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Debate rages on how to solve Black unemployment

A debate raged recently over growing Black unemployment - 30 percent among youth - as President Obama renewed federal support for historically Black colleges.

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CPUSA @ 90: How Minnesota Communists helped organize car wash

We continue our series on the 90th Anniversary of the Communist Party USA with an excerpt of an interview with Betty Smith, director of International Publishers - the publishing house of the CPUSA.

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ESPN honors Daily Worker sports editor Lester Rodney

Lester Rodney was a crusader for equality and instrumental in integrating baseball as sports editor with the Daily Worker in the 1930s, says ESPN in a recent video on its website.

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Black History Month: Working together for justice

Connecticut Black History Month event features author Dr. Gerald Horne and the New Haven Firebirds.

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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.

Black farmers gain in their fight for compensation

A new milestone was reached Feb. 18 in a longstanding civil rights case brought by African American farmers who suffered discrimination in federal loans and subsidies. Many of the farmers incurred huge debts or lost their land as a result.

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Undocumented drivers' cars seized at 'sobriety' checkpoints

Police operating motorist sobriety checkpoints in California are impounding cars of unlicensed drivers at a far higher rate than they're arresting drunks behind the wheel, says a new report.

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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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Ray of hope for environmental justice

SAN FRANCISCO - What do a hazardous waste disposal plant, a refinery, a former power plant site and a housing complex under construction have in common?

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Don Belton: How homophobia turned love into death

The mutilated body of Don Belton, an African American English professor at Indiana University, was found in his Bloomington apartment three days after Christmas.

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