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December 05, 2019

The National Council of Negro Women is founded in 1935 by famed educator Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune.

Today in Black America - June 5

POSTED: June 05, 2014, 9:00 am

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Today in Black History: Scholar and activist Dr. W.E.B. DuBois was awarded the Spingarn Medal, the NAACP's highest honor, on this date in 1920 in Atlanta, Georgia.

The New York Times


Suspect Is Arrested in Stabbing of 2 Children


Behind P.O.W.’s Release: Urgency and Opportunity


State and Local Officials Vow to End Homelessness Among Veterans


In Race for Rangel’s Seat, Top Rivals Promise Job Growth in Struggling Areas


N.R.A. Backs Away From Article Criticizing Advocates of Carrying Guns in Public


New York City Soda Fight, in Court, Tests Agency’s Power

In Bribery Trial, Lawyer Says Queens State Senator Was Entrapped

Higher Minimum Wage Gains Support


The Christian Science Monitor


California political reformers size up 'open' primaries, see progress


Joni Ernst, one-time hog castrator, is GOP's newest darling (+video)


Why Democrats are cheering over Mississippi primary (+video)

Slender Man stabbings: Why are we so fascinated by horror? (+video)



The Star Ledger


Jeff Bell, a blast from the past, says he's ready to take on tech savvy Booker


Christie nominates replacement for Camden County prosecutor

Newark Preschool Council files lawsuit over Head Start funding

Editorial: Christie's troubling appointment to the Port Authority board



Philly.com


Low-income rentals and buys comes closer to realization

City to borrow to make good on school $ pledge


Nutter taps Derrick Sawyer to be fire commish

2 lose education credentials in cheating probe


CAPA high school names principal after a trying year

Rutgers-Camden's new leader takes a public bow


The Detroit Free Press


Editorial: Voters won't forgive more foot-dragging on roads

Flint school district laying off 250 employees

Detroit city council to vote today on transfer of DIA assets, city budget

Snyder: Regional water authority possible, not critical to Detroit bankruptcy exit


The Chicago Tribune


Schools remove hooks after boys caught playing 'hanging game'


18-year-old dead, 6 others wounded in city shootings

32-year-sentence in shooting of accused 'snitch'

Lawyers for state rep paint him as victim of overzealous FBI


The Washington Post

Obama officials defend Bergdahl prisoner swap


Senate poised to confirm Burwell as new HHS secretary

Support for death penalty high, but down


Are young people finally interested in voting?

District’s fire chief to step down in July


The Cleveland Plain Dealer


Youngstown State University lays off employees to balance budget

Ohio students must now pass Common Core exams or other tests to graduate, state legislature decides

Cleveland Clinic's Toby Cosgrove as VA secretary? Says Louis Stokes: "There would be no one better."



The Los Angeles Times

Donald Sterling to drop fight to keep Clippers, allow sale to Ballmer


51st state among local measures put to voters across California

Is bilingual education worth bringing back?



USA Today


GM CEO fires 15 over switches, says 'no conspiracy'


Probe launched after lock-in on vote night in Miss.


The Atlanta Journal Constitution


NAACP wants Clayton superintendent hire probe


New state test gets different name










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