Labor Fights All Injustice Articles

Labor Fights All Injustice

   

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The lowest grade of professional politician we encounter in the South . . .

trades on ignorance.  He is . . . owned by the local utility, or mill owner

or bank or oil interests.  He makes emotional appeals to Southern

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Labor Must Battle Racism to Elect Obama Articles

Labor Must Battle Racism to Elect Obama

   

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I said, “Look around. Nemacolin’s a dying town. There’re no jobs here. Kids are moving away

because there’s no future here. And here’s a man, Barack Obama, who’s going to fight for people

like us and you won’t vote for him because of the color of his skin.”

 

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A Labor of Genuine Love Articles

A Labor of Genuine Love

   

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 Among the distinguished group of writers that Christian met was

Arna Bontemps, Sterling Brown, Langston Hughes, and Margaret Walker.

 

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 Rudolph Lewis and Amin Sharif, Editors   I Am New Orleans and Other Poems by Marcus B. Christian

New Orleans: Xavier University Press, 1999, 112p

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Labor’s Deeds Ignored in School Articles

Labor’s Deeds Ignored in School

   

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Blacks, Unions, & Organizing in the South, 1956-1996

A DOCUMENTARY HISTORY

Compiled by Rudolph Lewis

 

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Labor’s Deeds Ignored in Schools

Chicago Union Teacher

(April 1956)

 

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Killens and the Black Man’s Burden Articles

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Then frightened black mothers were brought down to the jailhouse to whip their children

in front of the policemen to teach them not to fight white children. The alternative

was the reformatory, though not a single white child was rounded up.

 

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Books by John Oliver Killens

 

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Jazz Moves: Studying Black Progressive Music Articles

Jazz Moves: Studying Black Progressive Music

   

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“Jazz” is an extension of the black man, “freed,” who found himself still shackled to the

same chain, all shinned up, when he unwittingly ventured out into “their” free world of

 opportunity and wealth, only to be assaulted, whipped, murdered, and raped some more

 

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IU Labor Studies Under Attack Articles

IU Labor Studies Under Attack

   

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Indiana University is a public university with a clear mission to serve constituencies in the state,

especially under-served constituencies like adult working people. Increasingly

 public universities are functioning like private ones

 

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IU Labor Studies Under Attack

 

May 21, 2005

Dear Union Sisters & Brothers, Colleagues & Friends,

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Introduction White Nationalism Black Interests Articles

Introduction White Nationalism Black Interests

   

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 Jackson maintained that: “Forced voluntarism under penalty of eviction demeans

residents by saying they are lazy. It tells them that we do not trust them to take part

in their own communities, so we must force them to do so.

 

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Books by Ronald Walters

 

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Imagine A Black Nation Articles

Imagine A Black Nation

   

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Imagine a nation, days of absence from our animal selves, and the donning of our divinity, wherein

we hate each other no more, never again, the jealousy, the Willie Lynch syndrome,

Yacoub’s children playing with steel, some genetic defect in our divine nature.  

 

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A History of the Black Press  Articles

A History of the Black Press 

   

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This book also takes a quick look—but only in two short chapters—at the history of

advertising in this press and the roles played by African-American magazines (which

is included in a chapter that also looks at radio and television). It is, without a doubt,

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