August

Smiley and West's Poverty Tour: A call for unconditional brotherhood

Tavis Smiley and Cornel West brought the last stop of their "Poverty Tour: A Call to Conscience" to Memphis, Tennessee. The location was chosen in recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s support for sanitation workers and as the site of the National Civil Rights Museum.

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New federal immigration policy a step forward, supporters say

Last week the Obama administration announced it would suspend deportation proceeding against thousands of undocumented immigrants that pose no serious threat to national security or public safety.

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Detroit demands action on jobs

Over 5,000 jobseekers showed up in Detroit for the second stop on the Congressional Black Caucus's "For the People" tour.

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Smiley and West poverty tour draws criticism, support

Talk show host Tavis Smiley and academic activist Cornel West embarked last week on a poverty tour to highlight growing inequality in the U.S.

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Congreswoman introduces emergency jobs bill

Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., plans to introduce the Emergency Jobs to Restore the American Dream Act, which will put over 2 million people to work.

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“Historic victory”: Insurance companies must cover birth control

Starting next year, insurers will be required to fully cover, with no copays, contraception and other preventive health services for women.