The Boy Scouts of America issued a surprise announcement Jan. 28 saying that it was "actively considering" ending its long-time ban on gay members and leaders.
On January 23, 1976, noted singer and actor Paul Robeson died in Philadelphia.Robeson was also a legendary civil rights and peace leader and athlete.
Looking out at a sea of humanity, Obama delivered what is widely being described as a progressive call to action based on the theme that the nation is stronger when people act together.
A federal judge has found the NYPD policy of "stop and frisk" unconstitutional.
"We are a stable family, why shouldn't we have the same respect and the same rights as any other couple, as any other family?"