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Educator Dr. Ruth Simmons, the first Black president of Brown University, was born on this date in 1945 in Grapeland, Texas.

Today in Black America - September 22

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Today in Black History: Dr. Ralphe Bunche, Harvard professor, became the first Black to receive the Nobel Peace Prize in 1948 for mediating the Middle East conflic

The New York Times


Outpaced by Rivals, Walker Quits Race for Presidency

Lessons From Scott Walker’s Early Exit

G.O.P. Is Letting Divisive Voices Speak on Muslims

Surge in Homelessness Tests Wisconsin Capital’s Welcoming Spirit

Kathleen Kane, Pennsylvania Attorney General, Is Suspended From Practicing Law

Mayor Rahm Emanuel of Chicago Will Seek to Raise Taxes


James Blake Praises Mayor de Blasio After Meeting on Mistaken Arrest

New York Zoning Plan Requires More Affordable Homes

Michel Faulkner, Harlem Minister, Announces G.O.P. Bid to Unseat Mayor de Blasio

The Christian Science Monitor

Understanding John Boehner, reluctant ringleader of GOP shutdown politics (+video)

Selma shooting: Are guns in church a good idea? (+video)

Seattle strike shows power of teacher-community alliance

GOP's Muslim moment: why Trump, Carson are so unsettling to party (+video)

The Star Ledger

Christie orders N.J. National Guard leader to meet fitness requirements

N.J. had nation's highest debt burden in '14, group says

Board member's actions bring cop to N.J. school meeting

Jersey City to expand health benefits for transgender workers

Christie's gamble on privatizing the lottery goes bust | Editorial

Kane's law license suspended

Source: Next act in Kane drama is NSFW

Schools closing Monday after Pope visit

Is GOP City Councilman David Oh stretching the truth - again?

$19.3M in grants to police for body cameras

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Clevelanders stepping up to help solve recent homicides, Mayor Frank Jackson says

Cleveland City Council members propose legislation to fund police overtime in wake of deadly shootings

Crowd threatens Lorain officer after early morning shooting, police say

U.S. Justice Department gives Cleveland $1.8 million for more police officers

450,000 more Ohioans have medical insurance since 2010, Census Bureau estimates

The Detroit Free Press

Muslim leader moves forward after leaving Dearborn mosque

Detroit woman with HIV gets $40K settlement from Dearborn

Evans to set terms for 1 union, extend others' deadline

FCA workers react to new contract; prepare to vote

The Los Angeles Times

$490-million plan would put half of LAUSD students in charter schools

LAPD gets $1 million for body cameras from Department of Justice

How strict California rules on emissions led to lower cancer risk

One in four female undergraduates reports sexual misconduct, survey finds

L.A. Unified's bullying tactics wound abuse victims again

The Chicago Tribune

State lawmaker who stood up for those without 'strong voice' dies

Top CPS exec out as Claypool reshapes leadership team

Council support for Emanuel tax hikes shows city's geographic, racial divides

The Washington Post

The shocking racial epithet hurled at USC’s student body president

I asked if Obama, Duncan know the impact of their teacher evaluation policies. This is their answer.

Survey: More than 1 in 5 female undergrads at top schools suffer sexual attacks

A police chief found a clever way to fight drug addiction: Calling out pharma CEOs

Scott Walker, an early contender, makes surprise exit from 2016 race

Ben Carson’s claim that ‘taqiyya’ encourages Muslims ‘to lie to achieve your goals’

He was poised to go to Congress. Now, he’s an ex-con with a story to tell.

Milbank: It’s up to voters to reject Trump and Carson

Robinson: GOP panders to anti-Muslim bigotry

Gunmen disguised as Muslim couple rob Rockville jewelry store

Six D.C. schools had ‘critical’ testing violations, 11 others had irregularities

USA Today

Couples want Kim Davis to stop altering marriage license forms

Woman with HIV gets $40K settlement after officer berates her

Urban, rural and business communities must work together to boost health

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