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Today in Black America - April 21

POSTED: April 21, 2015, 10:00 am

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Today in Black History: The National Urban League was founded on this date in 1911 in New York City upon the merger of three social service organizations
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The New York Times

Ebola Lying in Wait

Washington, Though Still Divided, Comes Together on Trade and Other Issues

Seeking Business, Cuomo Heads to Cuba With a New York Trade Delegation


Baltimore Suspends 6 Police Officers in Inquiry in Death of Freddie Gray

At Supreme Court, Holder’s Justice Dept. Routinely Backs Officers’ Use of Force

Chicago Police Detective Cleared of Manslaughter in Shooting Death


New Book, ‘Clinton Cash,’ Questions Foreign Donations to Foundation

Republicans in Quandary Over Vote on Loretta Lynch

Robert P. Griffin Dies at 91; Michigan Senator Urged Nixon to Quit


Carl Heastie, New York Assembly Speaker, Benefited From His Mother’s Embezzling

Teachers’ Unions Fight Standardized Testing, and Find Diverse Allies

Noramie Jasmin, Ex-Mayor of Spring Valley, N.Y., Is Convicted in Bribery Scheme


The Christian Science Monitor

Ohio cop's refusal to shoot: a model of police restraint? (+video)

Millennials are poor, in debt, and happy with their finances

Oklahoma City bombing: Right-wing extremist threat 20 years later (+video)

USA Update Is this the most effective new antipoverty program in America?


The Star Ledger

Arrest made in murder of Paterson basketball star Armoni Sexton

Raise the gas tax? 50 percent of N.J. voters say yes, poll finds

Elizabeth mayor calls school board 'reckless,' asks for state oversight

Majority favor raising taxes on wealthy to fund N.J. pensions, poll finds


The Washington Post

Six Baltimore officers suspended after man’s death


Law schools try to adapt as job market sours

Top Christie ally defects to Bush


Obamacare has best poll numbers since botched rollout

The Electoral College effect — in 3 cool charts

Court considers limits to vagueness in statutes

House Republicans take issue with another D.C. law


The Detroit Free Press


Spending to combat Detroit blight questioned

Kym Worthy lays down the law on police

Judge Damon Keith to get honorary doctorate from UDM


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Michelle Obama to give commencement speech at Oberlin College

Cleveland police investigating 3 early-morning deaths as murder-suicide

Cleveland City Council adopts legislation creating gun offender registry

Ohio's $72 billion budget plan shoots ahead with more money for schools, ballot mailers


The Chicago Tribune

Judge acquits Chicago cop in fatal shooting, sparking protests

Shots and then a mother's screams, 'Please help me, help me find my son'

Rauner tries to distance himself from CPS contract scandal

Alvarez proposes steering minor drug offenders to treatment


The Los Angeles Times


L.A. actors oppose pay hike, sending national union a strong message

LAPD officer faces rare assault charge in 'horrific' videotaped beating

Small L.A. County cities confiscate large amounts of cash, cars even if owners aren't charged, report says

California initative would bar transgender people from bathrooms



USA Today

Cops in small Missouri town greet black mayor with resignations

Police: still don't know how suspect died








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