Colin Kaepernick's protest of racial injustice and police violence against African Americans has drawn more athletes into the dialogue.
"This is the first step in the process of reducing - and ultimately ending - our use of privately-operated prisons," Deputy AG Sally Yates announced.
The report fully agrees with what Baltimore residents claim to have endured for years: the racial targeting by an out-of-control police department .
Federal worker unions and congressional Democrats are protesting large cuts in Social Security staffing and funding for the premiere program for the elderly and the disabled.
"It's a case for criminals to see that if they ever commit a crime anywhere on this planet, they cannot run away and hide," Amanda Jara said after the verdict.
"We've got to liberate these people!" said one activist who spoke of his experiences in solitary confinement.
In 1964, the brutal slayings of three civil rights workers rocked the country. Their deaths cast a spotlight on horrifice violence and injustice.
Four organizers and activists were honored at this year's awards event sponsored by the People's World.
The Economic Policy Institute estimates 12.5 million workers will be newly eligible for overtime pay or see their existing rights strengthened, including 6.4 million women.
Advocates call for an independent investigation, as well as an end to U.S. military aid and military training in Honduras.