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Today in Black America - December 10

POSTED: December 10, 2014, 9:30 am

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Today in Black History: In 1950 Dr. Ralph J. Bunche becomes the first Black awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on the Palestinian settlement.

The New York Times


Unequal Treatment of 2 Protesters in Eric Garner Case, One White and One Black


Berkeley Sees a New Spark of Protest


Panel Faults C.I.A. Over Brutality and Deceit in Terrorism Interrogations

Senate Report Rejects Claim on Hunt for Bin Laden

Campaign Tweets: Aimed at a Select Audience


Jonathan Gruber of M.I.T. Regrets ‘Arrogance’ on Health Law


A Police Killing Puts Heavy Expectations on a Prosecutor


New York City and 8 Labor Unions Reach Tentative Contract



The Christian Science Monitor

Will growing consensus that torture is 'morally repugnant' lead to action? (+video)


In wake of Garner case, new plan to investigate cops who kill takes shape (+video)


Why Eric Garner protests in Berkeley are particularly hard to control (+video)



The Star Ledger

Fired recruit sues Port Authority, claims boss called her an 'American Girl Doll'


Chris Christie's N.J. approval rating continues to hover at a three-year low, poll finds


Irvington union head blasts officials for bringing back chief despite pending misconduct charges

Poll: N.J. voters say no to gas tax, yes to Hudson River rail tunnel years after Christie nixed one

Garner/Brown protests at N.J. colleges to shut down roads on Wednesday

Former Port Authority chairman Samson tries to head off ethics probe

Ex-school board president admits stealing from employer, must pay back $150,000


The Washington Post


Report details brutality, pattern of deception

Hayden’s testimony vs. the report


It costs states anywhere from $128 to $966 a day to confine a juvenile


Whites are more confident than ever that their local police treat blacks fairly

Missouri and Georgia execute inmates with low IQs


Groups seek to shape D.C. mayor-elect’s transition

Opinion: America is primed for unrest. The rich don’t seem to care.

U-Va. president vows reforms: ‘It’s not just about the Rolling Stone story’


The Detroit Free Press


Bush, CIA shamed America


Kresge answers Obama call for better national preschool

700 expected to protest MSU graduation speaker George Will


The Chicago Tribune


Time magazine names Ebola survivors, doctors its 2014 'Person of the Year'

Last Chicago City Council meeting of year: What's on the agenda


Philly.com


Penn president joins 'die in' protest

State to probe Philly school paint job

Former PHA chief Greene fined $75K

Working late worse for you than a night at the bar?


The Cleveland Plain Dealer


Akron man exonerated of murder after 19 years in prison sues city, police officers

Ohio Senate approves loosening rules for concealed-weapons permits, hunting silencers

Summit County plans to release jail inmates beginning in January, citing budget shortfall

State school board votes against requirements for schools to have nurses, librarians and counselors

Summit County plans to release jail inmates beginning in January, citing budget shortfall

Tamir Rice shooting and Justice Department review begins to erode support for Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson

Ed FitzGerald proposes minority contracting program, his last major initiative as Cuyahoga County executive


The Los Angeles Times

LAPD investigating officer's use of baton during protest

L.A. County plans to shame 'johns' who solicit prostitutes

L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. to get civilian oversight


Clinical trial seeks answers to sudden deaths of healthy young people


USA Today

What the world is saying about the CIA torture report

Berkeley protesters march for fourth night, briefly block freeway


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

DeKalb Schools gears up to fight annexation, to protect ‘what is naturally ours.’


Must-see: Police chief joins Garner, Ferguson protests, holds #BlackLivesMatter sign









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