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August 15, 2017

Civil rights leader, attorney, and presidential adviser Vernon E. Jordan, Jr., was born in 1935 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Today in Black America - June 4

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Today in Black History: Activist professor Angela Davis was acquitted in 1972 on all charges related to a court escape and kidnap attempt in Marin County, California.


The New York Times

National

Editorial: The Shame in Puerto Rico

Special Operations Forces in Africa Likely to Face Cuts


Dealers Defy Gun Law and Face a Wrist Slap From the A.T.F.

Facebook Gave Phone Makers Vast Access to Users’ Data

Live Updates From California, Before Its ‘Jungle Primary’

Will Asian-Americans Help Democrats Turn Orange County Blue?

A Courtside View of Scott Pruitt’s Cozy Ties With a Billionaire Coal Baron

Good News for Women With Breast Cancer: Many Don’t Need Chemo


Local


4 Years After Eric Garner’s Death, Secrecy Law on Police Discipline Remains Unchanged

As Calls for Action Crescendo, de Blasio Takes On Segregated Schools


De Blasio Proposes Changes to New York’s Elite High Schools

After Years of Disinvestment, City Public Housing Is Poised to Get U.S. Oversight



Philly.com


New Jersey on national stage in Tuesday's primary


Philly congressman seek federeal help to fix 'unconscionable' condition of city schools

In one Philly neighborhood, critics ask: Is gentrification closing our high school?


The Detroit Free Press


'You don't look like a legislator': Security stops black, female lawmaker going to work in Ohio

Should Michigan sex education require 'yes means yes' curriculum?

'My heart is heavy for Detroit': City rallies against gun violence

Fast-food workers demand pay increase: Are unions the answer?


The Star-Ledger


Your voters' guide to N.J. races that could help change America in Trump's midterm

1 cop arrested, 4 suspended after private party goes bad

7 teens arrested, cop injured as brawl shuts down Hamilton Mall


Murphy won't let Trump, man of extraordinary health, sabotage your health care | Editorial

Phil Murphy agrees to reduced sales tax in these 5 N.J. cities


The Chicago Tribune


34 shot this weekend; More than 1,000 shot in Chicago this year


11-year-old boy found dead with head trauma

With Hispanics making up more than half the population, Carpentersville repeals English-language law

Track coach rapes girl repeatedly after sports powerhouse fails to follow through on background checks


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland teens are not oblivious to the violence all around them: Tamara Thomas (Opinion)


Calls to 'put the guns down' at 10th Youth-Led March Against Violence in Glenville

Ohio State University will cover full cost for Ohio Pell Grant students at regional campuses

Slain Cleveland girl Alianna DeFreeze honored at former classmates' graduation


The Washington Post

Former slave, on possible path to sainthood, to be entombed in Denver cathedral

They were harassed for #LivingWhileBlack. Now, they want a congressional hearing on profiling.

The United Nations says Trump is making life harder for the poor

Answering the call: Fire chiefs look to growing Latino population to rescue the languishing small-town firehouse

Perspective: Trump’s lawyers say he’s above the law. They clearly don’t understand it.

Citing potential backlash, Giuliani calls it ‘unthinkable’ that Trump would pardon himself

A president can’t obstruct justice? Legal experts aren’t so sure.


Lawmakers, civil rights groups call for Betsy DeVos to set the record straight on immigration and schools


California’s race for governor has become a referendum on resistance

Angela Alsobrooks says Prince George’s will benefit from her experience

Montgomery executive Isiah Leggett issues rare line-item veto



The Los Angeles Times


The assassination of Robert Kennedy, as told 50 years later

5 important voting rules to know before California's primary


In a north-south matchup, Villaraigosa's and Newsom's mayoral records show how they might govern California

Meet the candidates running to be California's next governor in Tuesday's primary



USA Today


Experts split on police conduct, use of force in NJ beach arrest incident


A white driver ran over a black man then allegedly sent shockingly racist Snapchat messages


Crowd cheers when valedictorian quotes Trump. Then reveals it was Obama









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