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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Reality check?

Despicable would be my word choice, if the facts as presented hold true and given the lack of diversity in this institution I have no reason to believe they are not!
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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Dozen cars hit by rocks on I-55 | VIDEO
Several cars were hit by rocks while driving on the Stevenson Expressway near Pulaski late Wednesday.

Security tightens as NATO summit nears | VIDEO
Security grows tighter by the day as the NATO summit approaches.
War vets plan anti-NATO rally | VIDEO
As busloads of protesters arrive in Chicago for the NATO summit, a group of military veterans discussed their plans for a big demonstration.
Pictures show suspects in Gold Coast Red Line attack | VIDEO
Chicago police have released pictures of two men wanted for robbing a CTA passenger and then slashing four Guardian Angel members as they tried to help the passenger.
Des Plaines PD: Man tried to run down cops before death
The man Des Plaines police shot and killed Sunday tried to run down two officers before they fired, police say.
Antioch school dismissed because of kiln fire | VIDEO
Officials at north suburban Antioch Upper Grade School decided to dismiss classes early Thursday so the building could be aired out after a small kiln fire in an art class.


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Donna Summer dies at age 63 Disco queen Donna Summer, whose pulsing anthems such as "Last Dance," "Love to Love You Baby" and "Bad Girls" became the soundtrack for a glittery age of sex, drugs, dance and flashy clothes, has died. She was 63.

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40 Worst Cities in America for Black Men Not Working

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26 Worst Cities in America for Black Men Not Working
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Percentage of employed, working-age (16-64) black males in these cities: 
  1. Detroit     43.0
  2. Buffalo     43.9
  3. Milwaukee     44.7
  4. Cleveland     47.7
  5. Chicago     48.3
  6. St. Louis     51.3
  7. Philadelphia     51.7
  8. Phoneix     52.0
  9. Cincinnati     52.6
  10. Indianapolis     52.6
  11. Richmond     52.7
  12. Memphis     53.2
  13. Hartford     53.3
  14. San Francisco     53.3
  15. Pittsburgh     53.3
  16. Miami     53.4
  17. New Orleans     53.5
  18. Omaha     53.8
  19. Oakland     53.8
  20. Las Vegas     54.2
  21. Birmingham     54.3
  22. Newark     54.5
  23. Columbus     54.7
  24. Jacksonville     54.8
  25. Los Angeles     54.8
  26. Kansas City     55.1
  27. Seattle     56.3
  28. Charlotte     56.5
  29. San Diego     57.1
  30. New York City     57.4
  31. Portland     57.4
  32. Baltimore     57.5
  33. Houston     58.3
  34. Nashville     58.3
  35. Denver    58.8
  36. Atlanta     59.0
  37. Minneapolis     59.3
  38. Boston     59.7
  39. Dallas     61.0
  40. Washington, D.C.     66.6 
Information from Race and Male Employment in the Wake of the Great Recession by Marc Levine of the Center for Economic Development at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. 
Black Star LogoMassive unemployment among Black men and youth drives violence and murders, contributes to broken family structures, indirectly discourages educational achievement, and causes chaos and disfunctionality in the Black community.
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Please call the Mayor's Office of Chicago at 312.744.3300 and ask him to support the Black Star Plan for Black Men and Boys or call the Mayor of any of the Top Forty Cities in America for Black Men Not Working

Thursday's Daily Brief: Minority Birth Rate, Pinterest Funding, Mitt Romney Fundraising, Plus Marlo Thomas, Barbara Ehrenreich, Bill Moyers

Thursday, May 17, 2012
Law With 'Chilling Impact On First Amendment' Ruled Unconstitutional
Romney Announces Much Bigger Haul
Mladic War Crimes Trial Suspended 'Indefinitely'
Jon Stewart vs. Fox News Pundits On 'The Daily Show'
Marlo Thomas: Tech Apps: A Few of My Favorite Things
I'm all plugged in at this point. And now I'm constantly discovering new apps, gadgets and gizmos that I just love.
Barbara Ehrenreich: Preying on the Poor
Lenders, including major credit companies as well as payday lenders, have taken over the traditional role of the street-corner loan shark, charging the poor insanely high rates of interest.
James Kwak: Because They Can
It seems as if the Republicans are trying to turn the national debt back into a major political issue. Despite their abysmal record when it comes to fiscal responsibility, it could still turn out to be smart politics, for a few reasons.
Bill Moyers: Is JPMorgan's Loss a Canary in a Coal Mine?
"The fact that JPMorgan Chase lost so much money in a relatively benign moment compared to what we've seen in the past and what we're likely to see in the future suggests that we are absolutely on the path towards another financial crisis of the same order of magnitude as the last one."
Bob Cesca: Black-on-White Crime and the Reasons for a Media Double-Standard
Yes, there's a double-standard. And until there's full equality and the long slow process of racial healing is completed, the double-standard has to remain.

Unleashed Biden Hits Mitt

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Hello Mitt! After $25 billion in bailouts, JPMorgan no longer needs President Obama. READ MORE

"Romney made sure the guys on top got to play by a separate set of rules," the vice president said while visiting Ohio today. Watch the video. READ MORE

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Fox Revives Deceptive Editing Of Anita Dunn Clip
More than two years after Glenn Beck used his Fox News show to deceptively edit then-Obama administration official Anita Dunn's comments referencing Mao Zedong, Fox News host Greg Gutfeld echoed Beck's false portrayal of what Dunn said by airing a similarly edited clip. Read More
Fox Champions Discriminatory Bill That Would Leave Domestic Abuse Victims Unprotected
Fox News is decrying the inclusion of needed provisions in the Violence Against Women Act that would protect immigrants, Native Americans, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered individuals from domestic abuse. Critics contend that not extending these protections would render victims more vulnerable to domestic violence. Read More
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