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Today in Black America - August 29

POSTED: August 29, 2013, 7:30 am

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Today in Black History: Jazz saxophonist and bebop stylist Charlie "Bird" Parker was born in Kansas City, Kansas in 1920, becoming a trend setter in the industry.

The New York Times

Blow: ‘The Most Dangerous Negro’

Saluting a Dream, and Adapting It for a New Era

Legislators Push for Vote Before Strike

Gun Bill in Missouri Would Test Limits in Nullifying U.S. Law

In Congress, a Bid to Undo Dialysis Cuts

Poll Shows de Blasio With Big Lead

In N.Y. Mayoral Race, Small Checks From Hedge Fund Giants

Where the Mayoral Candidates Stand on Key Issues

The Christian Science Monitor

The Monitor's View Obama and King's 'Dream' speech

Race equality in America: How far have we come?

US Treasury to hit debt limit by October. What if pols can't reach a deal?

YouthBuild: solving America's youth crisis

The Star Ledger

Gov. Christie says controversial 'Stronger Than the Storm' commercials will soon end

Newark rally echoes 1963 March on Washington, calls for higher wages, immigration reform

The recession's toll: Number of N.J. children with an unemployed parent has spiked dramatically, Census says

Newark homicide victim identified as 37-year-old East Orange resident

The Detroit Free Press

Delay in Medicaid expansion to be costly

Benny Napoleon: Downtown development hasn't resurrected Detroit's neighborhoods

Diggan, Duggen, Boggan: State workers continue exam of Detroit's mayoral primary write-in ballots

Corruption charges expected Thursday in probe of rogue Detroit building inspectors

Detroit to keep access to casino tax revenues, bankruptcy judge rules

Nutter offers plan to sell school buildings

Protestors demand Philly teen's release

Court overturns cross-burning conviction

Philly's 'Dream' celebration: tears, memories

Former Councilman: Need $$ for schools? Revisit soda tax

The Washington Post

Dionne: President Obama, the reluctant warrior

Republican-led states find new ways to thwart Obama’s health-care law

GOP leaders absent from march commemoration

Obama says a U.S. strike on Syria would send 'strong signal'

The state of voting rights' fights in the states

African Americans in Congress, by the numbers

The Chicago Tribune

Inmate trying for decades to prove innocence dies in prison

Rush, Kirk to tour Englewood on Thursday, talk violence

Chicago school board approves budget

Former top aide to Stroger convicted of theft

Quinn defends early release program

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

House Democrats complain Republicans put Medicaid expansion on back burner with no legislative sessions set until October

500 attend rally in Cleveland marking anniversary of famous speech by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald and Prosecutor Timothy McGinty end turf war over law director

Attorney General Mike DeWine taps Jones Day lawyer Eric Murphy for state solicitor

'Social engineering' or good policy? HUD wants deeper look at housing segregation and opportunity

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Ex-APS principal details 'go to hell' meeting

No jail time in Fulton employee’s credit card scheme

New Black Panther leader’s gun charges dropped

Julian Bond tells of family’s slave history at March on Washington

The Los Angeles Times

Judge's remarks, sentence in rape case draw fire

Brown prison plan: Democrats in Senate offer cheaper approach

Coalition asks Gov. Jerry Brown to halt fracking in California

Two more UC campuses exonerated of fostering anti-Semitic climates

USA Today

Low-paid workers are marching for fairness

Gulf Coast marks 8th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

Weather advisory before Hurricane Katrina chillingly accurate | USA NOW video

N.J. store rewards honest college 'burglars' who paid

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