April

Surviving Jena Six: The dreams of Mychal Bell

My name is Mychal Bell and I was one of the Jena Six that was charged with attempted murder down in Jena, Louisiana in 2006. As of now, seeing that we have a black president, and with the anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. tomorrow, I wanted to share with you my dream like Dr. King shared his dream with everybody.

Employee Free Choice Act is good for Black workers

The Employee Free Choice Act, which is currently under consideration by Congress, is a bill that would make it easier for all workers to join unions by giving them the option to choose how to form a union, either by ballot or by getting a majority of employees to sign a union-authorization card.

'Oh, give us a break' department: GOP proposes running clock back on 2008 elections

Assuming an air of martyrdom, the Republican Party is trying to overturn the results of two 2008 senatorial elections, but is going to end up as a laughingstock.

Faced with losing her home of 55 years, Minneapolis woman becomes epicenter of foreclosure debate

MINNEAPOLIS - Last September, Rosemary Williams, a long-time resident and activist of South Minneapolis, received a Notice of Foreclosure on her home. Monday was her last day to legally reside in her home of 55 years. “When I first learned that my house was being foreclosed on I was very depressed and emotional. I had just gone through some difficult times, temporarily losing my job and seeing my adjustable rate mortgage nearly double in one year, ” Williams related. “But when banks like TCF rejected federal aid money to help people stay in their homes, I said to myself, ‘Someone has got to step up and be a spokeswoman.”

House, Senate approve Obamas budget with trillions for jobs, health care, education

WASHINGTON — Congress handed President Obama another victory the night of April 2 approving nearly all the elements of his $3.5 trillion budget and clearing the way for sweeping health care, education, and clean energy reform.

HSS nominee says health care overhaul cannot wait

Katherine Sebelius, nominee to be the next Secretary for Health and Human Services, expressed support for swift congressional action on health care reform during a Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions hearing this week.

The border's 'Agent Orange' controversy

In the Vietnam War, the United States sprayed vast tracts of land with the chemical defoliant Agent Orange as part of a counter-insurgency strategy aimed at removing forest cover for Viet Cong and North Vietnamese forces.

Hitting the streets for the budget

WASHINGTON — Organizing for America volunteers have gone door-to-door in all 50 states and collected more than 640,000 signatures on pledges of support for President Obama’s 2010 budget spending for health care, education and clean energy.

Hitting the streets for the budget

WASHINGTON — Organizing for America volunteers have gone door-to-door in all 50 states and collected more than 640,000 signatures on pledges of support for President Obama’s 2010 budget spending for health care, education and clean energy.

Immigrants face detentions, few rights

In a shocking analysis, Associated Press finds more than half of immigrants held in detention had absolutely no criminal convictions and widespread break down of justice system.

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