Opinion

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New attack on Assata Shakur provokes ire

Anti-communism and a failed Cuba policy are among the factors behind placing Assata Shakur on the FBI Most Wanted list.

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Rest in peace, Richie Havens

By the time Havens opened the legendary Woodstock concert of 1968, he was a major player in the counter-culture firmament.

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Chicago parents organize to keep schools open

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Board of Education have closed or taken over dozens of schools every year, targeting African American and Latino neighborhoods.

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Justice for black farmers has May 11 deadline

The 180-day period for monetary claims by Black farmers against the USDA expires this week.

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Recapturing the social identity of the Black church

In the days of the past, the black church served as a beacon of hope for the lost-soul seeking grace and mercy.

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Celebrating the life of Mary McLeod Bethune

Mary McLeod Bethune's commitment to the advancement of black women and indeed all women makes her a true American hero.

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Happy birthday, Marian Anderson! (with video)

Mariann Anderson, the great contralto, perhaps the most renowned of the 20th century, would have been 115 years old today.

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The dream today

Forty-eight years after his "I Have a Dream" speech, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. would be furious.

Herman Cain: Defense of bigotry, the ultra rich and the ultra right

Herman Cain's main role is to give a kind of seal of approval to the racism, and bigotry of the Republican Party and he does it well. And right-wing Republican audiences adore him.

Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth: A mighty tree for civil rights

Rev. Shuttlesworth's fingerprints are all over the history of the Civil Rights movement and his dogged determination to resist the powers of racism and inequality were legendary.

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