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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 - April 15

POSTED: April 15, 2016, 8:00 am

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Today in Black History: President Abraham Lincoln signed a proclamation ending slavery in the District of Columbia on this date in 1862.

Harold Washington, first Black mayor of Chicago, is born on this day in 1922.

The New York Times


Philadelphia Says ‘I’m Sorry’ to Jackie Robinson

Editorial: Sins of the Chicago Police

Editorial: On Zika, Congress Is Failing to Do Its Job

Opinion: Racist Cops, Racist Courts

Bernie Sanders Laces Speech With Themes of Race, and Gets Warm Reception From Activists

Sanders and Clinton Clash Over Policies and Judgment

Debate Takeaways: Sarcasm, Snideness and Smackdowns

Who Is the True New Yorker?

Before Trump Campaign, Corey Lewandowski Rode Herd on a Town’s Leaders

Clinton and Sanders Campaigns to Sue Arizona Election Officials

California Appeals Court Reverses Decision to Overturn Teacher Tenure Rules

Obama to Help Push for Open Market for Cable Set-Top Boxes


Ruling Juror Didn’t Lie, Judge Upholds Ex-Officer’s Conviction in Stairwell Shooting

Inquiries Cloud de Blasio’s Bid to Come Off as Strong Manager Before ’17 Race

Segregation Issue Complicates de Blasio’s Housing Push

The Christian Science Monitor

Black voters emerge as bulwark of the status quo

Why concern about race relations has jumped – for whites and blacks

How Chicago police can rebuild trust

Why UC Davis spent $175,000 to scrub references to pepper-spray incident

The Star-Ledger

1 dead, 2 wounded in Orange shooting

Son of ex-Giant Brad Benson should have gone to jail, prosecutor says

Christie's communications director stepping down

Trenton police director gets disciplinary notice from council

A slam-dunk? Abdul-Jabbar is speaker at N.J. college commencement

'We won't stop': Baraka fires back amid mounting Uber pushback

Labor leader not happy with Fulop's comments on North Jersey casinos

Hundreds protesting various issues tie up traffic around City Hall

D.A.: 15 members of gang arrested in 2014 violence

Critics: Teacher shortage equals summer school

Cooper University Hospital fined $55,000 for safety violations

Late push could unlock Pa. school construction funding

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland's new tobacco law starts today; smokers under 21 must shop elsewhere

Cleveland Municipal Court gets $200,000 grant to start community court in city, Bratenahl

FirstEnergy offers Ohio customers 100 percent wind-generated power at standard power prices

First two groups file for permits to demonstrate near RNC but will have to wait for approval: Mark Naymik

The Detroit Free Press

FBI: ISIS threatens Muslim leader in Michigan, others

Plan would close 2 Michigan prisons, lease another

Detroit's health chief: Screen all children for lead

Senate approves tougher domestic violence bills

Woman hurt in Kalamazoo shootings trying to forgive suspect

The Chicago Tribune

Police union chief: Task force had 'built-in bias' before report

1 dead, 9 wounded in shootings

Opinion: After Rauner's F, mixed marks for Mike Madigan

Chicago Public Schools expands program to clean up schools

Letters on behalf of Hastert must be made public for judge to consider them

The Washington Post

Opinion: How Sanders supporters can revolutionize the Democratic Party

North Carolina’s ‘bathroom law’ and the GOP drive to disempower upstart local governments

Clinton, Sanders brawl in Brooklyn ahead of pivotal N.Y. primary

Report says federal fragmentation, overlap, duplication abound

Van Hollen uses Obama image to attack Edwards in new ad

Jane Sanders outlines the case for superdelegates swinging the nomination to her husband

Va.’s top pharmacy official questioned legality of plan to special-order execution drugs

First Kareem, then Kobe: Why Muslim fans loved the Lakers

The District is about to declare its independence — from Congress

McAuliffe signs bill mandating new rules on testing rape kits

Md. school board race: Debate over achievement gaps, tax hike, class sizes

The Los Angeles Times

Number of deadly infections from dirty scopes is far higher than previously estimated

Board recommends parole for Manson follower; victim's daughter vows to oppose

Uber and Lyft have devastated L.A.'s taxi industry, city records show

Judge orders West Covina assemblyman to stay away from wife following domestic violence allegations

Trial begins for LAPD captain who says he was unfairly passed over for promotion

USA Today

Top takeaways from the Brooklyn Democratic debate

Inside Rio's high school 'Occupy' movement

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