Detroit is the canary in the coalmine, warned speakers at a public forum on the city's bankruptcy, held this past Saturday, sponsored by Congressman John Conyers Jr.
The Republican leadership in the House has been threatening to use parliamentary tricks to stop a reform bill even if it has majority support.
The problem? The truck was illegally advancing through tribal lands and a federally-protected river area.
A right-wing governor has used an unreliable study and nonexistent federal requirements to replace local, community-based, nonprofit health care providers with out-of-state for-profit companies.
"Mother Demands Justice" was the theme of a press conference and protest at the unveiling of a large public mural in downtown Tucson commemorating the murder of a Mexican teen.
Oakland youth took leadership of the event, spotlighting the effects of the shooting and verdict. They took turns to speak movingly of their reactions to hearing of the death of Martin.
Beginning in 2006, the city of Farmers Branch, Texas, passed a series of housing ordinances designed to prevent undocumented immigrants from being able to rent apartments or homes.
"Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago," President Obama said Friday in remarks at the White House.
"This company was breaking the law, they were making us work 12 hours a day with no breaks and no overtime pay."
"If anything good is to come, this is the time to build a movement," said national NAACP spokesman Eric Wingerter this weekend as his organization gathered for its national convention.