04/16/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Burris, Stroger Facing Challenges From Black Women As Machine Feels Heat

It's a heady time in African-American politics. Presidents, senators and congressmen are feeling the burn. The old political hands are nervous. The young turks are finding their sea legs. The 2010 Democratic primary races for the U.S. Senate and Cook County Board presidency may be petri dishes for a new strain of black political leadership.

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