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Today in Black America - April 22

POSTED: April 22, 2015, 7:00 am

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Today in Black History: Brilliant jazz bassist and composer Charles Mingus was born on this date in 1922.

The New York Times

Federal Inquiry Set in Baltimore Man’s Death After Arrest

Editorial: The Violent Legacy of Chicago’s Police

Nocera: Lessons From #RaceTogether

Why Uneducated U.S. Workers Are Being Hammered

Faulted in Handling of Sex Scandal, D.E.A. Chief Retires

Comcast’s Track Record May Be a Hitch for Merger

Big Mac Test Shows Job Market Is Not Working to Distribute Wealth

New York City’s Environment Program to Focus on Income Inequality

Parks Commissioner Pledges to Speed Pace of New York City Projects

The Christian Science Monitor

In Africa's battle against AIDS, a key player hits a crossroads

Supreme Court says police can't prolong traffic stops to allow for a dog sniff

Logjam breaks in Senate: signs of thaw in Congress? (+video)

The Star Ledger

Police unveil anti-crime strategies after killing of Armoni Sexton, 15

Christie's N.J. approval rating sinks to historic lows, poll finds

Trooper opened fire on suspect in Union as he drove towards him, authorities say

Princeton becomes 5th N.J. town prohibiting tobacco sales to customers under 21

Newark babysitter pleads guilty in 4-year-old girl's death

The Washington Post

Editorial: A city’s trust, severed in Baltimore

Feds open probe into Baltimore police-custody death

O’Malley urges transparency in investigation of Baltimore man’s death in police custody

Senate reaches compromise, paves way for vote on Lynch nomination

Economists have discovered how bad the economy really is

Kansas lawmakers want to fill budget hole with tax hike that could hit poor

Democrats’ discord on trade issue goes public

Congressman proudly packs a AR-15 at his Capitol Hill office

MGM: Nearly 1/3 of contracting firms in casino project are minority-owned

Malloy: Even as residents call police brutal and racist, they still call them for help

Trooper allegedly asked for man’s arrest, punched him when handcuffed

The Detroit Free Press

IRS summons Kilpatricks' real estate deals, bank accounts

Editorial: Fix Detroit schools with respect for city

Snyder to show plan for tackling DPS's debt

Detroit expands aid for overdue water bills

The Chicago Tribune

Rauner team warns of more budget cuts

Mayor Emanuel sees prize in Obama library, not bid for Olympics

Victim's family disappointed by sentences for Mack, boyfriend in Bali killing

2 killed, 2 hurt in separate shootings

Overflow crowd demands Zion cops wear body cameras

The Los Angeles Times

L.A. school board backs tentative teachers pact with 10% raise

South Gate case spotlights the ubiquity of video devices

Carson City Council approves $1.7-billion NFL stadium

Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio faces contempt hearing in Phoenix

PBS sets internal review over Ben Affleck's 'Finding Your Roots' segment

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Gun rights advocacy group sues city of Cleveland over new gun ordinance

Cleveland police officer Michael Brelo told investigator he can't remember being on the hood of the Malibu

Veterans job fair at Kent State University will offer employment and resources

Ohio Senate, House to go their own ways on state budget

More Episcopal students claim abuse

Bill creates 'state school district' for low performers

A plan to make schools perform or be run by Pennsylvania

Sources: Black Clergy split on mayor

Officials clash over city surveillance cameras

USA Today

Charles Koch: We like 5 GOP candidates in primaries

Justice Department to investigate Baltimore death

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