President Obama has to overcome public fatigue and disillusionment, plus hostile opposition from Big Insurance and far-right ideologues, in order to rally enough "yes" votes in the House of Representatives for his health care reform plan.
In an analysis by Gallup, data shows Obama's ratings among young voters remains high compared with ratings for past presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush during their administrations.
A broad coalition which includes the AFL-CIO, Change to Win and dozens of immigrants' rights and civil rights groups is mobilizing for a mass march on Washington D.C. on March 21.
A debate raged recently over growing Black unemployment - 30 percent among youth - as President Obama renewed federal support for historically Black colleges.
CHICAGO - Hundreds of union members, business owners, sick people denied benefits by their insurance companies, their families and activists braved snow squalls and icy winds blowing in from Lake Michigan last night.
Black, brown and white unity has always been an important component in the struggle for African American equality.
As insurers fearful of health care reform announce massive pre-emptive rate hikes the Obama administration proposed today to give the government the power to block the increases.
Congress and the president must take swift and bold steps to stop the jobs crisis in this country, a coalition of labor and civil rights organizations told reporters on a conference call Feb. 19th.
Reports released this week show that Republican claims that the stimulus was a failure are dead wrong.
More and more Americans have come to believe that gay, lesbian and bisexual people should be able to serve openly in the military without punishment.