The Department of Justice filed a robust complaint against Ferguson, Missouri, charging the city with violations of federal civil rights statutes.
Weaver noted there was a great difference between the income of most African Americans and the cost of living.
Rosa Parks risked physical abuse, arrest and jail because she was part of a growing movement of African Americans sick and tired of discrimination and racism.
Labor has joined faith and civic organizations to ensure that Pope Francis' message on inclusion, solidarity and equality is amplified during his visit to the U.S. during the third week of September.
The GOP presidential candidates insulted groups of people including workers, women, and minorities; the America on display last night was a scary one indeed.
One black eighth-grader spent six days in juvenile detention after being arrested for throwing Skittles candy at another student.
The protests that followed last year's deadly Ferguson police shooting have revealed how local courts are gouging poor people on fines for minor offenses.
So far this year 34 anti-LGBT bills in nine states have been defeated or failed to meet key legislative deadlines.
These issues have turned Ferguson into the epicenter of a people's earthquake with the potential to shake our national understanding of race and racist repression.
Baltimore is among the many cities in the country examining its police performance in the wake of the Aug. 9 killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.