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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


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


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

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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