Born to Bahamian parents in Miami, Fla., while they were selling produce from their island farm, Poitier began life in humble working-class circumstances, which he never forgot.
Is communism still relevant to American politics?
Tea party affiliated groups have added voter suppression efforts to their long-standing anti-immigrant policies, Latino leaders charge.
Workers employed by a southern California Walmart subcontractor are the latest to launch a protest for their rights.
At his party's convention in Tampa last night GOP Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan rolled out, Orwellian-style, what just might be the biggest lie yet in the 2012 election campaign.
Romney launched attacks on President Obama's approach to welfare, analysts say, to deflect attention from his own budget proposals to gut programs that make it possible for people to seek employment.
Voters in southern Arizona's Republican-leaning 8th Congressional District resoundingly defeated the candidate who threatened to abolish Social Security and Medicare.
Two thousand shrimp workers from Cambodia and Myanmar suffered human rights abuses and indentured servitude at the hands of Walmart.
Lugar's defeat is seen as a loss to advocates for a sensible foreign policy.
Many grow up learning to sing "This Land Is Your Land," but you likely didn't learn the little-known verses with Guthrie's critique of inequality.