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Today in Black America - March 6

POSTED: March 06, 2014, 7:00 am

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Today in Black History: In 1857 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the Dred Scott case, upholding segregation and giving flight to Jim Crow until the 1954 Brown decision.

The New York Times

Blow: Republicans Place the Wrong Bet

New Democratic Strategy Goes After Koch Brothers

Democrats in Senate Reject Pick by Obama

With Eye on Midterms, Obama Pushes Rise in Minimum Wage

A New SAT Aims to Realign With Schoolwork

Study Gives Hope of Altering Genes to Repel H.I.V.

Cuomo Burnishes His Political Brand, Using de Blasio as His Foil

De Blasio Drops Challenge to Law on Police Profiling

The Christian Science Monitor

College Board changes SAT to look a lot more like ACT (+video)

Obama calls Senate rejection of his civil rights nominee 'a travesty'

Chicago's credit rating downgraded: how its woes differ from Detroit's

House IRS hearing explodes. Why such anger? (+video)

California Democrats lose supermajority. Can Republicans become relevant?

The Star Ledger

NJ Senate president proposes changes to Sandy aid distribution

Governor addresses CPAC as bridge scandal lingers and 2016 rivals watch

Bloomfield mayor requests suspension of police department's internal affairs division

Teachers, union officials blast evaluation system at NJ State Board of Education meeting

NJ revokes 2 charter schools, renews 10 others

The Detroit Free Press

Juvenile lifers on docket at Michigan Supreme Court

Michigan charges energy companies with bid-rigging

Retiree committee wants Detroit to buy $600K insurance policy to cover possible lawsuits

Removal of 'retarded' from Michigan laws approved by state Senate, House

Obama nominee unfairly rejected

Planning a place for LGBT youth to stay

Nutter's budget likely to spark debates

Christie helps launch construction on state's first 'Renaissance' school

The Washington Post

GOP lacks a clear 2016 front-runner

Bond between Christie, Obama unravels amid Sandy feud

Milbank: Darrell Issa hits a new low

Senate blocks Obama nominee for civil rights post

New delays to the health care law for small businesses

Reid: Debo Adegbile is right for civil rights post

Socialization technique helps in academic achievement

Barry leaves physical rehab center, vows to complete term

The Chicago Tribune

Focus shifts to Dillard during governor debate

Oak Park, La Grange police vetting gun permits

Kids caught in tug of war over ISAT

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Ed FitzGerald introduces voting legislation that contradicts recently-passed state law

Cuyahoga County Council President C. Ellen Connally endorses Shontel Brown in District 9 race

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson addresses potholes, public safety and Chief Wahoo during state of the city remarks

Almost half of Ohio high school students text and drive, state survey shows

Supreme Court agrees to hear NE Ohio Regional Sewer District's appeal over authority to charge fees for handling storm water

The Los Angeles Times

Low on income but living in Beverly Hills

Senate Democrats proposing revamp of campaign, gift laws

Donnelly's likening of Obama to Hitler 'outrageous,' Kashkari says

USA Today

50 years later, LBJ's lessons on leadership for Obama

Studies show big promise for HIV prevention drug

GOP divisions on display at conservative conference

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

14 football players fraudulently enrolled at Grady High, investigation finds

Sheriff: Jackson 18-yr-old charged in beating death of his grandmother

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