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Son of former D.C. mayor Marion Barry dead at 36

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Marion "Christopher" Barry Jr., the son of the late Washington, D.C. mayor with the same name, has died at age 36, CBS affiliate WUSA reports.

The only son of the former D.C. mayor was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead early Saturday morning, WUSA reports.

No cause of death has been officially announced.

WUSA's Bruce Johnson reports that like his father, the younger Barry struggled with addiction issues.

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Sheriff calls for National Guard response after Milwaukee police shooting.

 

MILWAUKEE — As a sense of calm returned to Milwaukee's Sherman Park neighborhood Sunday morning after a night of rioting and gunfire, Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. called for the National Guard to respond to the area. 

“We cannot allow for a repeat of what happened last night. I am going to utilize all available resources to accomplish that," said Clarke, whose department patrols county parks, in a news release. He also said he would be involved in "ongoing discussions" with city officials about the situation. Clarke said he had consulted with Gov. Scott Walker and Major Gen. Donald Dunbar.

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This Week's Little Known Black History Fact

 

Chicago race riot of 1919

 

The Chicago race riot of 1919 was a major racial conflict that began in Chicago, Illinois on July 27, 1919 and ended on August 3. During the riot, thirty-eight people died (23 African American and 15 white) and over five hundred were injured.It is considered the worst of the approximately 25 riots during the Red Summer, so named because of the violence and fatalities across the nation.The combination of prolonged arsonlooting, and murder was the worst race rioting in thehistory of Illinois.

The sociopolitical atmosphere of Chicago was one of ethnic tension caused by competition among many new groups. With theGreat Migration, thousands of African Americans from the South had settled next to neighborhoods of European immigrants on Chicago's South Side, near jobs in the stockyards and meatpacking plants. The ethnic Irish had been established first, and fiercely defended their territory and political power against all newcomers. Post World War I tensions caused frictions between the races, especially in the competitive labor and housing markets. Overcrowding and increased African American militancy by veterans contributed to the visible racial frictions. Also, a combination of ethnic gangs and police neglect strained the racial relationships. According to official reports, the turmoil came to a boil after a young African American was struck by a rock and died at an informally segregated beach. Tensions between groups arose in a melee that blew up into days of unrest.

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