Opinion

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Julian Bond: in the footsteps of Robeson, Du Bois

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.

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In Wisconsin, Labor Day is more significant than ever

My step-dad explained to me what Labor Day as a national holiday was really meant to signify: the 8 hour day, safe working conditions and decent pay.

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Happy fifth birthday, Dodd-Frank Act

Five years ago, in the wake of the worst economic crisis in U.S. history since the Great Depression, Obama signed the Dodd-Frank act into law.

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Charleston, the Republican right, and the lessons of Martin Luther King

Few people are claiming that there was anything random or mysterious about the brutal murder of nine innocent African American people in Charleston.

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On 4th of July, remember CPUSA's commitment to patriotism

FDR signed Executive Order 9066 for the forcible internment of 120,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry into concentration camps, including CPUSA member Karl Yoneda..

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An American Indian should replace Jackson on the $20 bill

It would be fitting justice that Jackson should be replaced with a representative of the people he tried to exterminate.

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A second look at FDR’s “Second Bill of Rights”

In 1944, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, preparing to run for a fourth term, proposed a "Second Bill of Rights" for post World War II U.S.

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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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