Texas completed its Democratic and Republican primary elections on May 27. Unlike the results in other states, "tea party" far-right Republicans triumphed in most of the contests.
Amiri Baraka, one of the country's preeminent African American poets, playwrights and activists died Thursday at Newark's Beth Israel Hospital after a brief illness.
When Nelson Mandela was in Detroit a special rally was held - not in a fancy ballroom or millionaire's home - but at the Ford Rouge auto plant with autoworkers.
The nation rallied behind Walmart workers Nov. 29, turning the traditional Black Friday shopping day into mass protests at 1,500 locations across the country.
Watch the video of Walmart workers and their supporters standing up for good wages and against Walmart abuse.
The government shutdown may be officially over but its estimated cost of $24 billion to the American taxpayers will continue to rise every day for a long time to come.
The tea party is not your typical conservative group. They are as close to fascist as you can get away with today.
Growth of OUR Walmart in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, and Michigan has been greater than all other states combined.
Across the nation, Walmart workers struck again, and rallied with union and community supporters in some 15 cities.
The U.S. unemployment rate in July was 7.4 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported, down 0.1 percent from the month before. A separate survey reported businesses claimed to create a net of 162,000 new jobs last month.