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Today in Black America - December 18

POSTED: December 18, 2014, 9:30 am

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Today in Black History: Rev. Jesse Jackson creates People United to Serve Humanity (PUSH), an offshoot of his "Operation Breadbasket," in 1971.

The State (South Carolina)


70-year-old murder conviction of executed SC 14-year-old overturned



The New York Times


South Carolina Judge Vacates Conviction of George Stinney in 1944 Execution


U.S. to Restore Full Relations With Cuba, Erasing a Last Trace of Cold War Hostility

Change in Policy, Like Shift in Demographics, Could Alter Florida’s Political Map

For Obama, More Audacity and Fulfillment of Languishing Promises


Judge Sits Out Decision on Eric Garner Transcripts


Citing Health Risks, Cuomo Bans Fracking in New York State

Mayor de Blasio Finds Support in Handling of Protests, Poll Finds

Housing Agency Squandered Chances for $692 Million in Federal Money, Audit Says

New Jersey Paying Fees to a Financial Firm That Employs Christie’s Wife



The Christian Science Monitor


Fed opens door to interest rate hike – a tribute to healing economy (+video)


Is New York governor's ban on fracking grounded in science? (+video)

Pentagon's floating missile defense future: a pair of billion-dollar blimps (+video)

Why Miami's Cuban-Americans are divided on US thaw with Cuba (+video)



Philly.com


FOP head decries Ferguson protest 'lynch mobs'

NJ wants cop killer returned from Cuba

How to tackle difficult questions about race

U.S. Rep. Brady: I've lost faith in AG Kane

Obama pardons Bucks woman



The Star Ledger


Christie scores low marks in new Rutgers-Eagleton poll


Deal will keep Trump Taj Mahal in business, report says

Christie won't be defendant in Bridgegate lawsuit

N.J. paying fees to firm employing Mary Pat Christie, report says


The Detroit Free Press


Snyder to announce new Michigan agency to develop talent


Ex-Mayor Bing ready to mentor Jayru Campbell


Robert Davis to be sentenced in fraud case today


The Los Angeles Times


South Gate art instructor exits L.A. Unified's 'teacher jail'


California schools step up efforts to help 'long-term English learners'

Critics say college graduation rates don't tell the whole story



The Washington Post


Obama’s Cuba move opens a new political front


Obama commutes prison sentences for eight, pardons 12

Eric Holder sets high bar on racial rhetoric for next attorney general

Poverty among school-age kids is above pre-recession levels in 30 percent of counties

How ALEC helped undermine public unions


‘It’s hard to say goodbye’: Gray bids farewell

Gov.-elect Hogan names four members of his Cabinet



The Cleveland Plain Dealer


Akron killer has heated courtroom exchange with victim's father

The Daily Show swipes at Cleveland police union's comments over Browns receiver's Tamir Rice T-shirt


Cleveland State University President Ronald Berkman takes $9,550 charter flight to Columbus to meet with governor, says expense is justified


Cleveland high school students struggle to make sense of racial issues, police actions after Tamir Rice shooting

Oberlin College denies request to suspend failing grades to give relief to students who demonstrated


The Chicago Tribune

Father of 3 slain on way home from work: 'We were supposed to get presents'


Jobless claims point to firmer labor market

Chicago couple found guilty in grant scam case with ties to Obama friend Whitaker


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Dad, stepmom of boy hidden behind wall due in Clayton court

GBI investigating Walton County sheriff deputy in girlfriend’s death

Georgia’s jobless rate starts to catch up with its job growth



USA Today

Report: Executions continue to decline in U.S.

TV meteorologist shot in station parking lot

Crooks steal from 5-year-old with brain cancer


















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