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Rand Paul Staffer Expressed Support for Lincoln’s Assassin; Bemoaned Diversity

A Rand Paul staffer is making headlines for expressing support for Abraham Lincoln’s assassin, wearing lots of confederate flags, and calling diversity a code word for “not white.”

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Illinois Passes Concealed-Carry Law

Illinois has passed our nation’s final concealed-carry law – just before a July 9th federal deadline. It passed despite a veto from Gov. Pat Quinn, who pointed to the horrific gun violence crisis in Chicago as reason enough for striking down such legislation.

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Cory Booker Has Huge Lead in NJ Senate Race

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:26 am July 9, 2013 According to the latest Quinnipiac poll, Cory Booker has a huge lead in the upcoming Senate special primary in New Jersey. He currently sits at 52%, while his closest rival – Rep. Frank Pallone – has just 10%. From MSNBC: The new poll comes one day after […]

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Compton, CA Elects Aja Brown; Youngest Mayor in City’s History

31-year old Aja Brown is officially the youngest mayor in the history of Compton, California. She defeated former mayor Omar Bradley in a runoff election.

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Cornel West Talks DOMA and Voting Rights; Says Blacks are Being “Pushed to the Back of the Bus”

On his radio with Tavis Smiley, Cornel West praised the Supreme Court’s ruling striking down DOMA, but also lamented its gutting of the Voting Rights Act. According to West, the black community is suffering from waning visibility

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Obamas Visit Goree Island Slavery Museum in Senegal

Currently touring Africa, The Obamas recently visited Goree Island in Senegal, a site from which African slaves were shipped to North America.

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Frederick Douglass Statue Unveiled at Capitol

On Wednesday a statue of legendary abolitionist Frederick Douglass was unveiled at the Capitol.

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Black GOP Candidate Erika Harold Called “Street Walker,” “Love Child of DNC” by Illinois GOP Official

Jim Allen, chairman of the Montgomery County Republican Party in Illinois, is under fire after releasing a rant aimed at black GOP challenger Erika Harold. In it, he calls her a “street walker,” and a “love child of the DNC.” He’s now facing calls for his resignation.

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Feds Recommend 4 Year Sentence for Jesse Jackson Jr; 18 Months for His Wife, Sandi

Today, federal prosecutors urged for a 4 year sentence for Jackson Jr., and 18 months for Sandi Jackson. The couple were convicted of charges related to the inappropriate use of campaign funds on items like a Rolex, furs, and celebrity memorabilia.

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Philadelphia to Close 23 Public Schools While Building $400 Million Prison

Philadelphia is set to close 23 public schools, nearly 10 percent of the city’s total. 81 percent of students impacted by school closings are black, even though they make up only 58 percent of the population. Meanwhile, the city has recently begun work on a $400 million prison project, said to be “the second-most expensive state project ever.”

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