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Brown Ballerinas: Inside the Dance Theatre of Harlem

Today, the ballet world still has a race issue. Brown ballerinas are almost invisible, rarely in the spotlight. Pools of talent are left untouched, as major dance companies glide over people of color in favor of white dancers.

America's Oldest - and Most Adorable - Teacher Turns 102

Agnes "Granny" Zhelesnik may just be the oldest teacher in America. Granny teaches cooking and sewing lessons, makes the costumes for the school play, and loves going to work at The Sundance School in New Jersey. We spoke with her ahead of her 102nd birthday Tuesday.

Father Tries to Raise His Son from Prison

For most of Kharon Benson’s life, his father, Eric, has been in prison. Eric was locked up in Albany for murder in 1994 when Kharon was just four months old. This is the story of a father and son's bond that knows know bounds.

Operation Recognition: Vets Who Left School for D-Day Get Their Diplomas

More than 70 years after Ruben Peters landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day in 1944, the WWII veteran has completed his last great mission: Operation Recognition. The annual event awards veterans who missed high school due to wartime service with honorary diplomas. 

Meet the Visionary Chicago School Leader Who Just Won a 'Genius' Grant

Juan Salgado, a 2015 MacArthur 'Genius,' launched two charter schools in Chicago through the organization Instituto Del Progresso Latino. Both schools are housed in the same building, but have unique offerings for the predominantly Latino communities that they serve. 

Apollo: The God of Music

From rags to riches, a young man from the projects goes from running the streets of the Bronx to partying in the Hamptons. After college, Apollo, 23, finds a lucrative career in nightclub promotion. Through this experience, he’s able to raise money for his mother’s cancer treatment, and make a better life for his family.

Inside New York's High-Stakes Summer School

It’s the first week of August and Staten Island Technical High School is bustling with prospective students, as hopefuls use their summer vacations to compete for one of the few remaining spots in the Class of 2019.

Music lovers hunt for vinyl on Record Store Day

With plaid shirts, comfy shoes and high hopes, New York's most eager vinyl enthusiasts gathered overnight Saturday outside the Rough Trade record store in Brooklyn. Their mission: Find awesome records.

From Russian Orphanage to Paralympian

U.S. Paralympic Athlete Tatyana McFadden is competing in the TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday, Nov. 1. She is the only person to win all four major marathons in one year: London, Boston, Chicago and New York City. This is her story.

The Early Morning Sober Rave

Meet Daybreaker – a new kind of clubbing experience that features yoga, a dance party, special performances and fresh beats – all before the work day even begins. The catch: It’s entirely sober. See what all the rave is about in New York City’s weirdest new dance craze.

The New York Festival of Light | Mashable

New York City now joins the ranks of Berlin, London, Montreal and Sydney with its first ever New York Festival of Light.

Meet the NYC 3rd & 4th Graders Who Get to Chat with the Pope

Six lucky third and fourth grade students from East Harlem are excited to meet Pope Francis when he visits their school this Friday. You'll never guess what they're going to ask him.

Brown Ballerinas: Inside the Dance Theatre of Harlem

Today, the ballet world still has a race issue. Brown ballerinas are almost invisible, rarely in the spotlight. Pools of talent are left untouched, as major dance companies glide over people of color in favor of white dancers.

America's Oldest - and Most Adorable - Teacher Turns 102

Agnes "Granny" Zhelesnik may just be the oldest teacher in America. Granny teaches cooking and sewing lessons, makes the costumes for the school play, and loves going to work at The Sundance School in New Jersey. We spoke with her ahead of her 102nd birthday Tuesday.

Father Tries to Raise His Son from Prison

For most of Kharon Benson’s life, his father, Eric, has been in prison. Eric was locked up in Albany for murder in 1994 when Kharon was just four months old. This is the story of a father and son's bond that knows know bounds.

Operation Recognition: Vets Who Left School for D-Day Get Their Diplomas

More than 70 years after Ruben Peters landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day in 1944, the WWII veteran has completed his last great mission: Operation Recognition. The annual event awards veterans who missed high school due to wartime service with honorary diplomas. 

Meet the Visionary Chicago School Leader Who Just Won a 'Genius' Grant

Juan Salgado, a 2015 MacArthur 'Genius,' launched two charter schools in Chicago through the organization Instituto Del Progresso Latino. Both schools are housed in the same building, but have unique offerings for the predominantly Latino communities that they serve. 

Apollo: The God of Music

From rags to riches, a young man from the projects goes from running the streets of the Bronx to partying in the Hamptons. After college, Apollo, 23, finds a lucrative career in nightclub promotion. Through this experience, he’s able to raise money for his mother’s cancer treatment, and make a better life for his family.

Inside New York's High-Stakes Summer School

It’s the first week of August and Staten Island Technical High School is bustling with prospective students, as hopefuls use their summer vacations to compete for one of the few remaining spots in the Class of 2019.

Music lovers hunt for vinyl on Record Store Day

With plaid shirts, comfy shoes and high hopes, New York's most eager vinyl enthusiasts gathered overnight Saturday outside the Rough Trade record store in Brooklyn. Their mission: Find awesome records.

From Russian Orphanage to Paralympian

U.S. Paralympic Athlete Tatyana McFadden is competing in the TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday, Nov. 1. She is the only person to win all four major marathons in one year: London, Boston, Chicago and New York City. This is her story.

The Early Morning Sober Rave

Meet Daybreaker – a new kind of clubbing experience that features yoga, a dance party, special performances and fresh beats – all before the work day even begins. The catch: It’s entirely sober. See what all the rave is about in New York City’s weirdest new dance craze.

The New York Festival of Light | Mashable

New York City now joins the ranks of Berlin, London, Montreal and Sydney with its first ever New York Festival of Light.

Meet the NYC 3rd & 4th Graders Who Get to Chat with the Pope

Six lucky third and fourth grade students from East Harlem are excited to meet Pope Francis when he visits their school this Friday. You'll never guess what they're going to ask him.

Brown Ballerinas: Inside the Dance Theatre of Harlem
America's Oldest - and Most Adorable - Teacher Turns 102
Father Tries to Raise His Son from Prison
Operation Recognition: Vets Who Left School for D-Day Get Their Diplomas
Meet the Visionary Chicago School Leader Who Just Won a 'Genius' Grant
Apollo: The God of Music
Inside New York's High-Stakes Summer School
Music lovers hunt for vinyl on Record Store Day
From Russian Orphanage to Paralympian
The Early Morning Sober Rave
The New York Festival of Light | Mashable
Meet the NYC 3rd & 4th Graders Who Get to Chat with the Pope