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Today in Black America - October 31

POSTED: October 31, 2014, 12:30 pm

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Today in Black History: Singer and Academy Award nominated actress Ethel Waters, a winner of the NY Drama Critics Award, was born in 1896 in Chester, PA.

The New York Times

Impact of State Elections Rises as More See One-Party Rule


Black Leader Worries Racial Appeals Could Backfire


G.O.P. Congressman Is Strong Among Democrats Upstate


Editorial: The Prospect of a Republican Senate

Tearful Displays Enliven Close Governor’s Race in Massachusetts


Data-Driven Campaigns Zero In on Voters, but Messages Are Lacking

Changing Demographics May Tip Balance in Race for Mayor in Washington

Lawsuit Says Rental Complex in Queens Excludes Ex-Offenders

Holder, in Brooklyn, Pushes for More Alternatives to Prison



The Christian Science Monitor

How Election 2014 could create a Charlie Brown Congress


Why Islamic State threat is 'unprecedented,' but doesn't change much for US


Could Burkina Faso protests signal end of president's 27-year rule? (+video)


US economy continues upward trend, contrary to many voters' perceptions (+video)


The Star Ledger


Newark to residents: Don't call cops when reporting simple assault, other minor crimes


Sheridan family hires pathologist to explore parents' mysterious deaths


Atlantic County lawmakers feud over expanding gambling outside resort: The Auditor


Former campaign foes Baraka, Jeffries speak against domestic violence together

Stereotypes, racism may be fueling spate of home invasions aimed at N.J. Indian families


The Washington Post

Is the world starting to turn against Bill Cosby?

At Brookings, donors may have impact on agenda


Mary Landrieu said race Obama’s race hurts him in the South. Outrage ensues.

How to spend $3.6 billion this midterm election

How racial appeals to black voters have changed -- and worsened -- under Obama

Lindsey Graham was joking about white men and male-only clubs. But he probably shouldn’t.

Maryland sees uptick in early voting for governor’s race


The Detroit Free Press

Thousands of Angels' Night volunteers blanket city

Halfway house could be new start for Bernard Kilpatrick


Detroit election officials predict higher voter turnout


Electronic MEAP tests concern superintendents



The Cleveland Plain Dealer

The hottest race as Election Day nears? The battle for a Supreme Court seat: Ohio Politics Roundup

Higher education a major issue in gubernatorial campaigns in other states: Higher Education Roundup



The Chicago Tribune

Chicago Police Department not at full strength, top cop says


Waukegan district, teachers come to terms after monthlong strike

Michelle Obama to campaign for Democrats Saturday in western Illinois


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

APS trial: We didn't call it 'cheating'

Ga. sex offenders to be monitored on Halloween

Here’s how to beat Friday’s early-voting deadline in Georgia

Georgia graduation rates rise slightly


The Los Angeles Times

Once a crusader against big money, Gov. Brown is collecting millions

Los Angeles turnout sinks to historic lows

L.A. officials to consider ballot measures to change election years

Molina would strip county fire dept. of hiring authority


USA Today


Jon Stewart skewers Koch brothers for airing ad during his show


Judge in Maine temporarily limits nurse's activities


Philly.com

Cosby asked for Queen Latifah cancellation


City Council OKs hate-crime measure









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