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July 07, 2020

Baseball legend, Negro League star and Hall of Famer Leroy "Satchel" Paige was born in 1906 in Mobile, Alabama.

Today in Black America - April 7

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Today in Black History: Jazz and Blues vocalist Billie "Lady Day" Holiday was born on this date in 1915 in Philadelphia.

The New York Times

Rev. Gardner C. Taylor, Powerful Voice for Civil Rights, Dies at 96

Kenyans Try to Trace a Student’s Path to Terrorism

Editor: Cuban Expectations in a New Era

Blow: Did Rolling Stone Hurt the Quest for Justice?

Laurence Tribe Fights Climate Case Against Star Pupil From Harvard, President Obama

Ron Paul Is Expected to Play Little Role in Rand Paul’s Campaign

With State Control, North Carolina Republicans Pursue Smaller Prizes

Food Safety Law’s Funding Is Far Below Estimated Requirement

Father and 7 Children Found Dead in Maryland

New York City Discriminated in Paying Managers, Commission Finds

Rutgers Bans Fraternity and Sorority House Parties After Student’s Death

The Christian Science Monitor

Rolling Stone debacle shows how hard, and needed, sex assault reporting is (+video)

Garissa university: locals question calls to shut down a beacon of hope (+video)

How parents cope with America's child-care 'crisis'

The Star Ledger

Irvington High security guard attacked by students, report says (VIDEO)

5 Port Authority projects that could face scrutiny under spending review

Sweeney wants to change state tax policy in wake of Exxon agreement

Revel sale expected to close by tomorrow as casino sells for pennies on the dollar

The Detroit Free Press

Rosa Parks finalist in group's $20-bill campaign

Inkster's Jeralean Talley is oldest person, group says

Detroit council set to vote on Red Wings arena plan

The Washington Post

After Bush order, black enrollment down in Florida

8 family members, including 7 children, found dead in Md. home

Robinson: History in the making in the Iran deal

Editorial: President Obama walks a tightrope on the Iran nuclear framework

What the Kenya massacre reveals about the U.S.

Cummings visits Annapolis to ‘take the temperature’ for possible Senate run

$10 million lawsuit filed in death of man shot by Prince George’s deputy

AG’s approval of a school plan for males of color has holes

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Recently hired Cuyahoga County official was paid by two public agencies for the same work week, officials say

Five takeaways from the first day of trial for Cleveland police officer Michael Brelo

Cleveland city officials lay out 5 years of capital projects -- most with a '1-in-4 chance of getting funded'

The Chicago Tribune

Kansas wants to ban welfare recipients from seeing movies, getting tattoos

Emanuel, Garcia do last-minute campaigning ahead of Election Day

Illinois employers plan for more than 2,800 layoffs

The Los Angeles Times

MWD plans to ration water to Southland districts, cities

Lawyer's fee in CHP beating case sparks courtroom drama, divided loyalties

USA Today

Chicago voters head to the polls to pick mayor

Reid joins effort to push 2016 Democrats left

Army chaplains need training to help suicidal soldiers

Union to Dems: Avoid Convention Ctr. for DNC

Penn study finds faster learners don't overthink

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