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Today in Black America - December 9

POSTED: December 09, 2013, 6:30 am

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Today in Black History: P.B.S. Pinchback becomes the nation's first Black governor on this date in 1872 in the state of Louisiana.

The New York Times

Three Senators Try to Hold Off G.O.P. in South

On Health Exchanges, Premiums May Be Low, but Other Costs Can Be High

Fed’s Plan to Taper Stimulus Effort Is Not Expected Until Next Year

Tensions Rise as Indiana Schools Chief and Governor Clash Over New Agency

In Shepherding Detroit Bankruptcy, Lawyer Tackles a Job He Didn’t Ask For

The Christian Science Monitor

Teen suicide: Prevention is contagious, too.

Why France is sending more troops to Central African Republic (+video)

Four US presidents to attend Nelson Mandela memorial. Security challenge? (+video)

US flags lowered for Mandela, rare honor for a foreign leader

Paying tribute to Mandela: South Africa's long-planned mega event

The Star Ledger

N.J. sports gambling to place final bets in the U.S. Supreme Court

Newark marchers honor Mandela's legacy and urge others to take up struggle

N.J. housing market: Where have all the houses gone? Long time coming

N.J. man goes from rebuilding some houses to rebuilding people's lives

Newark mayoral campaigns heat up on the streets

As poverty rises, legal assistance dwindles for N.J.'s poor

The Detroit Free Press

Detroit police plan more raids to improve safety in neighborhoods

Rochelle Riley: While city was going bankrupt, why weren't we watching the store?

Susan Tompor: Expert says municipal pension cuts would be alarming and not the right path

Cuts by Michigan lawmakers, school spending blamed for higher tuition costs

Detroit event to honor Nelson Mandela

Mayor-elect Mike Duggan to meet with Obama next week

Philly urged not to disturb burial ground

Child poverty in Chester County increased dramatically

Clarke's heavy hand at the helm of City Council

Pa. schools and $$ behind the curtain

Public-school advocates fear pending revision of Pa. charter rules

The Washington Post

Nelson Mandela demonstrates the importance of taking leaders seriously

How Nelson Mandela pulled his punches and helped transform South Africa

Virginia pols want FBI headquarters in Springfield

Prove Me Wrong: Black voters are out of reach for GOP

D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals set for Obama appointees

Obama and the politics of economic inequality

Approval of California’s legislature is now more than four times that of Congress

American politics as a diseased brain

The Chicago Tribune

Video documentary: Living alongside the violence

Lathrop residents push against CHA plan

Chicago officials try to tackle K-8 grade truancy crisis

State income tax hike doesn't look so temporary now

Partner at major Chicago law firm charged with sexual assault

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

County Executive Ed FitzGerald nominates, then withdraws nomination for commission appointment

Two violent deaths in two days worry Cleveland transgender community

Forum tackles prescription opioid, heroin abuse in suburban youth

Banned from doing business with Cuyahoga County: who they are and what they did

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Racial voting rights gap persists

The Los Angeles Times

Tired of being marginalized, Viet gay rights group stops playing nice

Napolitano: U.S. doesn't thrive if UC doesn't thrive

Council panel backs away from plan to allow larger gifts to lawmakers

Entrepreneur program helps South L.A. students realize potential

USA Today

Federal exchange sends unqualified people to Medicaid

Ezekiel Emanuel: Judge Affordable Care Act success in 2015 | Capital Download

Blind woman helps others see a great Christmas

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