Politics

Chicago’s Trump Tower has a ‘glut’ of condos for sale

By: Gail MarksJarvis

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Designer John Robert Wiltgen works with lighting designer Victoria Ellis on the renovation of a Trump Tower residence April 20, 2017. Wiltgen has worked on several units in the building and said the chatter he’s heard in the building is mixed. “If they voted for Trump the name is a positive; if not, it’s a negative,” he said. (Brian Cassella / Chicago Tribune)

Chicago’s Trump Tower has an unusually large number of condominiums for sale and for rent, and real estate agents predict that a glut of available units in the building may pressure owners to drop their prices. Read More

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Florida Senator Frank Artiles Resigns After Calling Black Colleague A Nigga

By: Jarrod Horton

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Republican state Sen. Frank Artiles (AP Photo/Steve Cannon, File)

Not sure if Senator Frank Artiles was being disrespectful or simply trying to impress his Black co-workers. Either way, the Florida lawmaker for a private conversation he had last week at the Governors Club near the Capitol. Talking with Sens. Audrey Gibson and Perry Thurston, he was said to used vulgarity and the “N-Word” to describe fellow colleague Senate President Joe Negron. They filed a complaint which led to the resignation of Artiles. To read more about this story click here.  

Massachusetts State Chemist Contributes to Mass Incarceration of Blacks And Poor Folks By Fabricating Evidence In Over 21,000 Drug Cases

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

BOSTON – NOVEMBER 22: Annie Dookhan, former state chemist who mishandled drug evidence, entered a guilty plea during her court hearing at Suffolk Superior Court. (Photo by David L Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

A Massachusetts  state chemist by named of Annie Dookhan falsified reports and fabricated evidence in over 21,000 cases according to atlanticblackstar.com. The ACLU of Massachusetts indicated that her misconduct impacted approximately 24,000 drug cases.   “Over 24,000 cases from eight years, and they called her superwoman because she was doing the bidding of the system of mass incarceration and the war on drugs. If it were anything else, if it were for rich people, for white people, this would not be allowed to stand” said staff attorney Carl Williams of ACLU of Massachusetts. To read more about this story click here.

Obama to hold first public event of his post-presidency in Chicago

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– Former President Barack Obama will speak Monday in Chicago to young community leaders and organizers at the University of Chicago, where his presidential library is planned. Read More

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Arkansas Supreme Court Grants Stay of Execution to Inmate Scheduled to Die

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The Arkansas Supreme Court has halted one of two executions set for Thursday, saying the condemned inmate should have a chance to prove his innocence with more DNA testing. Read More

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Malia Obama’s Secret Service Agents Detain Man After Marriage Proposal

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(TMZ) — Malia Obama‘s day at the office was interrupted by a guy asking her to marry him … and her Secret Service agents took him into custody because he has a sketchy history with the White House. Read More

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Mike Pence stands at Korea border and warns North, U.S. ‘patience is over’

Pence says U.S. is hopeful China would use its “extraordinary levers” to pressure the North to abandon its weapons program, but also impatient with the unwillingness of the regime to rid itself of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles.

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PANMUNJOM, SOUTH KOREA—Viewing his adversaries in the distance, U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence travelled to the tense zone dividing North and South Korea and warned Pyongyang that after years of testing the U.S. and South Korea with its nuclear ambitions, “the era of strategic patience is over.”

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Donald Trump Impeachment: On Tax Day, Maxine Waters Again Calls Out For President’s Removal

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Tens of thousands of Americans have marched through midtown Manhattan and other U.S. cities to demand that President Donald Trump should release his tax returns. On the other hand, Rep. Maxine Waters used Tax Day as a platform to bring attention to President Trump’s refusal to release his tax returns and has again demanded Donald Trump’s impeachment.

 

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