Overcoming racial overtones dominating the economic and political life of Southeast Michigan was the challenge.
The U.S. Supreme Court struck down three parts of Arizona's immigration law today, but permitted one of the key parts to stand in a split decision.
On June 20, 1967, boxing champion and Olympic gold medal winner Muhammad Ali was convicted of draft evasion, sentenced to five years in prison, fined $10,000 and banned from boxing for three years.
The Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal challenging President Barack Obama's U.S. citizenship. The high court is known as the most extremist right-wing court in modern times, dominated by five conservatives.
A respected African American faculty surgeon filed a racial discrimination suit against the UCLA Medical Center and UC Regents after they refused to take action on blatant acts of racism.
In the past few weeks, the public has been inundated with the report of American Front Nazis planning terrorist attacks on local government and leftist groups.
As part of a series of national protests against Arizona's SB 1070 law, more than 20,000 people marched here April 29 in Voces de la Frontera's annual May Day march.
A vicious backhand to undocumented people, Arizona's SB1070 is a law that allows local police to detain and arrest anyone.
The history of lynching in Florida has been the subject of much scholarly study. See Dr. Maxine Jones's FSU report to the Florida Legislature on the Rosewood massacre.
In an April 17 Senate hearing, union groups joined civil rights, community and faith-based organizations in a renewed push to legally ban racial profiling by law enforcers.