Jan 29

                
  • Hip hop for the people

    Hip hop for the people

    January 28, 2005

    NEWARK, N.J. – Ras Baraka, an educator and deputy mayor of Newark, announced the founding of Hip Hop for the P.E.O.P.L.E. at a recent press conference. Comedian Bill Cosby and numerous hip hop artists and producers...

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  • Si Gerson, 95, journalist and electoral expert

    Si Gerson, 95, journalist and electoral expert

    January 28, 2005 By Tim Wheeler

    Simon W. Gerson, veteran journalist and legendary fighter for working class political representation, died on Dec. 26, 2004 in Brooklyn, N.Y., at 95. A member of the national committee of the Communist Party USA, Gerson’s activism...

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  • Day of Reckoning chronicles lives of Lucy and Albert Parsons

    Day of Reckoning chronicles lives of Lucy and Albert Parsons

    January 28, 2005

    Review NEW YORK — Talented young African American playwright Melody Cooper’s historical drama, “Day of Reckoning,” chronicles the lives of famed anarchist and freed slave, Lucy Parsons, and her husband, Albert, a former Confederate soldier. The...

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  • Shirley Chisholm: Unbought & Unbossed

    Shirley Chisholm: Unbought & Unbossed

    January 28, 2005

    Review 1972 was an extraordinary year. Richard Nixon was president, running for his second, ill-fated term. The voting age had just changed from 21 to 18, and millions of new voters were expected at the polls....

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  • Unfinished battle for school funding

    Unfinished battle for school funding

    January 28, 2005

    OPINIONThe following testimony, slightly abridged here, was presented to the New York City Council Commission on the Campaign for Fiscal Equity, Jan. 13. I have two children in elementary school in the Bronx and one in...

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