
in misery, but many residents haven't forgiven the Federal Emergency
Management Agency for its sluggish response to the storm. Now another
delayed reaction by FEMA — a stop-and-start push to recoup millions of
dollars in disaster aid — is reminding storm victims why they often
cursed the agency's name.
PBS officials say hackers have cracked the network's website, posting a
phony story claiming dead rapper Tupac Shakur was alive in New Zealand,
and a group that claimed responsibility for the hacking complained about
a recent "Frontline" investigative news program on WikiLeaks.
Six months after Republicans alarmed Democrats with a midterm election
wave, President Barack Obama has shaken off the jitters and found his
political footing despite sluggish economic growth and deep public
anxiety about the direction of the country.