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Charles Barkley sat with CNN’s Campbell Brown last night and hinted at a run for Governor. The former Philadelphia 76ers and Phoenix Suns star has mentioned political ambitions since he left the court for the broadcast booth, suggesting his commitment to service. The Alabama seat will be up for grabs in 2014.  From The Hill:  […]

For most politicians, a guilty verdict on seven felony counts — eight days before an election — would guarantee the end of a political career.

In her typically stylish, composed way, Michelle Obama appeared on the Tonight Show. She spoke of being a frugal shopper, and saving money online.

WASHINGTON (AP)  Jurors described a hectic atmosphere and violent outbursts in the jury room at Sen. Ted Stevens’ corruption trial Thursday, chaos that threatened to derail the monthlong trial of the powerful Alaska lawmaker. In a note to the judge, jurors asked that one of their panel be sent home. The note described the female […]

As a native of Chicago, my prayers and heart go out to Jennifer Hudson and her family. However, my sympathy and concerns are not reserved for the Hudson family alone. They stretch long and wide, covering the hundreds of victims and victims’ families whose murders go unsolved and remain out of the national spotlight.

The racism and hatred of the McCain/Palin hate mob rallies have reached a new low. During a recent campaign stop in Iowa, a participant yelled loudly ‘He’s an (n-word).’ Although it was clearly audible to TV cameras and crews, Palin did not address the racist epithet. Watch the Video After the Jump

Did you know that the legendary “Rumble In The Jungle” took place on October 30, 1974? Take a look at the rest of this week’s moments in Black history…

CONWAY, Ark. — A shooting at the University of Central Arkansas killed two people and wounded a third, police said. UCA police spokeswoman Lt. Rhonda Swindle said the shots were fired at a little after 9 p.m. Sunday near a dormitory. She said she could not say whether the victims were students, but she did […]

Jennifer Hudson’s sister, Julia Hudson, 31, asked that the public look for her son, saying he answers to the nicknames Juice Box and Dr. King. She added that her famous sister was in Chicago on Saturday, a day after she called her in hysterics. Watch the video report after the jump…

CHICAGO – It was the cradle of her greatest triumphs. It’s now the scene of her darkest hour. Oscar-winning actress and singer Jennifer Hudson has often credited her rise to fame to her upbringing in the impoverished neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side where she went to grade school and sang in church. At that church, […] Dolmetsch reports: Oct. 24 (Bloomberg) — Former New York Knicks coach Isiah Thomas was taken to White Plains Hospital Center today after overdosing on sleeping pills, WABC-TV reported, citing police and unidentified people. Police were called to Thomas’s house in Harrison, New York, just after midnight for a report of a possible overdose of a 46- […]

In a recent Op-Ed in the New York Post, Bill O’Reilly Compares the website, Daily Kos to the extreme right wingers who call Obama a Muslim and several other false, negative hateful things. He attacked Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama for attending the Kos convention, calling it a website that revels in hate.