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Sammy Davis, Jr, groundbreaking entertainer, and star of stage, screen and recording artist, born on this day in 1925.

Today in Black America - December 23

POSTED: December 23, 2014, 11:00 am

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Today in Black History: Entrepreneur and business visionary Madame C.J. Walker is born in Delta, Louisiana in 1867.

The New York Times

Editorial: Mr. de Blasio’s Call for Harmony


Mitch McConnell’s New Senate Goal: Turn Republican Dial to Yes


U.S. Economy Grew 5% in Third Quarter, Its Fastest Rate in More Than a Decade


C.D.C. Head Says Fight on Ebola Will Be Long

Gunman May Have Used Garner and Brown Cases to Justify Police Killings, Experts Say

Rep. Michael Grimm Is Said to Agree to Tax Fraud Guilty Plea



The Christian Science Monitor


Was North Korea behind the Sony hack? Not all experts agree. (+video)


Evidence of 'stingray' phone surveillance by police mounts in Chicago

With call to 'put aside protests,' New York mayor seeks common ground (+video)



The Star Ledger

Scotch Plains firefighter, town official suspended over alleged racist emails


Newark watershed trustees to file for bankruptcy in bid to recover allegedly stolen funds


Fliers for KKK group turn up in dozens of Rutherford driveways


N.J. 'Moving Forward from Ferguson' forum focuses on improving police, community relations



Philly.com

Nutter appoints Fitzpatrick to head LGBT office

Students' voices matter at H.A. Brown Elementary


Traffic Court judge faces new charges


The Washington Post

U.S. economy grew at 5% rate, fastest in decade


Toy guns, once a staple of childhood, lose popularity as attitudes change


Donte Stallworth, former NFL wide receiver, working as a Huffington Post fellow

N.Y. mayor: Put off protests until officers are buried

Could Ohio’s redistricting reform make its elections more competitive?


Ferguson protest leaders eye next phase

A missing little girl, and pain that transcends generations


The Detroit Free Press

4 sentenced in triple slaying, burning in Detroit

Duggan bus tour shows governor the new Detroit

State gives final OK to Detroit grand bargain payment


The Los Angeles Times

New suit filed against Exide plant


The Chicago Tribune

After NYC police shot, Chicago police union urges cops to be cautious


The Cleveland Plain Dealer


Sickle cell research using biochip technology advances at University Hospitals, CWRU

High school students now must take a world history class to graduate, new law says

Stop by stop, Cleveland protesters made their way to The Q Sunday night (video)


USA Today

Dow tops 18,000, S&P 500 at record high, too

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar explains why protesting racial injustice is not anti-cop







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