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September 28, 2020

New York Supreme Court Judge, the late Bruce H. Wright, author of "Black Robes, White Justice," is born in 1918 in Princeton, New Jersey.

Today in Black America - December 30

POSTED: December 30, 2015, 7:30 am

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Today in Black America will not post on December 31 and New Year's Day. Have a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!

Today in Black History: Josiah Walls, former slave, Civil War soldier and Member of Congress from Florida, is born in 1842. Today is the 5th day of Kwanzaa, Nia (Purpose).

The New York Times


Editorial: Cleveland’s Terrible Stain

More Police Officers Face Charges, but Few See Jail

Jason Van Dyke, Chicago Officer Who Shot Laquan McDonald, Pleads Not Guilty

‘Affluenza’ Fugitives Partied Before Fleeing, Officials Say

New Hampshire Independents May Be Key in Both Primaries

By Molding Tax System, Wealthiest Save Billions

Texas Urges Supreme Court to Reject Appeal on Obama’s Immigration Program

Michigan: Regulator Quits in Drinking Water Crisis

George Pataki Leaves Presidential Race

Prominent Lawyer Outlines Nightmare Situations for G.O.P. Convention


New York Police Commissioner and Predecessor Spar Over Accuracy of Crime Data

New York’s Chief Judge Leaving a Legacy of Reforms Inspired by Social Justice

Jocelyn Cooper Dies at 86; Helped Pave Way for First Black Congresswoman

New York State Standardizes Its Oversight of Lawyers

The Christian Science Monitor

Why 'calls for calm' in Tamir Rice case strike black activists as condescending

With 'affluenza' teen's capture, questions about justice in America

Paul Ryan made inclusivity a motto. But will it carry him through 2016?

The Star Ledger

Christie: America can trust me because N.J. doesn't like me

N.J. ending paper version of GED, other exams in 2016

Judge grants stay on Camden EMS ruling

Baraka asks judge to toss whistleblower lawsuit from ex-Newark corporation counsel

Wolf slams 'garbage' budget by GOP

Pa. budget news good for schools, sort of

Editorial: No pay for politicians until budget settled

City's prisons chief ready to step aside

Kenney makes 2 more appointments

Sen. Kitchen retiring; a Street to run?

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

LeBron on Tamir Rice: 'This issue is bigger than me'

Cleveland councilman to ask city to file negligent homicide charges in Tamir Rice case

More than 100 Tamir Rice protesters march through downtown Cleveland during second night of protests

Tamir Rice prosecutor says ethics forced him to tell grand jury of conviction doubts

How will Tamir Rice shooting change Cleveland? Mark Naymik

Tamir Rice is Cleveland's other Christmas story: Phillip Morris

The Chicago Sun-Times

Dream Destroyed: Quintonio LeGrier's path from DCFS to college to shooting victim

Former Lynwood cop charged with punching handcuffed suspect

The Detroit Free Press

Autopsy: Detroit girl died of multiple gunshot wounds

Snyder apologizes, Wyant resigns in Flint water crisis

State police probe sought in fatal shooting by officer

The Los Angeles Times

State officials investigating potential data leak on millions of California voters

LAPD standoff in Rosemead ends in shooting of murder suspect

State investigator lays out developing criminal case against former PUC president

After subprime collapse, nonbank lenders again dominate riskier mortgages

U.S. government, firms reach $22-million settlement to clean up Superfund site in South Gate

The Washington Post

The GOP’s establishment candidates begin aiming at each other

The Chicago shootings and why so many police calls involving the mentally ill end in death

George Pataki suspends presidential campaign

In Iowa, Trump makes a play for Cruz’s evangelical base

For Clinton, New Hampshire could be early but survivable loss

Kasich tells people protesting Tamir Rice decision: ‘You need to be heard’

Mayor Bowser says $1,000 speeding fines unlikely

In Richmond, calls to reform purchases of structured settlements

USA Today

8 CEOs just scored $60B this year

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