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April 24, 2017

The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) was incorporated on this date in 1927 with 27 member colleges.

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Today in Black History: John Lee, first Black commissioned officer in the United States Navy, was assigned duty on this date in 1947.

The New York Times

National


Democrat’s Win in Pennsylvania Upends Parties’ Midterm Plans

Even in an Election Shaped by Trump, the Candidates Mattered


Thousands Leave Class, Urging Action on Gun Control


Students Walked Out. Here Are Their Videos.

Teacher’s Gun Is Accidentally Fired During Public Safety Class, Injuring 3

Facebook Blocks Britain First, a Far-Right Anti-Muslim Group Promoted by Trump


White Supremacists Are Increasingly Spreading Their Message With Public Banners

Nashville Mayor Proposes City Park to Atone for Its Slave History

S.E.C. Charges Former Equifax Executive With Insider Trading


Local

New York Today: Students in Solidarity Over Gun Violence


Nearly 5 Decades Later, Man Who Killed New York Officers Wins Parole

De Blasio May Be Called to Testify in Long Island Corruption Trial


Philly.com

'I don't want to be shot': Thousands of Philly-area students participate in national school walkout

Progressives hoping to shake up Philadelphia's Democratic Party, get good, and bad news

Gov Wolf: Bill Green can't run for Congress

Philly DA Krasner won't fight Meek Mill's release from prison on bail

Why did it take 878 days for the government to decide this Philly woman with MS could apply for disability?



The Detroit Free Press

Activist who was removed from Detroit school board meeting to address board today

State legislators to grill MSU interim president John Engler today


Judge is asked to move up special election for Conyers seat


What Pennsylvania's special election could mean for Michigan Democrats


The Star-Ledger

Phil Murphy just held a town hall. Here's how he plans to sell his budget & taxes to you

More NJ Transit riders may get a seat on a train, thanks to Gov. Murphy

Suit that said officers were called 'dumb Negroes' costing county $800K

N.J. leaders seek new meeting with Trump on Gateway tunnel

Judge strips power from citizen board created to curb police misconduct


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland activists to hold rally for Tanisha Anderson

Don't expect a reminder to renew your driver's license in Ohio, which lags behind other states in renewal policies

Former Ohio school coach gets 8 years in prison for sexually abusing teen

Case Western Reserve student called about panhandler prior to officer stopping Cleveland Councilman Kevin Conwell


Cleveland police officer being investigated for sending inappropriate photos to teen girl


The Chicago Tribune

'If we keep coming together like this we will be unstoppable': Chicago-area students demand gun reform

Chris Kennedy, who's not that into politics, is carrying his family's legacy into governor's race

Pritzker called 'liar,' 'fraud' during final Democratic governor debate

Berrios challenger Kaegi invokes Harold Washington in new radio ad


Attempt to override Rauner gun veto put off as assault weapons restrictions approved


The Washington Post


‘I didn’t even know’: In speech, Trump says he made up claim on trade at Trudeau meeting

The Fix: Why Trump’s admission is particularly bad

A Trump company lawyer took part in effort to keep Stormy Daniels silent, document shows

Trump Cabinet members accused of living large at taxpayer expense

Scott Pruitt’s $25,000 soundproof phone booth? It actually cost more like $43,000.

Senate passes rollback of banking rules put in place after financial crisis


4 Pinocchios for Trump’s narrative on immigrants and crime

Penn Law professor who said black students are ‘rarely’ in top half of class loses teaching duties

Mass killer Dylann Roof’s sister charged with carrying weapons at S.C. high school

Oklahoma says it will begin using nitrogen for all executions in an unprecedented move

How white nationalists are trying to co-opt ‘Black Panther’

For final budget proposal, Prince George’s executive pitches largest one ever


Help in surviving pregnancy


Maryland General Assembly advances bill that bans bump stocks on firearms


The Los Angeles Times


L.A. students join nationwide walkouts and actions to remember Parkland victims, push gun control


Supreme Court draws criticism for shielding police against wrongful-shooting claims

Republicans may have lost a House seat in that Pennsylvania election, but here's what should rattle them even more

California doesn't want this towering water project. The Trump administration may build it anyway

Jury awards $33.5 million to parents of 29-year-old man killed by San Bernardino County deputy


USA Today


Arizona teacher posts salary: 'I need a college degree to make this?'

At 13, Vietnam-era protester found herself in court. Today, she's proud of teen activists






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