dailyphoto090811Urban League Pres. to Run for U.S. Senate
Urban League President Cheryle Jackson is officially in the race for a U.S. Senate seat from Illinois in 2010. Her only rival in the Democratic primary at the moment is state treasurer Alexi Gianoulias. In Chicago’s African-American community, Cheryle Jackson is often lavished with praise for rejuvenating the Urban League organization. In only three years, Jackson, 44, shifted the institution’s focus from civil rights and social service to economic development. How that success translates into a statewide political campaign will be the story. (Continue Reading…)

’60 Minutes’ to Air Michael Vick Interview this Sunday
Michael Vick spoke with CBS’ James Brown today in an interview that will air on 60 Minutes this Sunday. Vick has been largely silent since leaving federal custody last month after completing his sentence for a federal dogfighting conviction. The NFL conditionally reinstated Vick late last month, but no team has signed him. Former Colts coach Tony Dungy said on NBC Sunday that several teams have contacted him about Vick and that he thinks Vick could sign on with a team this week. (Continue Reading…)

Obama Comments Cost Beck’s Show in Advertisers
More than 75,000 members of the Internet-based advocacy group Color of Change have signed a petition calling for advertisers to pull their support from “The Glenn Beck Show” after the Fox News Channel personality made comments about President Barack Obama considered to be racially divisive. In an appearance on the “Fox & Friends” morning show July 28, Beck said, “This president has exposed himself as a guy over and over and over again who has a deep seated hatred for white people … This guy is, I believe, a racist.” (Continue Reading…)

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