| Jan 7, 2010
| 6:06 PM
Hundreds of people gathered for a public hearing at Christopher Columbus High School Thursday night to protest the closing of several city schools.
The six schools slated for closure in the Bronx are the School for Community Research and Learning,...
| Jan 26, 2010
| 7:03 PM
The Department of Education is proposing to close 20 "failing" schools in four boroughs and, for the first time, is hosting public hearings at each of the schools to hear concerns and complaints.
The department's Panel for Educational Policy -- a 13-...
| Feb 7, 2010
| 7:16 PM
Fort Monroe is a landmark in the black history of the United States. It is the first place where Africans arrived and where slaves sought refuge during the Civil War more than 200 years later.
It is a connection being drawn on by the organizers of...
| Mar 28, 2011
| 6:46 PM
When Confederate troops burned Chambersburg in 1864, the fires damaged or destroyed 500 structures, left 2,000 people homeless and caused $1.5 million in losses.
The town’s sacrifice will be commemorated in early April through a laser light show...
| Apr 3, 2011
Antonio Fulgham can barely read or write. The 21-year-old from West Baltimore has been deemed "mentally retarded," with bleak job prospects. He blames his plight on lead poisoning he suffered as a toddler while growing up amid flaking paint in two...
| Apr 10, 2011
Hearts Touched by Fire
The Best of "Battles and Leaders of the Civil War"
Edited by Harold Holzer
Modern Library: 1,264 pp., $38
The Civil War
The First Year Told by Those Who Lived It
Edited by Brooks D. Simpson, Stephen W. Sears and Aaron Sheehan-...
| Oct 24, 2010
Lifeguard Sam Allison poked and pinched. He shouted at the man whose 238-pound body was wedged between a treadmill and elliptical machine in the fitness room at Cornerstone Aquatics Center.
The man's face was tinged blue, and the lone signs of life...
| Nov 10, 2010
The first great American autobiographies both appeared in the 19th century, were born of conflict and written by public men — "The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass" and "The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant."
Since then, what we might...
| Dec 26, 2010
Preaching With Sacred Fire
An Anthology of African American Sermons, 1750 to the Present
Edited by Martha Simmons and Frank A. Thomas
W.W. Norton: 976 pp., $45
The Anthology of Rap
Edited by Adam Bradley and Andrew DuBois
Yale University Press:...
| Jul 21, 2010
| 6:12 AM
Hundreds of people in Harlem were not only out of power overnight, they were also out of their homes. They told PIX 11 News that the heat forced them to evacuate or find family or friends to stay with.
"It was crazy out here," resident Ed Wilson told us....
| Jan 19, 2011
Aloft Hotel Harlem, 2300 Frederick Douglass Blvd. and 124th St., 212-749-4000; aloftharlem.com. Located in the heart of Harlem, Aloft has neighbors that include a hair-care store, an upscale florist and a movie theater — quintessential...