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Today in Black America - May 12

POSTED: May 12, 2016, 6:30 am

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Today in Black History: Mervyn Dymally, who served as California's Lieutenant Governor, in the State Legislature and Congress, was born in 1926 in Trinidad

The New York Times


F.B.I. Director Says ‘Viral Video Effect’ Blunts Police Work

South Carolina Officer Faces Federal Charges in Fatal Shooting

Hillary Clinton Email Inquiry Won’t Be Rushed, F.B.I. Chief Says

Protest Candidate, Paul Farrell, Wins 9 Percent of West Virginia Primary Vote

With West Virginia Victory, the Beat Goes On for Bernie Sanders

Kwame Somburu, Perennial Socialist Candidate, Dies at 81

Rudolph Giuliani Praises Donald Trump’s Proposed Commission on ‘Radical Islam’

Licensed to Carry: Handguns in Texas

Judge Allowed Destruction of Evidence in 9/11 Case, Defense Says


$1.1 Million Brooklyn Dock, Built for Public Use, Sits in Storage

Health Care at New Jersey Immigrant Jail Is Substandard, Watchdog Groups Say

Court Vacates Long Island Teacher’s Evaluation Tied to Test Scores

The Christian Science Monitor

In Flint, is philanthropy stepping in for government?

Why West Virginia is making Democrats nervous (+video)

How Ferguson heals: beyond police chief, need for deeper change

Is Facebook reinforcing your political bias?

The Star-Ledger

Christie, Prieto trade new barbs over Atlantic City

N.J. civil-rights groups lobby against Atlantic City takeover

South Carolina cop formerly of N.J. indicted in fatal shooting of unarmed man

Christie doesn't believe his name will be on new Bridgegate list

Shooting leaves 15-year-old injured in Newark

Diverse coalition joins Islamic group's mosque lawsuit against township

Newark's Uber deal model for another major U.S. airport, report says

Visit Philadelphia ex-CFO pleads guilty to theft, fraud

Jury awards Feibush $34,000 in dispute with Johnson

Clarke floats alternative soda-tax plan

Student accuses school police officer of assault

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Who is Paolo DeMaria? New state superintendent is veteran of state politics, fan of school choice and Common Core

Cleveland Council to introduce legislation setting $15/hr minimum wage

Planned Parenthood says Ohio defunding law violates U.S. constitution

Social Security showdown could be coming, with a challenge from Sen. Sherrod Brown

We hope our "Justice for All" series helps fix a broken Cuyahoga County justice system

The Detroit Free Press

DEQ pushed back on Flint consent deal

Flint mayor: Allegations by ex-official 'outrageously false'

DPS vendor who lived like king faces 7 years in prison

Detroit girl, 5, fatally shoots self with grandma's gun

Attorney: Michigan must fix its juvenile-lifer process

The Chicago Tribune

3 dead, at least 15 wounded in Chicago shootings

Judge refuses to reinstate $3.5 million jury verdict in fatal police shooting

Chicago police investigate 6 officers over alleged false testimony

Chicago area's middle class shrinking, report finds

Parks group says Lucas Museum lawsuit deserves to be decided in district court

The Los Angeles Times

Union for Border Patrol agents under fire for endorsement of Trump

Here's why the state's shoddy roads won't get fixed any time soon

When childhood innocence and gang violence lived side by side in Boyle Heights

Students receive bottled water after South L.A. schools report murky tap water

The Washington Post

George Zimmerman ignites controversy with gun sale

Zika threat looms over U.S.

Has Donald Trump stolen Paul Ryan’s party out from under him?

The Crocs-wearing, coal-loving billionaire who’s trying to save Democrats in West Virginia

Ted Cruz files to run for reelection to the Senate in 2018

‘They don’t need the baggage’: White supremacist resigns as Trump delegate

Taxpayers covered $14 billion in erroneous charges by private health plans paying for seniors’ care, report says

How much do Bernie Sanders's primary wins mean?

Company that reaped millions from deals with Baltimore’s lead-poisoning victims violated law, authorities say

Immediate maintenance ordered on three stretches of Metro tracks

There are now more homeless kids and parents in D.C. than homeless single adults

More stunning public corruption in Virginia

USA Today

Anti-virus pioneer John McAfee warns on mobile phone snooping

Former Slaves to be Reburied Centuries Later

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