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Struggle requires long view, Jesse Jackson tells left gathering

A conversation with the Rev. Jesse Jackson before an overflow crowd opened this year's Left Forum conference at Pace University in lower Manhattan this weekend.

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African American Communist, WW II seaman, dies at 107

Jacob Green, an African American seaman who braved Nazi U-boats while supplying the Soviet Union during World War II, and later served as chairman of the Communist Party of Maryland, died Feb. 19. He was 107.

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Black history, labor history intertwined in Detroit

Between the two World Wars, the groundwork was laid in Detroit's Black community that culminated in the organizing of the world's most powerful corporation.

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Black history event inspires activists to fight for equality

Black, brown and white unity has always been an important component in the struggle for African American equality.

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Black farmers settlement is "win for all family farmers"

Willie Adams, a Black farmer in Greene County, Ga., hailed President Obama's $1.25 billion proposed settlement of a lawsuit by Black farmers demanding compensation for 80 years of racist discrimination in federal farm loan programs.

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Songs of civil rights movement ring out at White House

Songs linked to the great social change movements of our times echoed through the White House Feb. 9, with Smokey Robinson, Bob Dylan and other music legends at the microphone.

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Lorraine Hansberry home gets landmark status

Chicago's City Council has given landmark status to the home of the author/activist who wrote "A Raisin in the Sun."

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Jobs crisis spotlighted at monument built by WPA

DALLAS - At a Robert E. Lee memorial built by the New Deal's WPA government jobs program, an NAACP leader and others called for federal action on jobs.

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Communist Party and African American equality - a focus unequaled in U.S. history

A look at writings of leading African American members of the Communist Party USA on the struggle against racism over four decades.

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Dallas re-lives its Black history

The Dallas Peace Center jump-started Black History Month by inviting the Rev. James Lawson, one of the most famous of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s contemporaries in the civil rights movement, for a three-day tour.

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