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Kwame Kilpatrick’s Son Posts Picture of Dad in Prison

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Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, who was sentenced to the longest political corruption sentence in this nation’s history, seems to managing well in prison. Kwame’s son, Jalil, posted a picture of his father on Twitter, showing the former mayor smiling in his prison uniform with the caption “Happy BDAY DADDY SEE YOU SOON! #freekmk”. In the picture, Kilpatrick, 44, is smiling for the camera, seemingly in good spirits. Kwame Kilpatrick…

Chicago Public Schools Announces Over 1,000 Layoffs

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The Chicago Public School system has already overseen a record number of school closings and on Thursday the system announced that it would be laying off over 1,000 staff members. In total CPS is sending approximately 1,150 employees to the unemployment line due to a drop in enrollment. About double that number were let go last year when Chicago embarked on its extraordinary school closings. Officials began calling staffers to…

Confused Florida Councilman Apologizes for Photobombing Incident

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One Florida councilman is apologizing for taking credit for a project that had nothing to do with him. During a groundbreaking event for a water project between the cities of Altamonte and Apopka, Eatonville Councilman Alvin Moore jumped into a photograph even though he didn’t contribute to the project. As it turns out, Moore says he was confused by instructions yelled out at the event. “They asked for all the…

New York City Councilman Arrested on Corruption Charges

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New York City Council member Ruben Wills has been arrested on corruption charges, according to the Associated Press. Wills was reportedly arrested early Wednesday morning although the charges have not been disclosed. The Daily News previously reported that a 2012 probe revolved around questions about a $33,000 state grant that went to a nonprofit linked to the councilman. Wills’ office has not commented on the allegation. This is one in…

Dante de Blasio Receives the Number 6 Title for “Most Influential Teen”

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by Barry Burch Jr. Sometimes it’s all in the afro. Dante de Blasio has been crowned with being this year’s sixth most influential teen by Time magazine.  He is referred to as New York City’s “latest fashion icon.”  The title and attention seem to have a lot to do with his “new iconic” afro, as reported by the Huffington Post. Surprising what you can do with a pick and a little hair grease. The ranking…

Kwame Kilpatrick gets 28 Years in Prison

Kwame Kilpatrick gets 28 Years in Prison

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Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is going to prison for a very long time.   He received 28 years in prison for over a dozen charges. The charges include racketeering, extortion and filing false tax returns.   He apologized to the court afterward. “I say with every morsel of my being that I’m sorry to you,” he said. Judge Nancy G. Edmunds seemed determined to make the former mayor into…

Ohio Man Charged With Murder After 3 Bodies Found

Ohio Man Charged With Murder After 3 Bodies Found

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Police searched through a suburb of Cleveland to find more bodies after finding three of them and accusing a man of doing the heinous deeds that led to this outcome.  Michael Madison is a 35-year old man who’d spent time in prison for attempted r@pe, and police haven’t charged him just yet. The bodies were found 100 – 200 yards apart from one another and most of the people were…

Cory Booker Announces His Plans To Run for U.S. Senate

Cory Booker Announces His Plans To Run for U.S. Senate

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Some people love Cory Booker and others hate him.  But his stock is high and he seems to have the right financial backers.  He is trying to be a Senator, which would be huge, since he’d be one of a small number of African Americans to ever serve in the Senate.   He’s also young.  At just 44 years of age, it’s quite possible that he could end up running…

Coca-Cola Tries To Change Their Unhealthy Image With New Commercials Addressing Obesity Epidemic

Coca-Cola Tries To Change Their Unhealthy Image With New Commercials Addressing Obesity Epidemic

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Coca-Cola became one of the world’s most powerful brands by equating its soft drinks with happiness. Now it’s taking to the airwaves for the first time to address a growing cloud over the industry: obesity. The Atlanta-based company on Monday will begin airing a two-minute spot during the highest-rated shows on CNN, Fox News and MSNBC in hopes of becoming a more influential voice in the intensifying debate over sodas…

Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick’s Money Skeletons Tumble Out of Closet

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Two days into the public-corruption trial involving former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, jurors were already hearing about $90,000 stashed in a vacuum and even cash in a shoe. Prosecutors have not wasted any time  showing that Kilpatrick had a seemingly endless supply of cash but no identifiable and legitimate source for the cash. On Monday, U.S. Attorney’s Office called six witnesses who came to the stand to be questioned. According…

Philly Mayor Tells Parents ‘Not To Act Like Idiots & A**holes’…

Philly Mayor Tells Parents ‘Not To Act Like Idiots & A**holes’…

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    Following a shooting Tuesday night in the Juniata section of the city that left three teens dead, Mayor Michael Nutter today had strong words for the shooter, calling him “a dog.” The outraged mayor also had strong words for the parents of Philadelphia’s youth, telling them “not to act like idiots and a–holes.” While Nutter says he is gratified about the quick arrest in the multiple shooting, he…

Report: CPS Fraud, Employee Misconduct Includes $1.13 Million in Improper Benefits

Report: CPS Fraud, Employee Misconduct Includes $1.13 Million in Improper Benefits

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    In the year leading up to the overhaul of Chicago Public Schools leadership, the school district was beset by troubling instances of fraud and employee misconduct, including $1.13 million in improper benefits paid to retired teachers, systemic abuse of the federal free lunch program at a West Side high school, and a scheme by a central office employee to use school funds to buy items he later exchanged…

Marion Barry Biopic Starring Eddie Murphy In The Making

Marion Barry Biopic Starring Eddie Murphy In The Making

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    The life of former Washington DC mayor Marion Barry is one of the most unbelievable adventures in all of politics.   He has seen the top of the mountain and the bottom of the valley, as the controversial politician who watched his power disappear over the temptation of a crack pipe.  But what made Barry’s story most interesting was that his perseverance led him back to the top…

Too Funny Mayoral Campaign Ad Featuring MC Hammer (Video)

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Herman Cain’s campaign is not the only one with a new click-worthy internet ad out: San Franciscans for Jobs and Good Government released a memorable ad Tuesday morning supporting interim San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee – starring Oakland native M.C. Hammer. The ad touts Lee, who took over after former Mayor Gavin Newsom became lieutenant governor, as “2 Legit 2 Quit” – a “remixed” version of the song for which…