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July 10, 2020

Educator and civil rights leader Mary McLeod Bethune, founder of Bethune-Cookman College, was born in 1875.

Today in Black America - October 1

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Newark Power Broker Carl Sharif has Died

Today in Black History: John Russworm, abolitionist and founder of the nation's first Black newspaper, Freedom's Journal, was born in 1799 in Jamaica.

The New York Times


Senators to Unveil Plan to Ease Sentencing Laws

Clinton Camp Is Making Moves to Check Biden

Bernie Sanders Narrows Fund-Raising Gap With Hillary Clinton

Senior Secret Service Official Proposed Embarrassing a Critic in Congress

Judge Blocks Obama Administration Rules on Fracking

Tulsa Sheriff to Resign Over Killing by Deputy

High Cost of Inmates’ Phone Calls May End


New York Police Will Document Virtually All Instances of Force

De Blasio Returning to the National Political Stage

Robert Curvin, Scholar Who Fought Bias and Poverty in Newark, Dies at 81

The Christian Science Monitor

From blue lines to baked goods, people show their support for police

What draws women to ISIS

The Star Ledger

Christie pardons three of N.J. gun charges

N.J.'s Booker to announce deal on overhauling criminal justice laws

N.J. Reps. Garrett and Smith vote no as Congress avoids shutdown

State, federal officials defend police shooting investigations at summit

Felon charged with killing beloved Trenton activist

Frank Fina: the man at the center of 'Porngate'

Ubiñas: Philadelphia Magazine isn't alone in whitewashing

Janitors rally for jobs, better pay

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

A cycle of crime: Experts say Cleveland's culture of guns and gangs rooted in exposure to violence in childhood

Cleveland teen organizes rally, march to draw attention to rash of black-on-black violence

Ohio wins $71 million charter school expansion grant, drawing pride and distrust

Ohio House rejects charter school reform bill, sends it for more negotiations

Ohio Supreme Court to hear death row inmate's appeal that Ohio's DNA testing laws violate his rights

The Los Angeles Times

UC Berkeley contractor is under federal investigation for cheating workers

Some teachers resisting union endorsement of Hillary Rodham Clinton for president

LAPD defends officers who purchased discounted guns

The Detroit Free Press

Most Wayne County unions sign off on new contracts

Gilbert, Under Armour CEO talk cities, investment

Lawmakers vote to lift cap on teacher certification test fee

The Washington Post

How Bernie Sanders would transform the nation

The hidden inequality of who dies in car crashes

Offering too many choices can hurt community colleges and their students

Mitt Romney weighs in on 2016, says Trump ‘will not be the nominee’

Hillary Clinton raised $28 million in third quarter, just edging out Bernie Sanders

D.C. Council considers new food contract for school system

Arne Duncan challenges the country to deal with educational inequity

The Chicago Tribune

1 dead, 4 wounded in separate shootings

Major union group backs Duckworth over Zopp for U.S. Senate

USA Today

Conservatives push to 'Fire McCarthy' before he takes speaker's gavel

What's the appeal of Ben Carson? Iowans say he inspires

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