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Today in Black America - April 28

POSTED: April 28, 2015, 10:00 am

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Today in Black History: Earl Lloyd, the first Black to play in a National Basketball Association game, was born on this date in 1928
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The New York Times

Baltimore Smolders After Violent Night

Amid Violence, Factions and Messages Converge in a Weary and Unsettled Baltimore

2016 Candidates Are United in Call to Alter Justice System


New Study Links Weather Extremes to Global Warming

Off-Duty Officer in Fatal Crash on Staten Island Was Drunk, Officials Say

Summonses for Minor Crimes Keep Falling, Report Says, but Many Still Lead to Arrest Warrants



The Baltimore Sun

Baltimore descends into chaos, violence, looting

Friends, family bid farewell to Freddie Gray


Dan Rodricks: The 'other Baltimore' breaks through


The Christian Science Monitor

As Senate debates Iran, Energy secretary vows to stay 'open' with Congress (+video)


The Star Ledger

Police union warns gangs, stoked by Baltimore riots, may unite to 'take out' officers

Christie wants Social Security as emergency poverty insurance, not entitlement

Newark airport monorail targeted for scrap heap, cost $354M to build

Rep. Payne pushes for national racial profiling ban decade after his uncle enacted N.J. law

Cory Booker raised $18 million. Here's where it came from.


Turnaround schools to One Newark: Mayor to take fight to school board


The Detroit Free Press

Feds indict 5 in Detroit gangland murders, carjackings

Man dies in Lansing police custody

Detroit council pay hikes nearly final



The Washington Post


Rioting rocks Baltimore

Jon Stewart nails CNN for covering White House Correspondents’ Dinner and not Baltimore protests

O’Malley’s claim about crime rates in Baltimore

Never before have so many people with so much money run for president

John Oliver vs. cheap clothing (and the labor conditions it requires)


Christie’s claim that Medicaid spending has grown ‘over 800 percent’ in 25 years

Woman called ‘mom of the year’ after beating a young man out of Baltimore riots


D.C. voters in Wards 4 and 8 head to the polls


Baltimore mayor announces curfew

Maryland political notebook: Seeking to influence Gov. Hogan


The Los Angeles Times


Democrats, several of them Californians, were 'Party of No' in House budget fight

Data science class offers L.A. Unified students a new handle on math

Female victims of homicide often know their killers


The Cleveland Plain Dealer


College Now and Kent State University receive grants to help high school students prepare for college

Michael Brelo trial: Firearms, police use-of-force experts to testify Tuesday (live blog)

Columbus police crowd-control actions after Ohio State championship differ from other cities' recommended tactics

Twitter users skewer city of Cleveland for 'insulting' tweet, tamping down negativity about police



The Chicago Tribune


Riots in Baltimore raise questions about police response

Preckwinkle tries to make Berrios nepotism fine stick

Zell gives $4 million to Rauner-allied super PAC

Treasurer report finds fault in internship, scholarship programs

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