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Today in Black America - March 5

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Today in Black History: Crispus Attucks is killed in the Boston Massacre in 1770, becoming the first casualty of the American Revolution. (Crispucks Atturcks Monument on Boston Commons shown above)

The New York Times

Editorial: A Chilling Portrait of Ferguson

Ferguson Police Tainted by Bias, Justice Dept. Says

Policing, Revenue and Discrimination Went Hand in Hand

Editorial: The Phony Legal Attack on Health Care

At Height of Politics, ‘Colored Girls’ Advocate Inclusion

Clinton’s Email DoEditorial: The Phony Legal Attack on Health Care main a Mark of Status for Inner Circle

Challenge to Health Overhaul Puts Obscure Think Tank in Spotlight

Christie’s Office Drove Exxon Settlement, Ex-Official Says

The Christian Science Monitor

Justice Department report rips Ferguson police: why that's not whole story (+video)

States move to toughen vaccination laws in wake of measles outbreak

Wisconsin going 'right to work': What’s the impact for jobs and incomes?

How a ruling against Obamacare could leave both political parties in a bind (+video)

The Star Ledger

New Baraka appointments may add stability to fluctuating Newark administration

N.J. residents cooling on sports betting, north Jersey casinos, poll finds

Mom's anti-PARCC Valentines spark Twitter battle with Elizabeth schools

Rowan University to host panel on nation's incarceration rate

SJ school district could have 1st tax hike in 20 years

Firefighter died in perfect storm of errors?

Nutter proposes 9.34% property-tax hike to help fund schools

N.J. legislators question possible Exxon settlement

The Detroit Free Press

Detroit council president, clerk seek pay raise

Snyder signs bills to streamline gun licensing process

The Washington Post

Questions mount over Clinton’s use of e-mail

Editorial: Hillary Clinton’s very poor judgment

Justice Dept. clears Ferguson officer in shooting

Holder on Ferguson: 'Some of those protesters were right'

Senate votes to kill NLRB rule that speeded votes on union representation

Rahm Emanuel’s remarkable confession

International exams show persistent achievement gaps between boys and girls

Va. school boards’ anti-discrimination stands can mention sexual orientation

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Are Cleveland schools 'manipulative bullies' over test opt-outs? Or just making sure parents are informed?

Youngstown State University receives $2.5 million gift for college of engineering

Notorious Cleveland street gang connected to barber shop killings in Warrensville Heights

United Church of Christ leaders join call for Cleveland police reform

Cleveland mayoral recall organizers blame Frank Jackson for death of Tamir Rice

The Chicago Tribune

Northwestern announces another gift of nearly $100 million

Cornel West cancels speech at U. of I. over Salaita dispute

Emanuel tries to score points with Rauner attack

The Los Angeles Times

LAPD officer shoots, kills pursuit suspect after cars collide

L.A. City Council President Herb Wesson comes out on top

Election sets stage for L.A. Unified battle

Inmates writing their own obits reveal regrets, failed dreams

USA Today

Ben Carson apologizes for saying being gay is a choice

GOP weighs Obamacare alternatives

Fight over voting rights continues on Selma anniversary

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