Opinion

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Socialist and journalist Carl Bloice dies at 75

Carl Bloice focused his daily and weekly and monthly journalistic production on economics, on the struggle for equality, on youth, especially African American, Latino and Asian youth in his hometown, on internationalism.

The war that won't go away

Melvin Morris, 80, received a Medal of Honor this month. Why is he receiving it belatedly? Because he was discriminated against during the time of the U.S. War in Vietnam.

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“Revolutionary” mayor, Chokwe Lumumba of Jackson, Miss., dies

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba, who has been described as "America's most revolutionary mayor," died suddenly Feb. 25 at the age of 66.

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Dr. King spoke out against the genocide of Native Americans

It is probably little known what the great freedom fighter had to say about the horrific mistreatment of Native Americans by the U.S.

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Richard Sherman and a changing story line

What Sherman said wasn't gracious to his defeated opponent, but it was by no means out of bounds, nothing that would warrant the controversy that followed.

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Detroit: Through the lens of class and race

The success of the struggle in Detroit will hinge especially on the degree of anti-racist understanding achieved by white people and workers in particular.

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Building a racial justice movement

This week, the nation will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom with events in Washington, D.C., and many other cities.

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Paula Deen, Inc. filled America with junk food

Paula Deen lived by the cleaver and she died by the cleaver. She skyrocketed to fame and fortune based on a caricature.

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Poll reveals contradictory views on affirmative action

On June 8, the Columbus Dispatch carried a poll that measured people's opinions on issues concerning affirmative action, race, and LGBT questions.

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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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