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Today in Black America - August 14

POSTED: August 14, 2014, 9:00 am

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Today in Black History: Biologist and Howard University professor, Dr. Ernest Everett Just, a founder of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, was born in 1883.

The New York Times

Anonymity in Police Shooting Fuels Anger

Blow: Michael Brown and Black Men

Editorial: The Death of Michael Brown

Editorial: President Obama: No Internet Fast Lanes

The South’s Lesson for the Tea Party

While Some in G.O.P. See Obama’s Competence as Rich Vein to Mine, Others See Little Reward

Violence by Rikers Guards Grew Under Bloomberg

Six Members of Congress Ask Holder to Open Federal Inquiry in Chokehold Case

The Christian Science Monitor

Mike Brown shooting: Ferguson police being prudent or circling the wagons? (+video)

Wither summer jobs? They're coming back, but the road is long, experts say.

Obama's new Iraq plan: A slippery slope to combat troops? (+video)

The Star Ledger

Christie convening summit to discuss Atlantic City's future

AC Alliance goes on ad campaign to combat 'fall of Atlantic City' coverage

N.J. voters remain skeptical of Christie in wake of bridge scandal, poll finds

Newark submits application for $31M in state aid

In Williamsport, Philly's Taney Dragons already a hit

Suit: Philly seized homes to fund DA's office

SEPTA, union reach tentative deal

Among workers at Revel there's shock, anxiety, and even optimism

Anna Bethel Young, 96, teacher, community activist

The Detroit Free Press

Editorial: Lawmakers must act on state plan to reform charter school law

Recovering after flood? 10 steps for homeowners

State data finds nearly half of Michigan schools need improvement

Investigation closes on Kalamazoo doctor Teleka Patrick's drowning

The Washington Post

Arrested while covering Mo. protests: A reporter’s first-person account

Racial tension has long hung over police force

This isn't Gaza — it's Ferguson

Pentagon reverses black hairstyle restrictions

House Republicans unveil a new 2014 strategy: Repurposing press releases on a fake news site

In N.C., Hagan runs against state dysfunction

Known for strong leadership, principal felled by résumé

The Chicago Tribune

Professor's tweets on Gaza cost him U. of I. job offer

Firefighters fight city hiring policy

Quinn hits Rauner on class warfare theme at state fair

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Steubenville remains a town divided over rape case as convicted player returns to football team

Attendance "scrubbing" had little effect in Cleveland, state concludes

David Pepper wants more low-level felons to go to prison: here are the highlights

'Party unity' proposal would punish Cuyahoga County elected Democrats for supporting disfavored candidates

The Los Angeles Times

LAPD shooting of mentally ill man sparks outrage

Lack of land slows work on California bullet train project

UCLA under investigation for handling of sex misconduct cases

Corinthian Colleges tells investors it's facing a criminal probe

McKenna drew on connections in school board victory

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

DeKalb group ditches leadership overhaul

Noose, threatening notes left at Canton apartment complex

Fulton County schools off to smooth start

DeKalb to hear public comment on charter district proposal

USA Today

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon criticized for slow Ferguson response

Alderman, 2 reporters arrested as Ferguson erupts for 4th night

Pentagon fueled Ferguson confrontation: Column

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