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Today in Black America - August 20

POSTED: August 20, 2014, 7:00 am

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Today in Black History: In 1619 twenty Africans arrive in Jamestown, Virginia aboard a Dutch ship,forced into involuntary servitude.

The New York Times

Grand Jury to Take Up Death Linked to Police Chokehold in Staten Island

Editorial: The Right to Cheat and Maim?

On Senate Menu, Bean Soup and a Serving of ‘Hyperpartisanship’

Neither Obama Nor Congress Seems Eager for a Vote on Military Action in Iraq

White House Promises to Change Rules for Removal From No-Fly List

De Blasio Encounters Rising Friction Over Liberal Expectations

Macy’s to Pay $650,000 to Resolve Bias Inquiry

Exonerated Man Reaches $10 Million Deal With New York City

Injury Claims Against New York’s Correction Dept. Doubled in 5 Years, Report Says

The Christian Science Monitor

In Nigeria, Ebola threat tests the rhythms of daily life (+video)

Hillary Clinton to speak at Iowa steak fry. Time to talk 2016? (+video)

Food costs up, energy costs down as inflation rises slightly

The Star Ledger

Camden police say Kendya Russ-Still, 15, reported missing

Camden police seek missing girl Imani Lewis, 14

Newark schoolyard killings: Jose Carranza looks to overturn conviction, receive new trial

Revel loses $21K after money falls off armored truck's roof, report says

Christie nixes Camden teacher buyouts, but bill to aid N.J. 'renaissance schools' may still have life

High-end Chester County farms growing food for poor

Ex-NAACP leader yet to comply with judge

Apple to provide Pa. educational program

Sweeney agrees to Camden school bill without retirement incentives

The Detroit Free Press

Detroit Public Schools loan dispute headed to emergency board today

Grosse Pointe Park to drop barricade in deal with Detroit to fight blight

Renisha McBride's family files $10M civil suit against Theodore Wafer

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Richmond Heights Mayor Miesha Headen says she won't resign after elections board certifies recall petitions

Democrats hoping to salvage 2014 are looking past Ed FitzGerald and down the statewide ballot: Analysis

John Kasich's new campaign ad an apparent bid to mend fences with safety forces

Judge refuses to lower bond of Cleveland officer accused of videotaping sex with teenager

The Washington Post

Meet the next Harry Belafonte

Report shows lack of diversity in top civil service ranks

There are zero states where the percentage of people employed has gone up since the recession

The one big reason all of Hillary Clinton’s top challengers are unlikely to run

More states fund ACT college admission testing

Common Core support has eroded nationwide, poll shows

Jailed D.C. lawmaker continues to fight ethics charges

The Chicago Tribune

Karen Lewis inches closer to mayoral run

Chicago mental health clinic closings spark opposing views

Hundreds at Chicago party cheer city's Little Leaguers on to victory

Illinois grads made progress on ACT, but numbers troubling

Rauner ratchets up pressure on Illinois Supreme Court over term limits question

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Ethics complaint seeks investigation of DeKalb Commissioner Rader

City releases list of terminated Watershed employees

APS pledges action on any new misconduct revelations in cheating trial

The Los Angeles Times

LAPD chief faces tense crowd over shooting of mentally ill man

South Pasadena students plotted high school massacre, police say

CSUN alters recruitment rules after death of fraternity pledge

USA Today

How police train for confrontations

N.Y. police chokehold death to go to grand jury

CNN anchor gets hosed for asking why police aren't using water cannons

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