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Today in Black America - September 10

POSTED: September 10, 2014, 8:00 am

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Today in Black History: In 1971, 1,300 prisoners took over Attica Prison in Western New York, leaving 43 people, including 10 hostages, dead in the aftermath.

The New York Times

Calls for Change During Ferguson Council Meeting

In Many Cities, Police Struggle for Diversity

Editorial: A Step Toward Fairness in Ferguson

After Ferguson Unrest, Senate Reviews Use of Military-Style Gear by Police

Detroit Clears Crucial Hurdle on Bankruptcy

Seeing Abuse, and a Pattern Too Familiar

In Atlanta, Debating Race and Sports

Democrats Reject Indicted State Senator in Queens but Renominate One in Brooklyn

The Christian Science Monitor

Ferguson announces changes to policing, courts 'to improve trust' (+video)

The strange saga of Jose Padilla: Judge adds four years (+video)

Congressional leaders express 'support' for fight against Islamic State (+video)

The Star Ledger

N.J. budget shortfall was $275 million worse than Christie thought, document shows

Cory Booker leads Jeff Bell by 13 points in N.J. Senate race, poll finds

Ray Rice case: N.J. lawmakers question prosecutor's decision, but experts say it's common

15-year-old boy pleads guilty to fatally shooting three teens on Newark street

Atlantic City job fair aims to ease laid off casino workers

Silent epidemic: domestic abuse by cops

Judge: Girls like 'pack of predators' in brick attack

The Detroit Free Press

Why Detroit-Windsor Tunnel plays key role in big Detroit bankruptcy deal

Detroit police cars were 'probably the worst I had ever seen,' chief testifies

Firm shaves $40M off price in pitch to finish Wayne County jail

No delay in Detroit cop's manslaughter trial in death of Aiyana Stanley-Jones

Detroit Schools hosting event to hike enrollment

Group announces $4 million in grants to support Head Start programs

The Washington Post

Editorial: Ebola’s death march

NFL commissioner under fire for his handling of the Ray Rice investigation

The case for extending health coverage to temporary feds

Mo. shooting stirs debate in Ferguson, Congress

Rep. Maxine Waters proposes overhaul of credit report law

Common Core 2.0: Common Core by another name

A stunning lack of humanity in Md. courtroom

The Chicago Tribune

Single-room occupancy hotels, tanker car rules on tap at today's Chicago City Council meeting

Man sues Chicago cop accused of putting gun in his mouth

Quinn, Rauner clash during Tribune endorsement session

City may borrow money to cover police back pay

City watchdog may get oversight of public buildings panel

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Senate ethics allegations stir prosecutor's interest

David Pepper criticizes 'unconstitutional' school funding system but vows to defend it as attorney general

Recent violence against women to be subject of live panel discussion at Northeast Ohio Media Group

The Los  Angeles Times

Prosecutors ask judge to sentence former L.A. councilman to 180 days in jail

Sign-ups for big L.A. health clinic for uninsured fall short

Cal State trustees raise scenario of transfer-only university system

Pension 'spiking' to cost CalPERS nearly $800 million, controller says

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Torpy: Racial dialogue? Not likely

Atlanta auditor slams Watershed in new report; 10,000 meters missing

Cobb hires firm to oversee stadium construction

Jury selection in Atlanta schools test-cheating trial

USA Today

Some question Atlanta's land deal with Tyler Perry

'Mighty Arab' takes its place at Calif. high school

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