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Arthur Ashe, Jr. won the men's singles tennis championship at Wimbledon in 1975, making him the first Black male to take the title.

Today in Black America - December 17

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Today in Black History: Educator Barbara Sizemore, the first Black woman to lead a major public school system (Washington, DC), was born in 1927.

The New York Times


Mistrial Declared in Case of Officer Charged in Freddie Gray’s Death

Baltimore Reacts to a Mistrial

Block the Vote

Texas: ‘Affluenza’ Teenager May Have Fled

California Rebukes Rural Prison for Racism

Opinion: The ‘Benefits’ of Black Physics Students

Editorial: An Appalling Silence on Gun Control

Opinion: Republican Insecurity

Navy SEALs, a Beating Death and Complaints of a Cover-Up NYT Now

At Republican Debate, Straying Into Mideast, and Getting Lost

Where the Candidates Stand on 2016’s Biggest Issues


New York Officials Defend Affordable Housing Plan to Divided Audience

New York State Agrees to Overhaul Solitary Confinement in Prisons

3 Men Imprisoned in 1980 Brooklyn Arson Case Are Exonerated

Officers May Face Discipline in Overlooked Killing of Brooklyn Woman

The Christian Science Monitor

Despite Baltimore mistrial, 'huge step forward' in how cities try cops

Why Sen. Lindsey Graham says a dislike for Obama is 'unhealthy'

How Donald Trump has shaken the Republican Party

The Star Ledger

Trenton launches Obama's 'My Brother's Keeper' initiative

Judge slams Christie law firm over Bridgegate investigation

N.J. revenues fell further behind Christie projection in November

Races mocked in emails from and to Kane's twin

Philly schools: No cash after Jan. 29?

State Rep. Bishop resigns in sting case

Armstrong: It's a sad end to Rep. Louise Bishop's political career

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio Attorney General says he would not make grand jury recommendation in case similar to Tamir Rice (audio)

New Cleveland police academy class begins training in Columbus

Cleveland's smaller police departments will likely get more training because of consent decree

Juvenile offenders will no longer be booked alongside adults in Cleveland jail

The Detroit Free Press

Michigan Senate, House OK end to straight ticket voting

Opinion: For Detroit students, don’t go back to status quo

The Chicago Sun-Times

FBI agent criticizes IPRA's handling of Laquan McDonald case

Suspended Wheaton College professor 'standing up' with Muslim neighbors

Emanuel to meet with U.S. Justice Department Thursday to welcome CPD probe he once called 'misguided'

CPS settles lawsuit by teachers fired after becoming pregnant

The Washington :Post

Federal Reserve starts to raise rates in bid to return economy to normal

Cuba, U.S. reach deal to resume direct commercial flights

Opinion: Don’t blame George W. Bush for what President Obama did to public schools

Virginia governor proposes funding increase to hire additional teachers

The legal maneuver that allows corporations to pretend that state laws don’t exist

Bernie Sanders has now received 2 million campaign contributions, aides say

Jeb Bush continues attacks on Trump after GOP debate

Maryland will study ex-offenders’ barriers to work, Hogan says

Baltimore mayor after mistrial: ‘Our reaction needs to be one of respect’

The Los Angeles Times

'Entrenched culture' of racism and violence found at state prison

L.A. Sheriff's Department blamed for rise in accidental gunshots by deputies

California added 346,000 people over the last year

Janice Hahn calls for independent oversight of Port of L.A.'s anti-pollution efforts

USA Today

N.W.A, Chicago among Rock Hall inductees

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