U.S. News

National outrage: Akron mother jailed for putting kids in suburban school

The case of Kelley Williams-Bolar, an African American resident of Akron, Ohio, highlights the ongoing problems of racism and segregation in our country.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-Detroitraceethnicity2.jpg

Segregated housing rooted in government policy, panel shows

"From Redlining to White Flight, the History of Housing Segregation and the Importance of Regionalism" presented shocking details of how government and industry played a big role in segregating neighborhoods and schools.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-JeanQuan2.jpg

Jean Quan becomes first Asian American woman to lead major U.S. city

In a ceremony marking several "firsts," Jean Quan, a former labor organizer and school board and city council member, was inaugurated Oakland's 49th mayor Jan. 3.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-jamie-gladysscott399x241.jpg

Scott sisters freed!

Jamie and Gladys Scott received the news on December 29 that their 16-year prison ordeal was over at last: Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour commuted their double-life sentences and ordered them out of prison. They were originally accused of having taken part in an $11 robbery!

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-1761.jpg

Dr. Margaret Burroughs, 1917-2010: What will your legacy be?

A founder of one of the oldest African American history museums in the country has died.

Why Alaska Native Democrats voted for Murkowski

This election made Alaska a unique case: voting Republican was a needed sacrifice to keep the far-right wing out of office.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-deval2.jpg

Key Obama ally re-elected in Massachusetts

Massachusetts voters rejected the anti-incumbent, pro-Republican wave that swept much of the country on Tuesday.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-DanroyHenry.jpg

Charges of coverup, racism in police shooting

Details surrounding the fatal police shooting of Pace University football player Danroy Henry are murky, but a police leak has spurred charges of racism and a coverup.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-chavwomen72.jpg

Texas labor ends early voting with style

An October 28 rally at the Teachers Hall wrapped up a very successful early voting period in Texas.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-St-Louis-group.jpg

Town hall meet calls for U.S. manufacturing strategy

"We have to make manufacturing a priority again," Rep. Russ Carnahan, D-Mo., told over 250 union members, community activists and students here at a town-hall style meeting sponsored by the Alliance for American Manufacturing.

115 16 17 18 1925