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Today in Black America - December 15

POSTED: December 15, 2014, 9:00 am

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Today in Black History: Dr. William A. Hinton, developer of the "Hinton Test" for diagnosing syphilis is born in 1883.

The New York Times

Salty Food and Belching Cows Are Winners in Spending Bill

Brennan Draws on Bond With Obama in Backing C.I.A.

Backing C.I.A., Cheney Revisits Torture Debate From Bush Era

Blow: America, Who Are We?

G.O.P. Angst Over 2016 Led to Provision on Funding

Grisly Execution in Oklahoma Detailed in Court Brief

At Rikers, a Roadblock to Reform

Amid Assaults on Officers, New York Police Rethink Their Response to Protests

A Brooklyn School’s Curriculum Includes Ambition

The Christian Science Monitor

Newtown two years on: More guns, more school shootings (+video)

Why the terrible, awful, nobody-likes-it spending bill could be a good thing (+video)

Thousands march against police brutality, many more with signatures

Federal budget deal for 2015: What's in it for you?

Supreme Court: Should ban on juvenile life sentences be retroactive?

The Washington Post

Reid maneuvers as Senate GOP squabbles

Jeb Bush moves stoke expectations about 2016

The devalued American: Holding on to the middle class by working two jobs

Democrats divided on their path to 2016

People say race relations are getting worse. But it’s complicated.

Black teen’s hanging death in North Carolina spurs protest

Hunger and homelessness on the rise in U.S. cities, and Congress isn’t helping, mayors say

More viewers are phoning it in by watching their TV on even smaller screens

D.C. seeks flexibility in granting high school diplomas

The Star Ledger

Family pleads for answers as Newark man shot by retired cop clings to life

Camden-bound companies set to receive $630 million in state tax breaks

Norcross, N.J.'s newest congressman, not following Democratic Party line

Casino-industry crisis hurting small businesses

New NAACP leader looks to tackle tough issues

False medical emergency lands defendant in jail

Cosby breaks his silence, briefly

After controversy over women's shelter, bill is killed

The Detroit Free Press

Public money for schools buys private property

Church message to community: Black Lives Matter

Detroit blight removal campaign ramps up, long way to go

Mateen Cleaves distributes gifts to 1,000 families

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland police union president: Browns receiver Andrew Hawkins Justice for Tamir Rice shirt 'disrespectful'

Convicted Akron drug dealer accused in woman's heroin overdose death

Black Lives Matter Sunday services at Mt. Zion Church

The Los Angeles Times

Protesters block Hollywood intersection, burn flag; four arrested

Prop. 47 may keep addicts from using drug court's treatment program

Jury awards $900,000 to man punched by L.A. County sheriff's deputy

Galatzan has five challengers for L.A. school board seat

USA Today

Spelman College distances itself from Bill Cosby

Samuel L. Jackson calls on celebrities to sing 'I can't breathe'

Berkeley protest is spirited, peaceful

Thousands of people gather in the nation's capital for the "Justice For All" rally

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Spelman puts Cosby endowed professorship on hold

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