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Today in Black America - September 11

POSTED: September 11, 2014, 9:00 am

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Today in Black History: Jazz great Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington is awarded the NAACP’s Spingarn Medal in 1959.

The New York Times

New Military Campaign Extends a Legacy of War

Obama Vows Long Effort to Rout Militants

Blow: Cost of War

Birmingham Courts Democrats and Waves Off Skeptics

Prosecutors Are Pushing Prison Time for D’Souza


35 Arrested as Missouri Police Block Protest on Highway Over Teenager’s Shooting

California Bill Sets Sights on Curbing Campus Sexual Assaults


A Simple Equation: More Education = More Income

Family of Rikers Inmate Sues New York City Over His Death


Ex-Consultant Found Guilty of Fraud Tied to Lawmaker


The Christian Science Monitor


Top 3 questions about Obama's Islamic State speech

Half of Europeans want to tackle international issues without US meddling (+video)


Detroit reaches deal that could speed bankruptcy exit (+video)


What have states actually done in crusade against Common Core? (+video)

The Monitor's View Why Muslims from US, Europe join Islamic State


The Star Ledger

Rowan University introduces 'test-optional' policy for applicants

Chris Christie, Romney slam Obama at governor's N.J. birthday bash

Hackensack prosecutor accused of misappropriating client funds, report says

FEMA asks for $5.8M in aid to be returned by homeowners

Civil rights group asks feds to investigate death of unarmed Irvington man shot by police


The Detroit Free Press


Creditor alliance collapses, putting Detroit closer to exiting bankruptcy

Former Florida prison chief to monitor Aramark food contract


Rochelle Riley: Detroit teachers union president Keith Johnson to step aside

Board narrows choice for EAA chancellor to two candidates

Coalition releases school scorecard, adds early childhood programs



Philly.com

Forced into sex, then victimized by the system

Suit: State failed to probe Philly school conditions

Ubiñas: When helping Philly schools, it helps to get creative


The Washington Post


Obama outlines battle plan vs. Islamic State

The president who set out to end wars now tries to justify a new one

Milbank: Dick Cheney, still blind


Long: Black men should stop defending Ray Rice


NFL: Former FBI director will probe league’s treatment of Rice evidence


What is an ‘illegal tax protester,’ and why can’t the IRS use the term?


Four decades of death penalty executions by year, state, race and gender, in 1 chart


Needed: A healthy masculinity, not violent or exploitative


The Chicago Tribune

3 teens wounded in afternoon shootings


Emanuel wants city curfew to apply until 18th birthday

Chicago City Council backs watchdog swap --- with a string attached


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Plight of immigrant refugees among top priorities for Cleveland City Council's Health and Human Services Committee


Ohio House 9th District candidates Janine Boyd, Charles Hopson take on issues

Browns meet $100,000 fundraising goal for student mentors, social services in schools and guidance for young childen

Cleveland expo to offer help for adults caring for aging parents


Atlanta Journal Constitution


5 candidates file to run for DeKalb Commission

AJC seeks to unseal records in Ellis trial

Turner in line for Fulton tax breaks even as layoffs planned


The Los Angeles Times


Long-term unemployed still at record levels

California economy will keep plodding through '16, UCLA forecast says

Editorial: Do tax incentives really create jobs?


USA Today


Lower Manhattan, the world marks 9/11 anniversary

New witnesses to Ferguson shooting describe scene

Reward grows in Ga. couple's kidnapping, murder








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