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Black History Month: Working together for justice

Connecticut Black History Month event features author Dr. Gerald Horne and the New Haven Firebirds.

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Black history event inspires activists to fight for equality

Black, brown and white unity has always been an important component in the struggle for African American equality.

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CPUSA in the 1960s: an interview with Jarvis Tyner

Jarvis Tyner is the executive vice chair of the Communist Party USA and the chair of the party's African American Equality Commission. He joined the CPUSA in the early sixties, just as the Civil Rights Movement was maturing.

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Farmers vs. USDA in bias lawsuits

For farmers, when disaster strikes, they could go to the U.S. Department of Agriculture to get an emergency loan to save a crop or a herd of cattle.

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Black lawmakers shake up finance panel vote

In a dramatic display of political independence, 10 members of the Congressional Black Caucus boycotted a House Financial Services Committee vote on regulatory reform on Wednesday.

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What will your legacy be?

"What Will Your Legacy Be?" Dr. Margaret T.G. Burroughs once wrote and asked in a 2007 epic poem. The internationally renowned Burroughs died November 21, 2010, and scholars and activists celebrate her long-lasting legacy.

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