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July 16, 2020

Journalist and civil rights advocate Ida B. Wells, a founder of the NAACP, was born on this date in 1862 in Holly Springs, Mississippi.

Today in Black America - November 18

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Today in Black History: Isabella Baumfree, who took on the name Sojourner Truth and was a fearless abolitionist, was born into slavery in 1797 in Swartekill, NY.

The New York Times

Democrats Shake Lineup in House Political Team

For Obama, Executive Order on Immigration Would Be a Turnabout

Health Care Law Recasts Insurers as Obama Allies

State of Emergency Declared in Missouri for Grand Jury’s Decision on Ferguson

Rachel Noerdlinger, a Top City Hall Aide, Takes a Leave of Absence

Pay Phones in New York City Will Become Free Wi-Fi Hot Spots

A Diverse Mix of Pupils, Learning Civilized Dissent

The Christian Science Monitor

Ahead of grand jury, Missouri prepares for decision on Ferguson shooting (+video)

Jonathan Gruber's 'stupid' voter remarks: For GOP, gift that keeps giving. (+video)

To avoid Obamacare surprises, reenrollment deadline fast approaching

What the Keystone XL pipeline means for Obama’s legacy (+video)

The Washington Post

D.C. mayor rejected plea deal in federal investigation

Before Obama’s immigration decision, skepticism is palpable

In a party full of urbanites, the new DCCC chairman comes from one of most rural Democratic districts

The ridiculousness of Hillary Clinton’s expand-the-map strategy in 2016

Reagan's plan: ‘It didn’t work at all’

Henderson invites high school students to help plan the budget

Lawsits allege racial admissions bias at Harvard and UNC

The Star Ledger

N.J. Weedman appealing sentence he already served, contends state pot laws are racist

Newark school named one of 100 'worth visiting' in nation

Newark council approves public defender fee increase

Newark custodians, cafeteria workers rally to demand school district grant first raises in five years

Judge rules N.J. agency allowed to seize man's Atlantic City home through eminent domain

The Detroit Free Press

He helped rescue New York. Next up: Detroit

No payday for dozens of Detroit public health workers

Detroit Symphony launches 1st educational webcast

The Los Angeles Times

LAPD study focused on small part of discipline system

Small town with several detention centers debates if it needs another

California students in high-poverty schools lose learning time, study says

High-tech effort calls up smartphones for Ebola battle

The Chicago Tribune

Ferguson, Mo. officer accused of sex with inmate

Emanuel campaign, aldermanic hopefuls file for spot on Chicago ballot

Family, friends pay tribute to Jane Byrne

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Transgender Job Fair in Cleveland this weekend

Cleveland settles with families of chase, shooting victims for $3 million

Cleveland Councilman Zack Reed: Why won't city prosecute 6 police officers for misconduct?

Use of prescription stimulants to stay awake is the norm for college students, survey shows

Why are so many fired Philly cops reinstated?

Trial ordered for 6 Pa. football players in beating

Prosecutors: Dirty cop ran W. Philly loan-sharking

Philly schools see 40 applications for new charters

Ex-Nutter spokesman to run for mayor?

USA Today

NFL suspends Adrian Peterson without pay for at least rest of regular season

Lawsuit: Ferguson officer raped pregnant woman

Controversial Texas textbooks headed to classrooms

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