Several thousand New Yorkers gathered at Union Square for the "Million Hoodie March and Rally" to protest the murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
Echoing the demands of the residents inside and outside of the church, Ben Jealous called for the removal of Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee.
Thousands re-tracing the steps of those who made the historic 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala. ended their five-day journey by converging this weekend on the Alabama state capital here.
The Obama administration's Justice Department is reluctant to take on the fight against voter suppression efforts nationwide.
"Frozen in Time: Gender Pay Gap Unchanged for 10 Years" examines women's wages in 43 countries.
Organizers say that, more than a commemoration, the march this week is a demonstration against modern day attacks.
Winston was also a political prisoner, unjustly imprisoned in the McCarthy era where he lost his fight due to poor medical care while there.
Other areas in Florida with domestic partnership registries include Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, and the cities of Gainesville, Miami Beach and Key West.
Legendary artist and civil rights activist Nina Simone was born 79 years ago today, Feb. 21, in Tryon, North Carolina.
New Jersey's Senate passed a bill approving the legalization of gay marriage by a vote of 24-16