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Today in Labor History: Paul Robeson dies

On January 23, 1976, noted singer and actor Paul Robeson died in Philadelphia.Robeson was also a legendary civil rights and peace leader and athlete.

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Gerda Lerner, pioneering scholar of women's, African-American history

Gerda Lerner, whose life went from Jewish radical activist in Austria to refugee from Nazism to prominent U.S. historian, passed away in Madison, Wisc., at the age of 92, this month.

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Black Caucus meet: “Vote like you never did before!”

Some 10,000 participants from all over the country gathered here at the Congressional Black Caucus annual meeting earlier this month to listen, discuss and speak their minds.

 

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Plan to help minority males unveiled

A state Assembly committee has put together a comprehensive picture of the challenges faced by these young people.

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NAACP fighting “battles we thought we had won”

As the theme for this year's convention, "NAACP: Your Power, Your Decision - VOTE," indicated, the attack on voting rights has become a critical issue.

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"We have made a way when there was no way"

Juneteenth is increasingly becoming a festive day across the United States.

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VIDEO Depicted as gorilla, African American doctor sues UCLA for racism

A respected African American faculty surgeon filed a racial discrimination suit against the UCLA Medical Center and UC Regents after they refused to take action on blatant acts of racism.

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In anti-Obama quest, Limbaugh supported Kony's Lord's Resistance Army

In his radio broadcast titled  "Obama Invades Uganda, Targets Christians," Limbaugh says, "Lord's Resistance Army are Christians. They are fighting the Muslims in Sudan.  And Obama has sent troops, United States troops to remove them from the battlefield, which means kill them."

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Angela Davis headlines tribute for CPUSA’s Henry Winston

Winston was also a political prisoner, unjustly imprisoned in the McCarthy era where he lost his fight due to poor medical care while there.

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Today is 75th anniversary of Rep. Barbara Jordan's birth (with video)

The daughter of a minister and domestic worker, Barbara Jordan was the first black woman elected to the Texas Senate and the first black woman elected to the U.S. Congress from the deep South.

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