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Motown Record Company is founded in 1959 in Detroit, Michigan, spawning a new genre of American music.

Today in Black America - September 1

POSTED: September 01, 2015, 7:00 am

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Today in Black History: Obie Award winning actor Ron O'Neal, who gained fame for his role in the movie "Superfly," was born in 1937 in Utica, New York.


The New York Times


National

Murder Rates Are Sharply Rising in Many U.S. Cities

Video Suggests Suspect Had Hands Raised When Shot


White House Sidesteps Hubbub About Obama’s Future Role at Columbia

Ben Carson Ties Donald Trump in Iowa Poll

As Crowds for Bernie Sanders Grow, the Biggest Impact Comes in Iowa

Some Battle Lines Harden, Others Fade, in 2016 Fight for Senate Control

California Defends Its Review Process in Appeal to Preserve Death Penalty

Transgender Inmate Who Sued Georgia Gets Unexpected Parole

Prosecutors Say Shannon Miles Shot Texas Deputy 15 Times


Local

Mayor de Blasio’s Aide on Homeless Is Resigning Amid Crisis

An Unanswered Call for Help at Rikers Island

1993 Murder Conviction Vacated; Brooklyn Prosecutor Says Evidence Was Withheld


The Christian Science Monitor

Why Ben Carson is surging (+video)

THE MONITOR'S VIEW The global call for more border walls


Philly.com

Councilman David Oh's ethics again under fire

Spurt in Camden homicides has residents on edge

Kane supporters launch petition

Group presses D.A. on porn email scandal

FOP backs law for police anonymity for on-duty shootings


The Star Ledger

Hundreds celebrate 9/11 'Dust Lady' Marcy Borders' life, mourn her death


N.J.'s Menendez & Booker: Companies should disclose political spending

Ex-U.S. attorney: Christie comparison of Clinton to Petraeus has 'no merit'


With eye on local control, Newark officials push to speed up state evaluation process

6 Sayreville football players in hazing case avoid detention, Megan's Law


The Chicago Tribune


Violence leaves 3 dead, 5 wounded in separate incidents

Illinois' history museum is latest target in political fight



The Cleveland Plain Dealer


Ohio Gov. John Kasich's emphasis on minority hiring has paid off: editorial

University of Akron eventually may change its name, president says

President Obama invokes 1947 law to rename Mount McKinley to Denali

KSU professor accused of trying to have sex with teen posts bond



The Detroit Free Press

Bills reveal Snyder's schools plan: Increased oversight

Motown songs play key role in upcoming BBC miniseries

Detroit offers new way to contest parking tickets


The Los Angeles Times


After 2 years in the works, LAPD begins using body cameras -- but concerns linger

Five LAUSD high schools are forced to replace melting all-weather fields


L.A. trash agency ordered to clear backlog of thousands of illegal dumping complaints

244 immigrants arrested in four-day sweep across Southern California


Understanding L.A. Unified's new pre-kindergarten programs



The Washington Post


About 150 Clinton e-mails contain classified material


New poll shows how sharply partisan the debate on Iran deal has become

Clinton signs on to proposed Wall Street restrictions backed by liberals

A 24-year-old black Republican has launched a ‘Ready for Kanye’ PAC

Kanye West said he’ll run for president in 2020. Here’s how political Twitter reacted.

Jorge Ramos: Donald Trump is ‘dangerous’

When Katrina evacuees moved to new places, people’s attitudes changed — for the worse

McDonnell can remain free while Supreme Court decides on review

Police union vote reveals 'no confidence' in Chief Lanier

Report: Chronic school absenteeism is contributing to academic gaps

Md. teachers union launches campaign against over-testing


USA Today


White supremacist gives Nazi salute at conviction

Supreme Court says Kentucky clerk can't deny same-sex marriage licenses









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