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July 07, 2020

Baseball legend, Negro League star and Hall of Famer Leroy "Satchel" Paige was born in 1906 in Mobile, Alabama.

Today in Black America - May 7

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Today in Black History: Alabama A&M University is founded as Huntsville Normal School in 1875, led by a former slave, Dr. William Hooper Councill.

The New York Times

Op-Doc: ‘A Conversation About Growing Up Black’

Kristof: Our Biased Brains

Molefi Kete Asante: Why Afrocentricity?

Bernie Sanders Urges Breaking Up Big Banks

Shooting Clouds Life as Both Muslim and Texan

Transportation Emerges as Crucial to Escaping Poverty

Mayor de Blasio’s Plan Aims to Spur More Affordable Housing in New York

Mayor de Blasio’s Budget Commits $100 Million to Combat Homelessness in New York

Cuomo Moves to Raise Wages for New York Fast-Food Workers

The Christian Science Monitor

In Baltimore's call for federal police probe, a new search for answers (+video)

Glimmers of progress in fight against college sex assault (+video)

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

The FXB toolkit: Latest weapon in fighting poverty

The Baltimore Sun

100 lasting images from Freddie Gray protests, aftermath

State offers 0 percent loans to small businesses hurt in riots

The Star Ledger

Woman dead after shooting in Newark's Central Ward, sources say

Cop who fatally struck 2 Turnpike pedestrians had clean driving record

Former DEP commissioner who blasted Christie over Exxon is leaving N.J. | The Auditor

What's at stake in Exxon case? Questions over 16 contaminated sites included in deal

The Washington Post

Editorial: Baltimore sends an SOS to the feds

‘Excited delirium’ ruling in Va. death has experts split

One way that ISIS has surpassed other jihadists: It’s a magnet for converts

How Baltimore and cities like it hold back poor black kids as they grow up

They were told their babies had died. Now, they wonder: Was it a lie?

Young Americans were pretty unhappy with how the media covered the Baltimore protests

I’m a white suburbanite who supports the police. I marched for #BlackLivesMatter anyway.

I almost shot a fellow cop working undercover. It taught me a lot about police brutality.

Opinion: Warren and de Blasio: Fixing the American Dream

The Detroit Free Press

A first in Michigan: Tesla buys Grand Rapids auto supplier

Excellent Schools Detroit ranks early childhood programs

Family of inmate who died of water poisoning files suit

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

'Below 100' campaign to save police officers' lives honored by state officials

Man who lost mother, brothers in Cleveland quintuple homicide speaks about arrest

Mother of Tamir Rice not homeless, despite court filing that indicates otherwise, attorney says

The Los Angeles Times

Obama plows ahead on trade with plans to visit Nike, defying critics

California water districts scramble to deal with ruling on rate tiers

LAPD chief concerned about fatal shooting of unarmed man in Venice

Voters in city's poorest area say they're not feeling the love

Cops in Philly corruption trial hailed as 'heroes'

Study: Health care lacking in Philly's low-income areas

Nutter: Williams 'probably' not smart enough

The Chicago Tribune

Madigan sends message to Rauner with budget vote

Chicago Teachers Union files labor complaint against school board

CPS asking teachers to take 7 percent pay cut, union says

Alderman wants state to take $3 million tax break if Lee calls movie 'Chiraq'

Mayor: Approval of Burge victims fund a step toward 'removing a stain'

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