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Today in Black America - April 13

POSTED: April 13, 2015, 7:00 am

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Today in Black History: In 1963 Sidney Poitier becomes the first Black to win an Academy Award for best actor for his role in "Lillies of the Field."

The New York Times


Blow: Walter Scott Is Not on Trial

After 8 Shots, an Officer Is Now Scorned

Editorial: 152 Innocents, Marked for Death

Editorial: A New Phase in Anti-Obama Attacks

Clinton Starts to Detail Rationale as She Joins 2016 Race

Mayor de Blasio, Saying He Wants More Policy Details, Holds Off on Endorsing Hillary Clinton

States Tighten Conditions for Receiving Food Stamps as the Economy Improves

New Sea Drilling Rule Planned, 5 Years After BP Oil Spill

Retailers Scrutinized for Schedules and Staffing


The Christian Science Monitor


After 39 years in prison, an epic tale of innocence found and bitterness lost

Hillary Clinton makes it official: 'I’m hitting the road to earn your vote.'

Hillary Clinton 2016: How this presidential campaign will be different (+video)


The Star Ledger


Casino Reinvestment Development Authority's website back online after hacking incident

Vanquishing the Dream: Undocumented kids need tuition help | Editorial

Millions, including Sandy victims, facing hikes in flood insurance premiums

30-person brawl at southern N.J. mall leads to teen's arrest for throwing chairs, police say


The Detroit Free Press

Funeral today for brother and sister found in freezer

Study: Half of kids admit to hurtful social networking


Wayne State hails civil rights icon Viola Liuzzo as hero


Techweek returns to Detroit


The Washington Post


Slaying of S.C. man was act of a racist officer, pastor says at funeral


150 years after Appomattox, a startling discovery

Editorial: A solitary confinement overhaul

IRS chief: Budget, staff cuts lead to service that can’t get much worse

Hillary Clinton: 'I'm running for president'


Sorry, but she’s not running. (Elizabeth Warren, that is.)

NEA: No Child Left Behind rewrite doesn’t level the playing field

Is it a student’s civil right to take a federally mandated standardized test?

Maryland lawmakers, governor rush to complete budget before midnight

Hoping to raise interest in books, public library opens school branch

Fairfax jail inmate in Taser death was shackled


The Cleveland Plain Dealer


Fascination with guns must end, Cleveland police chief says after fatal shooting of 1-year-old boy (video)

Ted Strickland wins Ohio Democratic Party endorsement

What makes a 'thug'? Young Black Male presentation seeks answer


The Chicago Tribune

Video released showing killing of black Oklahoma suspect

The rich get government handouts just like the poor. Here are 10 of them

Victims of Chicago gun violence memorialized in lifelike statues

Unions must be paid dues while 'fair share' case plays out, judge rules



The Los Angeles Times

Justice Department in partial limbo as Loretta Lynch awaits confirmation

Florida spring break gang rape alleged; 2 college students charged

Race relations in California better than elsewhere in U.S., voters say


Philly.com

Sparks fly at end of mayoral forum


Philly schools to outsource substitutes

N.J. tracks public employees through cellphones

Budget crunch could stunt school choice program's growth


Dad: Son punished because town afraid of black people


USA Today

Police video shows killing of black Oklahoma suspect

Body found in Mississippi River is missing 10-year-old

Police: Father is primary suspect in missing boy's case



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