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Today in Black America - September 3

POSTED: September 03, 2015, 7:00 am

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Today in Black History: Pioneering civil rights lawyer and Howard University law professor, Charles Hamilton Houston, was born in 1895 in Washington, D.C.

The New York Times


Coordinated Strategy Brings Obama Victory on Iran Deal

Obama’s Message Goes Where Climate Change Is Rapid

Kentucky Clerk Who Said ‘No’ Won’t Be Alone in Court

A Stumbling Hillary Clinton Is Aided by Republican Fumbles

Blow: Ratcheting Up the Rhetoric

Prison Officials Join Movement to Curb Solitary Confinement

2 Men Awarded $750,000 for Wrongful Convictions in 1983 Murder

Baltimore Judge Lets Officers’ Charges Stand and Refuses to Remove Prosecutor

Low-Income Workers See Biggest Drop in Paychecks


N.Y.U. Removes Bill Cosby’s Name From Film Workshop, Joining Other Schools

New York to Settle Suit Over Rikers Inmate Whom Guards Attacked

New York City Council Speaker Endorses Hillary Clinton for President

Tears and Anger in Queens After Mother Loses Another Son to Violence

The Christian Science Monitor

California's big shift on solitary confinement points to US justice rethink

Pentagon makes 'obvious' choice, opens Ranger School to women permanently (+video)

Obama secures Iran deal victory in Senate: what changed Democrats' minds

The Star Ledger

Port Authority facing probe into diversion of funds, report says

Reputed Bloods members among 5 arrested on drug distribution charges in Newark

N.J. pension reform one of few in U.S. that saves money in long-term, report shows

Newark ShopRite set to open, bring hundreds of jobs later this month

Trenton officer justified in shooting man 2 years ago, authorities say

Democrats to Christie: Sign N.J. voting overhaul

Family of Tate-Brown files federal suit

Philly schools' scores dive on new tests

Fox News anchor sues over hamster doll

Company donates $250,000 for Camden school resources

Pomp and tough circumstances in Chester Upland

Investigators can examine Fattah emails

The Chicago Tribune

Emanuel set to call for largest property tax hike in modern Chicago history

10 people shot dead, including 11-year-old boy, since late Tuesday in Chicago

Security ushers Emanuel away as Dyett protesters take to stage at budget hearing

Illinois House overrides Rauner changes to heroin bill

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

$60 million state contract awarded to ethics violator's company draws scrutiny

Ohio flooded with high-cost health insurance; coverage goes up but access goes down

Ohio Supreme Court sets execution date for 1992 killer of 2 Parma residents

Cleveland police union sues city to prevent moving training to Columbus

University of Akron's inexpensive general education courses draw more than 600 students

The Detroit Free Press

With most rape kits tested, focus turns to prosecutions

PETA: UniverSoul Circus elephants may have tuberculosis

Detroit firms get 38% of Red Wings arena work

Michigan state agencies pay $345,000 to lobby lawmakers

The Los Angeles Times

You can now see California data on arrests and deaths in police custody

Dramatic rise in crime casts a shadow on downtown L.A.'s gentrification

Black and Latino students in California score better on AP tests than peers elsewhere

California SAT scores show 41% of test-takers are ready for college

1 wounded in shootout between mourners, rival gang at South L.A. funeral

Beyond $15 an hour: The new generation of labor leaders

The Washington Post

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar called Trump a bully to women and journalists . . .

SAT scores at lowest level in 10 years, fueling new worries

Dionne: Racism, violence and resentment

RNC asks candidates to sign loyalty pledge, boxing in Trump

Inside Jeb Bush’s fall strategy to deflate Trump and court conservatives

Akin Gump, nation’s largest lobbying firm, to launch new Cuba practice

Gov. Nikki Haley criticizes ‘yell and scream’ strategy of ‘Black Lives Matter,’ but also says GOP needs new tone

Officers charged in Freddie Gray case will face separate trials

Va. lawmakers seek to expand background checks to include gun shows

Free session in D.C.’s Columbia Heights to target first-time home buyers

Study: Needle-exchange program leads to big drop in D.C. HIV infections

USA Today

A year later, CVS says stopping tobacco sales made a big difference

Guam sex offenders to get chemical castration

Study: Needle exchange policy prevented HIV

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