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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 - January 6

POSTED: January 06, 2016, 7:00 am

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Today in Black History: In 1989 Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) introduced a resolution calling for reparations to compensate African-Americans for slavery

The New York Times


Editorial: The Hear-Nothing Gun Crowd

Tearful Obama Outlines Steps to Curb Gun Deaths

Iowans Say Caucuses Are Cruz’s to Lose

Oregon Protesters Seek to End Policy That Shaped West

Announced Departure in House Prompts Speculation on Nancy Pelosi’s Plans

Hillary Clinton Pitches Her Qualifications, With Only Hints of the Opposition

Chris Christie Differentiates Black Lives Matter From 1960s Unrest

Racial Identity, and Its Hostilities, Return to American Politics

Better Health Care Access in Kentucky and Arkansas, Study Says

Gun Control Measures Meet With Skepticism in San Bernardino


De Blasio Names Herminia Palacio as Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services

Mayor de Blasio to Raise Base Pay for City Workers

Democrats Pick Ex-Prosecutor to Seek Senate Seat Left Vacant by Skelos

The Christian Science Monitor

Obama, gun control, and the lesson he's teaching Republicans (+video)

Obama's gun control moves: What do they actually do?

South Africa rings in new year with racial slurs. A tipping point?

The Star Ledger

Cop promoted after suspension for taking undercover car on out-of-town dates

Christie: Obama's gun orders 'the wrong way to govern'

Here's what the U.S. attorney general wants from Christie on guns

N.J. smart gun law sponsor: Obama took a 'bold step'

Anarchist ranchers are criminals, not cowboys | Editorial

Baraka says threats on his life being taken 'very seriously'

Philly police officer arrested for 3rd time

In new police boss, 'a quiet confidence'

Graphic: One shooting every six hours in Philly

Mummers outrage may lead to major changes

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland NAACP votes to request release of Tamir Rice grand jury testimony

Cleveland school resource officer placed on leave over 'hurtful' Facebook post about Tamir Rice

Tamir Rice case to be discussed by prosecutor, clergy group after all

Repeal of college-savings program returns nearly $3 million to Cuyahoga County's general fund

The Chicago Sun-Times

Emanuel to Rauner: CPS students not 'pawn in a political game'

Mihalopoulos: CPS chief Claypool turns to political hack for help

The Detroit Free Press

Snyder declares emergency as feds probe Flint water

Snyder signs bill eliminating straight-ticket voting

Detroit eyes new demolition department to cut costs

The Washington Post

An emotional Obama flexes his executive muscle on gun control

Gun sales hit new record ahead of new Obama gun restrictions

2015 was deadliest year for domestic extremist violence in two decades, report says

One of the biggest fears about Obamacare never happened

He’s acting, but the nation’s new education secretary is for real

Wheaton is planning to fire professor who said Muslims and Christians worship the same God

Wheaton’s controversy over Muslims and Christians ignores the school’s own history

Trump says Cruz’s Canadian birth could be ‘very precarious’ for GOP

John Kasich knew the consequences, but he spurned the party line anyway

Fresh on the heels of FreshPAC, a ‘transparent’ PAC for Vincent Gray

Md. gov. unveils plan to raze blocks of vacant Baltimore buildings

Tardies at all D.C. schools would not count as absences under proposed law

The Los Angeles Times

5-hour meeting ends without a decision on an L.A. schools chief

FBI probes mystery of San Bernardino shooters' whereabouts for 18 minutes after massacre

Essential California: What's wrong with the Orange County D.A.'s office?

Ballot proposal could worsen L.A. housing crisis, mayor says

USA Today

North Korea claims to have successfully tested a hydrogen bomb

Revolutionary War era ship unearthed at hotel construction site in Va.

Family mourns Chicago police shooting victim as questions persist

2-year-old Georgia girl likely to survive shooting

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