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Today in Black America - June 2

POSTED: June 02, 2015, 8:00 am

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Today in Black History: Homer Plessy, a 30 year-old Black shoemaker, is jailed for sitting in the "white" car of a Louisiana railroad on this date in 1892.

The New York Times

Bluff Called, Mitch McConnell Misplays His Hand in Phone Data Fight

Editorial: The Court and Online Threats

In Debate Over Patriot Act, Lawmakers Weigh Risks vs. Liberty


Clinton Lawyer Accuses Wisconsin of Trying to Suppress the Vote

Jeb Bush Faces Challenge in Winning Over Brother’s Team

Little Sister Lauds Lindsey Graham, the Bachelor, for Raising Her


Muslim Woman Denied Job Over Head Scarf Wins in Supreme Court

Supreme Court Overturns Conviction in Online Threats Case, Citing Intent

Rikers Island Health Care Provider May Lose Deal With New York

Cuomo and de Blasio Put Their Gloves Back On


The Los Angeles Times

Elon Musk defends $4.9 billion in government money for his companies

College Board, Khan Academy team up to offer free SAT prep program


LAPD officer in assault trial 'immune from any empathy,' jurors told


State Senate backs $13 minimum wage, disclosure of who provides free trips

What would the national economy look like in a $15-an-hour world?


Child-care worker sees hours cut after Oakland's minimum wage hike


The Christian Science Monitor

Why Mitch McConnell bid to extend Patriot Act failed


Wreck of slave ship: Why the São José fascinates


New college graduates: How well prepared to be global problem-solvers?


All 8 women fail Ranger School: Some Rangers say standards should change (+video)


The Washington Post

Milbank: Another tortured effort by the GOP to help itself with minorities

Cancer trial to target tumors by mutations, not location


Graham brings hawkish views, and feud with Paul, to campaign

Martin O’Malley is targeting Latino voters

Hillary Clinton to hold official launch rally on Roosevelt Island in New York City

Is the 3-year-old found dead on a park swing a case of dad discrimination?

Congressional intern arrested with unloaded gun in House building

Tribal school wins its own waiver from No Child Left Behind


The Chicago Tribune

Hastert to be arraigned Thursday in federal court in Chicago


Parting words from mom of girl shot in head: 'You're killing our future'

Abercrombie decision will force companies to adjust policies, attorneys say

Police don't need to hug black people. They just need to stop killing them.


The Detroit Free Press


Detroit Muslims applaud high court's Abercrombie ruling

$1.38M cop beating settlement will cost Inkster taxpayers


These students won high school diplomas the hard way

Rape kit tests try to bring justice, stop new crimes



The Cleveland Plain Dealer


New presidential polls put John Kasich outside the all-important top 10: Ohio Politics Roundup

Part of Tamir Rice lawsuit on hold for 60 days, judge rules

Accountability is key to ending unlawful stops and searches by Cleveland police, residents say

Summer events will test Cleveland police, Republican National Convention organizers say



Philly.com


NAACP brings 2015 confab to Philly

Appeal fails, Fattah Jr. to get court date

Missing UPenn track star found dead


Why so few black police recruits in Philly?

2 more Philly Dems guilty; a third has last-minute change of heart



USA Today


Homeland Security to beef up airport security screening after report

When can you video the police?

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