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Activist lawyer Randall Robinson, founder of Africa lobby group TransAfrica, was born in 1941 in Richmond, Virginia.

Today in Black America - May 16

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Today in Black History: Sammy Davis, Jr, legendary entertainer, died on this date in 1990.

The New York Times


Social Conservatives, However Reluctant, Are Warming to the Idea of Trump

Hillary Clinton Outlines Economic Plans, Which Include Her Husband

Obama Swipes at Trump, but Doesn’t Name Him, in Speech at Rutgers

Crossing the Line: How Donald Trump Behaved With Women in Private

Obama in Vietnam Will Focus on Future, Rather Than the Past

Republican Split Is Deeper Than Ideology

U.S. Combat Missions May End, but Fighting Goes On

A Plan to Flood San Francisco With News on Homelessness

When Appointing Friends of Court, Justices Are Friendliest Toward White Men


Unearthing the Secrets of New York’s Mass Graves

How to Avoid the Fate of a Common Grave

Before a Larceny Arrest, a ‘Cry for Help’ on Facebook

Liberal Brooklyn Prosecutor Faces Unlikely Foes: Liberal Activists

New Jersey Groups Convert Empty Buildings Into Homes for Seniors

The Christian Science Monitor

Where college diversity works

Do blue-state parents back Obama on transgender children and bathrooms?

For some Republicans, Trump presents moral dilemma

In age of Donald Trump, what does it mean to be a Republican?

The Star-Ledger

'The Wire' star arrested days before Rutgers-Newark graduation speech

Cissy Houston joins chorus of celebrants on Newark's 350th birthday

Obama uses Rutgers speech in May to look toward November

Sanders supporters at Hoboken march: 'New Jersey wants Bernie'

Will Christie's new Trump job allow any time for N.J.?

Stop the clock, attorney argues in Bridgegate names case

Newark kids choking on Port Authority's diesel exhaust | Editorial

A year later, Temple professor haunted by spying allegations

Helping community or himself? Fattah trial starts Monday

Brennan: Feibush and Johnson deserve each other, but Point Breeze deserves better

Mother, daughter graduate together from Community College

Obama administration gives schools guidance on transgender students' rights

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

John Kasich to give first post-campaign interview on CNN: What to watch for Monday

Family relieved that Cleveland child injured by stray bullet is recovering (video)

State Rep. John Becker wants to add schools to his transgender bathroom bill because feds are "forcing the issue"

Summer program to provide free breakfast, lunch, and dinner meals for low-income kids (video)

Cleveland teachers reject fact-finder's report, authorize strike notice for fall

The Detroit Free Press

Michigan spent $3.6 million on workers helping with Flint water crisis

Lawmakers struggle to solve the DPS puzzle

Without a compromise solution for DPS, new ideas emerge

For years, officials at DPS missed red flags tied to Shy

Minority students to rise at Wayne State med school

The Chicago Tribune

After his toughest year, confident Emanuel adds new tool: contriteness

2 dead, 3 injured in city shootings

Homicides up again this year in more than two dozen major U.S. cities

EDITORIALS: How to reduce suffering in Illinois: More medical marijuana

The Los Angeles Times

California November ballot will have as many as 18 measures

Where's Cleveland? Some California politicians are skipping the Republican National Convention

A testy exchange over county's homelessness finance plan exposes a rift among the supervisors

At budget time, Gov. Jerry Brown cashes in on his penny-pinching reputation

The Washington Post

Clinton’s allies worry weaknesses could erode her campaign

Hillary Clinton gets more specific about what Bill Clinton’s White House job could be

China killed thousands of Maine jobs. Now it’s eating up the state’s lobsters.

Justice Stevens calls 2008 voter ID ruling a ‘fairly unfortunate decision’

RNC chair says third-party bid would be ‘suicide mission’ for U.S.

Billionaires lining up for Trump aren’t sure where to send their money

Despite Black Lives Matter, young black Americans aren’t voting in higher numbers

'My God, what's wrong with you?': Grayson's speech on 'bathroom law'

Secret Service to investigate after Trump’s ex-butler calls for Obama to be killed

Top Fed official: “The case for raising rates looks pretty strong.”

Top Prince George’s official tapped to lead Nashville school system

She’s had a ‘mean life,’ culminating in her son’s arrest for murder

District Heights mayor dies after being found unconscious at home

Virginia’s decision to restore voting rights to convicted felons, explained in two minutes

USA Today

Prince's death: Sinbad, Sheila E attend memorial service

Clinton team looking for a VP who will be fighter, excite Sanders supporters

Oprah Winfrey's 'daughter-girls' graduate college

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