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July 10, 2020

Educator and civil rights leader Mary McLeod Bethune, founder of Bethune-Cookman College, was born in 1875.

Today in Black America - January 29

POSTED: January 29, 2015, 9:00 am

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Today in Black History: Television talk show host and media entrepreneur Oprah Winfrey was born on this date in 1954.

The New York Times

Editorial: Inconvenient Truths in Afghanistan

54 Years Later, South Carolina Court Clears ‘Friendship Nine’

Justices Stay Executions of 3 in Oklahoma, Pending Decision on Lethal Drug Protocol

Utah Court Strips Criminal of Right to Counsel, and Some Lawyers Object

Criticism of Holder Dominates Hearing on Loretta Lynch, Attorney General’s Possible Successor

6 Days That Felled Sheldon Silver, the Speaker Who Ruled Albany for Decades

Sheldon Silver Taking Leave of Absence From Law Firm

New York City’s First Lady Shares Family History as She Unveils Push on Mental Health Care

The Star Ledger

Report: Christie's emergency manager in Atlantic City to make $135,000

New Jersey mother admits to helping kids conceal gangland double murder

City council votes to approve measures naming Jersey City's 100 Steps, mandating repaving of city streets

Union challenges decision that teacher attacked in Paterson classroom is healthy enough to return to work

Newark stop-and-frisks fall under Baraka, though blacks, 'innocents' still more likely to be targeted

Sign language would count as foreign language in N.J. schools under proposed law

The Christian Science Monitor

Loretta Lynch, attorney general nominee, fields GOP senators' barbed questions

Obama's misfire on 529 college savings plan: Who is middle class? (+video)

Judge clears 'Friendship 9,' who dared to sit at white lunch counter in 1961 (+video)

Ayers: Sex scandal probe is 'bad stuff'

Did L. Merion cops profile black snow shovelers?

SEPTA: Subway overhaul to cost $150M

City lawmakers take aim at NRA lawsuit

The Washington Post

McDonald’s CEO resigns amid disappointing sales

Americans support publishing Muhammad cartoons -- nine years after saying they were ‘irresponsible’

Loretta Lynch insists she’s not Eric Holder

Conservatives hate Common Core. The rest of America? Who knows.

The Detroit Free Press

Ford workers to get $6,900 in profit sharing checks

No more trials for officer in Aiyana's shooting

Group pushes for new Detroit schools commission

Detroiter, 13, killed; she and a friend playing with gun?

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland police prepare to roll out body cameras, residents grill officials on policies at public forum

Cleveland officer fires 14 shots through roof of stolen car, hitting 12-year-old driver: Forcing Change

Taser, pepper spray, beating from police put man in coma: Forcing Change

Video does not match Cleveland police officers' account of arrest at Bounce Nightclub: Forcing Change

The Chicago Tribune

Ex-ward about closing youth center: 'This should have happened' long ago

Mayoral candidate Garcia says CPS should drop fight over lawsuit

Common Core test spurs angst among educators, parents

Emanuel expands fundraising lead

The Los Angeles Times

New sex offender rules bulk up parole agents' caseloads

Arizona redistricting fight has big implications for California

Second arrest made in connection with stabbing death at middle school

USA Today

Obama to call for end of sequestration

Video shows Seattle police spraying teacher at MLK rally

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

House leaders unveil $1 billion transportation plan

Metro Atlanta’s unemployment rate stays the same at 6.4 percent

King lawsuit dismissal spurs hopes for family peace talks

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