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Diluting the black vote with three black candidates will get Jacques Roy elected mayor of Alexandria…again. Remember the outcome of the 2010 mayoral race when Vonn Jennings, Rev. 278 more words

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Welcome

First post. Yippee! This may be one of many posts or one of a few. Who cares. This blog is simply the political musings about whatever I want really, but the majority of posts here will be about black politics–the best game in town. 7 more words

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WHEN WHITE PEOPLE WONDER: Sun-Times surprised whites applaud Toni Preckwinkle

What does the applause for Preckwinkle mean?

By CAROL MARIN July 4, 2014 7:18PM

Updated: July 6, 2014 2:29AM

Toni Preckwinkle, president of the Cook County Board, got a standing ovation Monday at the White Eagle Banquet Hall in Niles. 177 more words

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DULY NOTED: City's Black Struggle History Remembered

FROM CBS2

By Heather Sadusky

1910: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) founded by both black and white racial progressives.

1917: Race riots in Chicago. 132 more words

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Tribute Thursday: Thomas Henry Peterson, First African American Voter

Today’s Tribute Thursday goes to Thomas Mundy Peterson (October 6, 1824 – February 4, 1904) of Perth Amboy, New Jersey.  He was the first African-American to vote in an election under the just-enacted provisions of the 15th Amendment to the United States Constitution. 597 more words

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