Aug. 29 marked the 44th anniversary of the historic Chicano Moratorium anti-war march in East Los Angeles in 1970. This was the largest protest manifestation of the Chicano Movement of the late 1960s and 1970s. The movement was the largest and most widespread civil rights and empowerment movement by Mexican-Americans in American history.
In July, Paul Ryan unveiled a new anti-poverty plan that is an about-face for Ryan, who's known for proposing budget cuts that hurt the poor.
Fifty years ago, when the Civil Rights Act was signed into law, two Louisiana-born men knew it was the beginning of a time of change.
In his fifth State of the Union address Tuesday, President Barack Obama stressed many themes that are on the advocacy agendas of faith-based organizations: income inequality, immigration reform and peaceful resolution of global conflicts.
Comments about the speech the next day highlighted some details that advocates for poor people and immigrants, in particular, would like to see addressed.
Fifty years after President Lyndon Johnson declared a war on poverty, Catholic and political leaders have stated their intent to lessen poverty in the U.S.
Fifty years ago, President John F. Kennedy was shot while riding in a motorcade in Dallas. This is one woman's story of where she was.
Auxiliary Bishop Philip Hannan of Washington was a close friend and confidant of President John F. Kennedy, but he had kept that friendship secret.