Ferguson became a Selma-like moment for the 2010s – to the extent the stark images caused a nation to stop and reflect on the state of racial relations in America. Moreover, a new generation of activists, who were not weaned on the nonviolence of the Civil Rights Era, is coming to the fore.
For now, most Americans back President Obama’s plan to escalate airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria. But they are wary of a conflict that could last years, and they definitely oppose use of American ground troops.
The parents of James Foley, who was beheaded by the Islamic State, say the Obama administration told them they could be sued if they tried to pay their son's ransom. A White House official said Sunday that it was not a threat.
The US Secretary of State received promises of help in Obama's new war against the Islamic State yesterday from10 Arab states.
So far, it doesn't look like much. That explains why the US president was short on specifics when he vowed to take the fight to the jihadis.
President Obama said Wednesday that the US would take the fight to Syria as part of an international coalition to destroy the self-declared Islamic State. But he ruled out a combat role for US troops.
The HERproject reaches factory workers in developing countries through peer mentoring. The training includes health and preventive care and instruction on how to create a savings account and a family budget.
His Young Men’s Success Series engages vulnerable young men from some of Boston’s toughest neighborhoods teaching money management skills and offering academic advising, summer job placement services, and educational field trips.
Growing up, Reshma Saujani was terrified of math and science. Now she makes sure other girls don't miss out on opportunities because of similar fears.