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  • Growing clamor for Obama to visit Chicago, address city's violence

     Growing clamor for Obama to visit Chicago, address city's violence
    When times are tough, the distraught have long sought comfort in an old church hymn. "In times like these," the song goes, "you need a savior." In Chicago communities overwhelmed by violence, some people are now singing a different tune. In times like...
  • AG Holder addresses stand-your-ground laws at NAACP convention

    AG Holder addresses stand-your-ground laws at NAACP convention
    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, the nation's first black person to hold that post, urged NAACP members convening in Orlando on Tuesday to help overturn stand-your-ground laws that "senselessly expand the concept of self-defense." The law was expected...
  • After Zimmerman verdict, eyes turn to Florida and California

    After Zimmerman verdict, eyes turn to Florida and California
    It's one debate with two faces: Sporadic demonstrations over George Zimmerman's acquittal continued all over the country Tuesday, but two states, on opposite ends of the U.S., have made themselves the focus of the protests, and they've done so by taking...
  • Paula Deen N-word controversy: Will Food Network cut ties?

    Paula Deen's biggest backer -- Food Network -- quickly distanced itself Wednesday from the N-word controversy swirling around one of its most recognizable stars. "Food Network does not tolerate any form of discrimination and is a strong proponent of...
  • Promontory Point, hmmm? Big wedding there is

    Promontory Point, hmmm? Big wedding there is
    Mike Lag and his wife Kim had planned on spending the second day of their trip to Chicago on Saturday relaxing with a good book at the Chicago Park District’s Promontory Point, off 55th Street in Hyde Park. Those plans were derailed, however, as...
  • The many shades of meaning in 'Negro'

    I got a clue even before my column ran this week that its subject — what "Negro" means these days — might make some folks uncomfortable. I'd pulled up to the valet stand at the Hilton and waited while the young man fumbled through the...
  • Today's young protesters see injustice through a different filter

    Today's young protesters see injustice through a different filter
    Najee Ali is an old hand at activism. Jesse Jackson was his mentor; he's Al Sharpton's protege. So Ali thought he had everything in place for a peaceful protest of the verdict in the Trayvon Martin case this week. But somewhere between the opening...
  • Jesse Lee Peterson, tea'd off in South L.A.

    Jesse Lee Peterson, tea'd off in South L.A.
    It's not a typo: The South Central L.A. Tea Party exists, and Jesse Lee Peterson takes a bow for founding it. He's also president and founder of the 23-year-old black bootstraps group Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny, or BOND, and serves as...
  • Rev. Jesse Jackson faults Zimmerman jurors' 'own cultural biases'

    Rev. Jesse Jackson faults Zimmerman jurors' 'own cultural biases'
    ORLANDO — The Rev. Jesse Jackson spoke about Trayvon Martin before appearing at the NAACP national convention here Wednesday morning, faulting the jury that acquitted Martin’s killer for being biased and relying on the state’s “...
  • NRA isn't budging in post-verdict 'stand your ground' standoff

    NRA isn't budging in post-verdict 'stand your ground' standoff
    The lines appear to have been drawn in the coming "stand your ground" standoff. The National Rifle Assn. made clear Wednesday that it would not budge, one day after U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. made an impassioned speech at the NAACP convention in...
  • Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. leaves Mayo Clinic

    Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. leaves Mayo Clinic
    WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. left the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. today, clinic spokesman Nick Hanson said. “He is no longer a patient here, “ Hanson said. “I don’t know where he is.” The Chicago Democrat,...
  • 10 things you might not know about notorious couples

    10 things you might not know about notorious couples
    It's one thing to be famous. It's quite another to be notorious, which is defined as "widely and unfavorably known." Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, Sandi, demonstrated that last week when they were sentenced for financial crimes. Here are 10 other...