NEW YORK — Tens of thousands marched down Fifth Avenue here Dec. 16 protesting the killing of 23-year-old Sean Bell on his wedding day by New York City undercover police.
DETROIT — At a packed town hall meeting here last week, Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) called for a “new American agenda” and declared the new congressional session, set to begin Jan. 4, a “brand new start after 12 years” of disastrous Republican rule.
A majority of voters rejected Karl Rove’s use of “wedge issues” to split and weaken the movement against the Republican right in the Nov. 7 elections. But other headline news proves that racism is alive and continues to pose a grave threat to that unity.
Anger is spreading across Florida that once again, as in the 2000 election, vote theft has put the wrong candidate in office in Washington.
BOSTON — Newspapers headlines throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts unanimously proclaimed the Nov. 7 electoral victory of Deval Patrick as “historic.” And right they were. Patrick, a former assistant attorney general for civil rights in the Clinton administration, became only the second African American elected governor of a U.S. state.