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POSTED: August 28, 2013, 6:00 am

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Today in Black History: Today marks the 50th anniversary of the historic 1963 March on Washington.

Reflections on the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington from one of our Circle of Hope youth who was part of the video team at the public commemoration on Saturday August 24, 2013:

"This was truly a once in a lifetime experience to not only stand before but also speak with the son of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I was not born during the civil rights movement 50 years ago, but today I had an opportunity to be in the presence of African American men who have paved the way for me to not only dream but achieve greatness one day in my future. MLK III told me "you determine your own success" and to build my life upon a stable foundation; hard work, academic excellence and dedication. " David Merrifield, age 14.


The New York Times

Editorial Board: The Fight for Voting Rights, 50 Years Later


Op-Ed: Mahalia Jackson, and King’s Improvisation


Merrill Lynch in Big Payout for Bias Case


Obama Weighs ‘Limited’ Strikes Against Syrian Forces

Op-Ed: What Happened to Jobs and Justice?

President, Not Preacher, but Speaking More on Race

Police Stop-and-Frisk Encounters Plunged in Second Quarter of 2013, Data Show

Candidate Ran M.T.A. (He Doesn’t Dwell on It.)


The Christian Science Monitor

New York Times hacked, Syrian Electronic Army takes credit

March on Washington anniversary to bring together three US presidents

The Monitor's View: What Obama must tell Americans about a US strike on Syria



The Star Ledger

Three killed during bloody 15 hours in Newark

Gov. Christie defends veto of gun bill that would have banned powerful rifle

Event celebrating mother and daughter relationships in Jersey City Thursday


190 Newark teachers get merit pay bonuses

Buono urges voters to reject Christie's 'backwards agenda' on women

Christie says casino strip club won't hurt 'family-friendly nature' in Atlantic City



The Detroit Free Press

Medicaid expension passes after heated politicking; 470,000 more Michiganders to get coverage


Mike Duggan pledges to use his business experience to cut Detroit blight


Metro Detroit home prices rise 16% in June as new home construction permits take small dip

State elections workers dive into Detroit ballots to re-examine write-in votes



Philly.com

New Pa. education secretary has her own troubles

Phila. School District, teachers union still at odds

Report: Frackers cheating Pa. out of promised billions

Court ruling pressures lawmakers to change PA’s open records law


The Washington Post

U.S. says it has proof of chemical attack in Syria

Obama to define new front in fight for equality

Going ‘Green’ in the era of segregation

Census shows a remarkable rise in home with at least one unemployed parent


The troubling corporate shift away from communities

The differences between Democrats and Republicans over race, in three charts

Md. releasing some felons early after state high court ruling


Gray to finally face veto decision on ‘living wage’ bill passed in July


State science scores go up in some Prince George’s County schools


The Chicago Tribune

CPS to vote on budget amid rally, boycott of schools

Former Illinois Republican chairman hired as gay marriage lobbyist


Mayor says he wouldn't have hired Ahmad if he knew of probe

College fair aims to put minority students on path toward higher education


Middle school students learning to become entrepreneurs


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Editorial: It's in Gov. Kasich's interests to fix JobsOhio by getting the GOP-controlled legislature to fix the law

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson says city continues fight against illegal dumping after bringing first felony indictment


Cuyahoga County Board of Elections passes City Councilman Eugene Miller's voter registration case to Secretary of State, board vote ends in tie

Cleveland City Councilman Zack Reed faces challengers in debate tonight, bracing for criticism of drunken driving record

Rev. Otis Moss Jr. and other spiritual leaders back Armond Budish for Cuyahoga County executive



The Los Angeles Times

Brown aims to ease crowding without releases

U.S. dismisses Jewish students' complaint against UC Berkeley

LAUSD launches drive to give all students iPads


New law gives aspiring teachers an extra year to complete training


USA Today


Will Obama stress race in speech?

Wickham: Subtle racism still has wings





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