When A Historically Black University's Neighborhood Turns White

Howard University, one of the nation's top historically black colleges, has seen the neighborhood around it change drastically over the years. The area, located just a couple of miles north of Capitol Hill, was once working-class and black. But as hundreds of new residents move to D.C. each month, more nonblack residents move into Howard's neighborhood. And as property values rise, the university is trying to capitalize on the hot real estate market. For years, there was little interaction...

Read More

WKNO Features

Memphis, TN – In 1888, the Cossitt Branch Library became the first public library of Memphis. It was known at the time as the Cossitt-Goodwyn Institute. Located in Downtown Memphis prominently on the corner of Front and Monroe, it also housed Memphis' first museum collection.

Memphis, TN – Memphis, a city notorious for movie censorship in the 1940's and 50's, is host to the National Conference for Media Reform.

Memphis, TN – Memphis Moments is co-produced by the Pink Palce Family of Museums (www.memphismuseums.org) and the WKNO Stations.

Memphis, TN – Memphis Moments is co-produced by the Pink Palace Family of Museums (www.memphismuseums.org) and the WKNO Stations.

Memphis, TN – Memphis Moments is co-produced by the Pink Palace Family of Museums (www.memphismuseums.org) and the WKNO Stations.

Memphis, TN – Memphis Moments is co-produced by the Pink Palace Family (www.memphismuseums.org) of Museums and the WKNO Stations.

Memphis, TN – Memphis Moments is a co-production by the WKNO Stations and the Pink Palace Family of Museums www.memphismuseums.org.

Memphis, TN – Memphis Moments is co-produced by the Pink Palace Family of Museums (www.memphismuseums.org) and the WKNO-FM Stations.

Memphis, TN – Mid-Southerners greet the coming of a new year in ways both traditional and personal. Here, Sarah Ledbetter researches the roots of an old tradition, eating black eyed peas on New Year's Day.

Memphis, TN – Lauren Hesse interviews her friend Lillian Bukewicz, who was born on Mud Island in 1924, and they were known as the River People, about their family Christmas tree.

Pages

Updated at 9:53 a.m. ET

President Trump has announced that the government will not allow transgender people to serve in the U.S. military.

In a series of tweets on Wednesday morning, he wrote:

The Senate Judiciary Committee is hearing from a handful of witnesses Wednesday as the multiple probes into Russia's interference with last year's presidential election continue and expand in scope and intensity.

Committee Chairman Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, and Vice Chair Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., had hoped to have President Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort testify, along with Donald Trump Jr., the president's eldest son.

"Dear Dickie," the woman wrote on thin parchment paper. "Here I am, so please don't scold me ..."

The Jan. 2, 1947, letter had made its journey from Honolulu to Kobe, Japan, courtesy of a 5-cent airmail stamp — evidence of an overseas courtship between two young people. She began with an apology for not writing sooner but quickly eased into flirting and teasing, anticipating the day when they would see each other again.

France is asking European neighbors to help it fight fast-growing wildfires that have consumed thousands of acres of forest near the Mediterranean coast, forcing tourists to leave an area that's normally packed with visitors in the summer.

Several large fires have struck near the French Riviera this week, in resort areas near Saint-Tropez and also on the island of Corsica. Their rapid growth is being blamed on dry and windy conditions, and plentiful fuel.

More News

TENNESSEE NEWS

Think Tennessee Lawmakers Are Becoming More Divided? You're Right, Researchers Say

Hear the radio version of this story. New research suggests the Tennessee state legislature is now one of the most politically divided in the South. Across the 13-state region, only Texas has a legislature that's more polarized, according to a study of all 50 statehouses. Researchers say the rise in partisanship appears to be tied to a change in voting patterns in rural areas.

Read More

ARKANSAS NEWS

Poll: Arkansans Split On Trump-Russia Collusion

Arkansas voters are relatively split on President Donald Trump’s campaign ties to the Russian government, but a majority are not ready to impeach him over the matter or call for his resignation at this time. That's according to a new Talk Business & Politics-Hendrix College survey that shows voters are keenly aware of the issue. Q: Do you think the Trump campaign coordinated with the Russian government during the 2016 presidential election? 41% Yes
43%...

Read More