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Today in Black America - January 11, 2016

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Today in Black History: Charles W. Anderson becomes the first Black person elected to the Kentucky legislature in 1936.

The New York Times

National

Minneapolis’s Less Visible, and More Troubled, Side

Blow: Focus on Illegal Guns

Justices Could Deal Public Unions a Major Setback

Issues and Implications in Supreme Court’s Public Union Case

Supreme Court Case on Public Sector Union Fees Rouses Political Suspicions

Obama’s Last State of the Union Address Aims to Set Tone for ’16 Campaign

House to Weigh Overhaul of Open Records Process

Bernie Sanders Makes Strong Showing in New Polls


The Larger, but Quieter Than Bundy, Push to Take Over Federal Land

With Freddie Gray Murder Trial Set to Begin, Hints of a ‘Rough Ride’


Local

4 Suspects in Brooklyn Rape Are in Custody

Principals’ Union Says Mayor de Blasio Has Lost Focus on Students

Cuomo Proposes Higher-Education Initiative in New York Prisons


The Christian Science Monitor


For black officers, police controversies hit close to home

As the US keeps adding jobs, does Hillary Clinton stand to gain?

Armed Oregon occupation: Is it really about white poverty in the West?

Racism at the beach: Why a recent slur struck a national nerve in South Africa

In treatment of professor, Wheaton shows split among US Evangelicals (+video)



The Star Ledger

N.J. property taxes soared by $537M in 2015, report says

Christie lied about gun control. Again. | Editorial


Muslim leaders join Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman at Trenton church (PHOTOS and VIDEO)

Did Christie just lie about past Planned Parenthood donation? (VIDEO)


See what else N.J. Democratic leaders are fighting over


Philly.com


Ben Carson's gaffe humiliates 5th-grader

Teacher vacancies lead to overstuffed classrooms, burnout

Ex-GOP leader gets jail time for nursing home theft

Philly district names its best schools


Kenney's first week a glimpse at tenure



The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Tamir Rice protest at Cudell Rec Center cancelled

The first piece of state report cards is coming this week - finally

Muslim protester led out of Trump rally says she was heckled, asked if she had bomb


Group of prominent Cleveland pastors cancels meeting with McGinty, considers backing primary opponent


The Detroit Free Press

DPS: 20 schools closed Monday due to teacher absences

Detroit deacon wants churches to better help others


State superintendent urges Detroit teachers to end sickouts

Inspired by cruelty, students reach out to homeless


The Chicago Sun-Times


Emanuel wants $6M tobacco tax for school programs

Dan Webb to lead review of Chicago's law department


The Washington Post

The scenario that could become a nightmare for Hillary Clinton

Black women vow to be a powerful voting force again this year


Why Rubio and Cruz could lose the Latino vote in a general election

Recidivism Watch: Christie on murder rates in New York City


Obama to leave seat empty for gun victims in speech to a Congress that won’t limit guns


City of Chicago’s law department to be reviewed by former U.S. attorney


Is the Supreme Court about to take aim at teachers unions? And what happens if it does?

Deportation raids to continue, despite outcry

With jabs from mayor, a new political feud takes shape in the District

First-time principal will lead D.C.’s first all-male public high school


Montgomery schools superintendent could be selected as soon as March


Letting students sink doesn’t teach them to swim



The Los Angeles Times


In the state budget, too many good programs can sometimes be bad

Kamala Harris shows she's still a U.S. Senate candidate under construction

Passenger fatally shot on BART train, gunman on the run



USA Today


2nd Baltimore officer in Freddie Gray case goes on trial

FBI probes another fatal Chicago police shooting








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