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Today in Black America - January 21

POSTED: January 21, 2016, 6:30 am

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Today in Black History: Carl T. Rowan is named director of the United States Information Agency by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964.

The New York Times

National

Editorial: A Win in the Supreme Court for Class Actions

Blow: The Poisoning of Flint’s Water

As Water Crisis Grew, Officials Belittled Flint’s Complaints

Crumbling, Destitute Schools Threaten Detroit’s Recovery

Donald Trump Is Forcing Ted Cruz to Rewrite His Playbook


’90s Scandals Threaten to Erode Hillary Clinton’s Strength With Women

In Race Defined by Income Gap, Hillary Clinton’s Wall Street Ties Incite Rivals

Supreme Court Rules Against Kansas Inmates in Death Penalty Case

Attorney General Seeks Funding for Tighter Gun Rules


Local

New York City Is Set to Adopt New Approach on Policing Minor Offenses

Officials Object to Plan to Turn Burial Site Over to Parks Dept.

Amtrak Says Region’s Rail Projects Could Cost Up to $23.9 Billion



The Christian Science Monitor


How Flint water crisis reveals limits of running a state as a business (+video)

In potential landmark case, Supreme Court takes up Obama's immigration plan

Harvard study says SATs should be optional. Here's why.


The Star Ledger


Man shot dead in Trenton, city's 3rd homicide this month

Christie GOP support slips in N.H., new poll shows

Christie: 'Stupid' mandatory school recess bill deserved my veto

Rutgers program seeks greater local involvement in terror war

Why N.J. political parties are losing their influence


Philly.com


Philly Democratic leader Brady calls Commissioner Anthony Clark a 'disgrace'

Dear Philly non-voter: Blame yourself for Commissioner Clark


Kenney: More $ on early childhood, less on prisons


$40K raise DRPA CEO hits snag

Imhotep pays for overcharging district


The Cleveland Plain Dealer


Law enforcement panel educates public about gang problems

Tamir Rice grand jury did vote whether shooting was justified


Kent State University fraternity tagged with racial slur


Federal officials urge Ohioans to sign up for Obamacare before Jan. 31 deadline

New state report cards show how college readiness and attendance rise with affluence, plummet with poverty


The Chicago Sun-Times

Anti-Rahm protester interrupts Conference of Mayors event

Plan for takeover, bankruptcy is 'lifeline' for CPS, Republicans say

Brown: Nothing Rauner would like more than CPS takeover


The Washington Post


At a mayors’ conference, all eyes on Rahm Emanuel

Sanders prepares to challenge Clinton on Super Tuesday and beyond


Amid water crisis, mayor of Flint, Mich., talks of ‘broken trust’

Grand jurors in the Tamir Rice case voted that the shooting was justified, did not vote on specific criminal charges


Why ‘Whiteness History Month’ is coming to an Oregon college this year

Rats, roaches, mold – poor conditions leads to teacher sickout, closure of most Detroit schools


Va. Senate panel scraps gun-control bills, advances gun-rights measures


The issue that could keep Congress from passing criminal justice reform

Maryland Democrats say they will take up bills that deal with overtesting


The Detroit Free Press


9 must-read pages from Rick Snyder's e-mail drop


Obama in the D: We'll help Flint


Lansing, we have a problem — and business as usual is over

Michigan House OKs $28M for Flint water crisis


Teachers threaten another DPS sickout for Thursday


The Los Angeles Times


Academy board will weigh new voting rules to encourage diversity

Gov. Jerry Brown is likely to urge caution in his State of the State speech

LAPD union slams chief's response to crime hike, calls for hearings about officer deployment



USA Today

Dad sentenced in case of boy found in Detroit basement

How water crisis in Flint, Mich., became federal state of emergency


Bob Dole on Ted Cruz: 'Nobody likes him'

























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