Yuri Kochiyama died June 1 in Berkeley, Calif., at age 93. The lifelong champion of civil rights catapulted to national attention under tragic circumstances.
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.
Hundreds of students spontaneously, and without permission, left their schools at high noon and marched peacefully to the Camden School District headquarters where they met in protest.
The "new populism" spoken of at the conference was described, defined and delivered with hope and realism.
The Forward Together Moral Movement from across North Carolina will demand that state legislators rescind laws they say are hurting the state's most vulnerable.
"A city's investments should reflect the values of its taxpayers, and Walmart is consistently out of step with Portland values."
"Their whole legislative agenda revolves around this one central idea: Weaken unions and increase profits for big corporations."
Environmental activists and oil drilling opponents have many unanswered questions concerning several aspects of this type of operation.
"This lawsuit put a swift end to a cruel, discriminatory, and unlawful effort to drive immigrant families out of their homes."
The late environmentalist, Sen. Gaylord Nelson, D-Wis., founded Earth Day as an environmental teach-in first held on April 22, 1970.