Some Stores Temporarily Shut Down by Black Friday Protesters in Chicago

A third day of protests descended upon Chicago’s busy downtown Michigan Avenue shopping district, shutting down some stores as protesters barricaded doors arm-in-arm to prevent shoppers from entering or leaving stores on Chicago’s famed “Magnificent Mile.”

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Black Friday in Chicago: ‘No Justice–No Shopping!’

Roughly 3,000 demonstrators have shut down a large portion of Michigan Avenue in Chicago–the “Magnificent Mile”–in the middle of Black Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year, to protest the shooting of black teenager Laquon McDonald.

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Video of White Officer’s Takedown of Black Student Goes Viral

Videos of a white deputy roughly pulling a non-compliant black high school student out of her chair and then dragging her on the floor went viral Monday night, just hours after the incident occurred at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, South Carolina. Over half of Spring Valley High’s students are black.

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Report: Police Monitored African-American Groups in Chicago

A report by the Chicago Sun-Times reveals that the Chicago Police Department started a special program to monitor local African-American groups after the death of Michael Brown and the ensuing riots in Ferguson, Missouri, last year.

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Al Sharpton to New Black Panthers: Get Out of Charleston

The National Action Network (NAN)—Al Sharpton’s civil rights group that has close ties to the Obama administration—has called on the New Black Panther Party to get out of Charleston, South Carolina. Local NAN leaders held a press conference Wednesday night in Marion Square, where the Panther rally had been held the night before and said they “will not allow hate” in the wake of the slaughter of nine black churchgoers, allegedly at the hands of a white racist.

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Tufts Prof: Obama Needs To Invite Jesse Jackson to White House

Tufts University History professor Peniel Joseph declared that President Obama “has a lot of soul-searching to do” because he won’t allow Jesse Jackson into the White House on Thurday’s “HuffPost Live.” Joseph began by talking about Erin Burnett’s interview with Baltimore

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Jackson: Subprime, Predatory Lenders the Real Thugs in Baltimore

Tuesday on “Democracy Now!” activist Jesse Jackson discussed the rioting in Baltimore over the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody. He said the conditions of poverty caused by “bankers who engaged in subprime and predatory lending and took people’s

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Internal Polling Shows ‘No Way’ Chicago Mayor Can Win Re-Election

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is fighting for his political life in the city’s first ever mayoral runoff election, and now a staffer for challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia is revealing that their internal polling is showing there is “no way” Rahm can win re-election.

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Silicon Valley: Ground Zero for Diversity Lawsuits after Ellen Pao

The five-week-long and very salacious trail against Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers for alleged sexual discrimination against Ellen Pao went to the jury Wednesday. The former junior partner is demanding $16 million for sexual discrimination and up to $144 million for punitive damages. Her suit has paved the way for a coming tsunami of diversity litigation across Silicon Valley.

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Union Slams Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel in Campaign Ad

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has unexpectedly found himself in the political battle of his life with a whole host of important sectors of the electorate lining up against his re-election. Now, a powerful union has launched a brutal ad slamming the mayor over his record.

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Exclusive: Union Official Says ‘Corporate Greed’ Behind Push for H-1B Visas

A so-called “war on the American worker” has intensified in the Golden State. Massive layoffs are being spearheaded by the multi-billion dollar Southern California Edison utilities company, which is terminating scores of American IT workers and replacing them with immigrant IT workers, from a slew of foreign counties, who are willing to work for far less compensation. These immigrants are in the U.S. on an H-1B visa program.

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Teamsters on a Roll, Organizing More Drivers in Silicon Valley

As Breitbart reported last week in “Teamsters Win Big in Silicon Valley, Target Tech Companies”, after the Teamsters Local 853 organized Facebook contract shuttle bus drivers a week ago, over the weekend they won elections organizing drivers for Yahoo, Apple, Genentech, eBay and Zynga.

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Jesse Jackson Accuses Little League of ‘Persecution’

On Wednesday, Jesse Jackson accused Little League International of persecuting Chicago’s Jackie Robinson Little Leaguers after the organization stripped the team of its United States championship for using players from outside of the district’s boundaries. “This is persecution,” Jackson reportedly

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Jesse Jackson: NYPD ‘Awful’ For Turning Their Backs On Mayor

Monday on Newmax TV’s “MidPoint,” while commenting on the murder of two NYPD officers, Rev. Jesse Jackson said, “I thought it was awful when the mayor went to the hospital the police turned their backs on him.” Follow Pam Key

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