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Today in Black America - April 11

POSTED: April 11, 2014, 7:00 am

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Today in Black History: Jane M. Bolin, the first Black woman to attend Yale Law School and the first to become a judge, was born in 1908 in Poughkeepsie, NY.

The New York Times

Prosecutor to Pursue Corruption Inquiries in Rebuke to Cuomo

Editorial: Mr. Cuomo’s Gift to the Cynics

A Private Equity Titan With a Narrow Focus

Sebelius Resigns After Troubles Over Health Site

Budget Chief Is Obama’s Choice as New Health Secretary

50 Years Later, Obama Salutes Effects of Civil Rights Act

Minnesota Lawmakers Vote to Raise Base Wage

Bush Urges Effort to Close Black and White Students’ Achievement Gap

De Blasio, Marking 100 Days on Job, Says ‘Grass Roots’ Will Drive Agenda

Common Core Gets Strong Defense From State Education Chief

Testimony Still Sought on Shut Lanes at George Washington Bridge

The Christian Science Monitor

Obamacare enrollment at 7.5 million. But how are exchanges really doing? (+video)

Obama rejects call by 11 Democrats to move on Keystone pipeline

In LBJ’s shadow, Obama honors civil rights legacy (+video)

Federal report: Albuquerque police have pattern of using 'unreasonable force' (+video)

School stabbing: Were warning signs missed? (+video)

The Star Ledger

Editorial: Chris Christie's supporters are getting judge's Bridgegate ruling wrong

Newark mayor's race: Jeffries, Baraka trade barbs in debate

Bridgewater-Raritan schools still seek new chief after first search comes up empty

NJ State Police take part in Essex County job fair as push to diversify agency continues

NJ voters support state worker wage freeze but oppose gas tax hike, poll shows

New Jerseyans support Obamacare - but just barely, says poll

The Detroit Free Press

'We have no room for violence': Packed Detroit church sends message of healing

Businessman files defamation suit against father of Detroit councilwoman

Detroit water department sues trustee over legal fees in bankruptcy

Proposed transfer of 16,000 Detroit-owned properties raises questions

Rosa Parks archives, including Medal of Freedom, sit in NYC warehouse

Kane to Philly D.A.: Prosecute sting case yourself

Frustrations, fears voiced at Bartram mtg.

DEA trailblazer battled crime and racial barriers

Philly school district under microscope by state

Council stalls moving forward on sale of PGW after warning memo

The Washington Post

Sebelius resigns after flawed rollout of health-care site

A fishy Education Department statistic

Paul Ryan looks to the future

Obama hails 50th anniversary of civil rights law

Darrell Issa and Elijah Cummings don’t like each other. At all.

Jackson on voter IDs: 'There is not a crisis in voter fraud'

Black congresswomen ask Hagel to reconsider hairstyle regulations

Arthur N.R. Robinson dies at 87

Social Security targets thousands for parents’ old debts

District names education ombudsman

The Chicago Tribune

GM to take $1.3 billion charge in first quarter due ignition switch recall

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Few attend forum for seven candidates seeking to fill Cuyahoga County Council District 9 seat

Ed FitzGerald asks Ohio Auditor Dave Yost to distance himself from county audit

Rep. Marcia Fudge asks Defense Department to reconsider Army restrictions on African-American women's hairstyles

Apprenticeship programs can lead to academic credit under new program

Cleveland school budget cuts: See the new cuts by school here

Minority Men's Health Fair at the Cleveland Clinic to be held April 24; free screenings, information

The Los Angeles Times

9 killed in L.A. students' bus crash

High-paid South Bay schools superintendent is put on leave

Colin Kaepernick under police investigation

L.A. County's child protection system in 'state of emergency'

Deputies kill aspiring producer by mistake in hostage case

USA Today

Army sheds (a little) light on sexual assault

Most drug sentences reduced by 11 months

Unions: Detroit bankruptcy plan puts art above people

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Homeland Security secretary to address Morehouse graduation ceremony

Ethics hearing set in Braves stadium complaint

District identified as top technology user

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