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    Only black US senate member to leave

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

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    With just one week to go before the US midterm elections - the Senate's only African-American member is preparing to leave his post.

    No black person is expected to replace him.

    So, how is it that a nation in which blacks make up 13 per cent of the population can have none in its upper legislative chamber?

    Al Jazeera's Rosiland Jordan reports from Chicago.