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Today in Black America - March 31

POSTED: March 31, 2015, 7:00 am

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Today in Black History: Late Robert McGruder, pioneering journalist and former executive editor of the Detroit Free Press, was born in Louisville in 1942.

The New York Times

Editorial: In Indiana, Using Religion as a Cover for Bigotry

Eroding Freedom in the Name of Freedom


Indiana Legislators Say They’ll Clarify Beliefs Law

Arizona Governor Vetoes Bill to Shield Police Names

Obama, Last Election Behind Him, Plans First Visit as President to Kenya


Indiana Races to Fight H.I.V. Surge Tied to Drug Abuse

Detroit Group Calls for Overhaul of Schools


Prosecutors Scrutinize Minority Borrowers’ Auto Loans

Cuomo Gets Timely New York Budget but Pays Price

Supreme Court Leaves Intact New York’s Ban on Religious Services in Schools



The Christian Science Monitor


Indiana law: Does freedom of religion mean freedom to discriminate? (+video)

Consumer spending barely rises in Feburary. Shoppers are saving instead. (+video)

In Kenya, religious coexistence feels pressure of stronger Muslim identity


The Star Ledger

Making full pension payment would have 'incredible' impact on N.J. residents, treasurer says

N.J. election season begins as more than 100 file for primary Assembly races

N.J. had to withdraw, resubmit request to change Sandy grant 15 times, federal audit shows

Rutgers board to vote on merging Camden, Newark law schools


The Detroit Free Press

'No silver bullet' in schools plan, Detroiters say

Detroit to businesses: Clean up your blight

Give Detroit council, clerk their 2.5% raise, panel says

HUD returns Detroit Housing Commission to local control


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Argument over budgeting process erupts at Cleveland City Council caucus meeting

Justice Department and city of Cleveland seek monitor for consent decree on police use of force

Cleveland City Council to publish summary of 'listening tour' on police use of force


College-linked debit cards could pose overdraft dangers: Plain Dealing



The Washington Post

A fatal wrong turn suspected at NSA

Poll: Majority of Americans back nuclear deal with Iran

Obama promised an era of openness, but journalists say it’s the opposite

Losing a job is terrible. For those over 50, it’s worse.


Md. woman who killed alleged abuser can’t escape clutches of felony past

A growing revolt: More borrowers are refusing to pay back student loans

Students continue to fail math final exams in Montgomery high schools

Md. and Va. students place 1st and 3rd in AP scores

D.C.’s attorney general seeks bigger budget


The Chicago Tribune

1 dead, 8 wounded in city shootings

How an HIV outbreak hit rural Indiana -- and why we should be paying attention

Charges against Aurora cousins in terror plot tearing up family, aunt says

Duckworth's bid for Kirk's U.S. Senate seat promises costly battle

Garcia says Emanuel policies drive middle class to suburbs

A look at Emanuel's donors and what they got from City Hall

Critic Fioretti says Emanuel has changed, but Garcia downplays endorsement


The Los Angeles Times


California's death row, with no executions in sight, runs out of room

What if Starbucks' 'Race Together' had caught on in corporate America?

For historically black colleges, quiz bowl can mean higher profile


USA Today

Professor gets hate mail over 'Problem of Whiteness'

9 Ind. CEOs call for changes to 'religious freedom' law

Here's a look at history of 'religious freedom' laws


Philly.com

From cops to cabs, mayoral candidates have their say

War of words at trial of rogue narcotics cops

OT bonanza for Philly city workers rises to $215M

Kenney outlines education plan


Experts caution against random drug testing in schools

Philly schools inform parents on 'opt-out'









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