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Today in Black America - June 16

POSTED: June 16, 2014, 11:00 am

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Today in Black History: Author John Howard Griffin, who posed as a Black man for his seminal book on southern racism,"Black Like Me," was born in 1920.

The New York Times

Population Shifts Turning All Politics National

Why Hispanics Don’t Have a Larger Political Voice

'There Is a Divide’ in Republican Party, Cantor Says

Obama Finds He Can’t Put Iraq War Behind Him

Judges With Daughters More Often Rule in Favor of Women’s Rights

Starbucks to Provide Free College Education to Thousands of Workers

Methodist Church Pension Board Links Divestment to Firm’s Role in Israeli Prisons

Worries Over Access to Free Public TV

Bank Account Screening Tool Is Scrutinized as Excessive


The Star Ledger

Christie's pension plan puts N.J. Democrats in a bind as budget deadline looms


Newark neighbors, family mourn 6 killed in Father's Day fire

Christie tells Republican donors they'll 'get over' bridge scandal, report says

Supreme Court nominees Rabner, Solomon go before Senate Judiciary Committee today

On Baraka's transition team, the campaign continues


Sitting empty, Bears Stadium costs Newark, Essex County millions

Plainfield mayor in battle with city council, assemblyman


The Christian Science Monitor


Brooklyn Bridge gun control march: Could pushback against gun culture be working?

How vets help vets conquer the after-war

Eric Cantor: Could he be the next Karl Rove? (+video)


The Detroit Free Press


Teen pleads guilty in Utash beating, will testify against others in case

Bill to repeal controversial abortion insurance law to be discussed

10 reasons Michigan lawmakers couldn't pass plan to pay for road fixes

Detroit comes to terms with largest union, reaches deal with some bondholders


Philly.com

Income gap widens in Pa., all of U.S.

Held 7 years with no trial, ill Philly man released


Mentally ill or impaired inmates too often forgotten

Home-schooling parents rally against Common Core

With city schools needing more funds, eyes turn to Harrisburg


Amos brothers get their due for the founding of Lincoln University



The Chicago Tribune


'Sovereign citizen' follower faces trial for suits against judges

Chicago offers cash for reports of illegal tobacco sales

11-year-old girl among 6 people shot overnight in Chicago


Emanuel to testify today at Shakman hearing


The Washington Post

In memoir, Barry tries to recast legacy, offers account of infamous drug bust


The New Republic’s cover story isn’t about Scott Walker. It’s about a polarized America.

Education Reform is the new New Math

Tea party angles for key House position

Imprisoning fathers makes their kids unprepared for school


The never-ending gap in employment between whites and blacks


D.C. officials seek stronger oversight of charter schools


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland Browns, Cavs, Indians outspent alcohol, tobacco interests in sin tax campaign

Bill Clinton gives Ed FitzGerald and other Ohio Democrats thumbs-up after 'job interviews'

Officers charged in police chase, shooting appear in court: June 13 newscast

Jon Husted increases financial lead over Nina Turner in Ohio secretary of state's race

Ohio senator proposes crackdown on payday lenders following Supreme Court ruling


The Los Angeles Times

U.S. healthcare ranks last among 11 developed nations, report says

Union chief blasts Education secretary over tenure remark


California lawmakers OK $156.4-billion budget

Court lets stand ban on using churches for graduations


USA Today


Supreme Court rules against 'straw purchasers' of guns

'Freedom Summer' friends, 50 years later



The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Enrollment expected to climb in Cobb County Schools

Clayton County man guilty of Coke exec’s murder







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