Zimmerman verdict becomes rallying point for social justice action

"If anything good is to come, this is the time to build a movement," said national NAACP spokesman Eric Wingerter this weekend as his organization gathered for its national convention.


Texas Senate enacts harsh new anti-abortion laws

The Texas Senate voted 19-11 for harsh anti-abortion measures that include a 20-week ban on abortions, with no exemptions for rape or incest.


White House warns GOP on immigration reform

The White House warned Republican lawmakers not to block a comprehensive immigration reform bill just to appease "far-right" conservatives.


Juneteenth: Recognizing neighborhood heroes and heroines

The community gathered to celebrate Juneteenth and to honor more than a dozen people from the neighborhood whose everyday activities make all the difference.


St. Louis says "Si Se Puede" for immigration reform

"We all come from somewhere else. Immigrants are a part of the fabric of America."


Netroots Nation 13 stresses building lasting leadership

The importance of helping people find their way to help themselves and create organizations in their own communities was the main theme.

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