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Baseball legend, Negro League star and Hall of Famer Leroy "Satchel" Paige was born in 1906 in Mobile, Alabama.

Today in Black America - September 26

POSTED: September 26, 2014, 7:00 am

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Today in History: Conductor William Levi Dawson, who led the Tuskegee Choir for 25 years, was born in 1899 in Anniston, Alabama.

The New York Times

Holder, a Champion of Civil Rights, Just Like His Hero

Eric Holder Resigns, Setting Up Fight Over Successor

U.S. Targeting ISIS’ Revenue Sources

Outbreak of a Respiratory Illness Escalates Among Children and Mystifies Scientists

In a Video, Police Chief of Ferguson Apologizes

Man Faces Second Trial in Killing of Florida Teenager

Facebook Lawsuit Over Search Warrants Can Proceed, a Court in Manhattan Rules

Solar Company and Bronx College Plan a Technology Hub

The Christian Science Monitor

For Eric Holder, a broad legacy ranging from race to terror

FBI: New Apple, Google phones too secure, could put users 'beyond the law'

Ferguson chief apologizes to Brown family: Late, but perhaps not too little (+video)

US jobless claims below 300,000: How good is job market getting? (+video)

The Star Ledger

Christie's pension commission says N.J. retirement system faces $90B in unfunded pension and healthcare liabilities

Hurricane Sandy created wave of homeless children, data show

Newark school board's effort to freeze superintendent's pay faces uphill battle

Newark firefighter alleges demotion was retaliation for racial discrimination suit

Former Mercer County freeholder Paul Sigmund is arrested on drug charges in Princeton

Youth programs help ensure bright future for NJ: Opinion

Court admin fired in alleged $78K theft

A contentious tenure for DRPA watchdog

300+ protest state's hate-crimes law

Big, inconsistent classes at Phila. schools

The Detroit Free Press

Arena plan builds sense of possibility for Detroit

Rochelle Riley: Where's grand bargain for Detroit kids?

Orr stays on, but cedes control to Duggan, council

Detroit's future begins now — and it looks bright

DDOT to get 50 new buses thanks to federal grant

The Washington Post

Fix: The black leader Obama isn’t

Capital sharply divided on Holder’s legacy

Fight for next attorney general has begun

Eric Holder led George W. Bush’s Justice Department for 12 days -- and closed a key investigation

FBI director blasts Apple, Google for locking police out of phones

Ferguson police chief apologizes to Brown’s parents

Report: Agencies exaggerated success with small-business contracting goals

D.C. studies roots of dropout crisis, promises work to fix it

450,000 in Va. may lack proper ID needed to vote

NRA rep vows to fight new D.C. gun law

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

131 people turn themselves in during the first-ever Juvenile Safe Surrender

Joanna Saul, head of Ohio prisons oversight panel, reinstated

Ohio asks Supreme Court to intervene in court fight over early voting

More Cleveland parents are visiting their kids' schools

Ohio to receive $7.9 million in federal grants to prevent chronic disease

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Ellis attorney, prosecution witness exchange snide comments

Georgia official blasts Obama Administration over new water rules

The Chicago Tribune

Teen boy critically wounded, girl shot in South Side attack among 8 wounded

Editorial: The murder of a 9-year-old boy

3 ex-aides to state treasurer claim firings were retaliation

Report: NFL security chief was sent Ray Rice video in April

The Los Angeles Times

Officer's ouster in CHP beating may influence other cases

LAUSD knew of misconduct by Miramonte teacher in 1983, records show

He's no longer a prisoner of the drug war

L.A. Unified oversight panel rejects $42 million for computers

USA Today

Obama didn't put up 'much of a fight' to keep Holder

Community reacts to Ferguson police chief’s apology

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