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Today in women’s history: Barbie is born

Barbie became the figurehead of an extensive and highly lucrative brand of Mattel dolls and accessories.

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Bell, East Harlem historian, featured at Vito Marcantonio Forum

The VMF is a historical, cultural, and educational organization that brings together people from a wide variety of backgrounds.

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St. Louis Democratic primary round-up: Incumbents win, one upset

In St. Louis, this election is viewed as the de facto general election (to be held Apr. 7). As some residents put it, it's "the only election that matters."

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A lynching in New Orleans

How recent these events! How deeply seared in living human memory!

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Oakland examines racial disparities, police misconduct

 The Oakland City Council has begun a new process to examine racial disparities in the city's economy and criminal justice system.

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Obama wants you to have cheap, fast Internet, but telecom giants don’t

On Jan. 20 during the State of the Union address, President Obama pledged "to protect a free and open Internet."

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Citizens United enabling Koch brothers to take over America?

Today two billionaire brothers are able to decide the results of elections throughout the country.

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Google Hangout: New era in U.S.-Cuba relations

What can people do to strengthen ties between our two countries? Join the conversation!

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Fifty years later it’s not too late for Dr. King’s dream

Dr. King wrote with an optimism that a nation that could produce such wealth could do better; he understood what many do not.

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High and low points of Connecticut’s history with Cuba

The Dec. 17, 2014 announcement by President Obama establishing full diplomatic relations with Cuba was a day we thought we might never see.

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