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Today in Black America - August 19

POSTED: August 19, 2015, 7:30 am

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Today in Black History: Public outrage over the death of 10 year-old Gavin Cato, hit by a Hasidic man, erupted in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, NY in 1991.

The New York Times


Editorial: The Questionable Legality of Military Aid to Egypt

Donald Trump Paints Republicans Into Corner With Hispanics

Familiar Talk on Women, From an Unfamiliar Trump

For Hillary Clinton, Another Grilling About Emails

White House Hires First Openly Transgender Staff Member

DNA Shows Warren Harding Wasn’t America’s First Black President

Admiral Says ‘No Reason’ to Bar Women From SEALs

Shooting Unarmed Black Man Was Self-Defense, Officer’s Lawyer Tells Charlotte Jury

Video of Man Restrained by San Francisco Police Causes Stir


Prison Guard ‘Beat Up Squad’ Is Blamed in New York Inmate’s Death

Charges Brought Against 14-Year-Old Who Was Shot by Officers in Trenton

Transportation Secretary and New Jersey Officials Meet to Discuss Hudson River Rail Tunnels

The Christian Science Monitor

Why Black Lives Matter activists are arguing with Hillary Clinton

Virginia cop's arrest reveals larger cracks in 'blue wall of silence'

'Straight Outta Compton': how the city is shedding its bad rap (+video)

Proposed sale of church divides congregation

Democratic ward leader to challenge Fattah

Fryar, mother seek to overturn verdicts

School officials slam Pa. budget impasse

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Lou Stokes - the congressman, leading lawyer and towering political presence has died

Lou Stokes -- his political mastery rested on decency and gentle wit that sustained him till the end: Brent Larkin

Lou Stokes through the years: a timeline

The gifted Louis Stokes, 1925-2015 -- an eloquent, effective politician and gentleman: editorial

Can you tell real guns from fakes? Take our video quiz

The Chicago Tribune

Reputed gang leader who won $25M court verdict charged in shooting

1 dead, 4 wounded by gunfire citywide

CPS budget hearing elicits criticism as officials repeat dire forecast

Emanuel supports Obama on Iran, ducks question on Israel concerns

The Detroit Free Press

A right to own flamethrowers? Warren mayor wants them banned

Wayne County sheriff’s contract with WCCCD draws fire

Report: Michigan failed to hold Aramark accountable

Detroit Police to equip all officers with body cams

The Star Ledger

EXCLUSIVE: Priest admits sex with minor, says teen 'wanted' it

N.J. Politics Roundup: Christie falls out of top 10; Menendez won't back Iran deal

The Los Angeles Times

L.A. Unified touts improvements as students head back to school

Community colleges step up efforts to get students to attend orientation

The only thing missing from this early learning class is nap time

The mismatch between LAUSD's diversity of students and teachers

Police Commission briefly recesses after latest LAPD shooting sparks demonstrations

The Washington Post

D.C. violence surges with 3 more fatal shootings

In Mississippi, defenders of state’s Confederate-themed flag dig in

Republicans’ Obamacare ‘repeal and replace’ dilemma joins presidential contest

How Black Lives Matter moved from a hashtag to a real political force

After criticism, HUD says it’s trying to give the boot to public housing families who earn too much money

Post Op-Ed writers hit Clinton from the left and right

Frederick County Council votes for bill repealing English-only ordinance

D.C. private-sector growth appears to be slowing, city report states

USA Today

College athletes cashing in with millions in new benefits

Louis Stokes, Ohio's 1st black congressman, dies

Texas attorney general re-indicted on fraud charges

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