April

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Dorothy Height, godmother of civil rights movement

Dorothy Height is remembered as a pioneering voice of the civil rights movement whose life's work and activism stretched from the New Deal through the 2008 election of President Obama.

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Detroit ministers prepare for U.S. Social Forum

One way Detroiters are fighting back is by taking advantage of the U.S. Social Forum, an event expected to draw tens of thousands.

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President takes fight to Wall Street

In a speech yesterday at New York's Cooper Union college, President Obama, literally in the shadow of the center of world finance, declared that "the crisis was born of a failure of responsibility from Wall Street to Washington."

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SNCC 50th anniversary meet mixes nostalgia and determination

RALEIGH, N.C. - With a mix of nostalgia and renewed commitment, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) held its 50th anniversary conference here, April 15-18.

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Texans demonstrate for jobs, immigrant rights

DALLAS -- Workers in front of Bank of America here in Dallas on Tax Day, April 15, demanded that banks help pay to create the 11 million jobs lost as a result of the economic crisis created by the nation's large financial institutions.

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Emergency funding urged to prevent worst school cuts in 50 years

Tens of thousands of teachers and other school staff are facing layoffs across the country for the coming school year, along with slashed programs, larger classes and shortened school weeks.

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Break up megabanks, progressives urge

Labor and progressives warn against the danger of moves on Capitol Hill to weaken finance reform.

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Chicagoans throw cold water on privatization plan

CHICAGO - Rumors that a plan to privatize this city's drinking water is in the pipeline have residents alarmed.

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Some sobering notes on African American equality

The fact that institutionalized racism persist in our country is rooted in the historical reality of 250 years of slavery followed, after a brief period of civil war and democratic reconstruction, by over seventy years of Jim Crow terror and state sanctioned racist discrimination.

Wall Street moves to crush $50 billion fund

The GOP's back room talks with Wall Street began to explode in the faces of Republican senators yesterday.

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