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Today in Black America - June 11

POSTED: June 11, 2015, 8:00 am

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Today in Black History: Rep. Charles B. Rangel, Democrat from New York, and the first Black chair of the House Committee on Ways and Means was born in 1930 in Harlem
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The New York Times

Bill Clinton Says He Will Stop Giving Paid Speeches if Hillary Wins

In Washington Speech, Chris Christie Sounds as if He’s Ready to Run


On Tortuous Road to Freedom, ‘Angola Three’ Inmate Bides His Time

States and Congress Urged to Act if Justices Rule Against Health Law

The North-South Divide on Two-Parent Families


Elizabeth Warren Calls Out Education Department Over Student Loans

Cuomo Shuts Door on Part of Mayor de Blasio’s Affordable Housing Plan


New York City to End Contract With Rikers Health Care Provider

Family Disputes Police Account of Bronx Man’s Stun Gun Death


The Christian Science Monitor

Crime spike could throw police reform efforts into doubt


Lindsey Graham interview raises question: Do we need a first lady?


Philly.com

Apology in N-word suit seen as insincere


10 acquitted in meeting-turned-melee


TEDx Philly looks at social justice issues in all walks of life


Labor leaders, activists line up against plan to outsource nursing in Philly schools


City Council and school officials at odds over funding


Young people, police exchange ideas, high-fives


Graduating seniors in Camden who overcame are honored



The Chicago Tribune

America's swimming pools have a long, sad, racist history

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


Emanuel to rely on worker complaints to enforce higher minimum wage

Cook County workers will get 10.75% raise over 5 years


The Washington Post

Once flush with ‘oil money,’ workers lose jobs — and hope — after prices fall

How Jeb Bush’s 2016 bid faltered before it began


White House, Republicans work together in final push on trade bill

The most interesting presidential candidate you’re not paying any attention to

D.C. area Teamsters endorse Donna Edwards for Senate

Trade debate nears final act in House

Why Congress should not cut funding to the social sciences

Pew: Multiracial population changing the face of the U.S.


Four-term Alexandria mayor loses in primary race


The Detroit Free Press


Can cops confront open-carry advocates? Courts say yes

Marchers protest DPS reform plan, health care changes


The Los Angeles Times


Why Beck and Police Commission split on Ezell Ford shooting

L.A. County supervisors propose wage hike for in-home care workers

LAPD union president blasts commission ruling on Ezell Ford shooting


Essential California: What's next for cops in Ezell Ford shooting?

Lawmakers push to scrap Prop. 13 tax limits for factories and business


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Fla. principal who lost job defending Texas cop says he meant for comment to be anonymous

Walmart brawl at Indiana store upsets city's mayor; racial slur reportedly starts fight


Black Lives Matter, other activist groups to convene in Cleveland for national conference


Cleveland Police Chief: Officers should see themselves as 'guardians,' not 'warriors'

Ohio lawmakers seek more police training -- paid for with local government funds


The Star Ledger


Ex-boyfriend pleads guilty to killing 17-year-old East Orange prom queen

N.J. lawmakers will 'hit the brakes' on Christie plan overhauling disability programs

Baraka stakes his claim, says Newark 'going to get a casino'

Bill to study later school starting times up for vote in N.J. Assembly


USA Today


Legal options weighed in Texas pool party case





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