When Mayor Toni N. Harp declared Feb. 23, 2014 as "Craig Gauthier day in the City of New Haven," the overflow crowd at the Peoples Center burst into cheers.
In his ruling, the San Antonio judge wrote that the same-sex marriage ban "violates plaintiffs' equal protection and due process rights under the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution."
Throughout its 95-year history the Communist Party USA has always been in the vanguard of the struggle for African American equality.
In a searing rebuff to pervasive anti-gay attitudes in professional football, Dallas sportscaster Dale Hansen delivers a moving and insightful commentary.
Each community has a stake in immigration reform, he said, from family reunification to visa programs. "We as a coalition have been finding ways to raise our voices."
More than 5,000 protesters marched through downtown Seattle on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day chanting, "Raise the minimum wage now!"
A change such as this in the constitution to one of the "Bible Belt" states shows continued momentum from the progress that was made in 2013.
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.
Rev. C. T. Vivian is one of the nation's staunchest fighters for racial equality and voting rights.
The state's parole board wrote a new ending for the infamous "Scottsboro Boys" rape case Thursday morning by approving posthumous pardons more than 80 years after the arrests.