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Member-supported Workers’ Education Society registers St. Louis voters

"We are trying to challenge the cynicism; we are trying to register, educate and activate, while also building a base."


This week in history: Robert Carter III starts freeing his slaves

Carter came of legal age in 1749; by then he owned 6500 acres of land and 100 slaves. Within his lifetime he freed 452 slaves, and more following his death.


Rev. William Barber baptizes nation in revolutionary thought at DNC

He said that in order to correct the heart problem in America, the people had to be the nation's "moral defibrillator."


Obama at DNC: Don’t fear the future, shape it together

In his final address as president before a DNC, Obama delivered a forceful message: that the time had come to once again make history. 


Asian-Americans, Pacific Islanders on the rise at Dem Convention

The Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community is on the rise in the politics of this country.


Peoples Convention held last weekend just before DNC

"The People's Convention" opened to a crowd of enthusiastic activists at the historic Arch Street Friends Meeting House in downtown Philadelphia.


History: Hillary Clinton nominated for Presidency of the United States

The historic nomination takes on significance, because it comes at a time when women's rights are under attack by Republicans in state after state across this country.


Michael Jordan speaks out on police shootings: “I can no longer stay silent”

"I grieve with the families who have lost loved ones, as I know their pain all too well," wrote Jordan. 


Progressive all-stars talk voting, future at Philly LGBT center

Rep. Alan Grayson, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, and Jim Hightower were among the cavalcade of progressives who made appearances.


LGBT Caucus at DNC: SCOTUS is reason enough to beat Trump

Trump says he plans to appoint someone like Scalia, and there has never been a more militant homophobe on the Court.

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