Arts & Entertainment

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Tentative pacts avert Metropolitan Opera lockout scheme

The tentative agreement includes mandatory cost reductions from management and an independent monitor to track budget performance.

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Metropolitan Opera unions say they are being forced to strike

Deep salary cut demands, which its unions say are unjustified, and a company threat to close down are combining to force members of the 16 unions to plan to strike, if necessary.

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"Death Blow to Jim Crow" comes highly recommended

At its peak, the National Negro Congress (NNC) included over 3,000 civic, religious, fraternal, labor and community organizations representing millions people.

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Inequality in U.S. today is similar to 1929 and Gilded Age

Author Sam Pizzigati says that inequity and plutocracy are so bad that the U.S. now looks like a combination of 1929 - before the Great Depression - and the Gilded Age, before the Progressive Era.

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Beatrice Lumpkin's extraordinary book about her extraordinary life

The interweaving of anger, sorrow, humor, and joy makes "Joy in the Struggle" a deeply human book about a woman who has devoted her entire life to the fight for equality, democracy, and peace.