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E. Frederic Morrow becomes the first Black to serve in the Executive Office of the President in 1955, appointed by President Eisenhower.

Today in Black America - January 4

POSTED: January 04, 2016, 7:00 am

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Today in Black History: Dr. Melvin H. Evans becomes the first elected Governor of the Virgin Islands in 1971.

The New York Times


Armed Group Vows to Continue Oregon Refuge Occupation

Obama Tries to Stay Relevant as Voting for Successor Nears

Obama to Hold Town Hall Meeting on Gun Violence

State Focus and Infusion of Funding Buoy Gun Control Advocates

G.O.P. Candidates Warn of Obama’s Actions on Guns

Foreign-Policy Trips Fill Obama’s Schedule for Final Year

As Voting for Successor Nears, Obama Seeks to Keep the Spotlight

Editorial: Connecticut’s Second-Chance Society


Cuomo Orders That Homeless Be Taken to Shelter in Freezing Weather

Ex-Suffolk County Police Chief’s Arrest Comes Amid a Broader Federal Inquiry

Cuomo to Lift Minimum Wage for Workers at New York Universities

Opinion: What’s Going On in Our Prisons?

A Different Note on Race at Yale

The Christian Science Monitor

When a prison closes, what happens to the prison town?

When Republicans took over Congress, they promised to govern. How'd they do?

Texas gun law: Is the state a model for modern open carry?

College evangelicals embrace unlikely cause: Black Lives Matter

Britons petition government to ban Donald Trump from UK for hate speech

The Star-Ledger

Baraka to annnounce new 'pioneering' public safety changes on Monday

A tax loophole that needs to be nailed shut | Editorial

Poisoned children are an outrage in Michigan – but not New Jersey? | Editorial

How has Menendez's indictment affected his Senate duties?

First blows in governors' race landing over casino deal | Moran

Ousted pastor sues Zion Baptist Church

In Philly, murder rate up while solve rate down

Philly schools may settle whistle-blower suit

Cosby accuser remains an enigma

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Kasich calls Tamir Rice grand jury decision 'controversial' on NBC's Meet the Press

McGinty to meet privately with Cleveland area clergy following Tamir Rice grand jury decision

The stakes are high as Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson contemplates a fourth term: Brent Larkin

Still seeking justice for Tamir Rice: Darcy cartoon gallery

More than 100 protest Tamir Rice decision with march to Cuyahoga County Prosecutor McGinty's home

The Detroit Free Press

Sign or veto? Five years in, Snyder faces another test

March aims to shut down Michigan Avenue in Dearborn

Horrific crimes that gripped metro Detroit in 2015

Detroit urban farming prompts career hopes

The Chicago Sun-Times

Families lied about residency to gain top CPS slots: IG

Emails reveal City Hall struggle to quell Laquan McDonald crisis

IPRA chief Sharon Fairley to shake up senior leadership team

The Washington Post

Armed group vows to stay in federal building ‘for years’

Why aren’t we calling the Oregon occupiers ‘terrorists?’

As outsiders flood Oregon town, locals support cause, but not necessarily tactics

The lingering health effects of the Civil War

In Chicago, distrust toward mayor has turned ‘personal’

Cosby case, filed just under the wire, spurs scrutiny of statutes of limitations

Obama to hold CNN town hall on guns Thursday

At the 10th largest school system, a violent threat comes every other day

One year in, Mayor Bowser has a tough road ahead

Virginia voter ID lawsuit is part of national push by Democrats

‘He is not a statistic.’ The stories of 12 of the District’s homicide victims.

The Los Angeles Times

Oregon sheriff says occupiers of wildlife refuge are trying to overthrow government

California lawmakers return to the Capitol to tackle leftover business

How Ramon Cortines set the standard for the next L.A. schools chief

From U.S. judge to nonprofit CEO: Margaret Morrow plans 'to pursue justice in a broader sense'

USA Today

Ore. ranchers at center of protest expected to report to prison

Clemson University responds to suit over fraternity pledge's 2014 death

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