February

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Black history event inspires activists to fight for equality

Black, brown and white unity has always been an important component in the struggle for African American equality.

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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.

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CPUSA in the 1960s: an interview with Jarvis Tyner

Jarvis Tyner is the executive vice chair of the Communist Party USA and the chair of the party's African American Equality Commission. He joined the CPUSA in the early sixties, just as the Civil Rights Movement was maturing.

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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Songs of civil rights movement ring out at White House

Songs linked to the great social change movements of our times echoed through the White House Feb. 9, with Smokey Robinson, Bob Dylan and other music legends at the microphone.

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Lorraine Hansberry home gets landmark status

Chicago's City Council has given landmark status to the home of the author/activist who wrote "A Raisin in the Sun."

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Dallas re-lives its Black history

The Dallas Peace Center jump-started Black History Month by inviting the Rev. James Lawson, one of the most famous of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s contemporaries in the civil rights movement, for a three-day tour.