Tag Archives: Roland Burris

Obama Holds First Meeting with Black Lawmakers

Congressional Black Caucus discusses community issues

The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) held its first meeting at the White House with President…

By Joyce Jones

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A Woman With a Cause: Reparations

Queen Mother Dr. Delois Blakely, the community mayor of Harlem, New York, is clearly a…

By Joyce Jones

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Congress Now in Session—Without an Obama Replacement

Illinois appointee rejected by Senate

As returning and newly elected lawmakers in both chambers of Congress were formally sworn into…

By Joyce Jones

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Burris Is Rejected by Senate

Senate blocks Burris from filling Obama's seat

Roland Burris announced he was rejected for President-elect Barack Obama’s former Senate seat.

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Blagojevich Names Obama’s Senate Replacement

Despite backlash, Burris announced as governor's pick

Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich picked former state Attorney General Roland Burris to fill President-elect Barack…

By Renita Burns

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