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September 28, 2020

New York Supreme Court Judge, the late Bruce H. Wright, author of "Black Robes, White Justice," is born in 1918 in Princeton, New Jersey.

Today in Black America - June 2

POSTED: June 02, 2016, 7:00 am

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Today in Black History: Homer Plessy, a 30 year-old Black shoemaker, is jailed for sitting in the "white" car of a Louisiana railroad on this date in 1892

The New York Times


No Federal Charges for Minneapolis Officers in Fatal Shooting

Donald Trump Vows to ‘Make a Real Run’ at California in November

Hispanic Official to Leave R.N.C. in Sign of Disaffection With Donald Trump

Clinton and Trump in Tight Race, Poll Shows, With Votes Split on Gender Lines

Kenneth Starr to Resign as Chancellor at Baylor

For a Collegial Court, Justices Lunch Together, and Forbid Talk of Cases

Massachusetts Poised to Expand Protections for Transgender People

U.C.L.A. Shooting Was Murder-Suicide, Police Say

Hidden Side of the College Dream: Mediocre Graduation Rates

Payday Borrowing’s Debt Spiral to Be Curtailed


Principal Hired to Revive Struggling Boys and Girls High School May Leave

After Years of Struggles, Bronx Woman Earns Her Prize: A Criminal Justice Degree

Success Academy Network Cancels Pre-K Program Amid Contract Dispute

New York Police Captain Who Didn’t Help After Shootout Is Demoted

The Christian Science Monitor

If Donald Trump gets rattled by press, how would he handle Putin?

Can better access to water aid women's rights in Africa?

How courts have ruled on transgender cases

The Star-Ledger

2nd shooting in less than 3 hours kills man in Trenton

Christie taunts Atlantic City mayor on meeting deadline to avoid state takeover

What N.J. residents think about state intervention in Atlantic City

Principal placed on leave over filming of Fetty Wap video at school

Christie to Dems on fixing N.J. road fund: Where's your plan?

Christie vows continued support of charter schools in N.J.

More than 70 sworn in as Newark police officers, firefighters

Feds: For Fattah and fund-raiser, friendship had its privileges

School administrators delay voting on labor pact

N.J. college broke law with $250,000 table, state says

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio chose not to ask for federal money for thousands of struggling homeowners. Why?

Federal judge extends block on Ohio law defunding Planned Parenthood

Cleveland schools celebrate upward nudge in still-poor attendance rate

The Detroit Press

Poll: Flint residents don't trust water filters

Credit binge could hit $1 trillion. Yes, that's a 'T'

Ex-Detroit principal Kenyetta Wilbourn Snapp gets year in prison

Detroit to get an additional $88M for blight removal

GOP floats DPS plan, but don't count on Detroit support

The Chicago Tribune

MacArthur Foundation to award $100 million grant, via a competition, for solving a big global problem

Claypool: Chicago Public Schools won't open without state funding

Rauner rips 'Chicago bailout' as overtime jockeying on budget begins

3 dead, 8 wounded in Chicago shootings

Parents push back against school report cards with no letter grades

House flipping thriving in Chicago area, study says

The Los Angeles Times

Here's how Brown's housing plan could wipe out development rules in L.A. and San Francisco

Millions sit idle in California's U.S. Senate race as big donors wait for end of the primary

Editorial: Just a murder-suicide in a small UCLA office. And so America shrugs

News of UCLA shooting arrives as L.A. City Council discusses gun violence

USA Today

New poll shows Clinton leads Sanders by just two points in California

New CFPB proposal aims at 'payday debt traps'

Surgical tech caught switching syringes has HIV

The Washington Post

Trump gave money to a veterans group with ties to a backer — Hannity

Trump’s personal, racially tinged attacks on federal judge alarm legal experts

Even if Clinton won’t talk more, TV networks shouldn’t interview Trump less

Final polls find a tight Democratic race in California

Clinton staffer who set up private email server invokes 5th Amendment in case

Sanders challenges White House and DNC over fracking

Sanders: DNC vetoed union leader pick for platform committee

Alabama teacher disciplined for giving math test about guns, gangs, drugs and ‘ho’s’

Report on racial disparities in gifted and magnet programs gets strong reaction

A warning left on a nanny’s car. License plates stolen. And a top Pentagon official in big trouble.

How Maryland came to repeal mandatory minimums for drug offenders

D.C. Council advances bill for $15 minimum wage

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