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December 9 , 2008

Moving America
President Barack Obama

The History of Blacks in the White House: Slavery and Service
The first child born at the White House was the grandson of President Thomas Jefferson. The second child born there was his property - the African-American baby of Jefferson's two slaves.
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The State of Black America

Jackson Talks to Illinois Gov. about Senate Seat
The man who will pick President-elect Barack Obama's successor in the U.S. Senate is talking to someone interested in the job: U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.
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BlackAmericaWeb News

Review: More People are Getting Away with Murder
Law enforcement officials say the chief reason is a rise in drug- and gang-related killings, which are often impersonal and anonymous, and thus harder to solve than slayings among family members or friends.
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Belafonte To Auction Unknown Papers of MLK
Sotheby's will offer the previously unknown document Thursday along with two others: the scribbled notes for a speech King planned to deliver in Memphis, Tennessee, three days after he was assassinated, and a letter of condolence from President Lyndon B. Johnson to King's widow.
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