Rumbila Abdullahi was born in a refugee camp in Kenya. Today, she’s on her way to becoming a doctor. In many ways, she was an outlier, and her school journey came with immense pressure to succeed.
Domenic Sarno, the mayor of Springfield, Massachusetts, says refugees are draining the city's limited public services. He's asked the State Department to freeze refugee resettlements to Springfield, but refugee advocates say the newcomers are being turned into scapegoats.
Springfield, Mass., had a problem with gangs. Has. A Harvard professor and former soldier in Afghanistan has taken some of the tactics developed to fight the insurgency in Afghanistan and applied them to dealing with Springfield's gangs.
It's been little more than a week since the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic on April 15, 1912. Edward Kamuda, who runs the Titanic Historical Society, shared some of the memories of Titanic survivors he had corresponded with since childhood.
Some 5.6 million American manufacturing jobs have been lost since 1999, and many of those jobs don't appear to be coming back anytime soon. At least some of the people who worked in manufacturing are trying to learn new job skills.
The NAACP is celebrating its 100 year anniversary. Benjamin Jealous, the organization's youngest president, joins The Takeaway to discuss his vision for the NAACP and how he's taking on the challenges of race relations and equality.
Guest: Ben Calhoun, Chicago Public Radio, in Chicago