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Ex-congressman reports to North Carolina prison

(AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)


CHICAGO (AP) — Former Illinois U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has reported to a North Carolina federal prison to serve a 2 1/2-year prison term for misusing campaign funds, a prison official said Tuesday.

The 48-year-old Chicago Democrat was in federal custody Tuesday morning, according to Bureau of Prisons spokesman Chris



  • Written by The Chicago Defender
  • Category: Chicago

Berry Gordy: Chronicle newsboy

Motown Record Corporation founder and former president Berry Gordy comes from a hard-working family with a strong business sense. At any given time there was at least one family-owned business in operation — a grocery store, a print shop, a bricklaying operation, etc.

This spirit of entrepreneurship was no doubt a factor in Berry Gordy’s decision t



  • Written by The Michigan Chronicle
  • Category: Detroit