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May 25, 2018

Civil rights icon and NAACP leader Lilly Carroll Jackson was born in 1889 in Baltimore.

Today in Black America - May 2

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Today in Black History: Inventor Elijah McCoy, believed to be the inspiration for the term "the real McCoy," was born in 1843 in Colchester, Canada
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The New York Times

National


Why Answering Mueller’s Questions Could Be a Minefield for Trump


Editorial: What Robert Mueller Knows


Trump’s Ex-Doctor Says He Was Raided by Trump Aides

Mosquito and Tick Infections Are Surging, C.D.C. Says


How to Protect Yourself From Mosquitoes and Ticks

Seven States, Led by Texas, Sue to End DACA Program

Women Said to Accuse Times Editor of Inappropriate Behavior


Local


First Test for New York Chancellor: A Middle School Desegregation Plan

Why Are New York’s Schools Segregated? It’s Not as Simple as Housing

De Blasio’s Pitch for Progressivism Finds an Ally Across the River


Philly.com

Year of the Woman? Maybe not in Philly-area congressional races.

Jones: The rift in the Black community over the Cosby verdict


Questlove sports "Kanye West Doesn't care About Black People' t-shirt at concert

Parents, student protest Camden school district to demand adequate funding for books and supplies


The Detroit Free Press


Students: Teacher was 'dating' a student 6 weeks before her arrest

Nearly half of Michiganders live in unacceptable smog levels, EPA says

Trump voters think he's lying about Stormy Daniels. And no, they don't really care.

Ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, others ordered to pay contractor $7.4M


The Star-Ledger


Fired Camden Catholic football coach retains lawyer, explores options

Superintendent's abrupt resignation marks district's third big departure this year

Newark wants to guarantee a free lawyer for low-income residents facing eviction

N.J. state workers say yes to new contract, raises after years of fighting Christie



The Chicago Tribune


EPA chief Pruitt overrules agency staff, gives Wisconsin's Walker, Foxconn big break on smog

Girl, 4, shot while sitting on porch with parents: 'It's our children, our babies'

Coach, players disciplined after report of racist remarks at youth baseball game

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sends $14 million to CPS for 'personalized learning'


Bank to give $1,053 to babies born at Chicago hospitals Thursday



The Cleveland Plain Dealer


Undocumented father of four takes sanctuary inside Pilgrim Congregational Church

Conservative Buckeye Institute says bail reform in Ohio would save money

As Richard Cordray campaigns for Ohio governor, the federal agency he headed is in trial in Cleveland


Talk it out: Is Mayor Frank Jackson's plan to treat violence as a health issue the best approach?



The Washington Post

Zora Neale Hurston: 87 years after writing of ‘The Last Black Cargo,’ the book is being published


White supremacist found guilty in beating of black man in Charlottesville parking garage

Solicitor general tells Supreme Court he misstated date of president’s comments on travel ban

Georgia governor candidate aims gun at teen in campaign ad. ‘Get over it,’ he tells critics.

Mueller warned of a possible presidential subpoena in meeting with Trump lawyers

The Fix: Mueller and Co. are playing hardball

Fact Checker: Four Pinocchios for Trump’s claims that Comey ‘leaked classified information’

Lobbyist’s role in Scott Pruitt’s $100,000 trip to Morocco raises ethics issues


Two officials close to EPA chief resign amid scrutiny

Milbank: President Trump is sowing the seeds of his own demise

Bookstores by and for people of color are finding their industry niche

Democrat buys semiautomatic rifle at Va. gun show in under 10 minutes



The Los Angeles Times

A quiet offer of help to county officials to fight California’s ‘sanctuary' law

A major California housing bill failed after opposition from the low-income residents it aimed to help. Here's how it went wrong

L.A. school board makes a bold, controversial choice in Beutner

County leaders approve new watchdog for Probation Department


USA Today


Trump, not his doctor, wrote glowing 2015 letter on his health, physician now says


Trump White House's focus on trade quotas criticized by some industries, could raise prices








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