U.S. News


Indigenous News: talking to daughters, Navajo midwives, rappers and saints

Mare Advertencia Lirika, an indigenous Zapotec, has made a name for herself on the Latin American hip-hop scene.


Indigenous News: white privilege, A Tribe Called Red, mining protests

The death of Sarah Bland has the nation abuzz about police brutality, but a lesser known story regarding a Lakota woman is also worthy of our attention.


Today in women's history: Remembering jazz singer Sarah Vaughan

Sarah Vaughan was renowned for her melodic improvising, wide vocal range and extraordinary technique.


Ferguson police shooting protest interrupts St. Louis Symphony

People attending Saturday night's St. Louis Symphony performance ended up with more on their evening agenda than what was listed in the official program.


Pete Seeger's green activism in New York and New Jersey

Seeger did much for New Jersey, taking a stand against ocean dumping . And he thought that a graceful boat would draw people to their forgotten riverfronts and imagine a different future for the Hudson River


Texas explosion aftermath: Willie Nelson to hold benefit show

A fertilizer plant in West, Texas exploded on April 17, killing 15 and injuring hundreds more.


Today in labor history: Paul Robeson born

On April 8, 1898 singer, actor, civil rights and labor leader, peace activist and athlete Paul Robeson was born.


Today in women’s history: Singer Rosetta Tharpe was born

Known as a pioneer of 20th-century music, "Sister" Rosetta Tharpe (March 20, 1915 - October 9, 1973) was a singer, songwriter, guitarist and recording artist.


Doctors link childhood trauma, poverty with gun violence

Chicago has become the national spotlight for gun violence, especially affecting African American teenagers and children.


New Yorkers celebrate Black History Month

NEW YORK - It was a standing room only audience rejoicing at the wonderful program of song, poetry and inspiring speeches at the "We're Not Going Back" Black History event at Unity Center here.

1 2 3 4 5