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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 - January 15

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Today in Black History: Human rights leader Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia on this date in 1929.

The New York Times


Editorial: Michigan’s Failure to Protect Flint

G.O.P. Debate Pits Cruz Versus Trump Versus Everyone Else

Sixth Republican Debate: Analysis

Obama to Halt New Coal Mining Leases on Public Lands

Video of 2013 Police Shooting Is Released as Chicago Relents

In Conservative Louisiana, Obama Finds Little but Love

Paul Kirk, Ex-D.N.C. Chairman and Ted Kennedy Confidante, Endorses Bernie Sanders

Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Outraged by Bernie Sanders Ad on Wall Street

New Louisiana Governor, John Bel Edwards, Is Off to a Volatile Start


Cuomo to Continue Shrinking State’s Share of CUNY’s Costs

Cuomo’s Budget Opens New Chapter in Rivalry With de Blasio

Editorial: The City Takes a Hit in Mr. Cuomo’s Budget

The Christian Science Monitor

Chicago release of police video points to wider rise in transparency

Why cities and states are taking lead on paid family leave

Have Trump voters been failed by GOP's Reagan-style economics?

Ebola milestone: As outbreak officially ends, Africa weighs lessons for future (+video)

The Star-Ledger

Fact checking Christie in 2016 Republican presidential debate

Newark's Covenant House will miss Mama Gwen

N.J. congressman launches fight to raise U.S. minimum wage to $15 an hour

Two hospitals may end contract with N.J.'s largest insurer

North Jersey casino plan marches forward despite outcry

Imam: no known danger from city's Muslims

Ramsey's next gig: Drexel U. lecturer

Fighting suburbanization in Roxborough

Pew: Local school control a mixed bag

Julian Bond remembered at Lincoln U.

The Detroit Free Press

Feds: We will dismantle the Seven Mile Bloods gang

AG Schuette opens investigation into Flint water crisis

Snyder seeks federal emergency status over Flint water

Teachers, parents want DPS's attention

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Martin Luther King Jr. was a frequent visitor to Cleveland during the 1960s (photos)

MLK events around Greater Cleveland

Ex-Gov. Strickland's despicable gun lie: Brent Larkin

Student loan help available on Ohio Attorney General website

Clergy should have met with Prosecutor Timothy McGinty on Tamir Rice concerns: editorial

Faith, community leaders announce voter empowerment initiative kickoff

The Chicago Sun-Times

‘Not a police-involved shooting,’ medical examiner first told in Quintonio LeGrier case

1 dead, 5 wounded in Thursday shootings

The Washington Post

Robinson: Finally, Hillary Clinton has a battle on her hands

Hillary Clinton’s national lead is slipping faster in 2016 than it did in 2008

Republicans took insulting Obama to a new level

The inequality of sidewalks

Here’s how the White House plans to address rural America’s struggle with heroin

This is how toxic Flint’s water really is

New questions for Mayor Emanuel on what he knew about teen shot 16 times by Chicago police

Md. school system keeps Jewish holidays, adds days off for Diwali, Lunar New Year and Eid al-Adha

Sisters gather at Arlington for farewell to a brother and lost Tuskegee airman

Donna Edwards meets with prominent ‘Black Lives Matter’ activist

The Los Angeles Times

New L.A. schools chief favors steady progress and collaboration over drastic change

Tight Democratic race revives party's debate over single-payer healthcare

McNamara: It's time for Hollywood to stop defining great drama as white men battling adversity

The nominations are as white as MTV was in 1983 -- and it might cost the academy

USA Today

Six takeaways from the South Carolina Republican debate

Fact check: The sixth Republican debate

Ithaca College president to resign following student, faculty backlash

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