We continue our series on the 90th Anniversary of the Communist Party USA with an excerpt of an interview with Betty Smith, director of International Publishers - the publishing house of the CPUSA.
Black, brown and white unity has always been an important component in the struggle for African American equality.
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.
In a historic first, the Pentagon's top leaders called this week for an end to "don't ask, don't tell," the policy.
Religious, civil rights, and labor leaders and activists packed an historic African American church here to rally for immigration reform and jobs for all.
Many believe that Amanda Simpson, 48, one of the first openly transgender appointees to the federal government is simply a sign of the times.
WASHINGTON - Women holding placards that read, "No wire hangers ever!" packed a U.S. Senate ballroom Dec. 2 to lobby in opposition to the anti-abortion Stupak-Pitts Amendment to the House-passed health care bill.
Parents in New Haven, Conn., tell the school board it must provide translators at parent orientation meetings, raising the issue of language and equal education access.
Born 90 years ago this May 3, Pete Seeger has been a tireless performer of topical song and a champion of global folklore, focusing his strongest efforts on that which was created by, for and about, the so-called common man.