Those who knew Garner personally explained that the contact with police was in response to a fight that broke out where Garner intervened as the peacemaker.
The "$15 and a union" campaign won an NLRB decision that could dramatically change the organizing landscape in favor of fast food workers.
As the 2014 midterm elections quickly approach, the battle against voter suppression is still being waged.
Up to 2,000 immigrant children will be cared for in Dallas under a plan announced by County Judge Clay Jenkins at the Texas Democratic Party Convention June 28.
A large and enthusiastic Newark crowd celebrated the inauguration of its 40th mayor, Ras Baraka, last week at the city's New Jersey Performing Arts Center.
Each year, the government initiates immigration court proceedings against thousands of children, some of whom have lived in the U.S. for years.
"My forefathers didn't have the opportunity to register or vote," said Rosanell Eaton. "It is my intention to help people reach that point when they could do something."
The arrival in South Texas alone of over 50,000 child refugees without immigration papers has been seized on by Republicans to block immigration reform.
The Supreme Court ruled that family-owned corporations can use religious objections to opt out of the Affordable Care Act requirement that they cover contraceptives for women.
Tucson is 60 miles from the Mexican border, within a 100-mile zone where immigration authorities say important due process rights can be suspended.