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Tribune reporterThough he is hospitalized with mental health problems and declined to campaign, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., claimed victory Tuesday in his re-election bid to the House of Representatives. Jackson was leading with 64 percent of the vote in the 2nd...
Former Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon could face the loss of her city pension — and possibly prison time — after being charged with a probation violation connected to a plea deal she struck on perjury and theft allegations. Dixon was $13,640...
Running off at the typewriter. … Johnny Van Zant, lead singer of Lynyrd Skynyrd, was in town Friday night playing a concert at the UCF Arena. When I asked him why his hometown Jaguars haven't acquired another Jacksonville legend — Tim...
Tribune reporterRev. Jesse Jackson Sr. said his son, Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., would not be returning Sunday to the Mayo Clinic but that his return would be “soon” and that while there, he will undergo a re-evaluation and seek to “regain his...
Whenever JoJo Ramos visits his "meemaw," he never forgets to ask for "bendición," a Spanish blessing, in his Appalachian-Florida dialect before crossing into the heart of her home in Belle Glade. He calls himself a "hillbilly" Puerto Rican in honor of...
Tags: Racism, Discrimination, Dominican Republic, Civil Rights, NAACP
2012 Essence Magazine Evening of Excellence DC HS covers the 2012 Essence Magazine Evening of Excellence held during the 2012 Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s (CBCF) 42nd Annual Legislative Conference. This year, honorees were selected for...
Tribune reportersU.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s office says the veteran Democratic congressman has been on medical leave from Congress for the past two weeks and is being treated for exhaustion. The 17-year Illinois congressman’s office declined to say...
Tags: Voting, Politics, Rod Blagojevich, Debbie Halvorson, Government
It was the Puss in Boots eyes. If you've seen the "Shrek" movies or the spin-off cartoon starring the storybook cat voiced by Antonio Banderas, you know what I'm talking about. Whenever Puss in Boots really needs something from someone, he flashes...
Tribune reporterAld. Sandi Jackson today offered no guarantees that voters will get to see her husband Rep. Jesse Jackson before the Nov. 6 election. "I hope that he will be able to" speak to constituents prior to the election), she said. "I know that he is anxious...
Tags: Voting, Homes, Politics, Bipolar Disorder, Chicago City Hall
Old Sanford eats at the Colonial Room. The menu hasn't changed in 30 years and, despite new owners, is unlikely to change much in the future. Old Sanford likes predictability, familiarity, tradition and meatloaf on Mondays, fried chicken on Thursdays. Old...
In the heart of Sanford's poorest and largest black enclave — a stone's throw from decaying homes, broken sidewalks and vacant lots — stands the city's new, state-of-the-art public-safety complex. For a while, some residents saw the modern,...
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