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ESPN honors Daily Worker sports editor Lester Rodney

Lester Rodney was a crusader for equality and instrumental in integrating baseball as sports editor with the Daily Worker in the 1930s, says ESPN in a recent video on its website.

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Teacher dies in hail of handgun bullets

Killing of teacher Jennifer Paulson, 30, in Tacoma, Wash., following Colorado school shootings, spurs calls for tighter gun control.

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Black history, labor history intertwined in Detroit

Between the two World Wars, the groundwork was laid in Detroit's Black community that culminated in the organizing of the world's most powerful corporation.

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Philly celebrates African American history with calls for peace action

PHILADELPHIA -- More than 50 people crowded into the Du Bois Center on Baltimore Avenue in West Philadelphia last Friday to hear Anthony Monteiro, professor of African American Studies at Temple University, deliver a history lecture.

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For one county, the worst is yet to come

For at least one California county's budget it's a crisis that will only get worse.

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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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Law enforcement leaders call for immigration reform

Local law enforcement leaders are urging Congress and President Obama to pass comprehensive immigration reform because the consequences of the current system are jeopardizing community safety and public trust.

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Protests blanket nation as health summit opens

CHICAGO - Hundreds of union members, business owners, sick people denied benefits by their insurance companies, their families and activists braved snow squalls and icy winds blowing in from Lake Michigan last night.

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Hate group overwhelmed by pro-LGBT counter-protest

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Pride was out in force in Long Beach for a counter-protest against an antigay hate group on February 19.

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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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