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Today in Labor History: Paul Robeson dies

On January 23, 1976, noted singer and actor Paul Robeson died in Philadelphia.Robeson was also a legendary civil rights and peace leader and athlete.


Gerda Lerner, pioneering scholar of women's, African-American history

Gerda Lerner, whose life went from Jewish radical activist in Austria to refugee from Nazism to prominent U.S. historian, passed away in Madison, Wisc., at the age of 92, this month.


Black Caucus meet: “Vote like you never did before!”

Some 10,000 participants from all over the country gathered here at the Congressional Black Caucus annual meeting earlier this month to listen, discuss and speak their minds.



Plan to help minority males unveiled

A state Assembly committee has put together a comprehensive picture of the challenges faced by these young people.


"We have made a way when there was no way"

Juneteenth is increasingly becoming a festive day across the United States.


VIDEO Depicted as gorilla, African American doctor sues UCLA for racism

A respected African American faculty surgeon filed a racial discrimination suit against the UCLA Medical Center and UC Regents after they refused to take action on blatant acts of racism.


Angela Davis headlines tribute for CPUSA’s Henry Winston

Winston was also a political prisoner, unjustly imprisoned in the McCarthy era where he lost his fight due to poor medical care while there.

Court hears new challenge to anti-affirmative action measure

Driver said 209 made possible "resegregation of higher education" and a "new Jim Crow" in California.


Black History Month 2012: Remembering Dalzenia Henry

When the judging for the African American History Month High School Arts and Writing Competition takes place this Friday, Dalzenia Henry's legacy will be on our minds.


U.S. information center named for Paul Robeson

In a ceremony last week, the U.S. Embassy in Jamaica named its Information Resource Center for the African American singer-actor-activist Paul Robeson.

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