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New York Supreme Court Judge, the late Bruce H. Wright, author of "Black Robes, White Justice," is born in 1918 in Princeton, New Jersey.

Today in Black America - December 30

POSTED: December 30, 2013, 11:00 am

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Note: Today in Black America will not post on December 31 and January 1. We will resume our daily posting on January 2, 2014. Happy New Year!

Today in Black History: Josiah Walls, former slave, Civil War soldier and Member of Congress from Florida, is born in 1842. Today is the fifth day of Kwanzaa, Nia (Purpose).

The New York Times

Minimum Wage Key to Democrats’ 2014 Strategy

Editorial: The Slow Demise of Capital Punishment

De Blasio Is Said to Choose Schools Chancellor

A Rare Elected Voice for Socialism Pledges to Be Heard in Seattle

A.D.H.D. Experts Re-evaluate Study’s Zeal for Drugs

De Blasio Names City’s Top Lawyer, Appearing to Signal a Further Shift in Policy

The Christian Science Monitor

2013 roundup: Reporters' backstories on the big stories

Supporters, opponents gear up for Obamacare election fight in 2014

You ranked them: 10 top stories in America in 2013

2013 not a great year for Washington politicians. 2014 any better?

The Star Ledger

What does minimum wage hike mean for New Jersey? It depends on who you ask

Baraka calls for gang ceasefire in Newark; mom seeks justice for son killed on Christmas

Funeral arrangements set for Newark 13-year-old killed by stray bullet on Christmas

Chris Christie on track to break his own record for vetoes

N.J.'s gamble on sports betting is $2.3M and counting

The Detroit Free Press

Rich Robinson: Gov. Snyder's support of dark money taints his legacy

Editorial: There's only one choice for Detroit council president

Snyder OKs testing driverless cars on Michigan roads

Rochelle Riley: Detroit's dedicated police are a story worth celebrating

Reimagining Detroit: Duggan must get used to the idea of having less power than past mayors

Reversal in Lynn case could affect PSU prosecution

No smooth path for Corbett in year ahead

Cherry Hill's 1st black Councilwoman dies

Stakes are high for AC casinos in 2014

The Washington Post

Health coverage sign-ups top 1.1M on U.S. exchange

The 15 most popular Fix posts of 2013

Red America vs Blue America

Two numbers that explain why Chris Christie is taking so much heat

New schools might ease overcrowding in Fairfax County

Leggett, Duncan expected to dominate Montgomery race

In probe of killings, complex cases with unsatisfying ends

The Chicago Tribune

After controversy, torture panel set to resume

Aldermen try to balance old, new wards

Quinn names 7 to concealed-carry review panel

2014 ushers in new state laws on issues from medical marijuana to tanning beds,/a>

Just where will it be legal to carry a gun in Illinois?

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Photo ID law would be costly and unncessary: Ohio Rep. Kathleen Clyde

Photo IDs would discourage voter fraud: State Rep. John Becker

Closing of Scioto juvenile facility raises concerns over community-based centers for female offenders

The Los Angeles Times

Medi-Cal braces for a jolt Jan. 1 as Obamacare kicks in

Federal stance on tribal casinos touches off California fights

College recruiters give low-income public campuses fewer visits

Lower enrollment at once-crowded Belmont High brings mixed results

USA Today

Time short to find new facility for brain-dead girl

Federal health market surpasses 1 million sign-ups

U.S. population growth slows

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