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Today in Black America - September 8

POSTED: September 08, 2014, 8:30 am

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Today in Black History: Civil Rights pioneer and NAACP Executive Director Roy Wilkins died in on this date in 1981.

The New York Times

Blow: Crime, Bias and Statistics

Editorial: Voter ID on Trial in Texas

Political Shift Stalls Efforts to Overhaul Immigration

Foreign Powers Buy Influence at Think Tanks

Virginians, Surprised by Ex-Governor’s Conviction, Ponder the Fallout

As Two Men Go Free, a Dogged Ex-Prosecutor Digs In

Hong Kong Group to Give Harvard’s School of Public Health $350 Million

Council Members, at Hearing, Will Question Bratton About Police Retraining After Chokehold Case

The Christian Science Monitor

Obama immigration delay: Was it 'raw politics' or principle? Both, maybe. (+video)

Obama's broken pledge: How election politics made 'pawns' out of illegal immigrants

How big a threat does Islamic State pose to the US homeland?

The Star Ledger

Common Core controversy continues in N.J. and across nation

Former Irvington detectives say the chief ordered them to trump up charges against their colleagues

N.J. Politics Roundup: Christie bridge scandal anniversary; state debt downgraded again

Christie's 2016 bid still affected by bridge scandal, a year after traffic jam

Christie bridge scandal: A timeline of events

Doors open at Philly schools

As school begins, a year of challenges ahead

Ex-Nutter, Rendell aide wants to be Philly's next mayor

Nutter to tour new high school during 'education week'

The Detroit Free Press

ACCESS human services agency gets $12M education grant

Brian Dickerson: How the tea party is muddying Michigan's road debate

Judge asserts control as bankruptcy trial gets under way

5 things to watch for as Congress returns to work today

The Washington Post

U.S. military to help fight Ebola epidemic in Africa

Balko: How a Missouri county profits from poverty

Survey shows confidence in federal workers

Grand jury in Ferguson shooting gets full measure of case

Black unemployment is always much worse than white unemployment. But the gap depends on where you live.

What The Economist could have read before suggesting that U.S. slavery wasn’t all bad

Virginia man’s claim on African land is unlikely to pass test

At D.C. program that funds legal aid, revenue is down

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Students at new Bard College high school in Cleveland are "pioneers," on a mission to learn and succeed

Teenagers need to be treated better, Bard College president tells Cleveland audience, for them to love learning

Cleveland's red light cameras put to the test, councilman plans crash data analysis

Ohio executions will resume next February with Akron killer Ronald Phillips

Minority businesses offered help in getting bigger share of state contracts

The Chicago Tribune

Health management plans underused at city schools

Scene of the crime: Three shot in Lawndale

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

DeKalb CEO Ellis goes on trial

Atlanta leaders react to Hawks owner’s exit over email

Ethics chief clings to job amid chaos

Ex-daycare CEO gets prison time for stealing $1.9 million

The Los Angeles Times

Metrolink squeezed by plunge in riders and revenue

Bank clients of Middle Eastern descent want answers on closed accounts

America's tolerance dilemma

USA Today

Immigrants feel frustrated, betrayed by Obama delay

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