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Hip Hop gains popularity among Native American youth

Hip-hop  is one of the greatest cultural contributions of the U.S. From Japan to South Africa the thumping bass and rhythmic lyrical accompaniment that is hip-hop has swept the globe.

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Night of the living unions!

As part of the 4th annual Chicago Zombie March, members from UNITE HERE Local 1 applied some face paint and walked the picket line in front of the Congress Hotel.

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Bridges brothers honor Hollywood "Red" Betty Garrett

Actor Jeff Bridges was among those who eulogized actress Betty Garrett in an April 6 memorial service attended by hundreds of entertainment community members.

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Maine’s governor assaults the dignity of working people

Having been raised in Maine, son of a lineman and a mother and stepmother who were state workers,  I am infuriated that the Republican governor there has ordered the removal of  mural that depicts the role of Maine working people.

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NY festival will showcase Cuban artists

The festival will include Cuban artists, musicians, dancers, filmmakers, photographers and writers who will showcase their work.

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Leaders map jobs fight at Amistad Awards event

Activists said they were inspired,  "fired up and ready to go" at The Voices for Jobs, Equality & Peace - People's World Amistad Awards Concert held in New Haven, Connecticut Dec. 5.

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"Long time coming": Congress OKs compensation for Black farmers, Native Americans

The legislature approved a landmark bill to pay $4.6 billion in compensation to African American farmers and Native Americans.

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Dr. Margaret Burroughs, 1917-2010: What will your legacy be?

A founder of one of the oldest African American history museums in the country has died.

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Residents protest “Brighton Beach” stereotypes

BROOKLYN, N.Y. - The Russian-speaking residents of Brighton Beach are fighting caricatures and ethnic bias in a new Lifetime Television series.

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Stewart and Colbert draw mammoth crowd with many messages

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert framed Saturday's rally as a call for national unity and a rejection of media fear-mongering , but many participants had a more specific political message in mind.

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