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Today in Black America - April 28

POSTED: April 28, 2016, 7:00 am

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Today in Black History: Earl Lloyd, the first Black to play in a National Basketball Association game, was born on this date in 1928.

The New York Times


President Obama Weighs His Economic Legacy

Yale College Will Keep White Supremacist’s Name

After Losses, Ted Cruz Picks Carly Fiorina as Running Mate and Bernie Sanders Retrenches

Ted Cruz’s Early Vice-Presidential Pick Has Echoes of Ronald Reagan

Bernie Sanders to Cut Hundreds of Staff Members and Focus on California

Tom Coburn, Ex-Senator, Says Merrick Garland Should Get a Vote

The Path to a Sentence for Dennis Hastert

Dennis Hastert Is Sentenced to 15 Months, and Apologizes for Sex Abuse

A Toddler, a Loose Gun in a Car, and a Mother Dies

Justices Lean Toward Bob McDonnell, Ex-Virginia Governor, in Corruption Case

Minnesota T.S.A. Manager Says He Was Told to Target Somali-Americans

Horace Ward, Georgia’s First Black Federal Judge, Dies at 88


De Blasio’s Office Gets Subpoenas as Inquiries Into Fund-Raising Continue

New York Attorney General Sues Over Police Shooting Case in Troy

Sweep in Bronx Tackles Decade of Gang Chaos

After #OscarsSoWhite, Broadway Seeks a #TonysSoDiverse

The Christian Science Monitor

How a 'parenting arms race' is causing kids to grow up segregated

Bernie Sanders: What's his endgame now?

CHANGE AGENT: Now we're cooking: Course shows families how to make affordable, healthy meals

The Star-Ledger

Details emerge in fatal shooting of Jersey City 17-year-old

Christie blasts N.J. Democrats and unions, warns 'animals are at the gate'

Jersey City plan requiring 30-hour workweek minimum gets initial OK

N.J. school gave students the wrong PARCC test

Campaign charges against DiVincenzo dropped on technicality

Sources: Former Pa. Treasurer McCord wore body wire while in office

Fattah's fall a decade in the making

Student's school of hard knocks to cost district $160,000

In Senate race, Sestak was squeezed out by rivals

The Detroit Free Press

Flint mayor: Meeting with Senate leaders 'productive'

Feds: Detroit principal who got $194K in kickbacks to plead guilty today

Riley: Detroit doesn't need protests; it needs to protect its children

Key dates in the Wayne County jail project

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Dayton drug dealer 'El Chapo Jr.' indicted on federal drug, weapons charges

Want to get that felony conviction sealed? Cuyahoga County courts can help

Ohio First Lady Karen Kasich to join Statehouse anti-drug march: What to watch for Thursday

Kent State student group connects May 4 shooting to Tamir Rice's death

The Chicago Tribune

Judge calls ex-House Speaker Dennis Hastert a 'serial child molester,' sentences him to 15 months in prison

Editorial: Dennis Hastert will be forever remembered as a child molester

Where will Hastert serve his sentence?

Column: Dennis Hastert is a thief of innocence, the face of evil

Rauner suggests 'grand compromise' with Democrats near, citing 'rumors'

Why felons should be allowed to vote

The Washington Post

Yale residential college to keep the name of slavery defender John C. Calhoun

Trump’s ‘woman’s card’ comment escalates the campaign’s gender wars

Trump will get more GOP primary votes than anyone in history (because more people are voting)

Paul Ryan gives conservative millennials a pep talk

Cruz announces Carly Fiorina as his running mate

‘If we do not win’: Sanders admits things aren’t adding up for his campaign

Lawmaker delivers petition opposing George Mason’s decision to rename its law school for Scalia

White House steps up effort to reform student loan servicing to stave off rising defaults

Supreme Court justices seem skeptical of McDonnell’s conviction

Longest-serving member on Md. school board is defeated in election

Tennessee cancels standardized testing in elementary and middle schools, citing delayed delivery of exams

National sheriffs’ group, opposed to federal laws on guns and taxes, calls for defiance

Here’s what Donna Edwards said after she lost her Senate bid in Maryland

The Los Angeles Times

The California primary matters for the first time in decades. 25 voters tell us what they care about

Lawmakers say they're fixing roads and fighting drugs and diseases. They just won't pay for it.

Top L.A. County sheriff's official sent emails mocking Muslims, blacks, Latinos and women

UC Davis chancellor placed on leave as officials launch probe into alleged misconduct

Willie Williams, Los Angeles police chief after the 1992 riots, dies at age 72

USA Today

Why Indiana is now the center of the political universe

Study: Nation's food insecurity problem holding steady

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