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Today in Black America - August 27

POSTED: August 27, 2013, 12:00 am

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Today in Black History: Dr. W. E. B. DuBois, scholar, author and civil rights leader dies in Accra Ghana in 1963, on the eve of the March on Washington.

The New York Times

Editorial: Responding to Syrian Atrocities


Kerry Cites Clear Evidence of Chemical Weapon Use in Syria

In Obama’s High-Level Appointments, the Scales Still Tip Toward Men

Fish: The Two Cultures of Educational Reform


In Chicago, Campaign to Provide Safe Passage on Way to School

At Charter Schools, Short Careers by Choice


Pennsylvania’s Capital Files Plan for Finances With Court

Mayoral Rivals in 2-Way Fight for Black Vote

Lone Woman in Mayoral Race Steps Up Appeal to Female Voters



The Christian Science Monitor


Chicago opens new school year: Will it be less testy than the last?


Lost and found: UNICEF software reunites families in refugee camps


The Star Ledger

Jersey City high school candidate for student gov't sent racist texts to himself, school official says


Atlantic City bets on 1st strip club in a casino to boost plunging profits

Ready for a $200K bachelor's degree? Tuition at N.J. colleges continues to rise


Christie pushes for backup power grid to keep trains moving during monster storms


The Detroit Free Press

State takes up Detroit's disputed election today, seeks to finalize mayor count

Senate could vote for Medicaid expansion Tuesday

About 4,000 blighted Detroit buildings being demolished with $52M in federal cash



Philly.com


2 plans, 2 gambles to fund Philly schools

Pro and cons on school plans from Nutter, Council

Harrisburg to avoid bankruptcy by selling incinerator, leasing garages

Pa. education chief ousted over 'unflattering' behavior

N.J. board approves new Camden schools chief


The Washington Post

Shareholder value: The goal that changed corporate America

Milbank: Twisting Martin Luther King Jr.

Robinson: The U.S. must act against Assad

At RNC event, speaker says African Americans have taken a back seat to gays, immigrants

Most Government Jobs—And Cuts—Are Local

District’s Cardozo Education Campus aims for transformation

‘I really want my name to be cleared’


The Chicago Tribune

Lawmakers offer new ideas on pension reform

Navy veteran finishing college killed in robbery


A walk to a new school year


The Cleveland Plain Dealer


Cleveland City Councilman Eugene Miller called police to Kelso Avenue home a day after controversial address change with elections board


Former Gov. John Gilligan, who died Monday at age 92, is remembered as champion for Ohio's poor

Ohio casino industry has nearly 20 percent turnover


Some local charter schools are among state's best charters, according to state report cards


Cleveland State University provides home for students in Cleveland's MC2STEM High School


The Atlanta Journal Constitution


Former Gov. Perdue testifies in Atlanta test cheating case

Pressured to cheat, she did, Atlanta teacher testifies

Court to hear Warren Hill appeal


The Los Angeles Times


Gov. Jerry Brown signs dozens of new laws

Community-minded hackers code well for the future

ACLU asks Gov. Jerry Brown to bring prison plans into the open


USA Today


Lawyer: Zimmerman to ask Fla. to cover some legal costs

Reports: S.C. restaurant refused to seat black patrons

Study cites progress in curbing tobacco sales to minors







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