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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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Music to get out the vote - pass it along!

Jay Z's performances on the campaign trail with Barack Obama encouraged thousands of young people to vote for the first time in 2008. Now he and others are trying to do it again.

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