Vote suppression and denying ex-felons the right to vote are the new Jim Crow laws of the 21st century, says NAACP leader.
The bosses don't want lots of union workers because they tend to break down the racial divide that has slowed progress in this part of the country ever since the end of the Civil War.
The objective is to enhance community-based and home-based long-term care for the current 7.6 million elderly adults who need it and for the estimated one-fifth of the U.S. population that will need it by 2030.
National Council of Womens' Organizations launched the Respect, Protect, Reject Campaign, and is calling on lawmakers to uphold Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid and emphasize women's concerns in the talks.
Despite GOP shenanigans, labor-backed Democratic State Senate hopefuls swept six races in the first round of Wisconsin's state recall elections.
State officials sent letters to four Catholic Charities agencies that place children, explaining the decision to not renew foster care and adoption contracts.
Several young activists dressed as zombies spent the night on the steps in front of City Hall to participate in the following day's City Council meeting.
South Carolina has become the fifth and latest state poised to enact a draconian anti-immigration law, after Republican Gov. Nikki Haley signed SB 20 last week.
The Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy may be the far right's next target, but it is organizing to "get in front" of an Andrew Bretibart/Karl Rove type attack.
The Rhode Island state Senate on Wednesday approved a bill to legalize same-sex civil unions, sending the bill to the governor for his expected signature.