logo17.jpgBlack Caucus Seeks Pardon for Jena 6
Members of the Congressional Black Caucus called on Gov. Kathleen Blanco to pardon Mychal Bell and five other teenagers known as the “Jena 6.” Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee said in a letter to Blanco this week that Bell and the other teens have paid their debt to society and should be immediately pardoned. “They and their families have suffered enough, as has the State of Louisiana and the town of Jena,” the letter reads. (Continue Reading…)

Sharpton’s threat to Olympic bid
The Rev. Al Sharpton has threatened to lobby worldwide against Chicago’s application to host the 2016 Olympics unless the city complies with his list of actions to thwart police brutality. On its face, the goal seems to be a noble one, but consider the source and the motivation. To presume the reverend has the international influence to create a freckle on the complexion of world opinion is indeed ambitious. (Continue Reading…)

Kerrey Apologizes to Obama Over Remark
Former Nebraska Sen. Bob Kerrey has apologized to Barack Obama for any unintentional insult he committed by raising the Democratic presidential candidate’s Muslim heritage while endorsing rival candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton. Kerrey sent a letter to Obama on Wednesday, lauding the Illinois senator’s qualifications to be president and saying that he never meant to harm his candidacy. Kerrey told The Associated Press in a telephone interview that he sent the letter on his own and had not spoken to Clinton or her campaign about the comments he made Sunday in Iowa. (Continue Reading…)

Ivory Coast’s disarmament begins
Ceremonies are being held in towns on either side of the ceasefire line which divides the rebel-run north from the government-controlled south. Former enemies President Laurent Gbagbo and ex-rebel leader Guillaume Soro forged a partnership in March. Mr Soro was then appointed prime minister in a power-sharing government. (Continue Reading…)

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