The hidden history of black nationalist women’s political activism | The Conversation Black History Month is an opportunity to reflect on the historical contributions of black people in the United States. Too often, however, this history focuses on black men, sidelining black women and diminishing their contributions.

Black History Month is an opportunity to reflect on the historical contributions of black people in the United States. Too often, however, this history focuses on black men, sidelining black women and diminishing their contributions.

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Lena Horne Honored by Postal Service in Black Heritage Stamp Series | The Washington Informer The U.S. Postal Service on Tuesday honored legendary performer and civil rights activist Lena Horne as the 41st honoree in its Black Heritage stamp series during a first-day-of-issue ceremony at Peter Norton Symphony Space in New York City.

The U.S. Postal Service on Tuesday honored legendary performer and civil rights activist Lena Horne as the 41st honoree in its Black Heritage stamp series during a first-day-of-issue ceremony at Peter Norton Symphony Space in New York City.

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Indian Slavery Once Thrived in New Mexico. Latinos Are Finding Family Ties to It. | The New York Times ALBUQUERQUE — Lenny Trujillo made a startling discovery when he began researching his descent from one of New Mexico’s pioneering Hispanic families: One of his ancestors was a slave.

ALBUQUERQUE — Lenny Trujillo made a startling discovery when he began researching his descent from one of New Mexico’s pioneering Hispanic families: One of his ancestors was a slave.

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Bail Project opens office in St. Louis, offers solidarity for those who cannot afford to post bail | The St. Louis American Many will eventually plead guilty without a chance to have their day in court, because the other option is remaining in jail until their trial date, which could be years in the future.

Many will eventually plead guilty without a chance to have their day in court, because the other option is remaining in jail until their trial date, which could be years in the future.

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‘Still fighting’: Africatown, site of last US slave shipment, sues over pollution | The Guardian In 1860 the last, illegal, shipment of slaves to the US landed in this part of Alabama. Now hundreds of the largely African American residents are suing an industrial plant claiming it released toxic chemicals linked to cancer

In 1860 the last, illegal, shipment of slaves to the US landed in this part of Alabama. Now hundreds of the largely African American residents are suing an industrial plant claiming it released toxic chemicals linked to cancer

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Floridians will vote this fall on restoring voting rights to 1.5 million felons | Orlando Sentinel If the amendment becomes law, it could have a huge effect on elections in a state as evenly split politically as Florida.

If the amendment becomes law, it could have a huge effect on elections in a state as evenly split politically as Florida.

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