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POSTED: July 15, 2013, 7:30 am

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Today in Black History: True Reformers Hall, the first building designed, financed and built by Blacks after Reconstruction is dedicated in 1903 in DC.

Coverage of the Zimmerman verdict in The Miami Herald

Prayers, vigils follow Zimmerman verdict

Dwyane Wade joins Twitter chorus of upset athletes

Civil-rights leaders call on Justice Department to act

State never proved its case, legal analysts say


The New York Times

Self-Defense Laws Too Hard to Topple in Zimmerman Case

Editorial: Trayvon Martin’s Legacy


Federal Hate Crime Inquiry to Reopen

Prayer, Protests and Anger Greet Verdict

Reluctant to Adopt Changes, California Prisons Face Woes

With Trademark Bombast, Paladino Returns on a Smaller Stage

Court Plan to Handle Police Lawsuits Is Criticized


The Christian Science Monitor

George Zimmerman 'not guilty' verdict: Legal fight could continue

Zimmerman not guilty: Victory for new kind of civil rights era?

Eliot Spitzer, Anthony Weiner stage political comebacks. Redemption overload?

Thailand has a new popular sensation - Hitler

In liberated Libya, women struggle to raise their hand


The Star Ledger

Hundreds rally in Newark for Trayvon Martin, chanting 'no justice, no peace'


In streets and sermons, Trayvon Martin supporters voice outrage over verdict


Reaction to the Zimmerman verdict ripples across the internet, in city streets

State report critical of Plainfield school district, assemblyman calls on BOE president to resign


ACLU wants N.J. to limit use of solitary confinement for juveniles

Buono unveils economic development plan


Detroit Free Press

Zimmerman verdict sparks Detroit discussions on fear, racism, profiling


Rochelle Riley: What do we have to do so George Zimmerman and others get it? Not all black boys are dangerous

Stephen Henderson: No peace for Zimmerman, because the rest of us suffer

Metro Detroit civil rights advocates call for federal inquiry into Trayvon Martin case

Will Michigan change its mind on education standards?


The Los Angeles Times

Trayvon Martin verdict protesters march on Hollywood Boulevard

Garcetti urges calm as Trayvon Martin protests block traffic


The Chicago Tribune

Protesters react to George Zimmerman acquittal

3 dead after shootings across city

What's in a nickname? It could be a lot

Emanuel flips switch, campaign donations flow


The Washington Post

Anger flows at acquittal of George Zimmerman

Zimmerman verdict unlikely to end the Trayvon Martin court saga

After Zimmerman verdict, ‘a hard morning’

Pennsylvania’s voter-ID law goes on trial

FEC engulfed in power struggle over staff independence

Catania plan to overhaul D.C. schools draws mixed reviews



The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio Turnpike expected to hike tolls, set course for $1 billion in bonds on Monday

Michael K. McIntyre: Calling for justice system audit in Cuyahoga County, councilman throws in an insult that rankles robes


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Police chase ends in teen girl’s death off I-85

Atlanta Mayor's Race: Kasim Reed’s war chest reflects friends in and beyond Atlanta

Metro Atlanta reacts to Zimmerman verdict


USA Today

Can racial rift be healed?

Zimmerman acquittal stirs protest in Calif.


Zimmerman's business with the court may not be over







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