Many grow up learning to sing "This Land Is Your Land," but you likely didn't learn the little-known verses with Guthrie's critique of inequality.
Actor Martin Sheen credits the Occupy Wall Street movement with changing the debate in the country and creating a new framework for this year's election.
Roles in film for African Americans at the time were almost exclusively as maids and servants. McDaniel excelled at appearing in such roles, for which she received wide criticism.
Jesus would support taxing the rich, said President Barack Obama at this week's national prayer breakfast.
Don Cornelius, creator of the iconic "Soul Train" television show, was found dead on Wednesday at his California home. He was 75.
Sheen said, "Steady, steady: You're talking about a very special man," and continued, "I don't think he's getting a lot of help. He's done a great job."