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Today in Black America - October 9

POSTED: October 09, 2014, 8:00 am

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Today in Black History: Ernest Nathan “Dutch” Morial, the first Black elected mayor of New Orleans, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The New York Times

Burial Vaults Inspire a Celebration of a Church Opposed to Slavery

Op-Ed: Bill Maher Isn’t the Only One Who Misunderstands Religion

Death of Thomas Eric Duncan in Dallas Fuels Alarm Over Ebola

Newly Vigilant, U.S. Will Screen Fliers for Ebola

Parts of North Carolina Law Limiting Vote Are Restored by Justices

Attorney General Eric Holder Calls for Review of Police Tactics

Head of Jails Is Criticized on Violence at Rikers

Cuomo Reflects in Memoir on Highs and Lows, Both Personal and Political

The Christian Science Monitor

Focus Has politics lost its 'human touch'? Louisiana Senate race is test case.

Death of Dallas Ebola patient raises questions about his care (+video)

Why unchecked Ebola outbreak could crash West Africa's economy (+video)

With new bill, New York City aims to be model for transgender rights

Most US politicians are white and male, and numbers are still 'lopsided'

The Star Ledger

Sayreville parent reveals sexual nature of alleged locker room hazing

Christie applauds Wisconsin governor's call for drug testing for public assistance, won't say if he backs it

Bergen County police use pepper spray on teen at youth facility

Protesting casino workers shut down Atlantic City highway Wednesday

Gov. Christie embarrassed by property tax figures, so he erases them: Editorial

The Washington Post

White House knew of possible tie to Cartagena

Ebola patient in Dallas dies; 5 airports to screen fliers

Editorial: Sealing off the U.S. isn’t the answer

Domenici: Young offenders lose out on education

Ferguson offers lessons on policing, Holder says

Money from the Missouri lottery is used to pay for schools. What happens when it doesn’t deliver?

New poll: Millennials in their 30s still hopeful that dreams will come true

D.C. residents pack forum on police tactics

Kane, Castille reach porn emails deal

Corbett to Wolf: Porn on your watch, too

Students at three high schools 'strike' in support of teachers

The Detroit Free Press

Request for probe of Detroit's chief attorney withdrawn

Detroit, Wayne County team up to fight blight

Audit: Detroit failed to monitor parking contract

Who lied in Weekley trial over Aiyana shooting? 2 sides clash

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland school district makes endorsement pitch for Issue 4 and its construction bonds: Key takeaways from the session

Cleveland police likely to use body cameras early next year; Council considers $1.6 million expense

Akron teen fires shot from a gun he thought was a toy

Two JobsOhio board members notified by ethics board for potential conflict

The Chicago Tribune

Expert: Cook County Jail inmates face 'extremely high' risk of harm

O'Hare among five U.S. airports to beef up screening for Ebola

Emails reveal politics part of troubled Quinn grant program

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Three wounded in Auburn Avenue shooting

Suspect named in fatal Fulton high school shooting

Man pleads guilty in investment scam that included DeKalb megachurch

The Los Angeles Times

Crowds gather after St. Louis officer fatally shoots young black man

Judge orders state to fix Jefferson High scheduling issues

Innovative apartment complex for homeless opens on skid row

Opinion: The problem with the 'R' word? A Muskogee/Creek Indian explains it all for you

L.A. City Council introduces plan to encourage urban farming

USA Today

St. Louis police officer shoots, kills man

Police officer allegedly takes 3 hostages in standoff

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