Opinion

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Streets of New York - the subway

The great thing about the New York subway is the people: it feels like you're seeing people from every place on Earth.

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Blues never die: B.B. King reigned but music lives on

No one could play the blues like B.B. King, who died Thursday night at age 89 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Cinco de Mayo, USA-style

One of my great-grandfathers was helping organize Cinco de Mayo events in Tucson by the early 1880s.  

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Judge recognizes personhood of chimpanzee plaintiff

A large variety of species show a propensity for mutually supportive social behavior, few more than chimpanzees and other apes and monkeys.

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King and his radical vision: a study for today

In light of recent police killings, it's worthwhile to study how MLK drew the clergy and trade unions into the civil rights movement of their time.

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On 40th anniversary of Vietnam War’s end, it’s mea culpa time

The Vietnamese - victims of invasion, aggression and atrocities - haven't forgotten us.

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Erwin Marquit, 89: a lifelong communist

Marquit was in the audience listening at the 30th Convention of the CPUSA when John Bachtell paid tribute to Party members who had died since the previous convention. 

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Strange convergence: Billie Holiday and Ethel Rosenberg at 100

They were each born into poverty six months and a hundred miles apart.

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Selma 2015: a massive gathering but a long march ahead

What perilous choices stood before the country in 1965 and what perilous choices stand before us today?

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Black History Month is American History Month

Black History Month is American History Month. It's too long for a hashtag. But what better way to honor the legacies of founding African American historians?

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