"...We're going to continue to stand with the Ukrainian people as they seek to determine their own future. Even in the midst of this crisis, they have made remarkable progress these past few months. They held democratic elections, they elected a new president, they're pursuing important reforms, and they signed a new association agreement with the European Union. "
President Obama on widening sanctions against Russia
OAKLAND, California— The bleak statistics for black boys here are like lyrics to a sad song that everyone’s tired of hearing but no one knows how to mute.Too many live in poverty. Almost a third will drop out or be pushed out of school. And in recent years they are as likely to be shot to death as they are to graduate from high school college-ready. read more
In the wake of federal officials ending their standoff with Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy in April, anti-government groups across the country have been “emboldened” and “invigorated.” That’s according to a new in-depth report just released by the Southern Poverty Law Center. read more