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Charles Rangel (L) at the signing of a drug-war era law with Nancy Reagan and President Ronald Reagan. Photo:  Wikipedia
Charles Rangel (L) at the signing of a drug-war era law with Nancy Reagan and President Ronald Reagan. Photo: Wikipedia

Charles Rangel: America's "front-line general" in the drug war

America's black leadership supported the drug war for decades in large part because of the efforts of one man.

Charles Rangel, a former federal prosecutor and Korean War veteran, emerged as one of the dominant figures in the nation's politics.

He was also a fierce supporter of tough crime policies and was once described as the "front-line general in the war on drugs" by Ebony magazine.

Our profile of Charles Rangel is the latest installment in our Prison Time Media Project series.  Go to full article

Hillary backs Barack

Hillary Clinton is apparently doing her part to get the New York delegation behind Barack Obama. As Karen DeWitt reported, she'll release her pledged delegates before the historic roll call vote. One of her longtime supporters, Congressman Charles Rangel says it's really true. He spoke with reporters at the opening reception last night.  Go to full article

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