May

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Sophie Gerson, labor heroine and communist, 96

Sophie Gerson, a legendary figure in the history of textile union organizing in the South and a lifelong fighter for peace, justice and socialism, died March 20. She was 96.

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One woman revolution

Katherine Dunham, a pioneering dancer and choreographer, author and civil rights activist who founded America’s first major Black modern dance company, died May 21. She was 96.

EDITORIAL: A chilling raid

The unprecedented FBI raid on Rep. William Jefferson’s (D-La.) congressional office sends a chilling message to Congress and to African American elected officials.

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Shaking and making U.S. history

After almost nine decades, it’s clear there’s no stopping the country’s young communists.

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Students challenge unequal education: Tests that deny diplomas are in dispute

OAKLAND, Calif. — As seniors across the state try on their caps and gowns, California is embroiled in controversy over its high school exit exams in English and math, slated to be required for a high school diploma starting this year.