Alton Sterling, 37, joins the seemingly endless list of Black people slain by cops and mourned by their neighbors, families and friends.
In 1963, the following article appeared in the pages of The Worker, a predecessor publication of People's World . . .
They stood up and in a simple act, spoke his name - Mike Brown. Others have stood up since.
"We have to use the vote, because it can be a deciding factor in electing someone who will stand with us."
Rahm Emanuel has proven himself the most roughly drawn, one-dimensional of comic book villains, an insult to the city's intelligence and sustainability.
Julian had faith in the courage of people to fight for justice and equality, and was pleased to do his bit, but he never saw himself as a great leader; that made him one.
What is behind "Stars and Bars," Calhoun Streets and Robert E. Lee statues-lynchings and mass incarceration, police bullying and murder of African Americans.
While there is nothing essentially wrong with adopting another culture, Dolezal's deception presents some real social dangers that affect African-American communities.
The propertied classes promoted the racist concept of white superiority to rationalize enslavement of people kidnapped from Africa, whose labor was the basis for the American economy.
"In the spring of '69, Daily World editors asked me to travel down to Charleston, S.C. to cover a strike by Hospital workers, Local 1199."