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Today in Black America - December 9

POSTED: December 09, 2015, 7:00 am

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Today in Black History: P.B.S. Pinchback becomes the nation's first Black governor on this date in 1872 in the state of Louisiana
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The New York Times

National


Supreme Court to Revisit Case That May Alter Affirmative Action

Re-Examining Race and College Admissions

New Chicago Police Video Prompts Rebuke From Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Defense to Begin Case for Officer Accused in Freddie Gray’s Death


Donald Trump Deflects Withering Fire on Muslim Plan

Plan to Bar Foreign Muslims by Donald Trump Might Survive a Lawsuit


Trump’s Plan to Bar Muslims Is Widely Condemned Abroad


Presidential Candidates on Gun Violence

Jeb Bush’s Tax Plan Would Cause $8.1 Trillion Budget Hole, Analysis Finds

U.S. to Open Shelters for New Surge of Youths Crossing Southwest Border


Local

New York Police Officer Fatally Shoots Unarmed Man After Chase Into Westchester

Mayor de Blasio Draws Criticism for Plan to Pay for Security in Private Schools

Judge Acquits Guard in Assault That Maimed New York State Prisoner

New York Court Dismisses Challenge to Nail Salon Wage Protections

Report Details ‘Systemic Failures’ in Communication Between New York Police and Housing Authority


The Christian Science Monitor


Chicago has tried police reform before. How it can do better this time.

After No Child Left Behind, will shift to states help or hurt students? (+video)

A glimpse of how Supreme Court could reshape US elections

American jihadi defects as Al Qaeda-Islamic State rivalry deepens in Africa


The Star Ledger

Documentary star's death pushes Newark homicides past 2014 total

N.J. state trooper admits driving drunk during on-duty crash


Following orders, overweight National Guard general slimming down, report says

14 Elizabeth gang members arrested after 6-month investigation, prosecutor says

Councilman, political newcomer hoping to unseat mayor in Orange


Philly.com


Temple pauses plans for $100 million stadium

‘The playbook of Hitler’: Nutter wants to ban Trump from Philly

Pa. GOP must renounce fascism


Pa. Supreme Court justice likely faces judicial trial


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

East Cleveland councilman Thomas Wheeler survives recall attempt

Judge rejects reverse-discrimination lawsuit filed by nine Cleveland police officers

Judge ends federal monitoring of Ohio's youth prison system

Ohio Democrats rethink strategy against right-to-work, unemployment legislation



The Chicago Sun-Times

Sneed exclusive: Claypool might cut CPS office jobs by one-third

Cmdr. Glenn Evans' trial gets underway with testimony of alleged victim


IPRA chief wants to hand off Laquan McDonald probe to city watchdog


The Detroit Free Press


National union to run Detroit teachers' local

Muslim youths on Trump: 'Dangerous, downright crazy'

Man who sold $18M in fake Detroit homes gets prison

Education reform bill includes Peters' measures

Lawsuit alleges discriminatory hiring by state police


The Washington Post


FBI to sharply expand its system for tracking fatal police shootings and violent encounters


Trump’s call to bar Muslims stirs bipartisan anger

Rhetoric unparalleled in modern U.S. politics


7 months after Freddie Gray’s death, ‘ain’t nothing changed out here’

U-Mich. offers itself as a test case for considering race in admissions

How mass shootings are changing America’s schools

Justices appear split in Texas redistricting challenge

Prosecution rests in case of officer charged in the death of Freddie Gray

One way to boost achievement among poor kids? Make sure they have classmates who aren’t poor.


The Los Angeles Times


New documents provide details of LAUSD probe that led to firing of famed educator Rafe Esquith


From a severed pig's head to a bullet-riddled Koran, attacks on Muslims are rising


USA Today


School board member wants Muppets book banned

For the Record: The gun issue (or not)







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