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Assemblymember Dr. Shirley Weber hosts Inaugural Salute to Women Leaders in the 79th District

San Diego, CA: Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego) paid tribute to outstanding  women in honor of Women’s History Month on Sunday, March 17,...

College Loan Interest Rates Set To Double By July 1st

Incoming college freshmen could end up paying $5,000 more for the same student loans their older siblings have if Congress doesn’t stop interest rates...

Tavis Smiley: We Are Failing Our Children

(CNN) -- The U.S. Department of Labor recently announced that the unemployment rate fell to 8.2%. That should have been a signal that jobs...

South Africa: Mandela in hospital with lung infection

JOHANNESBURG — Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid leader who became South Africa's first black president, has been admitted to a hospital with a recurring lung...

Protesters March Against Chicago School Closures

Hundreds of teachers, parents and other opponents marched through downtown Wednesday, vowing to fight a plan to close 54 Chicago Public Schools, despite Mayor...