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Today in Black America - September 25

POSTED: September 25, 2014, 8:30 am

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Today in Black History: Academy award nominated actor and Grammy Award winning hip-hop artist Will Smith was born in 1968 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The New York Times

In Speech, Obama Vows to Fight ‘Network of Death’

Covert Terror Cell Emerges as Leading Target of the U.S.

Home Deaths Spread Circle of Contagion

Holder Backs Suit on Legal Service for Poor New Yorkers

In a Mississippi Jail, Lack of Convictions and Counsel

G.O.P. Error Reveals Donors and the Price of Access

Navajos to Get $554 Million to Settle Suit Against U.S.

From Expanded Home, Celebrating the Cultures of the African Diaspora

The Christian Science Monitor

Obama's call to action at UN: Join us in fight against 'evil' Islamic State (+video)

Islamic State: How France lost track of its repatriated jihadists

The Monitor's View Defeating Islamic State – with an alternative vision

Fresh Ferguson protests born of distrust, fueled by resolve (+video)

The Star Ledger

To boost Atlantic City's flagging fortunes, try booze on the boardwalk, senator says

PSE&G starts construction to turn landfill into 10-megawatt solar field

Chris Christie vows to keep busy as RGA chairman ahead of November elections

Officials eye gas tax hike to fix N.J. roads and bridges

Philanthropist's $5.5M donation helps open Newark preschool for low-income youth

City Council members want tougher penalties for hate crimes

Feds' case: How a judge sold influence

2 Philly judges are suspended

The Detroit Free Press

Mayor, City Council meet with Kevyn Orr on his future

Groundbreaking for new Detroit hockey arena today

Transportation secretary to speak in Detroit today

The Washington Post

Airstrikes in Syria kill a leader of al-Qaeda cell

Fearsome mystique: The Boko Haram leader who can't be killed

Editorial: The world isn’t ready for Ebola’s worst-case scenario

Terrifying new normal? Could this Ebola outbreak stick around?

Pay gap between CEOs and workers is much worse than you realize

The American Dream is hurting

‘Nation to Nation,’ at the National Museum of the American Indian, examines treaties

NAACP opposes schools for English learners

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland schools and supporters urge 'Vote 4 on 4' and support for new school construction tax

Opponents of Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson's gun laws say ordinances would not survive court challenge

Beavercreek Walmart surveillance tape shows shooting, 9-1-1 call (video)

Feds to investigate Beavercreek Walmart shooting

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Witness: DeKalb CEO Ellis targeted companies that wouldn’t contribute

Federal grand jury indicts 19 accused of Atlanta fraud ring

No bond for Stone Mountain uncle accused in 2-year-old’s death

More staffing changes at City Hall; Reed names Phuong head of parks

Clayton State lecture on ‘Henrietta Lacks Legacy’ set for Thursday

The Chicago Tribune

CPS promises to clean up custodial issues

Emanuel, Lewis clash on legalizing, taxing marijuana

Rauner uses Harold Washington criticism of Quinn in new ad

Diversity discussion: Beyond just who's on staff, which roles are they in?

The Los Angeles Times

CHP to pay $1.5 million in woman's beating; officer resigns

L.A. City Council approves minimum-wage hike for hotel workers

L.A. business groups threaten suit if city hikes hotel workers' wage

California needs to look again at Asian stance on affirmative action

USA Today

'Active shooter' incidents on the rise

Woman punched by Calif. cop settles for $1.5M

Dashcam video shows ex-trooper shooting unarmed man

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