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Radio interview: Who is really affected by the government shutdown?

Last week, BYP Web Coordinator Shantell Jamison appeared on Chicago Public Media’s Vocalo 90.7FM to talk about the affects of the government shutdown. There are a lot of media outlets that continue to show us exactly why we should care about the government shutdown, but many aren’t doing the best job.

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Who else is affected by the shutdown? Cancer patients

We are now in day 8 of the U.S. government shutdown and cancer patients are the latest group of people affected by the halt on Capitol Hill. As long as the shutdown is in effect

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The ‘Black vote:’ A help or harm to our community?

With the rise of a black president, many are talking about the impact of the “Black vote.” During the 2008 and 2012 elections, a large number of blacks were on board with Obama’s policies. But Meagan Jordan of the A & T Register raises an interesting question. Does th

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Stacey Dash regrets voting for Obama: ‘I did it because he was black’

Stacey Dash is once again voicing her political opinions when it comes to our nation’s leaders. Last year, the actress was criticized for her endorsement of Mitt Romney and now she’s further revealing her thoughts on the president.

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Breaking: President Obama to meet with congress about government shutdown

President Barack Obama has invited congressional leaders to the White House to discuss reopening the government. The country is currently in its second day of a government shutdown as a result of a stalemate over a spending measure that funds the government and provisions in Obamacare.

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NYC’s Leticia James makes history as first black woman to hold citywide office

Letitia James has just made history. James, a councilwoman who represents Brooklyn, has essentially won the position of Public Advocate in New York City. James beat State Senator Daniel Squadron in a runoff. Since there is no Republican candidate, James has won the position.

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Another threat of a government shutdown nears

Congress has until Monday to pass new debt-ceiling limits. If the legislative bodies do not reach an agreement, the federal government will partially shut down. Republicans are stalling on the debt ceiling vote to force a one-year delay in the implementation of Obamacare.

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Colin Powell: Trayvon Martin Verdict Was ‘Questionable’

Yesterday on Face the Nation, Colin Powell shared his thoughts on the George Zimmerman trial, calling its controversial verdict “questionable,” and expressing worry that the hype will die down and we’ll be back to business as usual.

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Hundreds Rally in Philly School District HQs for More Funding

Hundreds of students, teachers, and parents have gathered at the Philadelphia School District headquarters, demanding more funding for jobs and programs. Many schools will open this year without counselors, administrative staff, nurses, or librarians.

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GOP Lawmaker Links Poverty w/ Too Much Fried Chicken and BBQ

Colorado state senator Vicki Marble shocked those in attendance at a meeting of the legislature’s Economic Opportunity Poverty Reduction Task Force when she suggested that people of color are poor in part because they eat too much fried chicken and BBQ.

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