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Today in Black America - June 17

POSTED: June 17, 2015, 9:30 am

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Today in Black History: Composer and educator James Weldon Johnson, who wrote "Lift Every Voice and Sing," was born in 1871 in Jacksonville, Florida.


The New York Times

How Fluid Is Racial Identity?

Editorial: Congressional Research Belongs to the Public


G.O.P. Is Wary That Health Care Win Could Have Its Risks

Rachel Dolezal Is Defiant Amid Storm: ‘I Identify as Black’

Editorial: From Hillary Clinton’s Promises to Policies

Pope’s Position on Climate Change Tests Republicans

House Republicans Ease Opposition to Needle Exchanges

After SAT Misprint, Two Sections Won’t Be Scored

Bernie Sanders on the Rise in New Hampshire Polling

New York’s Lawmakers Agree on Campus Sexual Assault Laws


Age 16, and Not Too Young to Join the Community Board


The Christian Science Monitor

'I identify as black': the historical precedent for Rachel Dolezal (+video)


As Rachel Dolezal resigns, a renewed US debate on what it means to be black (+video)

Rachel Dolezal affair highlights distinction between race, ethnicity (+video)


Changing how teachers are taught: a bid to transform education

Charity giving sets new record, but why are religious donations waning?


The Detroit Free Press


Pool incident escalates; police, patron versions differ

House bill to help wrongly convicted passes unanimously


Ruth Johnson backing new absentee voting bill



The Los Angeles Times


'Worst nightmare' — 6 dead, 7 hurt when balcony collapses in Berkeley

L.A. City Council vote makes it easier to clear homeless camps

Jail abuse trial of L.A. County sheriff's deputies opens with contrasting stories


City leaders want LAFD to tackle overdue fire-safety inspections

Rachel Dolezal throws doubt on biological parents: 'I haven't had a DNA test'



The Washington Post

Rachel Dolezal draws ire of transracial adoptees

Rubin: The Trump clown show

Toles: McKinney, Rachel Dolezal and faking black

Michigan may soon end local control over minimum wage, benefits and other labor issues

Coalitions of the willing are latest lobbying trend


Add another challenge to Obama’s trade agenda – environmental groups


The technology that could revolutionize the war on hunger

Budget war in Prince George’s: Council overrides Rushern Baker’s vetoes

Hungry students spur proposal for expanded food truck operating hours


A second chance for a Maryland man leads to a career, a home and a wife



The Star Ledger

Christie nominates more judges to fill vacancies in Essex courts


Pardoned by Christie on gun charge, N.J. man may land police job

Albright: Confirming Christie's legal right to cut (pension contribution from) budget


Newark police captain charged in data theft suspended without pay, officials say


Neptune cop charged with shooting, killing ex-wife in front of daughter



The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Two men in custody, one on run after fiery crash closes Interstate 480 in Independence


Testing hours and future of PARCC still unclear in Senate's testing changes

Rachel Dolezal isn't black, or maybe the rest of us are just colorblind: Phillip Morris

Summer reading and childhood hunger target of welcome Cleveland library collaboration: editorial


The Chicago Tribune

Rachel Dolezal throws doubt on her biological parents: 'I haven't had a DNA test'

Emanuel's $1.1 billion borrowing plan on track at City Council


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Mereda Johnson, wife of congressman, wins top berth in DeKalb commission runoff


Atlanta investor cited again for derelict houses near Falcons’ stadium



Philly.com


Urban-style projects stir debate in the suburbs

Ex-cheerleader to plead in child-sex case

Why supermarket founder chooses to be union

Lawsuit: Curbside cuss-out ended in police brutality

Delay in tax appeals hurting city, school budgets


USA Today


Pool incident escalates; police, patron versions differ

NAACP chapter wants Dolezal hate mail probe to resume

Rachel Dolezal: 'I identify as black'






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