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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

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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