Those who knew Garner personally explained that the contact with police was in response to a fight that broke out where Garner intervened as the peacemaker.
As the 2014 midterm elections quickly approach, the battle against voter suppression is still being waged.
The poverty and suffering of Guatemalans, and especially indigenous Guatemalans, is rooted in long term U.S. policy in the region.
The mass migration of children from Central America has been at the center of a political firestorm over the past few weeks.
"My forefathers didn't have the opportunity to register or vote," said Rosanell Eaton. "It is my intention to help people reach that point when they could do something."
The group argued that the Redskins should lose their federal trademark protection based on a law that prohibits registered disparaging names.
It is estimated that nearly one third - ten to 30 percent - died in the course of U.S. government's ethnic cleansing.
Obama emphasized working through international bodies, however he placed NATO, a U.S./Western Europe Cold War holdover, first on his list, before the United Nations.
The life of General Gordon Baker, Jr. was celebrated with a huge outpouring of many hundreds this past Saturday.
Angelou, a Renaissance woman and cultural pioneer, died Wednesday morning at her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, her son, Guy B. Johnson, said in a statement.