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Dahleen Glanton: It's time for a heart-to-heart with African-Americans who are resisting the Obama center

CHICAGO - I'd like to talk frankly to African-Americans. In Chicago. On the South Side.

Sometimes, my people, we can be our own worst enemy.

Tuesday night, a former president of the United States stood in front of a mostly African-American crowd at McCormick Place and practically begged them not to turn their backs on a more than $500 million private investment in their community.

When has that ever happened in America?

It is undeniably absurd that Barack Obama would have to keep coming to Chicago

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