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Racism and affordable housing shortage spotlighted in Cambridge meeting

Strategizing against the crisis of affordable housing was the subject of a meeting between BLM and labor defense activists.

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Michael Jordan speaks out on police shootings: “I can no longer stay silent”

"I grieve with the families who have lost loved ones, as I know their pain all too well," wrote Jordan. 

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"We can't go back": Call to organize from Eric Garner's mother

The following is an exclusive article written for the Peoples World by Gwen Carr, the mother of Eric Garner; Garner was slain by police two years ago on the streets of Staten Island.

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This week in history: Robert Clifton Weaver, first Black U.S. Cabinet member

Weaver noted there was a great difference between the income of most African Americans and the cost of living.

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Today in history: Jesse Jackson is born

Born on this date in 1941 in Greenville, S.C., he is an American civil rights activist, Baptist minister, politician, and columnist.

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Garcia's work puts fairness first, longtime supporter says

"One thing about Chuy Garcia is that he will stand for what is right and he will stand for unity, he has done it when it was not an easy thing to do."

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St. Louis Workers Ed Society: a mix of Motown and activism

What do you get when you mix Motown music and activism? 

Answer: The St. Louis Workers' Education Society.

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Tulsa park commemorates 1921 race riot

Travelers should consider going to Tulsa's John Hope Franklin Reconcilliation Park. The park commemorates the biggest race riot and massacre of American history.

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NAACP fighting “battles we thought we had won”

As the theme for this year's convention, "NAACP: Your Power, Your Decision - VOTE," indicated, the attack on voting rights has become a critical issue.

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Today is 75th anniversary of Rep. Barbara Jordan's birth (with video)

The daughter of a minister and domestic worker, Barbara Jordan was the first black woman elected to the Texas Senate and the first black woman elected to the U.S. Congress from the deep South.