June 13, 1965: The children of P.S. 100 joined professional artists from more than 20 countries to exhibit their paintings at Blumstein’s Department Store on West 125th Street, sponsored by the National Council of Negro Women. “We hope to establish a new kind of communication,” said Dorothy I. Height, the council’s president. “There’s been so much stress on the conflict of black and white. We want to establish a new respect for the Negro and not have people just look at our streets.“ Photo: Meyer Liebowitz/The New York Times
Peggy Olson started from the bottom, y’all.
Sole Witness: New Exhibit Tells the Story of Sneakers
A sneakerhead and a reporter walk into a museum…..
(Nike. Air Jordan I, 1985. Photo: Ron Wood. Courtesy American Federation of Arts/Bata Shoe Museum/Courtesy American Federation of Arts/Bata Shoe Museum)
For this week’s Data News Update, we are giving a shout out to ProPublica’s investigation into surgeon complication rates. Their team spent three years building a list of nearly 17,000 surgeons and their complication rates so anyone can check their doctor’s track record. This is data journalism in action!
“Girls soccer is better than boys soccer because, I guess girls are kind of better than boys.” –Molly, Age 8
To Fight City Hall, Uber Plays to Race
Mayor Bill de Blasio is proposing a cap on Uber’s growth – 25,000 new subscribers join each week, adding to a membership of 2 million in New York City alone. Last Tuesday morning, ads started blanketing the airwaves with the message that the temporary cap would hurt people who aren’t white, riders and driver alike. None of the people in the ads were white. MORE
Sesame Street, 2015
Mac DeMarco charmed our pants right off!