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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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Civil Rights Activist Chokwe Lumumba Elected Mayor of Jackson, Mississippi

Civil rights activist and ex-black nationalist Chokwe Lumumba has been elected Mayor of Jackson, Mississippi.

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Michelle Obama Confronts Heckler at Fundraiser; Threatens to Leave

According to reports, Mrs. Obama threatened to leave the fundraiser after confronting a protester who interrupted her planned speech: “‘One of the things that I don’t do well is this,’ she said to applause from most of the guests, according to a White House transcript. ‘Do you understand?’”

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President Obama Taps Susan Rice for National Security Adviser

President Obama announced that he’s replacing his current National Security Adviser, Tom Donilon, with Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the U.N.

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9 Year-Old Activist Asean Johnson Continues Fight Against Chicago School Closings

We’re sure many of you remember 9 year-old Asean Johnson, whose galvanizing speech at an anti-school closings rally in Chicago became a viral sensation.

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Bobby Rush Calls IL Sen. Kirk’s Chicago Gang Plan “Upper-Middle Class, Elitist White Boy Solution”

Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill) says Sen. Mark Kirk’s plan to curb Chicago violence by arresting all 18,000 members of the Gangster Disciples is an “”upper-middle-class, elitist white boy solution to a problem he knows nothing about.”

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Alice Walkers Pens Letter To Alicia Keys, Asking That She Cancel Israel Concert

Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, Alice Walker has written Keys an open letter, requesting that she reconsider a scheduled concert in Tel Aviv, Israel:

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Does Obama Unfairly Hold African Americans to a Different Standard?

President Obama’s Morehouse commencement speech has reignited conversation regarding the idea that he might be unfairly holding black youth to a different standard. What do you think, was his speech problematic or was it necessary? Does Obama hold our community to a different standard?

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Dozens Arrested in Chicago School Closing Protests

Dozens were arrested yesterday, during the last of three protests calling for a moratorium on the mass school closings in Chicago. The Chicago Public Schools Board will vote on the 54 Chicago school closures this Wednesday.

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