CBC Member: Tea Party Wants Return to Jim Crow

In today's link roundup: CBC member says that Tea Party wants blacks hanging from trees. Plus: Rihanna's father hospitalized.

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Tea Party wants us hung from trees? Rep. Andre Carson, an Indiana Democrat in the Congressional Black Caucus, says some Tea Partiers on Capitol Hill would like to see African Americans hanging from trees and accuses the movement of wishing for a return to the Jim Crow era. Rep. Allen West, the black Republican congressman from Florida and champion of Tea Party groups, says he's mulling quitting the CBC in light of the comments.

Sentencing date set for Barry Bonds' obstruction trial: Baseball's home run king, Barry Bonds, will be sentenced on Dec. 16 after being convicted in a U.S. federal court of obstruction of justice, the court has announced.

Peace Corps told volunteers that sexual assault not a big deal: About 30 current and former volunteers who were sexually assaulted overseas have provided graphic sworn statements provided to congressional investigators about their attacks and the Peace Corps' inadequate responses.

Rihanna's father hospitalized with dengue fever: Ronald Fenty was hospitalized with the tropical disease dengue fever just days after visiting his famous daughter at her home in Barbados. Fenty, 57, is now recuperating from the illness but thought at one point he wouldn't survive.

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