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Today in Black America - January 8

POSTED: January 08, 2016, 6:30 am

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Today in Black History: Famed Negro League pitcher Leroy "Satchel" Paige died on this date in 1982.

The New York Times


Barack Obama: Guns Are Our Shared Responsibility

Obama Pleads for Stricter Gun Laws and Faces Tough Questioning

In Obama’s Plea for Gun Control, a Political Warning

Editorial: A Shameful Round-Up of Refugees

Ad Wars of 2016 Campaign Erupt in a Changing TV Arena

Gov. Paul LePage of Maine, a Christie Supporter, Makes Racially Charged Remarks

Planned Parenthood, in Its First Primary Endorsement, Backs Hillary Clinton

An Ice Cream Mogul and His Fellow Burlingtonians React to a Trump Rally

Georgia Prosecutors Seek Indictment of Officer Who Shot Unarmed Man

Recordings Add Detail in Death of Woman Forced From Florida Hospital


New York to Appoint Civilian to Monitor Police’s Counterterrorism Activity

Muslims in Queens Welcome Shift in Scrutiny to Police

Cuomo Announces $1 Billion Expansion for Javits Center

An Idea by Moynihan Rises Like a Phoenix: Relocating Pennsylvania Station

New York Prison Guards Instigated Attack on Inmate and Engineered Cover-Up

The Christian Science Monitor

In treatment of professor, Wheaton shows split among US Evangelicals

Muslim students take on Islamophobia: Next protest movement in the making?

Roy Moore: the Alabama judge who 'relishes' gay marriage fight

Jay and Nii Quartey found music, then their calling – helping street children

The Star Ledger

N.J. lawmakers clash over forcing bigger pension payments

Have immigration raids started in N.J.? Feds, activists disagree

N.J. Senate passes bill to pay prison guards attacked by inmates

N.J. lawmakers approve private-sector retirement plan

How much would it cost to put a body camera on every N.J. cop?

N.J. GOP leaders: Democrats' redistricting plan an 'abuse of power'

$500K in DROP pay for no-show elections chief

Activists decry return to 'most rabid form of racism'

Pa. makes charter school change that will help some districts

Philly district names its best schools

Philadelphia Futures celebrates 25 years of helping kids succeed

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Why the Ohio Republican Party's early endorsement of John Kasich won't be a surprise

Joe Cimperman tapped as Global Cleveland president, will leave City Council

Retired Philadelphia police captain marks second day in Cleveland for Tamir Rice protest

Obama's gun control fight: Darcy cartoon

Cleveland teen shot while trying to buy gun on East Side

Cuyahoga County to help parents facing arrest in child support cases

The Chicago Tribune

Black Chicago firefighters call for federal probe of fire department

Mayor orders outside review of Law Dept. division where attorney hid evidence

CNN poll: 67 percent of Americans approve of Obama's executive action for background checks on guns

The Detroit Free Press

Michigan to clamp down on privatized prison deals

Were Flint water fears 'blown off' by state?

Detroit police say property and violent crime down

Pistons help start new Detroit youth hoops program

The Washington Post

Obama tries to bridge divide on guns during televised forum. His frustration was palpable.

Gabrielle Giffords: We can't wait for a Congress in the gun lobby’s grip to act

The government closed its offices in Oregon days before the armed takeover due to fears of violence

Chris Christie’s flip-flop on how his federal prosecutor experience shaped his gun-control view

Donald Trump: ‘I will get rid of gun-free zones on schools’

Why Bernie Sanders needs young voters to turn out

Florida carries out the country’s first execution of 2016

Hear what D.C. Council members have to say about proposal for higher traffic fines

Fairfax superintendent proposes teacher raises, class size reductions

The Los Angeles Times

3 teens from China will go to prison for a San Gabriel Valley attack on a classmate

Teen girl shot to death in Marina del Rey shopping center parking lot

6 California lawmakers and San Diego mayor back Marco Rubio for president

USA Today

Justice IG: DEA paid Amtrak employees nearly $1 million as informants

In Oregon, a new-age militia holds its ground

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