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P.B.S. Pinchback becomes the nation's first Black governor on this date in 1872 in the state of Louisiana.

Today in Black America - June 25

POSTED: June 25, 2013, 7:30 am

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Today in Black History: President Franklin D. Roosevelt created the Fair Employment Practices Commission by Executive Order 8802 on this date in 1941.

Trayvon Martin Case Coverage from MIami Herald

Lawyers reveal diverging strategies in George Zimmerman trial

NAACP holds Sanford town hall at start of George Zimmerman trial


The New York Times

Justices Step Up Scrutiny of Race in College Entry

A Long, Slow Drift From Racial Justice

Editorial: A Reprieve for Affirmative Action

Documents Show Liberals in I.R.S. Dragnet

U.S. Unveils Health Care Web Site and Call Center

Fund-Raiser for Thompson Has History of Swindling

New Leader Is Named for Medgar Evers College

CUNY Union Endorses de Blasio


The Christian Science Monitor

Supreme Court makes it harder for workers to win discrimination lawsuits

Supreme Court sends Texas affirmative action case back to lower court

The Monitor's View: In Texas affirmative-action ruling, Supreme Court seeks race-blind admissions

Edward Snowden gives countries a chance to thumb nose at US


Were Obama recess appointments constitutional? Supreme Court takes case


The Star Ledger

Westfield board votes to place full-time police officer in schools

Tsunami-like wave in N.J. being investigated

Birdsall Services Group contributed more than $35,000 to political campaigns in Mercer County

Former Essex County sheriff's officer admits to extortion charges

N.J. Assembly passes several bills dealing with guns and violence


The Washington Post

Affirmative action returned to lower court

Supreme Court splits openly on worker protection suits

Whistleblower advocates and the Snowden case

IRS scrutiny of groups seeking tax-exempt status ranged broadly

The ‘Latino vote’ doesn't exist


No indictment for Loudoun official in campaign probe


The Detroit Free Press


Gary Brown remains mum on job with Kevyn Orr's office

FBI looking into contracts at Wayne County Sheriff's Office

High court's ruling points to backing Michigan affirmative action ban

Judge: Wade McCree brought 'shame' to the bench

Michigan Merit Exam, ACT test results offer mixed picture of student gains


The Chicago Tribune

Chicago public school property taxes going up

Local school's reaction to admission ruling: 'Breathing sigh of relief'

CPS principal recounts alleged rape at court hearing


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Pew report says children in Ohio struggle to get access to dental care

Ohio Gov. John Kasich hits new high in Quinnipiac poll; Ed FitzGerald remains largely unknown


Cuyahoga County foster parents to receive respite services


Editorial: Lax gun laws do Ohio no favors


The Los Angeles Times

Justices: L.A. can't take homeless' belongings

Brown signs bill for more closed-door meetings

Gov. Jerry Brown submits plan, unwillingly, to reduce inmates


USA Today

Judge Hatchett weighs in on Zimmerman jury, 911 audio









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