As we celebrate the life and historic contributions of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., public workers are under fierce attack across the country.
"We have to join together to fight this capitalist scourge; people are living as slaves and children are being used as laborers."
The workshop on full employment at the 45th Annual Legislative Conference of the CBCF was the most important one of all.
"Black workers have been, for the working class as a whole, the canary in the mine."
A new 35-page white paper, "A Future for Workers: A Contribution From Black Labor," was released by the Black Labor Collaborative.
He was murdered by a heavily armed white mob organized by the sheriff.
Marchs were held all over LA in support of worker rights, immigration reform, lives matter, police transparency, economic rights, and civil rights.
"Racism and dog whistle politics is being used to keep us all divided, and that division holds back our ability to win wage increases and improve our standard of living."
What you may not realize is that the founding of the NAACP took place, significantly on Abraham Lincoln's centennial birthdate, in 1909.
The writer and activist Alice Walker was born on this day in 1944 in Putnam County, Georgia.