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Author Richard Wright ("Native Son") is awarded the NAACP Spingarn Medal on this date in 1941.

Today in Black America - January 29

POSTED: January 29, 2015, 9:00 am

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Today in Black History: Television talk show host and media entrepreneur Oprah Winfrey was born on this date in 1954.

The New York Times

Editorial: Inconvenient Truths in Afghanistan

54 Years Later, South Carolina Court Clears ‘Friendship Nine’


Justices Stay Executions of 3 in Oklahoma, Pending Decision on Lethal Drug Protocol

Utah Court Strips Criminal of Right to Counsel, and Some Lawyers Object

Criticism of Holder Dominates Hearing on Loretta Lynch, Attorney General’s Possible Successor


6 Days That Felled Sheldon Silver, the Speaker Who Ruled Albany for Decades


Sheldon Silver Taking Leave of Absence From Law Firm

New York City’s First Lady Shares Family History as She Unveils Push on Mental Health Care



The Star Ledger


Report: Christie's emergency manager in Atlantic City to make $135,000


New Jersey mother admits to helping kids conceal gangland double murder

City council votes to approve measures naming Jersey City's 100 Steps, mandating repaving of city streets

Union challenges decision that teacher attacked in Paterson classroom is healthy enough to return to work


Newark stop-and-frisks fall under Baraka, though blacks, 'innocents' still more likely to be targeted

Sign language would count as foreign language in N.J. schools under proposed law


The Christian Science Monitor


Loretta Lynch, attorney general nominee, fields GOP senators' barbed questions

Obama's misfire on 529 college savings plan: Who is middle class? (+video)

Judge clears 'Friendship 9,' who dared to sit at white lunch counter in 1961 (+video)


Philly.com


Ayers: Sex scandal probe is 'bad stuff'

Did L. Merion cops profile black snow shovelers?


SEPTA: Subway overhaul to cost $150M

City lawmakers take aim at NRA lawsuit


The Washington Post


McDonald’s CEO resigns amid disappointing sales

Americans support publishing Muhammad cartoons -- nine years after saying they were ‘irresponsible’


Loretta Lynch insists she’s not Eric Holder

Conservatives hate Common Core. The rest of America? Who knows.


The Detroit Free Press


Ford workers to get $6,900 in profit sharing checks


No more trials for officer in Aiyana's shooting

Group pushes for new Detroit schools commission

Detroiter, 13, killed; she and a friend playing with gun?


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland police prepare to roll out body cameras, residents grill officials on policies at public forum

Cleveland officer fires 14 shots through roof of stolen car, hitting 12-year-old driver: Forcing Change

Taser, pepper spray, beating from police put man in coma: Forcing Change


Video does not match Cleveland police officers' account of arrest at Bounce Nightclub: Forcing Change


The Chicago Tribune


Ex-ward about closing youth center: 'This should have happened' long ago


Mayoral candidate Garcia says CPS should drop fight over lawsuit


Common Core test spurs angst among educators, parents


Emanuel expands fundraising lead



The Los Angeles Times


New sex offender rules bulk up parole agents' caseloads

Arizona redistricting fight has big implications for California

Second arrest made in connection with stabbing death at middle school



USA Today


Obama to call for end of sequestration


Video shows Seattle police spraying teacher at MLK rally


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

House leaders unveil $1 billion transportation plan

Metro Atlanta’s unemployment rate stays the same at 6.4 percent


King lawsuit dismissal spurs hopes for family peace talks







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