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Today in Black America - November 18

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Today in Black History: Isabella Baumfree, who took on the name Sojourner Truth and was a fearless abolitionist, was born into slavery in 1797 in Swartekill, NY.

The New York Times


Editorial:  How to Fight ISIS

Editorial: Mass Surveillance Isn’t the Answer

Yale Will Strengthen Teaching on Race and Ethnicity, Its President Says

Racism on Campus: Stories From New York Times Readers

Amherst Mascot Gets Thumbs Down From Faculty

Government to Expand Program to Forgive Student Loan Debt

Video of an Arrest in San Francisco Triggers Investigations Into Deputies’ Use of Force

Electing to Ignore the Poorest of the Poor

Bobby Jindal Quits Republican Presidential Race

Ben Carson Is Struggling to Grasp Foreign Policy, Advisers Say


Mayor de Blasio Has Lost Support of White New Yorkers, Poll Finds

New York State Accuses Utica School District of Bias Against Refugees

City to Pay $5.3 Million to End Suits Over 2 Rikers Inmates’ Deaths

Silver Made Misleading Comments About How He Disclosed His Income, U.S. Says

The Christian Science Monitor

Why Israel's right wing is gunning for nation's Supreme Court

Baltimore riots report: Police must train for 'large-scale critical incidents'

In Ivory Coast, a president's push to redefine citizenship is personal

The Star Ledger

N.J. revenues fall below Christie projection

3 Newark men arrested on weapons-related charges, authorities say

UPDATE: Atlantic City rescue bills may not be enough, Moody's says

Top Kane aides to testify

It's elementary: Classrooms need libraries

Kenney names 3 cabinet members, including a diversity officer

Dwight Evans has new weapons as he aims again for higher office

Thousands of local college students get debt relief

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Bill to allow concealed handguns in day cares, airports clears Ohio House

Tamir Rice family attorneys criticize latest expert report from prosecutor

Cleveland Judge Ronald Adrine calls meeting to discuss 'mass arrest' procedures with police brass, local officials

PG Sittenfeld pushes gun regulation as key campaign issue against Ted Strickland

Cleveland spending $1 million to study school progress that testing can't measure

The Chicago Sun-Times

Sources: Police questioning man in murder of Tyshawn Lee

Disgraced Fox Lake cop's widow says Gliniewicz also put own money into accounts he stole from

80 guns stolen from suburban man hit Chicago's streets, feds say

The Detroit Free Press

Snyder talks tough on refugees, flunks social studies

Can't afford health care premiums? Nonprofit can help

Auto, tech companies pledge $4.5 million to Focus: HOPE

$195M pension payment might derail Detroit's recovery

The Los Angeles Times

Aided by social media, college students find new power in campus protests

L.A. council declares shelter crisis, paves way for temporary housing for homeless in public buildings

L.A. Unified explores possibility of becoming an all-charter district

Backlash brews against student race protests at Claremont McKenna College

The Washington Post

How ISIS makes its money

To Mark Zuckerberg from a former classmate: Why I’m ‘alarmed’ by your new school reform effort

How Black Lives Matter, born on the streets, is rising to power on campus

Charlie Sheen disclosed he has HIV. Here’s the state of the disease in America.

New York’s costly experiment in test-based educator evaluation is crashing

Americans see a lot of discrimination against people who are Muslim, black or gay

Why young American women are joining ISIS

Washington College closes ‘until further notice’ as FBI joins search for armed student

An insider’s view of community college reforms

USA Today

14 years of war and we still haven't learned the right lesson: 9/11 Chairmen

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