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December 05, 2019

The National Council of Negro Women is founded in 1935 by famed educator Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune.

Today in Black America - May 4

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Today in Black History: Inventor Elijah McCoy, believed to be the inspiration for the term "the real McCoy," was born in 1843 in Colchester, Canada.

The New York Times

The Best and Worst Places to Grow Up: How Your Area Compares

A Change of Address Offers a Pathway Out of Poverty


Police in Texas Kill Gunmen at Exhibit Defying Islam

Justices’ Opinions Grow in Size, Accessibility and Testiness


Opinion: ‘Inequality Is a Choice’


Krugman: Race, Class and Neglect


Blow: Restoring Faith in Justice

Ben Carson Says He’ll Seek 2016 G.O.P. Nomination


F.E.C. Can’t Curb 2016 Election Abuse, Commission Chief Says

Christie’s Grip on Republican Politics in New Jersey Shows Signs of Slipping

Democratic Party Is Without a Nominee in a Brooklyn Assembly Race


The Baltimore Sun

Church at 'ground zero' keeps the faith

Exclusive look inside the Freddie Gray investigation

Cummings says he is 'comfortable' with charges against 6 officers


The Detroit Free Press


National racial unrest influences NAACP dinner speeches


Video shows 4 black officers held at gunpoint by police


Clock ticking for Chinese on Detroit building renovations


Peace and Unity Walk draws hundreds



The Star Ledger


Republicans say Christie may not be in clear over Bridgegate as Democrats attack

Bridgegate charges not 'a vindication' for Christie, N.J. lawmaker says


She's 100. He's 97. They joined a march Sunday to protest police brutality (PHOTOS)


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

49,000 manufacturing jobs headed to Northeast Ohio by 2025, Team NEO says

Columbus police defend headscarf ban that prompted recruit to quit

Ohio's job losses make SNAP benefits unreachable for some: Jon Honeck, Center for Community Solutions



The Los Angeles Times

'Tired of prayer vigils': California debates 20 bills aimed at police force

City is paying heavily for LAFD bias suits


Column: LAUSD coaches work for less than minimum wage, panel hears



The Washington Post

Baltimore seeks healing as 5-day curfew is lifted

Opinion: Caught in the dragnet

Mining mogul’s ties to Clintons under scrutiny

Donna Edwards and Chris Van Hollen go head-t0-head at Rockville forum

Carson’s admirers find Obama criticism jarring

Bullhorn in hand, Rep. Cummings works to heal his beloved Baltimore

Bridgegate: The scandal Christie can’t shake

Six cops were charged in Baltimore. But only one-third of accused cops are convicted.

Howard U. asks alumni to help clear student debts before graduation


Some Baltimore youth have fears of police reinforced in their schools


USA Today


Curfew over, Baltimore looks for recovery

Voices: In Detroit, as Baltimore, same hopes and fears



The Christian Science Monitor


Baltimore cops charged in Freddie Gray death: What do police think? (+video)


Study shows that with police body cameras 'everyone behaves better' (+video)

Standardized test backlash: More parents pull kids from exams as protest

Pace of death sentences slows, even in capital punishment strongholds


Philly.com


Nutter: Cities alone can't fix violence

Did Blackwell aide violate ethics rules?

Pa. law: Criminal checks for school moms?









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