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Today in Black America - December 29

POSTED: December 29, 2014, 7:00 am

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Today in Black History: Dr. Robert C. Weaver, first Black Cabinet Secretary, is born in 1907. Today is the fourth day of Kwanzaa, Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics).

The New York Times

Cosby Team’s Strategy: Hush Accusers, Blame the Media

Editorial: Kids and Jails, a Bad Combination

Krugman: The Obama Recovery

As Medicaid Rolls Swell, Cuts in Payments to Doctors Threaten Access to Care

The Big Economic Unknowns of 2015, From Unemployment to Oil

A Bipartisan Push to Limit Lobbyists’ Sway Over Attorneys General

U.S. Agency Hiring 1,000 After Obama’s Immigration Order

De Blasio Delivers Quiet Eulogy to Crowd of Unfriendly Faces, and Many Backs

Christie Roams, and Popularity Suffers at Home

The Star Ledger

Christie: Port Authority legislation 'too narrow,' recommendations of panel better

PATH could be targeted for privatization, service reduction under Port Authority plan embraced by governors

Atlantic City eager for 2015 after its worst year

The Christian Science Monitor

Electronic eavesdropping: NSA reports on its privacy violations

Sen. Bernie Sanders to run for president? A Ross Perot of the left, perhaps.

'The Interview' roundup: Crowds chant 'USA,' critics groan

Why gender inequality and food security go hand-in-hand

Gap between rich, poor Pa. schools has 'exploded'

Phila. schools to immediately take students from closing Palmer charter elementary

TSA: More guns, knives being confiscated

Online course offered for high school diplomas

Kernie L. Anderson, 74, a giant in African-American radio.

The Washington Post

Decisions after 9/11 led to Secret Service’s decline

People who participate ‘beyond voting’ are different

Divide over police and justice system isn’t just racial — it’s partisan, too

For-profit hospices offer strikingly less service than nonprofits

20 states and D.C. will raise their minimum wage on Jan. 1

For this civil rights leader, reliving ‘Selma’ was ‘almost too much’

At FedEx Field, Redskins protesters confront team’s fans

The Detroit Free Press

Kwanzaa is celebrated at Charles H. Wright Museum

Detroit school offers healthy choice at lunch: Salad bar

Detroit blues legend Alberta Adams dies at 97

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Republicans see diversity in their 2016 presidential hopefuls

2015 should be a year for job creation, pulling people out of poverty: Armond Budish, Cuyahoga County executive

Some drug users, check bouncers likely to be released from jail under Summit County plan to cut inmate population

For Tamir and America, we must speak out about racist behaviors: River Smith

The Chicago Tribune

Mayor Emanuel drops challenge to petitions of rival Willie Wilson

Feds: Chicago school targeted pregnant teachers for firing

The Los Angeles Times

LAPD set to release Ezell Ford autopsy report

Consumer advocate focuses his energies on revamping Prop. 13

USA Today

Teen basketball players face 'I can't breathe' ban

Ferguson spokesman put on leave for 'trash' comment

How peanut butter and jelly could help America's education system

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