Legendary artist and civil rights activist Nina Simone was born 79 years ago today, Feb. 21, in Tryon, North Carolina.
The daughter of a minister and domestic worker, Barbara Jordan was the first black woman elected to the Texas Senate and the first black woman elected to the U.S. Congress from the deep South.
Foster Friess, the billionaire backer of Rick Santorum's campaign, stunned MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell yesterday.
One would have thought that the Obama administration last week put a solid end to the fight over women's access to birth control.
With the national health care revision law yet to fully take effect, but under challenge before the Supreme Court, six labor organizations have stepped forward, four of them joining other groups, to defend different parts of it.
Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., and three other congresswomen attended a special news conference, reacting to Republican Speaker John Boehner's harsh attack on the Obama administration's birth control policy.
The reversal came after a firestorm of protests over the cutoff, including charges that it was a cave-in to Republican/right-wing pressure.
The farmers, organized in the Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association, headquartered in Memphis, held a church rally to highlight the issue.
Florida Rep. Charles Van Zant announced that he would move forward on his Florida for Life Act.
The ambiguously worded and short-sighted proposal, if passed, could have had terrible consequences for Mississippi women and their families.