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July 03, 2020

Educator Dr. Ruth Simmons, the first Black president of Brown University, was born on this date in 1945 in Grapeland, Texas.

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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

Nutter: Cities alone can't fix violence

Did Blackwell aide violate ethics rules?

Pa. law: Criminal checks for school moms?

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