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Today in Black America - May 19

POSTED: May 19, 2014, 8:00 am

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Today in Black History: Black nationalist El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Malcolm X) was born in Omaha, Nebraska on this date in 1925.

The New York Times

Glass Ceilings in Statehouses in the Northeast

Quixotic ’80 Campaign Gave Birth to Kochs’ Powerful Network


Blow: Poverty Is Not a State of Mind

Obama Angry Over Falsification of Veterans Affairs Data, Chief of Staff Says


San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro Is Said to Be HUD Pick in Cabinet Reshuffling

Poorer Health of Surgery Patients on Medicaid May Alter Law’s Bottom Line


Editorial: More Specious Attacks on Reform

Court May Hold Fate of Children Knocked Off Citizenship Path


The Christian Science Monitor


NCAA and college sports: It is time to pay athletes to play? (+video)

Sixty years after Brown v. Board of Education, what progress on race? (+video)

Ohio school lockdown puts officials at nexus of violence and race: Lessons? (+video)

Building a better parent



The Star Ledger

Christie, in foreign policy speech, calls on crowd to 'nominate' someone to change course

NJ man named to lead NAACP, nation's largest civil rights organization

DiVincenzo's day in court will come after his election: The Auditor

Ras Baraka win in Newark changes political landscape in Essex and beyond

Councilmen-elect to drop public records suit against Teaneck


The Detroit Free Press


1.8M pounds of ground beef recalled from Detroit packing company

Detroit Metropolitan Airport gets $14.8 million for improvements

Agency report on poor people sparks feud with Oakland County


Scholars' lecture in Detroit to honor Nelson Mandela

Rochelle Riley: Detroit renaissance won't happen without effective schools


Philly.com

Why was DeAngelis not charged in ticket-fixing case?


Pa. cops have a fingerprinting problem

Quiet NJ town home to white hate group


Philly ballot questions include ending resign-to-run rule


The Washington Post

Here’s how to put everyday citizens in charge of financing campaigns


N.H. town caught up in storm over official’s use of slur

Prince George’s shows Great Society’s impact — and limits

The Great Society at 50

Obama administration puts new focus on racial issues

NAACP selects lawyer and minister as new leader

Muslim leaders ask schools to give holiday equal billing

‘Dream City’ connects D.C. students to city history


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland Public Power struggles to 'reset business model,' maintain edge over competitor FirstEnergy Corp.


Presidents of public universities in Ohio are well-paid, according to report


Former Cleveland sportscaster chosen as bishop for an Evangelical Lutheran Church in America synod


The Los Angeles Times


UC enrollment amendment divides state's Asian American electorate

New USC grad had meager beginnings but plenty of drive

Opposing visions for education on view in state superintendent race

Monday is the deadline to register to vote in June 3 primary



The Atlanta Journal Constitution


Rev. Joseph Lowery leads vigil for kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls

Police: CEO of non-profit arrested for offering to falsify records in exchange for sex


USA Today

Christie's lawyers on pace to bill taxpayers $3 million

Funeral for 93-Year-Old Woman Shot by Police








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