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Kenya declared its independence in 1963 under the leadership of Jomo Kenyatta.

Today in Black America - January 12

POSTED: January 12, 2015, 8:30 am

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Today in Black History: James Farmer, civil rights activist, and founder of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), was born on this date in 1920.

The New York Times


G.O.P. Governors Face Test in Shift on Ideological Agendas

A Pope That Makes Democrats Squirm and Republicans Wriggle

Health-Law Suit Hints at G.O.P. Divide

Mitt Romney Says He’s Considering a 2016 Presidential Run

Obama, in Tennessee, Begins Selling His Community College Tuition Plan

Students in Maryland Test Civic Participation and Win Right to Vote

Tamir Rice and the Value of Life

When Will the North Face Its Racism?

New York Police Officers Are Quick to Resort to Chokeholds, Inspector General Finds

New York City to Formally Start Its Municipal ID Card Program



The Christian Science Monitor

Can Texas force hair-braiders to jump through hoops? Nope, says judge.


Community courts let the punishment fit the crime, compassionately


NYPD work slowdown winds down, but New York may be changed for good (+video)

Gun 'hero' George Zimmerman ordered to surrender arms after assault (+video)


Another massacre? Why Nigeria struggles to stop Boko Haram (+video)



The Star Ledger

Lavish gifts deserve attention of Ethics Commission


N.J.'s college career centers help current and former students find the right track

Newark school board members express mixed reactions to meeting with superintendent

How a free Army helicopter cost Newark police more than $2M



Philly.com

Nutter recounts accomplishments

Camden project seeks better health and safety through data-sharing

3 shot and killed inside NE Philly home


Good news for school with $160 budget


The Washington Post

France mobilizes 10,000 extra security forces

With 2016 on the horizon, both parties work on developing messages of economic populism

The county economic recovery, in 5 maps and charts

The power of Lyndon Johnson is a myth

Focus group’s view on Bush, Clinton: ‘Again?’ ‘Don’t like.’


Suspect in Md. shooting switched identities

Group proposes more assessments for Va. kindergartners



The Detroit Free Press

Study: Students often clueless about how much they owe


Unusual wooing brings next Henry Ford CEO to town

Prosecutor's assault helps fuel her drive for justice



The Los Angeles Times

Villaraigosa would add dynamic new element in race to succeed Boxer


Former LAUSD board president will run troubled charter school group

Sheriff's Dept. higher-ups now appear to be targets in jails inquiry


San Diego police chief gives public a role in her reform strategy



The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland State University receives grants to create 40 paid internships

Ohio police union starts online petition urging support for officers

Greater Cleveland Congregations maps campaign for police reform


Video leads appeals court to overturn assault conviction



USA Today


NYPD slowdown disrespects profession: Our view

Idealism still prevails among police recruits


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Church takes aim at Atlanta fire chief’s dismissal

Study: Black Atlantans prefer suburbs, whites moving to city 'core'








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