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Today in Black America - March 13

POSTED: March 13, 2015, 6:30 am

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Today in Black History: Jean Baptiste Pointe Du Sable, pioneer, established what would become the city of Chicago on this date in 1773.

The New York Times

Opinion:  We Have a President for a Reason

Shots Threaten to Reopen a Well of Unrest in Ferguson

Early in 2016 Race, Clinton’s Toughest Foe Appears to Be the News Media

Key Chicago Figure, Despite a Plea by Obama, Gives a Lift to Emanuel’s Rival

Secret Service Agents Said to Have Driven Into Police Investigation Before Crash

F.C.C. Sets Net Neutrality Rules

Cuomo’s Rule on Purging State Email Roils Albany

De Blasio Names 3 to Rent Board as Annual Fight on Increases Nears

16-Year-Old Arrested After Fight at a Brooklyn McDonald’s

The Christian Science Monitor

Police shootings in Ferguson raise stakes in city's efforts to clean house (+video)

US retail sales fall 0.6 percent as winter worries linger (+video)

The Star Ledger

City unengaged when dealing with student's death, Newark schools say

Trenton police recruit kicked out of academy for cheating starts training with new class

State should have better handled PARCC rollout, N.J. Senate committee says

Rutgers professors will get raises, added financial protections under new contract deal

New rules for investigations of N.J. police debated as Ferguson rages

The Washington Post

Secret Service agents disrupted bomb probe

Why Ferguson marches even though police chief is gone

Some Republican senators caught off guard by backlash to Iran letter

Robinson: Frat boys and racism’s long shadow

An 11-year-old reported being raped twice, wound up with a conviction

D.C. educational system to cut staff at central office, hire 200 at schools

Former chair of Pr. George’s liquor board won’t yield to Hogan pick

The Detroit Free Press

Gun rights tested at Madison Heights, Ann Arbor schools

Snyder yanks school reform office from Dept. of Education

Nine solutions to fix Ferguson

Detroit councilman remorseful on his way to jail

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Three takeaways from Cuyahoga County prosecutor's deadly use of force event

Masturbating SEPTA cop convicted

Former day-care-center operator sentenced in boy's drowning death

Judge: SEPTA buses can be plastered with Hitler's mug

'It hit home, and it hit home hard'

The Chicago Tribune

PARCC testing launches with some pushback, confusion

Rev. Willie T. Barrow, activist and civil rights icon, dies at 90

The Los Angeles Times

In Ferguson, a night of political theater, protest and peace

Public schools see windfall after $1-million lotto prize goes unclaimed

OU black frat president says racist SAE chant unfairly tars school

Family and friends hold vigil for man gunned down near his home

USA Today

Holder: Ferguson shooter 'disgusting,' 'punk'

Big costs to see public documents hinder access

Cost-related FOI issues, solutions in 18 states

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