"If anything good is to come, this is the time to build a movement," said national NAACP spokesman Eric Wingerter this weekend as his organization gathered for its national convention.
The Texas Senate voted 19-11 for harsh anti-abortion measures that include a 20-week ban on abortions, with no exemptions for rape or incest.
The White House warned Republican lawmakers not to block a comprehensive immigration reform bill just to appease "far-right" conservatives.
The community gathered to celebrate Juneteenth and to honor more than a dozen people from the neighborhood whose everyday activities make all the difference.
"We all come from somewhere else. Immigrants are a part of the fabric of America."
The importance of helping people find their way to help themselves and create organizations in their own communities was the main theme.