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Today in Black America - August 18

POSTED: August 18, 2015, 7:30 am

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Today in Black History: Emmy Award winning, pioneering actress Gail Fisher, "Peggy" on the detective series "Mannix," was born in 1935 in Plainfield, New Jersey.

The New York Times


Racial Wealth Gap Persists Despite Degree, Study Says

A Clash Over Guns Invades the Backcountry

Editorial: I Am Republican, Hear Me Roar

Opinion: President Obama’s Department of Injustice

Facing Money Gap, Hillary Clinton Slowly Warms to ‘Super PAC’ Gifts

States Move to Cut Funds for Planned Parenthood

Ted Cruz Megadonor Identified as Cellphone Executive

U.S. Budgets Cash to Treat Heroin Abuse in Northeast

Many Black Lawyers Navigate a Rocky, Lonely Road to Partner


Major Flaws Found in Inquiry That Led to Suspension of Public-School Therapist

Fishkill Prison Inmate Died After Fight With Officers, Records Show

City about to turn over the President's House

In charge of elections, but he doesn't vote

Fattah slams prosecutors' 'unlawful' tactics

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

ResponsibleOhio takes marijuana legalization campaign on the road

John Kasich adds another trusted administration staffer to presidential campaign team

Cleveland lawmaker has little-known past as R&B singer

What happens if both marijuana legalization and anti-monopoly amendments pass?

The Chicago Tribune

2 dead, 11 wounded in city shootings

Northwestern football union petition dismissed by labor board

Bernie Sanders rails against establishment politics during Chicago stop

The Christian Science Monitor

'Straight Outta Compton': how the biopic doesn't show the suburb of today

Blacks dismissed: lawyers' process to sort potential jurors under scrutiny

Colorado river spill: Fixing the 1872 law that haunts thousands of old mines

As Ebola crisis ebbs for Sierra Leone, food insecurity gnaws at recovery

The Star Ledger

Accusations of racism as Jersey City agency replaces black director with white man

Mother of teen shot by police, protestors demand justice at Trenton rally

Congresswoman to meet with AG on police shooting of teen in Trenton

14 Elizabeth gang members indicted in identity fraud scams

Gov't should help residents live American Dream, Essex freeholders say

N.J. has highest rate of distressed mortgages in nation, study shows

The Los Angeles Times

How for-profit colleges cash in on GI Bill money

At L.A. City Hall, it's the visionary vs. the lawmakers

Overcharged DWP customers would get tens of millions back under settlement

Brown signs 14 bills, including job protections for grocery workers

L.A. Unified looks for smoother tech operations this school year

Arne Duncan: Where California schools need to put their money

Lena Dunham: Sandra Bland had big plans to help women before she died

A minimum wage arms race has broken out in the Bay Area

The Detroit Free Press

Duggan’s office denies students public record

Money for roads? Lawmakers will try again

Editorial: A tragedy continues in Wayne County’s jails

Prosecutors: Officer knew about killing, lied to police

USA Today

Nobel winner Desmond Tutu back in hospital

U.S. lets Shell drill for oil off Alaska

First female soldiers to graduate from Army Ranger School

The Washington Post

Former Va. police officer indicted on murder charge

Hillary’s email server troubles skew recent coverage negative

Holtz-Eakin: “Don’t Buy the Idea that all Inequality is Bad”

Carson’s claim that Planned Parenthood targets blacks to ‘control that population’

Scott Walker: The U.S. should ‘absolutely’ stop granting birthright citizenship

20 times Donald Trump has changed his mind since June

Campaign poll: Edwards leading Van Hollen by 5 points among Democrats

D.C. students will be riding Metro for free this year

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