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Today in black history: Michael Jackson wins 8 Grammys

On February 28, 1984, musician and entertainer Michael Jackson won an amazing eight awards at the 26th Grammy Awards show:


Ted Nugent shoots his mouth off after Obama gun control remarks

Yesterday Nugent proved that he has no respect for the president, nor for those who fell victim to the country's unchecked wave of gun chaos.


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.


Musicians, shooting victim react to Mustaine’s anti-Obama rant

Dave Mustaine, frontman of thrash metal band Megadeth, has recently generated much controversy with his continuous flow of hateful, right-wing comments.


Rock band to Romney: “Stop using our music!”

The band made it clear they did not support President Obama's Republican opponent.


Musicians getting same harsh treatment as steelworkers

Violinists of the world, unite? Orchestra musicians across the U.S. are getting the same harsh treatment by management as steelworkers, city and state workers and others.

Carrie Underwood responds to backlash for gay marriage support

After Carrie Underwood's interview with British newspaper The Independent, in which she was quoted as saying she believes everyone should have the right to love, a backlash has developed online by those who oppose marriage equality.


United Farm Workers' Huerta receives Medal of Freedom

United Farm Workers legend Dolores Huerta is among the 13 Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients.


Tom Morello, Nurses Union gather in Chicago

The event and its guitar-shredding conclusion saw nurses and workers of all ages and ethnicities, and from all walks of life, joining together and cheering Morello's encouraging words.


Guthrie still lives in Minnesota

Many grow up learning to sing "This Land Is Your Land," but you likely didn't learn the little-known verses with Guthrie's critique of inequality.

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