The city of Chicago is facing allegations that police tortured suspects into false confessions through much of the 70s and 80s.
A war of words escalated between King and those who accuse him of starting a McCarthy-style witch hunt against American Muslims.
A coalition of community and labor activists in Sacramento, California are demanding justice for Luis Gutierrez who was fatally shot by three deputies last year and were recently cleared by the U.S. Department of Justice.
Women's rights activists note that, while the jobs crisis is harming all sectors of society, women and girls are being hit especially hard. Despite recent recovery efforts the unemployment rate among women has increased.
Republican Governor Rick Scott gave rise to a political strike, not a collective bargaining strike, by deciding to attack public workers.
A video put together by the Missouri Employee and Human Rights Coalition provides compelling testimony about the importance of protecting the state's non-discrimination law.
The Secular Student Alliance, which has chapters on 200 college campuses nationwide, announced that it would work to help high school-aged free thinkers express themselves.
I got to know George B. Murphy, Jr. during the 25 years I commuted from Baltimore to Washington D.C. covering the capital for the Daily World newspaper, now the People's World online daily. His long career as a fighting, pro-people journalist made a deep impression on me.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - "The Republicans want to undermine and turn back the clock on equal rights," state Rep. Karla May told activists and reporters as they packed into a state Capitol hearing room.
CHICAGO - Two "living legends" of the civil rights movement, Diane Nash and the Rev. C. T. Vivian, keynoted "Remembering the Movement," a Black History Month program, livestreamed from the Harold Washington Wing of the DuSable Museum.