Tom Joyner’s Falsely Executed Relatives Cleared
Two great-uncles of syndicated radio host Tom Joyner, sent to the electric chair for the 1913 murder of a Confederate Army veteran, were unanimously pardoned Wednesday by South Carolina. Officials believe the men are the first in the state to be posthumously pardoned in a capital murder case. Black landowners Thomas and Meeks Griffin were executed 94 years ago after a jury convicted them of killing 73-year-old John Lewis, a wealthy white veteran living in Blackstock, a Chester County town 40 miles north of Columbia. Two other black men were also put to death for the crime. “This won’t bring them back, but this will bring closure. I hope now that they rest in peace,” Joyner said. “This is a good day.” (Continue Reading…)

Limbaugh Dropped from Group Bidding for St Louis Rams
Controversial conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh has been dropped from a group trying to buy the St. Louis Rams after several black NFL players objected and the league commissioner weighed in against Limbaugh’s “divisive comments.” “It has become clear that his (Limbaugh’s) involvement in our group has become a complication and a distraction to our intentions,” said SPC Worldwide Chairman Dave Checketts, who is leading the bid to buy the National Football League team and keep it in St. Louis. “We have decided to move forward without him and hope it will eventually lead us to a successful conclusion,” Checketts said in an emailed statement. (Continue Reading…)

Obama Says He is Looking at Every Way to Create Jobs
U.S. President Barack Obama says the country’s economy is in better shape than when he took office in January. The president says he is looking for every possible way to create jobs and get the economy moving. President Obama went to a highway construction project near Washington (Wednesday), and said he will do everything in his power to put Americans back to work. “We are moving forward on a number of different economic fronts. And we are going to continue to explore each and every avenue that I can think of that will lead to job creation and economic growth,” he said. (Continue Reading…)

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