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Today in Black America - March 26

POSTED: March 26, 2015, 10:00 am

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Today in Black History: Black abolitionist and businessman George DeBaptiste was born on this date in 1815 in Virginia.

The New York Times

Editorial: Deadly Force in Philadelphia


From Microsoft, a Novel Way to Mandate Sick Leave

Unhappy With a Moderate Jeb Bush, Conservatives Aim to Unite Behind an Alternative


In Menendez Inquiry, Government Renews Push for Friend’s Cooperation


Increased Military Spending Wins Out After Dueling Budget Votes in House


Justices Side With Black Lawmakers in Alabama


Supreme Court Seems Split on What Is ‘Appropriate’ in Setting Clean Air Costs


California Seeks to Head Off Initiative to Execute Gays


Chirlane McCray, in Evolving Role and in Song, Finds Her Voice

Familiar Face Is Hired to Steer New York City’s Housing Agency


New York Police to Use Social Media to Connect With Residents


The Christian Science Monitor

Education funding gaps: Which states are hitting, missing the mark?

Supreme Court sends key voting rights case back to Alabama



The Star Ledger


N.J. Assembly to consider PARCC opt-out bill today

Racial bias, cronyism tearing apart N.J. National Guard, senior officers allege


N.J. slashes prescription costs for retired public workers

Christie's office lacking in reforms in wake of bridge scandal, report says


The Washington Post

Indiana is battling the worst HIV outbreak in its history


'I never thought of myself as a racist,' says apologetic frat chanter

Opinion: Ted Cruz’s Obamacare hypocrisy

Editorial: Haiti’s expiring democracy

Which Clinton, Bush or Obama Cabinet nominee waited longest to be confirmed? Soon it will be Loretta Lynch.

Nation’s largest labor union: We want 2016 hopefuls talking about schools


McAuliffe orders Va. ABC officers to be retrained in use of force, diversity


Walter Fauntroy’s friends appeal for financial help for him and his wife



The Detroit Free Press


Video shows police beating man during traffic stop

Mom was babysitting when frozen bodies discovered

Detroit charter schools show gains, but lag behind state

Wayne County bleeds population, Oakland and Macomb gain


The Los Angeles Times

Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris seeks court order to stop anti-gay initiative

Mayor faces fire over who benefits as S.F. booms


Win or lose, discrimination suit affects Silicon Valley

Pasadena police union has shooting report sealed after releasing excerpts


The Chicago Tribune


Jesse Jackson Jr. leaves prison for halfway house

Father: Jesse Jackson Jr.'s impending prison release will be 'day of joy'

Mr. Cub's case: Battle over Ernie Banks' estate resumes Thursday in court

Chicago early voting turnout high; new suburban sticker unveiled



Philly.com

Philly school honors slain student


Tollefson gets 2-4 years for fraud, theft

Gelles: Is Comcast survey too bad to release?

Milton Street stays on ballot

'Overwhelming' evidence to be presented at accused cop killers' preliminary hearing


The Cleveland Plain Dealer


College students often attend many institutions before graduating, report says

Cleveland Council President Kevin Kelley rejects councilmen's 'nay' votes on 2015 budget, 'vote stands 17-0'

Bill to extend statute of limitations for rape cases clears Ohio Senate


USA Today

Indiana to declare health emergency over HIV outbreak


Outside groups making big push in Ferguson election








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