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African American nationalism, the concept of internal colonies and Third World solidarity: Reflections of a movement worker

The years 1965 to 1967 mark my work as a field secretary in the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee in Alabama, and the beginning of a life-long commitment to the African American liberation movement and the worldwide struggles for human rights. This was a period of fierce rebellions in major cities across the United States as African Americans expressed our rage at the continued oppression of our co ...

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US Postal Service honors Shirley Chisholm

The first African American woman elected to Congress is commemorated in the Black Heritage Stamp Series. The Shirley Chisholm Black Heritage Forever Stamp went on sale Jan. 31 at Post Offices nationwide. “Shirley Chisholm was a courageous and pioneering woman whose legacy lives on with the issuance of this special stamp,” said Deputy Postmaster General Ronald Stroman. “We are proud to honor this great Ameri ...

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Michigan cities brace for a changing climate

Some Michigan cities are bracing for a climate change. In Detroit, six groups are planning to reduce the city’s carbon footprint. The Detroit Climate Action Collaborative is one of several efforts by cities to prepare for a warming climate linked to fossil fuel emissions. Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor Marquette and Ludington are among those planning for climate trends they are already seeing, said Luke Forest, pr ...

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Common Core: ‘We’re building the plane while we’re flying it”

Five-year-old Ryan had been up to the task of his kindergarten homework — copy each word five times and use each in a sentence — but his universe was upended when his teacher assigned him a new task: Look up the words in a dictionary and write their definitions. “I was so frustrated,” says his mother, Cristi Wijngaarde, a community organizer with the Vietnamese American Young Leadership Association in New O ...

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