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Today in Black America - March 20

POSTED: March 20, 2015, 8:30 am

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Today in Black History: Filmmaker and producer Sheldon Jackson "Spike" Lee was born on this date in 1957 in Atlanta, Georgia.

The New York Times

Black Man’s Body Found Hanging From Tree in Mississippi

Editorial: The House Budget Disaster

McConnell Makes Changes, but Senate Gridlock Remains

Obama Chides G.O.P. Over Proposed Program Cuts


U.S. Must Step Up Capacity for Cyberattacks, Chief Argues

Bar Exam, the Standard to Become a Lawyer, Comes Under Fire

In Eric Garner Case, Judge Rules Against Releasing Grand Jury Evidence

Mayor de Blasio Defends Efforts to Help Struggling Schools


The Christian Science Monitor

Violent arrest at UVA: Should alcohol officers act like cops? (+video)



The Star Ledger

PARCC opt out, task force bills clear Assembly panel


Nephew of Newark mayor among 3 wounded in fatal shooting Wednesday

Court ruling delays recall bid against N.J. mayor accused of forcing employee to have sex

Newark development organization hires controversial Baltimore official


The Washington Post


Prosecutor accused of misconduct in disputed Texas execution case


Election prompts U.S. to ‘rethink’ Israel strategy

Netanyahu incited racist fears to win reelection, Jon Stewart says. ‘That’s our thing.’


ACLU sues for details of TSA’s controversial ‘behavioral detection’ program

Louisiana is so poor that Bobby Jindal’s budget won’t fund presidential primaries in 2016


Emily’s List endorses Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.) in U.S. Senate race

Violent arrest of black U-Va. student sparks scrutiny of Virginia ABC


Annual State of Black America report shows troubling disparities persist


Maryland Senate honors member it once censured


Deaf man says jailers held him incommunicado for six weeks


The Detroit Free Press


Opinion: If you want to discriminate against people, just say so

Editorial: The bizarre hurry to preserve discrimination in Michigan

Water shutoff warnings on way for delinquent Detroiters

Detroit Councilman Benson released from jail early


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Sister of Tamir Rice gave formal statement in complaint against Cleveland police


Exonerated Ricky Jackson is Cleveland's newest millionaire


Special Ed kids in Cuyahoga County juvenile detention don't get the right classes, the ACLU charges

Painesville police can be sued by Taser victim, appellate court rules


The Los Angeles Times


5 high school students in Tucson charged with plotting to kill classmate

Three studies of L.A. minimum wage boosts reach different conclusions

Recent LAPD controversies have officials in damage-control mode


The Chicago Tribune


UVA's Martese Johnson is known as leader in Chicago, not problem for police

Willie T. Barrow remembered as civil rights giant


CPS group rips 'Magic' custodian deal, contributions to Emanuel campaign


Freshmen Chicago aldermen face myriad challenges to second term


Philly.com

Officers in Tate-Brown death cleared of wrongdoing

Raucous protest over Tate-Brown death

D.A. releases narrative of investigation

Figurines spark questions for Evesham mayor


USA Today

University of Georgia student found dead in dorm

UVA student 'shocked' by arrest



The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Judge: APS jury to strictly read indictment, including mistakes

Opinion: ‘No child’s future should be determined by their color, economic status or zip code’














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