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Guilty plea in black cemetery desecration case

July 17, 2011

The former manager of historic black cemetery, Burr Oak will spend 12 years in prison after she pled guilty to her lead role in a grave-desecration scheme that netted her more than $100,000 in cash, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced.

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My New D-Word for Tavis and Cornel

July 10, 2011

About a month ago, I wrote a blog about Tavis Smiley and decided to table it because I said some things I didn’t want to publish. You’re probably thinking I went too hard him, but no. In reality, I hadn’t gone hard enough – and I knew it.

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Obama urges supporters to regain 2008 energy

July 10, 2011

Even as President Barack Obama’s re-election effort is powering toward an impressive early fundraising haul, campaign officials are trying to reassure donors who have concerns about a range of policy decisions and pace of change during Obama’s first term.

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Court overturns ban on video game sales to kids

July 5, 2011

The Supreme Court ruled last Monday that it is unconstitutional to bar children from buying or renting violent video games, saying government doesn’t have the authority to “restrict the ideas to which children may be exposed” despite complaints…

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Minority homeless rate drops

June 26, 2011

According to its latest national homeless assessment, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development reports the overall number of homeless persons in the U.S. held steady between 2009 and 2010, despite the economic downturn.

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FDA issues graphic new cigarette labels

June 26, 2011

Nine new warning labels that feature graphic images that convey the dangers of smoking will be required by the Food and Drug Administration to be on U.S. cigarette packs by 2012. Images include a man with a tracheotomy smoking and a mother holding a baby with smoking swirling around them.

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