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July 09, 2020

E. Frederic Morrow becomes the first Black to serve in the Executive Office of the President in 1955, appointed by President Eisenhower.

Today in Black America - July 3

POSTED: July 03, 2015, 9:30 am

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Today in Black History: Educator Dr. Ruth Simmons, the first Black president of Brown University, was born on this date in 1945 in Grapeland, Texas.

The New York Times


Mayor De Blasio and Governor Cuomo Point Fingers, but There’s Enough Blame for Both

Bratton Tells Police Academy Graduates They Face a Time of Change

Per Se Violated Labor Law With ‘Service Charge,’ Inquiry Finds


Editorial: Medicare and Medicaid at 50

Op-Ed: President Obama, Talk to Black America, Not at Us

Jim Webb Announces Democratic Bid for Presidency

Bernie Sanders’s Revolutionary Roots Were Nurtured in ’60s Vermont

Emails Show Hillary Clinton Trying to Find Her Place

The Long Decline of Trust in Government, and Why That Can Be Patriotic

The Christian Science Monitor

How America is quietly becoming a climate change leader

Will Joe Biden run for president? Drumbeat picks up.

THE NEW ECONOMY June jobs report disappoints, but US workers shouldn't worry (+video)

Dramatic cuts to college tuition in Washington State: Will others follow?

Why Baltimore plans to add cameras inside police vans

The Star Ledger

N.J. reviewing Atlantic City Electric's storm response following legislators' complaints

Racism and a gun in Edison | Editorial

N.J. downtowns courting business from millennial generation

In interview, Baraka calls for stricter national gun laws

Stockton to seek new buyer for Showboat casino

Changing of the guard: Community colleges shift strategies to survive, thrive

On economy, reality trips up Christie's message

Panel had voted against Cooper as paramedic

Hite receives positive performance evaluation

A resignation among personnel moves at Philly school district

City to Harrisburg: Give schools more $

Wolf vetoes LCB, school funding bills

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

East Cleveland files charges against five Cleveland police supervisors involved in deadly 2012 police chase

Gov. John Kasich's vetoes cut $33 million from Cuyahoga County school districts

Ohio Gov. John Kasich's wise and not-so-wise veto decisions: editorial

AIR takes over Ohio testing with optimism, but also controversy

The Washington Post

Bush’s firm made him rich, built family nest egg

Robinson: Donald Trump: A farce to be reckoned with

In uphill 2016 bid, Jim Webb brings conservative bent to Democratic field

Exclusive: Chris Christie hires presidential campaign manager and appoints senior staff

Pro-Hillary Clinton groups report $24 million haul through June

Rick Perry: It’s the GOP’s duty to reach out to black voters

A renowned Virginia Indian tribe finally wins federal recognition

USA Today

Bubba Watson will paint over the Confederate flag on his General Lee

Lawmakers buck populace in Confederate flag bastion

Rieder: Real-world consequences of journalism scandals

The Chicago Tribune

CPS set for $200 million in cuts; mayor floats property tax plan

State budget battle moves to court

The Detroit Free Press

After 6 years of state control, DPS deficit skyrockets

Youth jobs program also tackling Detroit blight

Detroit wins grant to help ex-prisoners find jobs

Bills aimed at intervening early with districts

The Los Angeles Times

Aetna to buy Humana for $37 billion in latest Obamacare-driven merger

Fewer Californians got into UC, while offers to foreign students rose

Garcetti stance on homeless crackdown draws critics from both sides

Fake Masonic police aimed to improve relations with black community, lawyer says

Sean 'Diddy' Combs won't face felony charges over UCLA arrest

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