This Labor Day, working families do not have much to celebrate when it comes to wages and job security. But we can celebrate the fact that the deteriorating conditions of work are finally breaking through into broad political consciousness.
Item. Last week, the board of directors of Market Basket, one of the last of the independent supermarket chains, agreed to restore the fired CEO, Arthur T. Demoulas, who had treated workers decently rather than just milking...Read more
The death of Ronald Singleton, who died in police custody has been ruled a homicide.
A 45-year-old man died in police custody in July 13, just days before Eric Garner was killed after an officer put him in a choke hold.
he death of a 45-year-old man who struggled with police while being taken into custody in July in New York City has been ruled a homicide by the medical examiner’s office, according to CNN.
The man, Ronald Singleton,...Read more
Most people tend to fawn over celebrities, but I'm the type of person who is more so enthralled with everyday people who overcome extraordinary obstacles to achieve something that seems impossible.
Madam C.J. Walker is one of those people. In an era where she utterly had no rights as a black woman in America at the turn of the 20th century Walker did the unimaginable: she started her own business and went down in history as...Read more
Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade are married! The Being Mary Jane star tied the knot with the Miami Heat shooting guard on Saturday. The pair wed in Miami in front of an intimate crowd of family and friends.
John Legend performed at the ceremony. Union, 41, wore a romantic Dennis Basso gown while Wade, 32, wore a customized DSquared suit, People.com reports.
The couple had a strict no-cell phone policy, and reportedly even asked guests to sign...Read more
A Charlotte pastor believes he's found a way to ease tensions between police and the African-American community.
Pastor Keith Johnson is using social media for a campaign he hopes repairs trust between the two.
Johnson tells WBTV, a media partner of the Observer, that the idea came from a question he asked while riding in the car with his two sons.
"What would it be like if we could get beyond the badge, get beyond the color?" Johnson...Read more
A Missouri police officer who was caught on video raising his weapon and telling Ferguson protesters that he would kill them has resigned from the force.
Lt. Ray Albers, 46, stepped down from the St. Ann police department on Thursday, the St. Louis Dispatch reported. The resignation comes just a little over a week after The Huffington Post and other outlets confirmed Albers' identity in footage of the officer threatening civilians protesting the death of Michael...Read more
Scores of brutality lawsuits are filed against the Philadelphia Police Department every year. But it’s unusual for an officer, a sergeant no less, to make those charges.
In a suit filed Monday, Sgt. Brandon Ruff did just that.
Ruff claims he was roughed up by seven officers from the 35th District when he attempted to anonymously turn in three handguns at the precinct. Ruff, who says he suffered two sprained wrists and two sprained shoulders in the...Read more
Pennsylvania agreed to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, joining 26 states and the District of Columbia.
Federal regulators accepted a modified proposal from Gov. Tom Corbett (R) that will offer an estimated 500,000 low-income individuals subsidies to…
Hundreds of items that belonged to civil rights icon Rosa Parks and have been sitting unseen for years in a New York warehouse were sold to a foundation run by the son of billionaire investment guru Warren Buffett, the younger…
The ability to transfer wealth from one generation to the next is the driving force behind ending intergeneratio
Most wealth in the United States is gained from the appreciation of home values over time. Twenty-five percent of Americans' wealth, the sum…
The IRS filed a tax lien against Vanessa Williams, saying the singer-actress owes the federal government $369,249 for her 2011 earnings.
The lien was filed at the New York City register office on August 13, 2014, according to a document on…