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Today in Black America - June 12

POSTED: June 12, 2014, 8:00 am

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NOTE: Today in Black America will not post on Friday June 13. We will resume on Monday June 16.

Today in Black History: NAACP Field Secretary and civil rights leader, Medgar Evers, was assassinated in front of his home in Jackson, Mississippi in 1963.

The New York Times

After Upset, G.O.P. Fears Infighting Will Take a Toll

Voters Contend Cantor Forgot Roots

Editorial: In G.O.P., Far Right Is Too Moderate

Blow: The Cantor Omen

For Rangel and Challengers, a Subdued Debate

Weapons Stockpile Seen in Oregon School Attack

Teacher Tenure Ruling in California Is Expected to Intensify Debate

At Senator’s Trial, Video Shows Discussion of Paying G.O.P. Leaders for Support

De Blasio’s Approval Rating Improves, Poll Finds

The Christian Science Monitor

After Eric Cantor ouster, a skittish GOP and perhaps more gridlock (+video)

California teacher tenure ruling: Not as earthshaking as it seems?

Las Vegas shooting: Jerad Miller adhered to 'Patriot' movement (+video)

The Star Ledger

Rowan University tuition increase OK'd by trustees, report states

Trenton mayor-elect Eric Jackson meets with DCA hours after winning runoff election

Former Orange mayor's discrimination lawsuits tossed - after $500K cost to West Orange

Essex County College to receive high-tech rennovation

NJ colleges worth the cost, but need big improvements, poll says

The Detroit Free Press

Dad of missing Detroit child in custody; blood spatters found in home

Michigan senators to tackle road funding again today as deadline looms

Midland schools brace for cuts, including teachers

Michigan Legislature OKs $15.7B for education

Democratic governors focus on education in new TV ad promoting Schauer

Birdie Africa autopsy: Alcohol involved

N.J. Democrats keep fighting on civil service changes

Report: Many Phila. H.S. students in criminal justice system and/or DHS

School officials plead again for $$$

'Hollering, screaming' but little change as Phila. Dems pick ward leaders

The Chicago Tribune

Officials: Suspect charged in slaying of special ed teacher

Durbin meets with VA secretary over schedule woes in Illinois

Superintendent McCarthy makes first public appearance since heart scare

More teen boys working as babysitters

The Washington Post

Cantor’s loss ignites GOP leadership fight

Small Va. school in spotlight as professors vie for House

Pew poll: Political polarization in U.S. deeply embedded and intensifying

Texas Gov. Rick Perry draws parallel between homosexuality, alcoholism

Map: How a $10.10 minimum wage could affect workers in every congressional district

Judge orders Ohio to set early voting hours

Poll: Tight fight in Md. attorney general’s race

Ta-Nehisi Coates, author of the Atlantic’s June cover story on reparations, responds to four common arguments against them

Va.’s top education officials visit Arlington schools

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Tea Party nemesis Steve LaTourette says factors other than the Tea Party were behind Eric Cantor's loss

Nina Turner lands endorsement from Howard Dean

Ohio falls in middle of list of 'most stressed states' in nation; Florida is No. 1

Suspected Heartless Felons gang members rounded up countywide Wednesday

Lincoln Electric to pay $1 million to settle federal discrimination claims

The Los Angeles Times

Schools' next test: getting tenure ruling to pay off in class

Fight over Clippers sale to center on Donald Sterling's mental state

L.A. panel takes key step toward wage boost for hotel workers

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Fraud scheme latest sign of trouble for Ga. benefits programs

Atlantans charged in ‘massive’ food stamp fraud

Report: Atlanta a worse college town than Fargo (You betcha?)

Forsyth announces finalist for superintendent

USA Today

Great Recession tied to more than 10,000 suicides

1 priest killed, 1 injured at Phoenix church

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