Columbia’s Earl Hall Nominated as LGBT Historic Place


The NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project retraces the steps of the city’s gay influencers, literally. The project is part geographic archive, part campaign to nominate sites to the National Register of Historic Places. The honorary federal list includes more than 90,000 sites. Yet LGBT representation is largely missing. Their next nomination has roots at Columbia University. Heather Schroering reports.

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High School Jazz Musicians in New York For The Essentially Ellington Competition

    Some of the country’s best high school bands are gathering in New York this weekend for the annual Essentially Ellington high school jazz band competition. Students will perform at Lincoln Center and be judged by some of jazz’s greats. Katherine Sullivan went to the festivities this morning. SULLIVAN: Around 300 high school students are […]

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Ivanka Trump’s Book Nowhere To Be Found in NYC Bookstores

Ivanka Trump’s new book “Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules For Success” received scathing reviews. Critics say she misquotes major cultural figures, and that her anecdotes are unrelatable for the average American woman. Here’s Samantha Bee on her show “Full Frontal.”   Samantha Bee: It’s full of super relatable stories like the time Anna Wintour […]

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Tackling Diversity in a Majority White Connecticut Suburb

The affluent New York City suburb of Westport, Connecticut is 97 percent white. The annual high school essay contest chose the topic of white privilege. The diversity council made national news for a high school essay contest on white privilege – uprooting the council’s quiet existence and questioning the purpose of diversity organizations. Some community members say it’s just what the town needs. Emily Dugdale has the story.

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The Bachelorette Gets a Black Contestant, Finally

ABC’s The Bachelor and Bachelorette is one of the network’s most popular shows, according to Nielsen ratings. This week, the network announced that its next bachelorette, Rachel Linsday, will be a black woman—the first in the show’s twenty-two-season history. The decision to cast her has gotten a lot of positive press. But Yesha Callahan, senior editor at The Root, isn’t so sure. I asked with her about the cultural implications, and, why the move has taken this long.

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