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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


Philly.com

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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