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Kenya declared its independence in 1963 under the leadership of Jomo Kenyatta.

Today in Black America - April 12

POSTED: April 12, 2016, 7:30 am

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Today in Black History: Emmett Ashford became the first Black umpire in Major League Baseball in 1966.

The New York Times

National


Racially Charged Joke by Hillary Clinton and Bill de Blasio Leaves Some Cringing


John Kasich Sees Path to Nomination Despite Low Delegate Count


Donald Trump and New York Tabloids Resume Their Elaborate Dance

Charles Grassley Is Set to Meet Merrick Garland for Breakfast

After Loss in Colorado, Donald Trump Supporters Give State Chairman an Earful

Bernie Sanders Proposes Fracking Ban and Attacks Hillary Clinton on the Environment


Rights Law Deepens Political Rifts in North Carolina


Texas Attorney General Faces Federal Securities Fraud Lawsuit


The Rich Live Longer Everywhere. For the Poor, Geography Matters.

Chicago Set to Pay $6 Million in Deaths of 2 Men After Arrests

Why Talented Black and Hispanic Students Can Go Undiscovered


Local


New York City Combining Agencies for Homeless and Welfare Services

Rutgers Student Killed in Shooting Near Newark Campus


‘Thoughtful and Diligent’ Judge to Decide Penalty in Akai Gurley’s Death


The Christian Science Monitor


Donald Trump and 'crooked' politics. Is delegate system fair?


Good jobs without a degree? Boston's $3 million test.

Sec. Kerry set to visit Hiroshima, but no apologies for atomic bomb


The Star-Ledger


Democrats grill state official for not intervening in Atlantic City sooner


N.J. cop who sued to become chief failed his exam


N.J. Politics Roundup: Christie ends court feud with Sweeney, dismisses A.C. criticism

N.J. judge to decide if Ted Cruz is 'natural-born citizen' and can appear on June 7 ballot

Leaders urge open dialogue after N.J. man is killed by police

Diversity on Supreme Court won't decide cases, Sotomayor tells Rutgers



Philly.com


Jury acquits two officers in 2013 beating

Pa. congressmen call for tougher water standards


Phila. School District still struggling to fill teacher vacancies


Legislators question state role in A.C.'s fall



The Cleveland Plain Dealer


2016 is the second year without executions in Ohio. But death penalty foes won't claim victory yet

Cleveland appoints commander of community policing bureau (video)

Ex-East Cleveland cop sentenced for faking evidence, ripping off drug dealers

Ohio lags in making sure residents continue education beyond high school, report says



The Chicago Tribune


School officer fired after video showed him body-slamming a 12-year-old girl


Emanuel appoints longtime Kenwood resident as 4th Ward alderman

Aldermen recommend $4.95 million settlement in Coleman case

Equal Pay Day in the spotlight this year


The Detroit Free Press


No boot camp for ex-Inkster cop convicted of beating man, judge says


Gov. Snyder says staff misled him about Flint water

Rev. Nicholas Hood Sr., religious, civic leader, dies

Need a job? Wayne County officials want to talk to you


The Washington Post


Va. lawmakers want to shield makers of lethal injection drugs


Republicans go hunting for votes in the most Democratic place in America


The remarkable consistency of the Democratic primary electorate

Hillary Clinton’s claim that the ‘highest per capita number’ of crime guns in New York come from Vermont

Anthony Brown endorses Rep. Donna Edwards in Md. Democratic Senate primary

Edwards, Van Hollen vie for advantage at forum as upcoming Senate primary heats up


Van Hollen attack ad comes as Edwards wins new endorsements

Why these Republicans are running for Congress — and almost certainly won’t win


Two teens charged with hate crime for video threatening black classmate with noose, gun


Maryland county wins fight to ease the burden of student debt for its residents


USA Today


Zika linked to second autoimmune disorder similar to multiple sclerosis


NC lacks standard for screening all private school teachers

Some see racist messages in 'prank' at Rhodes College


The Los Angeles Times


Blackout warnings are a scare tactic to keep Aliso Canyon open, critics say

Southland apartment rents are expected to jump 8.3% in 2018


What you need to know about California's new birth control law


$28-billion L.A. County budget proposal aims to address homelessness, improve jails













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