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Connecticut Black history forum to honor 3 women leaders

NEW HAVEN — Jarvis Tyner, executive vice chair of the Communist Party USA and a founder of the Black Radical Congress, will return to Connecticut to keynote the 32nd annual African American History Month celebration of the Peoples Weekly World on Sunday, Feb. 26, at 4:00 p.m. at the New Haven Peoples Center, 37 Howe St.


Grace Bassett: foot soldier for justice

Approaching 90, Grace Bassett, a lifelong activist for African American equality, is going strong. Like anyone her age, she has seen many changes, but Bassett, perhaps more than most, has taken an active part in shaping those changes, and continues to do so.

Upsurge defends immigrant rights. Movement focuses on Senate

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — The Republican leadership of the U.S. Senate has indicated that floor debate on landmark changes in immigration policy will begin the week of March 27. But the debate will get under way weeks earlier in the Judiciary Committee.


Susan Wheeler, fighter for equality and peace, 63

PORTLAND, Ore. — Susan Elizabeth Wheeler, a lifelong fighter for equality, peace and socialism, passed away Jan. 24 at her daughter’s home in Sequim, Wash. She was 63 and had fought cancer for four years


Celebrate Black history with film, song

Film fest brings game arts to big screen In concert at Arab American National Museum: Odetta; Vusi Mahlasela


EDITORIAL: What the world need now

On Feb. 14 loved ones, in the name of St. Valentine, will exchange cards, flowers, candy and other gifts. Yes, Valentine’s Day is a Hallmark holiday, yet its romance and sentiment continues to hold meaning for many in love.

The rich have their own photographers I photograph the poor the forgotten ones Milton Rogovin

Photographer Milton Rogovin has used his camera to take us into the world of workers, showing us their humanity, dignity and strength. He has photographed in the steel factories of Buffalo, N.Y., in the coal mines of Appalachia and nine other countries, in African American storefront churches, in the working-class community of Buffalo’s Lower West Side, on Native American reservations and in the Yemeni community of Lackawanna, N.Y. At the invitation of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, he stayed at Neruda’s house while he photographed the Chilean people.

N.Y. gov. shorts schools

NEW YORK — Boasting that he was delivering tax cuts for working people and increased funding for schools, Republican Gov. George Pataki submitted his final executive budget Jan. 18 in Albany. The proposal was immediately condemned, especially by education-rights activists.

Texans protest Bush school visit


Coretta Scott King: Freedom fighter

Coretta Scott King personified everything women have struggled to achieve in the movement for equality, emancipation and freedom. Her life mothered the understanding of generations who fought and continue to fight for civil rights, all people’s unity, liberation, peace and justice. Her grace and love for working people, white, Black and Brown, men and women, will always symbolize the human need to resist injustice anywhere in the world

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