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July 05, 2020

Arthur Ashe, Jr. won the men's singles tennis championship at Wimbledon in 1975, making him the first Black male to take the title.

Today in Black America - June 5

POSTED: June 05, 2015, 11:30 am

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Today in Black History: Scholar and activist Dr. W.E.B. DuBois was awarded the Spingarn Medal, the NAACP's highest honor, on this date in 1920 in Atlanta, Georgia

The New York Times

U.S. Economy Added 280,000 Jobs in May; Unemployment Rate 5.5%

Jobs Data Eases Fear After Winter Dip in Economy

Editorial: Voting Rights and the 2016 Election

Unions Subdued, Scott Walker Turns to Tenure at Wisconsin Colleges

Ben Carson’s Speaking Career Turned Lucrative Fast, Filing Shows

When Low Turnout Is to a Party’s Benefit

Correction Commissioner Calls Overhauling Rikers a ‘Long, Heavy Lift’

New York City Schools Installing 21,000 Door Alarms

Judge Orders Shabaka Shakur Freed From Prison After 27 Years

The Christian Science Monitor

After terror shooting, Boston police choose transparency over tradition (+video)

As Europe's far right grows, so does support for its minorities

Hundreds of thousands protest violence against women in S. America

The Washington Post

Top federal official creates job — then takes it himself with $43,200 raise

U.S. added 280K jobs in May; unemployment rose to 5.5%

Hillary Clinton calls for sweeping expansion of voter access

Over the last decade, one of every eight governors has run for president

Bill Clinton wanted to mirror his post-presidency after Jimmy Carter. Instead, he mirrored himself.

Police seek 14 persons of interest on 7 vehicles in killing of woman at bus stop

Bernie Sanders asks Congress to spend $5.5 billion on 1 million jobs for youths

The Los Angeles Times

Assisted-death bill approved by California Senate

Visionaries search for key to civic engagement in L.A.

L.A. County has its most accurate count yet of its homeless population

Ex-L.A. council candidate fined for fraudulent bid for matching funds

The Detroit Free Press

Veto by Evans could revive one-time Wayne County tax levy

Henry Ford High prays, weeps for 3 students in tragedies

Sale of Michigan company to China may haunt Clinton

Detroit Schools head announces central office reforms

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Feds raid Akron homes linked to largest drug ring in northern Indiana

Ohio online voter registration would be convenient and secure: Frank LaRose (Opinion)

Tamir Rice case handed to McGinty: Darcy cartoon

Give Ohio appellate judges a raise: editorial

The Chicago Tribune

Sister: Dennis Hastert abused my brother while at Yorkville High School

2 dead, 7 wounded in separate shootings

Rauner aides: Democrats sexist to question education chief's $250,000 salary

Sheriff blames condition of neighborhoods for Gary murder rate

The Star Ledger

N.J. parochial schools would get state funding for security under new bill

5 questions: What we know about back-to-back gun incidents at N.J. school district

PARCC: School funding, background check bills pass N.J. Assembly panel

Jersey City shooting victim was visiting children; 'he lived for his family'

Judge: Suspect wasn't trying to kill cop

Clout: Mo' money, mo' candidates in Fattah's district

Jehron Muhammad: The first Muslim Congressman

Philly elections need a shot of 21st-century reforms

Philly region jobs report: Less drop, less rise

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