"It takes courage to deal with an adversarial country in a peaceful manner, and to instead focus on what joins us together than what tears us apart."
One issue kept resurfacing: how to confront and deal with the virulent racism that remains a current in U.S. life.
The death toll is estimated at perhaps as many as 750,000, out of a total U.S. population of only 30 million at the time.
"Working people will suffer disproportionately from the current patterns of investment and neglect that do not prioritize good jobs, clean air, and healthy communities."
President Obama, in his 2014 State of the Union speech here last night, defined narrowing of the unprecedented wealth gap in America as a major task facing the nation.
NEW HAVEN, CONN. -- From the opening video and drumming to the remarks of the awardees, songs, youth slide show and finale, an atmosphere of unity and optimism inspired the entire multi-racial audience at the 2013 People's World Amistad Awards, held in the auditorium of Cooperative Arts and Humanities High School.
Polls show substantial public opposition to a military strike on Syria, even "limited" strikes to deter chemical weapons use.
President Obama told a Tonight Show audience Aug. 6 that there are times the Russians "slip back into Cold War thinking and a Cold War mentality."
CHICAGO - A lively symposium on this city's infamous "Red Squad" took place June 1 at the Chicago History Museum.
In a speech at the National Defense University yesterday President Barack Obama declared the nation must move away from the "state of perpetual war" that has existed since 9/11.