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Monday Open Thread | Illinois makes ‘Barack Obama Day’ a state holiday

Former President Obama is being honored with a new state holiday in his former state of Illinois. Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) signed a measure Friday to make Aug. 4 “Barack Obama Day” in the state, according to NBC Chicago. … Continue reading

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New law addresses racial disparities in school discipline

SPRINGFIELD – A 2012 study found that Illinois suspends more African-American students than any other state in the U.S., including a Black-White suspension disparity that is the highest in the country. To address this all-too-apparent problem and the overall frequency … Continue reading

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Illinois Folks – Early Voting Begins Today

Chicago Folks….Suburban Cook County…..Illinois Folks… EARLY VOTING BEGINS TODAY!! Now, if you missed the deadline for registering to vote, you can go GRACE PERIOD VOTING- which mean you register to vote and vote at the same time. Grace Period is … Continue reading

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Videos | President Obama Delivers Remarks at Knox College & University of Central Missouri

Starting today, President Obama will be speaking to Americans on his BOLD vision for America’s future. Excerpt: UCM President Obama will deliver remarks at the University of Central Missouri at 5:20 p.m. ET. here. You can view part 2 & … Continue reading

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Video | 8 Year Old Girl Handcuffed & Taken to Police Station For Throwing a Tantrum? The Assault on Black Girls Continues…

H/T Rikyrah 8-Year-Old Girl Handcuffed & Held By Police For Throwing A Tantrum    AFRICANGLOBE – Apparently throwing a tantrum at the tender age of eight can get you almost thrown in jail, thats is if you are a Black … Continue reading

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Video | Congressman Bobby Rush, Sixty-Five, Significant, & Will Not Be Silenced

“Just because someone wears a hoodie, does not make them a hoodlum.” 3 Chics SouthernGirl2 posted the video of Congressman Bobby Rush at least 3 times this week. I’ve had an opportunity to watch it and replay it several times … Continue reading

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Democratic Governors Support Democratic President !

Marlyand Governor Martin O’Malley, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, and Delaware Governor Jack Markell Share their support of President Obama’s administration and the 2012 race for the presidency. Thank you, GOVERNORS!!!

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