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Pedro Taverna, 18, takes part in a protest for better wages outside Wal-mart in Los Angeles on Nov. 7, 2013.

Black Friday is key test for Walmart protesters

11/25/13 05:45PM

Last year, when Walmart workers around the country staged a nationwide strike, the bar for success was relatively low. By throwing the world's largest employer on the defensive, organized labor was able to claim a tactical victory. This Friday, expectations are higher. read more

People wait in line along Fulton Street for the opening of the Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger.

After the hunger cliff, a stark Thanksgiving

11/25/13 04:00AM

For the first time that she can remember, Naquashia LeGrand’s household may go without Thanksgiving dinner. The New York native told msnbc that her family is just too broke, and living too close to the margin, to manage a big turkey dinner. read more