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Today in Black America - December 10

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Today in Black History: In 1950 Dr. Ralph J. Bunche becomes the first Black awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on the Palestinian settlement.

The New York Times


Obama Calls for End to Bigotry, in Implicit Rebuke of Donald Trump

Blow: A Crass Act

Supreme Court Justices’ Comments Don’t Bode Well for Affirmative Action

Suspect in Colorado Planned Parenthood Rampage Declares ‘I’m Guilty’ in Court

Chicago’s Mayor Demands Sweeping Police Reform

Graphic: Lingering Questions in the Shooting of Laquan McDonald by Chicago Police

Vincent Gray, Former Washington Mayor, Won’t Be Charged in Federal Inquiry

A Congress That Doesn’t Want to Weigh In on War

Senate Approves Overhaul of No Child Left Behind Law

Opinion: Why the New Education Law Is Good for Children


New York State Attorney General Takes Control of Inquiry Into Fatal Police Shooting

Ex-Police Chief of Suffolk County Is Accused of Beating Man and Trying to Cover It Up

Jimmy McMillan, Rent Is Too Damn High Candidate, Is Retiring From Politics

Working Families Party Endorses Bernie Sanders for President

The Chicago Tribune

Protesters call for Emanuel to step down

The Chicago Sun-Times

Rahm Emanuel tells City Council, city: 'I'm sorry'

Black aldermen issue demands, including black top cop

Mitchell: Mayor dodges the tough questions with conciliatory speech

New PARCC scores: Only 1 in 5 CPS students can do enough math for college

The Star Ledger

As promised, Princeton University begins to examine Woodrow Wilson's legacy

How will No Child Left Behind rewrite affect N.J. schools?

N.J. residents are split on whether to welcome Syrian refugees

Killing of ex-gang member, 'Brick City' star is 'big loss,' producer says

Acquittal in slaying of aspiring teacher

Nutter and Trump continue war of words

Temple faculty 'condemns' Cosby

Mike DiBerardinis: From community activist to soon-to-be Phila. Managing Director

The  Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland police to begin recruiting, testing on a rolling basis

Cleveland police union challenge could cost city free training of cadets, mayor says

Cleveland Consent Decree progress is positive: Darcy cartoon

Cleveland NAACP calls for new prosecutor, grand jury in Tamir Rice case

The Detroit Free Press

Michigan House votes to eliminate straight-party voting

Detroit Police, Wayne County Sheriff team up on patrols

Marijuana and cell phones arrive with prison food

The Washington Post

Senate overwhelmingly passes new national education legislation

Chicago protesters demand resignation after mayor apologizes for police shooting of black teen

Social video shows on-the-ground protests in Chicago

Court divided over University of Texas race-conscious admissions

Income inequality has squeezed the middle class out of the majority

Florida police face backlash after publishing photos of unconscious women

Obama just marked the end of slavery. Delaware may apologize for its role in it.

Long-running probe ends without charges against former D.C. mayor Vincent Gray

Ex-D.C. mayor Gray’s supporters feel elation, rancor at end of investigation

The Christian Science Monitor

Senate passes NCLB replacement: Will shift to states help or hurt students? (+video)

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

Breaking the ISIS economy, bit by bit

The Los Angeles Times

Attorneys for famed teacher Rafe Esquith criticize release of documents

Democratic lawyer announcing challenge to GOP Rep. Steve Knight

Brown considers using his campaign war chest in 2016 initiative battles

Rents in L.A. area grow less affordable, report says

California leads the nation in environmental legislation

USA Today

Charles Koch's network plans to take aim at job-licensing laws

Some of sickest states show healthy gains while others still lag

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