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Roundtable: Tragedy Hits Jennifer Hudson's Family

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Roundtable: Tragedy Hits Jennifer Hudson's Family

Roundtable: Tragedy Hits Jennifer Hudson's Family

Roundtable: Tragedy Hits Jennifer Hudson's Family

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Spectators, police and journalists gather outside the home of 57-year-old Darnell Hudson Donerson, the mother of Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson. Donerson was found shot to death in her living room, and her son, Jason, was found shot to death in a bedroom of the home. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Tragic killings in the family of singer Jennifer Hudson raise questions about responses from both police and neighbors.

Plus, a 20-year-old McCain campaign volunteer — who claimed she was robbed and then attacked by a black man for being a McCain supporter — admits she made up the story. What's the fallout for the campaign?

On today's bloggers' roundtable, Farai Chideya talks with bloggers Anthony Bradley of The Institute, K. Tempest Bradford of The Angry Black Woman, and Corey Richardson of Vexed In the City.