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VIA CHICAGO SUN TIMES: If talk show diva Oprah Winfrey decides to reprise this week’s Michigan Avenue block party to open her 25th season, it could cost her a pretty penny. Downtown Ald. Brendan Reilly (42nd) wants to require promoters and sponsors of outdoor special events in the central business district to pay the same […]

VIA WASHINGTON POST: President Obama is marking his first anniversary of the Sept. 11th terrorist attacks since his election with a national call to public service, a wreath-laying and a solemn moment of silence. The president and first lady Michelle Obama gathered with about 200 White House staffers on the South Lawn at 8:46 a.m. […]

Via:  News One If you don’t recognize his name yet, give it three years. Joe Wilson-read it and weep. He’s the nut that screamed out “You lie!” after President Obama explained that his healthcare plan would not insure illegal immigrants. The genius of that scream, of course, was the fact that it sounded so impassioned. Like […]

Via: NY Daily News A federal judge sentenced four racist goons to prison Thursday for their Election Night attacks in Staten Island against African-Americans who they believed had voted for Barack Obama. “The victims were selected for no other reason than what the defendants believed was the color of their skin,” said Brooklyn Federal Judge […]

Via:  NY Daily News Tests show that controversial runner Caster Semenya is a woman …and a man! The 18-year-old South African champ has no womb or ovaries and her testosterone levels are more than three times higher than those of a normal female, according to reports. The tests, ordered by The International Association of Athletics Federations after […]

VIA COLON CLEANSE REPORT: Background: It has come to our attention that due to the recent popularity of colon cleanse in our society there has unfortunately been many companies trying to cash in on this craze by putting out colon cleanse products that have very few active ingredients (if any) and selling them online and […]

Via:  The Washington Times The Justice Department’s Office of Professional Responsibility has begun an official inquiry into the dismissal in May of a civil complaint against the New Black Panther Party and two of its members who disrupted a Philadelphia polling place during the November general elections. The inquiry is disclosed in an Aug. 28 […]

Via: News One If you missed last nights speech, watch here. Do you think his speech was successful? leave your comments and let us know.

VIA THE GRIOT: ATLANTA (AP) — The city that became a post-civil rights movement emblem of the political power held by African-Americans could have a white mayor for the first time in a generation — a possibility that has some in the black community scrambling to hold on to City Hall. Atlanta Councilwoman Mary Norwood, […]

Via: The Hill.com Leading members of the Black Caucus are threatening to bring down healthcare reform if it does not include a strong public option. Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) said that President Obama will not be able to muscle through a bill that sidesteps a government-run plan. “[Obama] can’t get 218 without a public option,” […]