U.S. News

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-egarner.jpg

With #ICantBreathe, new movement for justice inspires

In response to the police murders of Brown and Garner and the failure of grand juries to return indictments, a new movement for justice has emerged.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-icantbreathe520x310.jpg

"I can't breathe" march on Washington to protest police killings

The storm will hit this week when eight mothers of unarmed Black men killed by police will testify Dec. 10 in a House hearing sponsored by Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-fergusontruck520x300.jpg

Despite police violence Ferguson community continues peaceful protests

The numbers of community members, Black and white, who attended far outnumbered any who had engaged in looting the night before.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-justiceformarissa520x439.jpg

Convergence in Jacksonville to call for Marissa Alexander's freedom

Regional and national activists will come together to support domestic violence survivor Marissa Alexander and strengthen opposition to mandatory minimum sentencing.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-clinic-escort.jpg

Supreme Court makes it tougher for women to exercise choice

The Massachusetts policy aimed to protect women as they accessed reproductive health care against a backdrop of harassment and even physical attacks from anti-choice protesters.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-sexual-assault-military.jpg

Documents reveal sexual assaults in military a growing epidemic

Up to 26,000 military members may have been sexually assaulted last year, according to a troubling new estimate, which comes just days after the Air Force's head of sexual assault prevention was arrested for groping a woman.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-OFA-gun-violence.jpg

Vigils remember victims, vow action on gun violence

Across the country, participants at gun violence vigils vowed to pressure the Senate to pass a bipartisan bill, mandating background checks for  firearm purchases at gun shows and online.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-LetterFromBirminghamJailGraphic520x269.jpg

Today in labor history: King writes famous "Letter from Birmingham Jail"

On April 16, 1963, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., imprisoned in Alabama for protesting segregation, wrote his powerful and eloquent answer to criticisms of him, the civil rights movement and its nonviolent direct action tactics.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-washingguncontrrally520x310.jpg

Obama: “Shame on us if we’ve forgotten Newtown”

"Shame on us if we've forgotten," Obama said. "I haven't forgotten those kids."

1 2 3 4 5