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September 28, 2020

New York Supreme Court Judge, the late Bruce H. Wright, author of "Black Robes, White Justice," is born in 1918 in Princeton, New Jersey.

Today in Black America - June 10

POSTED: June 10, 2015, 2:00 pm

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Today in Black History: Actress Hattie McDaniel, the first Black to win an Academy Award for her role in "Gone with the Wind," was born in 1895 in Wichita, Kansas

The New York Times

When Bail Is Out of Reach, Other Costs Mount

First Lady Urges Chicago Graduates to Transcend Tragedy

Jeb Bush, Citing ‘Magnitude of the Journey,’ Details Staff Reshuffle

Michelle Kwan to Join Hillary Clinton’s Campaign

Corporations Open Up About Political Spending

Los Angeles Police Officers Acted Improperly in Ezell Ford Shooting, Civilian Board Says

McKinney, Tex., Police Officer Resigns Over Incident Caught on Video

Mississippi District Won’t Pursue Charges Over Cheers at a High School Graduation

Rikers Officers Charged in 2012 Death of Inmate

Report Details Failings of Corizon, Rikers Island Health Provider

The Christian Science Monitor

Behind tension over Texas pool party, a seismic shift in American suburbs (+video)

Albert Woodfox and the rethinking of solitary confinement in America (+video)

Obama says no 'complete strategy' against ISIS: what he's getting at (+video)

Fox29's Evans testifies in 'n-word' trial

School funding formula? What funding formula?

Elections chief sues to stop ethics probe into brother's pay

Holmesburg Civic Association grills official on prison plan

Pa. bill for school takeover advances

The Los Angeles Times

Ezell Ford's shooting violated LAPD policy, police commission rules

Ezell Ford's mother says decision shows 'what happened to Ezell was wrong'

California is flush with cash. So why the warnings to prepare for recession?

L.A. Unified retreats on higher graduation standards

The Detroit Free Press

Teen arrested at pool party was trying to calm girl

Video: Gun rights advocate, Oakland deputies clash

House ready to vote on package of road fix bills today

Bring public university boards out of the shadows

The Washington Post

House plan would cut IRS budget

AFL-CIO head sends angry letter to Obama on trade deal

At GOP fundraiser in Maryland, Rand Paul decries racial injustice, champions diversity

New Jersey Supreme Court hands Chris Christie a big victory

As Congress debates No Child Left Behind: Who should decide which schools are failing kids?

MoCo police chief, council member lament lack of public support

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson to update public on status of police reforms (live coverage)

Activists to march 22-mile route of deadly Cleveland police chase

The Chicago Tribune

Rauner's comptroller warns of missed payments due to Springfields stalemate.

Rauner, Democrats spar on property taxes as stalemate enters 2nd week

Dennis Hastert pleads not guilty amid claims of hush money, lying to FBI

Chicago Teachers Union marches in Loop, slams CPS as 'broken on purpose'

USA Today

Broom-wielding teacher sues school district

Reports: Obama Secret Service team lacks proper clearance

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