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Today in Black America - April 28

POSTED: April 28, 2014, 9:00 am

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Today in Black History: Earl Lloyd, the first Black to play in a National Basketball Association game, was born on this date in 1928.

The New York Times

‘Smart’ Firearm Draws Wrath of the Gun Lobby

Supreme Court Taking Up Police Searches of Phones

Editorial: Smartphones and the 4th Amendment

Health Law’s Pay Policy Is Skewed, Panel Finds

Amid Uproar, Clippers Silently Display Solidarity

For 2 Teenagers’ Murders, Much Sorrow, Few Answers and No Protests

Room for Debate: Should Affirmative Action Be Based on Income?

Op-Ed Contributor: The Wire Next Time

The Christian Science Monitor

NRA: 'Do or die' moment as moms, mayors mount anti-gun offensive (+video)

Racism allegations: Will NBA suspend L.A. Clippers owner?

The Star Ledger

NJ high school graduation rate ranks high in new report

Sandy aid must be prioritized for NY and NJ, lawmakers say

Current Trenton Fire Director to remain in position pending oral arguments regarding former leader's ouster, judge orders

Port Authority paid architect $500K for unsolicited bridge designs, report says

Change in NJ budget could divert environmental cleanup money to state's general fund

Newark Election 2014: South Ward natives vie for city council seat

The Detroit Free Press

2 teens face arraignment today in death of MSU student found on I-69

Meet Detroit's leading bankruptcy opponent (and it's not pensioners)

About 20 Detroit police officers to be suspended for outstanding warrants

Rochelle Riley: U-M needs to build a campus that reflects America

Civil rights activist Mabel Williams dies at age 82

The struggle with life in Philly, outside prison

Soccer stadium failing to lead Chester's rebirth

Clearview district considers privatizing janitors

New Rutgers-Camden chancellor Haddon focused on diversity, affordability, accessibility

The Washington Post

Allegations against Sertling aren't first

Jenkins: NBA owners must hold Sterling accountable

The GOP has a demographic problem, and it looks like it could get worse

For Palin, a diminished role in Republican Party

High Court: For justices, partisan image is hard to shake

Racist comments attributed to L.A. Clippers owner dominate Sunday shows

The top 15 gubernatorial races of 2014

Montgomery students urge action on achievement gap

Two Prince George’s moms lobby for Spanish immersion

Absences are chronic problems in D.C. schools

In rich Fairfax County, more poor seek food aid

The Chicago Tribune

Teen charged in Feb. killing of 14-year-old boy

3 charged in East Garfield Park home invasion, shooting

Cops: Teen girl missing from South Side

Cops: Girl, 12, missing from West Side

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Promoting weapons everywhere fosters culture of fear: Toby Hoover, gun violence victim

Juvenile court officials making moves to quell violence at detention center; report shows some youth could safely housed elsewhere

Charles Ramsey, one year after Seymour Avenue rescue: 'Every day is peaches and cream' (video)

Third Cleveland Foundation African-American Philanthropy Summit draws big crowd

Grades of D and F are history for JFK freshmen, as students now have to master a lesson or keep working

Richard Cordray is trying to promote equality and fairness, in face of discrimination claims, his office says

The Los Angeles Times

Pressure mounts on Sterling; Clippers fall after protest

Sterling tape authentic, Stiviano attorney says

With budget balanced, California should cut into credit card debt

Science teacher suspended over 'dangerous' projects returns to classroom

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Second victim in Fulton prosecutor shooting identified

Gov. Deal signs election-friendly budget into law

USA Today

Donald Sterling racism allegations ignite NBA outrage

'Post-college towns' brim with youth, jobs

America's most (and least) common jobs

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