Sophie Gerson, a legendary figure in the history of textile union organizing in the South and a lifelong fighter for peace, justice and socialism, died March 20. She was 96.
Katherine Dunham, a pioneering dancer and choreographer, author and civil rights activist who founded America’s first major Black modern dance company, died May 21. She was 96.
The unprecedented FBI raid on Rep. William Jefferson’s (D-La.) congressional office sends a chilling message to Congress and to African American elected officials.
After almost nine decades, it’s clear there’s no stopping the country’s young communists.
OAKLAND, Calif. — As seniors across the state try on their caps and gowns, California is embroiled in controversy over its high school exit exams in English and math, slated to be required for a high school diploma starting this year.
Mientras el debate sobre la reforma migratoria se reanuda en el Senado el 15 de mayo, el presidente Bush pronuncia un discurso televisado a nivel nacional, tratando de motivar a su base conservadora atemorizándolos con cuentos de espanto antiinmigrantes, pero a la misma vez aparecer como persona compasiva.
“Money to get power, and power to guard the money,” was the motto of the powerful Medici family in 16th century Florence, Italy. It is getting to be a successful modern political strategy for some of America’s wealthiest families today.
The Cuban Five — Antonio Guerrero, Ramón Labañino, René González, Gerardo Hernández and Fernando González — were defending Cuba against right-wing, Miami-based terrorism when they were arrested by U.S. authorities almost eight years ago. Despite an international outcry, they remain unjustly imprisoned.
If President Bush thought he could mobilize his conservative base with anti-immigrant fear-mongering while still appearing “compassionate,” his efforts fell flat.
CHICAGO — Last month Illinois state Rep. Karen Yarbrough (D) introduced into the General Assembly House Joint Resolution 125, calling for procedures of impeachment to begin against President George W. Bush for violating his oath of office.