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Leaders map jobs fight at Amistad Awards event

Activists said they were inspired,  "fired up and ready to go" at The Voices for Jobs, Equality & Peace - People's World Amistad Awards Concert held in New Haven, Connecticut Dec. 5.

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Hundreds remember ReeAnne Halonen, 1943-2010

ReeAnne Halonen got her last wish. A Dixieland band on Nov. 14 led family and friends with trumpet and trombone blaring in a funeral procession up the street to a park two blocks from her home.

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Music to get out the vote - pass it along!

Jay Z's performances on the campaign trail with Barack Obama encouraged thousands of young people to vote for the first time in 2008. Now he and others are trying to do it again.

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Concierto Sin Fronteras - a night of cultural resistance

LOS ANGELES - On a recent Saturday night in the heart of Boyle Heights, a unique event was held.

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Lollapalooza music festival sparks controversy

CHICAGO - Some here call it the Wal-Mart of music festivals, others term it Monopolooza - either way, the three-day music fest expected to rock the city Aug. 6-8 comes with controversy.

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Jazz fest hears preview of tribute to Dr. King

SAN FRANCISCO - For some years now, bassist, composer, band leader and educator Marcus Shelby has been bringing to musical life some of the most dramatic and significant episodes in American freedom and civil rights struggles.

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Nikki Giovanni: rap poetry is part of world literature

PHILADELPHIA -- Nikki Giovanni, world renowned poet, spoke here in Philadelphia, May 28, as par of Art Sanctuary's 26th Annual Celebration of Black Writing Festival.

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Weathering racial storms, Lena Horne rose above

Lena Horne, an African American pioneer who fought for equality as an artist-activist, died May 9 at age 92. She is remembered as a crusader for civil rights and a symbol of black pride.

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Cuban folk singer Silvio Rodriguez set to tour U.S.

Legendary Cuban folk singer Silvio Rodriguez is scheduled to perform throughout the United States this summer in his first tour here in more than 30 years.

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Songs of civil rights movement ring out at White House

Songs linked to the great social change movements of our times echoed through the White House Feb. 9, with Smokey Robinson, Bob Dylan and other music legends at the microphone.

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