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Today in Black America - July 17

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Today in Black History: The Port Chicago incident occurred in 1944 when Black Navy ammunition handlers were killed in a violent explosion at the California base.

The New York Times


Shooting in Tennessee Prompts Terror Investigation

Gunman in Chattanooga: ‘Life Is Short and Bitter’

Editorial: President Obama Takes On the Prison Crisis

Brooks: Listening to Ta-Nehisi Coates While White

Jeb Bush’s Uber Ride: A Journey and an Economic Message

Senate Approves a Bill to Revamp ‘No Child Left Behind’

Scott Walker Sees the South as Pivotal to the Nomination


Cuomo and de Blasio Still Keep a Distance

Records for Group Backing Mayor Show Payment to an Ex-Obama Strategist

62 City Schools in Bottom of Rankings Will Be Put in Steward Program

Unemployment Rates in New York City and State Fall to Seven-Year Lows

Cuomo Task Force to Investigate Worker Exploitation in Many Industries

The Christian Science Monitor

Prison sentencing reform: Bipartisan efforts make headway in Congress

In historic first, three women tackle Ranger School's grueling mountain phase

GLOBAL NEWS BLOG Angela Merkel to Palestinian immigrant girl: Germany can't help everyone

Micro-housing: A hip urban trend or economic necessity?

The Washington Post


Edwards: ‘Make room for one black woman’ in the U.S. Senate

Alaska governor using executive power in new bid to expand Medicaid

The Bernie Sanders predicament: Where do you fit all those people?

Obama says without family support he could have been in prison

Pelosi gets squarely behind Obama on deal with Iran

Why don’t Americans vote? We’re “too busy.”


Prince George’s police: Guard shooting was not random

Purple Line design and construction could begin May 16, state says

Longtime Md. education expert joins 4th Congressional District race

The Star Ledger

Christie 9th, Trump at the top in Fox News 2016 poll

Trump is wrong. Immigrants don't commit more crimes. | Editorial

N.J. speaker seeking new pension payment plan

The Detroit Free Press

Boss of 1 of Wayne County’s largest departments let go

Worthy: Detroit rape kit backlog nearly cleared but more work ahead

Detroit Public Schools to hold career fair for teachers

Education law passes with Peters’ amendments

Philly black leaders say casino developer is not racist

Byko: Pastor calls abortion racist genocide outside NAACP confab

Mahlon Duckett, 92, last surviving member of the Philadelphia Stars

Rutgers-Camden, Rowan to collaborate on diabetes research

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Federal judge orders new trial for man convicted of killing Cleveland Officer Wayne Leon in 2000

Ohio's unemployment rate 5.2 percent, state lost 1,900 jobs in June

Youngstown State University joins other colleges in accepting credit from online courses

A quick look at the new state takeover plan for failing school districts

The Los Angeles Times

Gardena police shooting: Competing interpretations of the 27 seconds before the gunfire

Measure to boost voter turnout among bills advanced in state Legislature

Congressional campaign fund filings show incumbents ahead of challengers

LA. files few charges in Ferguson police shooting protests despite mass arrests

The Chicago Tribune

Cook County jury awards $18 million to three rape victims

Editorial: If anyone has the skills to save CPS, it is Forrest Claypool

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