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Today in Black America - May 1

POSTED: May 01, 2014, 6:30 am

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Today in Black History: Television journalist Max Robinson, the first Black anchor of a network news program, was born on this date in 1939 in Richmond, Virginia.

The New York Times

Changed Life of American Poor: Better Off, but Far Behind

Oklahoma Orders Review of Botched Execution

Editorial: State-Sponsored Horror in Oklahoma

Blow: Deep in the Heart of Don

Bill Clinton Defends His Economic Legacy

Sports of The Times: A Verdict on Comments, but the Conversation Isn’t Over

New York Mayor and Teachers’ Union Said to Be Near Deal

New York City Police Officer Is Arrested in Westchester Shooting

Protester Says She Doesn’t Recall Hitting Officer With Elbow

Top State Judge Tightens Rules on Debt Collection

The Christian Science Monitor

Donald Sterling: Who is the Los Angeles Clippers owner, really?

Botched Oklahoma execution shakes even death penalty supporters

Millennials see themselves as ‘post-racial.’ What does that mean?

Why won't 'kissing congressman' quit?

The Star Ledger

Campaign capsules in races for Trenton mayor and N.J.'s 12th Congressional seat

Judge rules that Qareeb Bashir can return to work as Trenton fire director

Twenty Trenton residents indicted in Bloods gang-related activities

State still discussing funding NJ colleges based on performance

Coalition says NJ inmates pay 'exorbitant' phone rates for local calls

NJ education officials release 2015 school funding levels for all districts

The Detroit Free Press

Funding cuts send hundreds of mentally ill onto Detroit's streets

Detroit officials to break ground for new police precinct

Scrappers partly to blame for recent lost school days in Detroit, city says

Detroit completes first phase of public lighting pilot program

Clouds remain over Conyers' bid to qualify for Aug. 5 primary ballot

Kenney bill would make small amounts of pot a civil offense

Fears surround Pa. revenue totals' release

SRC slammed over cost-cutting budget

Cheyney professor brings first-hand knowledge to quiz team

The Washington Post

For more states, execution means improvisation

Four days that changed the NBA

On issue after issue, voters favor Democrats. But that doesn’t mean they will vote for them.

Small business owners in a minimum-wage tug-of-war

Good news in Sterling, Bundy racial rants? Could be.

Fire chief: D.C. can add ambulances and not pull 2 vehicles

The Chicago Tribune

Red ink leads to state probe of school insurance

Prosecutors: Paralyzed uncle took bus to deliver gun to girl who shot friend

Federal lawsuit filed over police shooting

Veteran prosecutor confirmed for federal bench in Chicago

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Councilman Zack Reed invites non-Christians to City Hall for National Day of Prayer

ACLU of Ohio urges Gov. John Kasich to postpone all Ohio executions until 2016

Rep. Marcia Fudge and Congressional Black Caucus settle some differences with Rep. Paul Ryan

Former Richmond Heights superintendent, building official plead guilty to corruption charges

Cleveland schools will start on Aug. 13, with a few exceptions

The Los Angeles Times

FCC chief Tom Wheeler defends his support for new net neutrality rules

California's new primary election system fails to boost turnout

Sterling furor presents test of L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti's leadership

African American students weigh campus attitudes in picking colleges

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Military to reconsider controversial ban on black hairstyles

State superintendent candidates contend with Common Core

Atlanta parks commissioner to leave Reed administration

Clark Atlanta University president to retire next year

USA Today

2 killed, dozens injured in Florida jail explosion

Ex-cheerleader's lawsuit against website packs impact

Shocking homeless youth campaign grabs attention

Nigeria protesters demand rescue of girls kidnapped by Islamists

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