New York City And Nation Mark 18 Years Since 9/11 Terror Attacks

For 9/11 families, it is a day to shed tears and share memories. A day when emotions, so often held in check, resurface, and sometimes overwhelm. An honor guard made up of members of the FDNY, NYPD and Port Authority Police Department was on hand.

New York City And Nation Mark 18 Years Since 9/11 Terror Attacks

By CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Today, New York City and the nation marked 18 years since the September 11th terror attacks.…

Althea Gibson: The pioneering champion America forgot

On Monday, a bronze sculpture of Gibson, the first black player to win a Grand Slam, will be unveiled outside Arthur Ashe Stadium at Flushing Meadows in New York - the world's biggest tennis arena named after another pioneering African-American. These two tributes stand as testaments to obstacles overcome, during a time when the United States was politically and socially rooted in racial segregation.

Althea Gibson: The pioneering champion America forgot

Gibson was the first black player to win a tennis Grand Slam

By Jonathan Jurejko, BBC Sport in New York

“Everything was white. The …

Despite Diversity Gains, Top NYPD Ranks Fall Short of Reflecting Communities

In 109 of the last 118 years, the NYPD has been run by white men — including James O’Neill, the current commissioner. Since 1901, when the NYPD was first run by a single commissioner, only two of the 42 commissioners appointed by mayors have been non-white.

Despite Diversity Gains, Top NYPD Ranks Fall Short of Reflecting Communities

By Greg B. Smith, THE CITY

Nearly 70% of New York City’s residents are Hispanic, black, Asian or mixed race — a non-white majority …

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