On April 14, 1935, The "Black Sunday Storm," one of the worst dust storms in U.S. history, caused immense economic and agricultural damage
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.
For the first time in this country's history, the Californian city of West Hollywood has banned the sale of fur, in keeping with its tradition of upholding the values of animals and their wellbeing.
"Knowing that our brothers and sisters who are farmworkers are not being treated fairly - their working conditions are abhorrent, we're standing with them today."
Public opinion has shifted considerably on legalizing pot in the last two decades.
The band made it clear they did not support President Obama's Republican opponent.
Once consigned to the political fringe, marijuana policy is appearing on legislative agendas around the country thanks to an energized base of supporters.
If the mayor's budget is approved, it will reduce Memphians' library access by nearly 25 percent.
United Farm Workers legend Dolores Huerta is among the 13 Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients.
When Dave Mustaine made a number of homophobic comments and supported GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum, much of the metal community was in uproar.