Leading today's News in Brief: MSNBC news commentator Chris Matthews called on the Obama administration to do its best for the people and nationalize the oil industry.
Despite record levels of unemployment, Black young people, since the election of President Barack Obama, have become optimistic about the future, according to a number of recent studies.
WASHINGTON - Truck-driver Porfirio Diaz brought the 3,500 delegates at the Good Jobs, Green Jobs national conference here to their feet May 5 with his harrowing story of the struggle he and his fellow drivers are waging for union rights and clean air in the Port of Oakland in California.
It's disappointing. America is my home. What's gone wrong?" asked Leroy Smith, a laid off Chicago bus driver. "I'm through being patient. We need the government to put us back to work now."
Leaders of 31 national organizations sent a letter to the Senate today pressing senators "not to squander the great promise of bipartisan action" for "strong clean energy and climate change legislation."
DALLAS -- Workers in front of Bank of America here in Dallas on Tax Day, April 15, demanded that banks help pay to create the 11 million jobs lost as a result of the economic crisis created by the nation's large financial institutions.
The Works Progress Administration - the largest federal jobs program in U.S. history - built LaGuardia Airport, the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Orange Bowl and much more, and got our economy moving again.
"The fight for jobs is the central fight for our times," stressed Alan Charney, head of Jobs for America Now, a coalition spearheading the fight against unemployment.
Despite claims coal energy is cheaper than green energy, Consumers Energy wants to impose an 8.5 percent rate hike to pay for a new coal-fired plant in Michigan.
Members of the Communist Party of Washington State - they could be called "Evergreen Reds" - gathered in convention here April 3.