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Today in Black America - May 6

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Today in Black History: Robert Abbott launches the Chicago Defender newspaper in 1905 and begins a golden age in the life of the Black press.

The New York Times

Police Struggle With Loss of Privileged Position

Mike Huckabee Joins Republican Presidential Race

The Chat: Mike Huckabee’s Presidential Announcement, Instantly Analyzed

What Mike Huckabee Would Need to Do to Win

Mike Huckabee on the Issues

Democrats Plan Six Presidential Debates, Starting This Fall

Rand Paul’s Donations Show His Small-Town Appeal

F.E.C. Data Shows Campaign Fines Hit Record Low in 2014

New York to Adopt a Uniform Bar Exam Used in 15 Other States

A Gun From Georgia Is Linked to a New York Officer’s Death, Again

Working Families Candidate Diana Richardson Wins Brooklyn Assembly Post

Chirlane McCray Promises Millions of Dollars for Mental Health and Social Service Programs

The Baltimore Sun

Baltimore mayor seeks DOJ probe of police, promises body cameras

Hogan to 'address' state of emergency in Baltimore

About 130 officers injured during Baltimore riots released from hospital

Who are the officers charged in the Freddie Gray case?

The Christian Science Monitor

What 'Draw Muhammad' shootings say about Islamic State reach (+video)

Why evangelical voters love Mike Huckabee so much (+video)

To battle racism, Roma scale Europe's ivory tower

The Star Ledger

Cop car strikes, kills 2 pedestrians on Turnpike, state police say

Bergen Catholic athlete faces rape charges in NYC, reports say

What it takes: How N.J. police departments pick the person behind the badge

Newark schools should offer more social services, advocates say

The Detroit Free Press

Snyder: Time to 'roll up our sleeves' on road fix

10 possible road-funding plans lawmakers may consider

DPS summer camp to get new operator, upgrades

9 fired, 29 suspended for abuses at Kalmazoo hospital

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio police academies with low graduation rates won't be closed, official says

Kasich's timely initiative aims at improving police training, recruitment: editorial

The Washington Post

Planes secretly monitored riot site in Baltimore

Proof that voter turnout in the U.S. is embarrassing

Hoping to highlight good works, Clintons find controversy instead

Paul Ryan’s slick use of poverty rates to declare the ‘war on poverty’ a failure

Why will Republicans win New York’s special election? Because Staten Island is New Jersey.

Baltimore mayor calls for police body cameras by the end of the year

ACLU sues Fairfax County police to stop collecting license plate data

Mayoral frontrunners: What neighbors say about them

On Senate floor, Toomey speaks out for police

Racist posts by candidate raise ire

The Los Angeles Times

Aide to Kamala Harris, 2 others accused of running rogue police force

LAUSD college prep rule puts nearly 75% of 10th graders' diplomas at risk

Wells Fargo customers express anger over bank's practices in wake of suit

Man shot, killed in confrontation with police in Venice, LAPD says

Officials criticize DEA's light punishment of agents who forgot man in cell for 5 days

The Chicago Tribune

Rauner to address City Council, says 'Chicago's in deep, deep yogurt'

Council panel endorses $5.5 million reparations fund for Burge victims

Illinois workers' compensation gets rare full House hearing

USA Today

Mom says school security guard choked her son

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