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Human rights activist Ella Baker is born in Norfolk, Virginia in 1903.

Today in Black America - December 18

POSTED: December 18, 2015, 6:30 am

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Today in Black History: Rev. Jesse Jackson creates People United to Serve Humanity (PUSH), an offshoot of his "Operation Breadbasket," in 1971.


The New York Times


National


Chicago Pays Millions but Punishes Few in Killings by Police

Baltimore Wrestles With the Way Forward After a Mistrial

Baltimore Is Quiet, but Residents Are Pensive


Obama Reaches Out to New Audience for News

Under Wire, House Passes Big Package of Tax Cuts

Crimes Against Muslim Americans and Mosques Rise Sharply


Local


Mayor de Blasio, Facing Homelessness Crisis, Issues Plan to Fight It

New York City to Pay $2.75 Million in Wrongful-Conviction Settlement

Integrity Takes a Toll at the Port Authority

New York Prisons Take an Unsavory Punishment Off the Table

Sheldon Silver’s Son-in-Law Sentenced for Ponzi Scheme



The Christian Science Monitor

With Congress voting no gun control, focus shifts to states

For Baltimore, 'justice for Freddie Gray' is bigger than one trial

Tech firms push back on 'reactionary' politics following terror attacks


The Star Ledger

Will all N.J. workers get paid sick leave?

Disgraced ex-Middlesex County sheriff released from prison


Lawmakers push pension ballot question on forcing N.J. to make payments

N.J. gun bill supported by Gabby Giffords can't overcome Christie veto


More swastikas found at N.J. college residence hall



Philly.com


Kane won't discipline twin, despite emails

Jefferson, Philadelphia U. to merge


Bill requiring school recess advances


Kenney wants Temple to address neighbors' concerns

At raucous meeting, SRC extends Hite



The Cleveland Plain Dealer


Cuyahoga County Democratic Party does not endorse in prosecutor's race

Greater Cleveland native Amit Majmudar named as Ohio's first poet laureate by Gov. John Kasich

Sen. Rob Portman stands by his 2002 vote for the Iraq war

U.S. Attorney Steven Dettelbach denounces hate crimes against Muslims


The Chicago Sun-Times

Top cop OK'd hefty payments to murderous snitch but says he didn't know of crimes

DOJ lets Chicago residents know how to air beefs about cops

CPS reinstates DuSable librarian using 'anonymous gift'



The Detroit Free Press

Detroit-led blight fight may spur demolitions across U.S.

Just one EAA 4th-grader passed math on the state's new exam

U-M to build $10M multicultural center


The Washington Post


Opinion: Saying ‘radical Islam’ has nothing to do with defeating terrorism


Another ‘Clock kid’? Family outraged as 12-year-old Sikh boy arrested over alleged bomb threat at Tex. school

Guns are now killing as many people as cars in the U.S.


Federal rail officials pondering future of transportation in the Northeast


Furor over Arabic assignment leads Virginia school district to close Friday

He’s baaaaack: Vincent Gray is speaking out and threatening Bowser

Md. panel recommends less prison for drug offenders, more treatment

Congressional spending bill curtails D.C. victory on using health surplus



The Los Angeles Times


Kaiser aims to recruit more minority medical students


San Bernardino gunman's terrifying plot to bomb, shoot freeway motorists revealed in court records


USA Today


Hillary Clinton's Democratic opponents face turning point at third debate

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