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Oakland residents celebrate black history with tributes to outstanding women

We Stand on Their Shoulders" was the theme as young and old packed the house Feb. 28 to hear poems, dramatizations and accounts from history.

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Today in women’s history: Ding Ling, forgotten Chinese author, remembered

On this date in 1986, the writer Ding Ling, a champion of women's rights, died. Born as Jiang Bingzhi in Linli, Hunan province, China.

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Texas unionists ringing doorbells to oust Republican right

These union workers are determined to prevent a takeover of Texas by "the most radical, right wing Republican ticket ever.

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Mother arrested while standing and waiting for family

Absurd and humiliating acts of police overreach have become familiar; there are incidents of false arrests, harassment, and use of force against innocent victims by the police daily.

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Turnout is the wildcard in Texas election

What could make all polls obsolete is voter turnout: labor and the progressive forces are knocking themselves out to increase it!

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Proposition 2: A bad idea for California

Prop 2 sets aside a percentage of the surplus billions in unexpected tax revenues, without restoring the $15 billion in brutal budget cuts beginning in 2008 .

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State of Florida itself at stake on November 4

Florida's governor, Rick Scott, has either stood by and let the degradation of the state occur or has actively contributed to it.

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Virginia congressional race focuses on women's issues

So in this year's November 4 midterms, the question is once more whether the Democrats can turn out enough voters.

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NAACP: "Our agenda is essential" for democracy

The nation's oldest, largest, and most widely known civil rights organization convened to address the need to push back against voter suppression and other significant topics.

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Supreme Court makes it tougher for women to exercise choice

The Massachusetts policy aimed to protect women as they accessed reproductive health care against a backdrop of harassment and even physical attacks from anti-choice protesters.

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