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Educator Dr. Ruth Simmons, the first Black president of Brown University, was born on this date in 1945 in Grapeland, Texas.

Today in Black America - June 21

POSTED: June 21, 2016, 1:30 pm

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Today in Black History: Carl Stokes, the first Black mayor of Cleveland, Ohio was born in 1927.

The New York Times


Mississippi Ends Inquiry Into 1964 Killing of 3 Civil Rights Workers

Another Impasse on Guns, Another Win for Hyperpolitics

Graphic: How Terrorism Suspects Buy Guns — and How They Still Could, Even With a Ban

Trump Fires His Campaign Chief

Trump Starts Summer Push With Staggering Money Deficit

What Donald Trump Learned From Joseph McCarthy’s Right-Hand Man

‘Super PAC’ Backing Hillary Clinton Raised Largest Haul of the Year in May

Attorney General Loretta Lynch to Visit Orlando

Judge Presses Prosecutors on ‘Rough Ride’ in Death of Freddie Gray

Even Without Detonation, 4 Hydrogen Bombs From ’66 Scar Spanish Village

Supreme Court Sides With R.J. Reynolds in RICO Case


3 N.Y.P.D. Commanders Are Arrested in Vast Corruption Case

Charges Against N.Y.P.D. Officers and a ‘Community Liaison’

Newtown Victims’ Families Look On as Gun Makers Ask Court to Dismiss Lawsuit

Court Halts de Blasio’s Plan to Give Some Homeowners a $183 Credit

Unruly Basketball Crowds Upset Neighbors at Park

The Christian Science Monitor

One senator's lonely path to middle ground on gun control

Supreme Court lets stand state assault weapon bans, continuing trend

Sotomayor nods to Black Lives Matter in biting dissent of illegal search ruling

Why free lawyers shouldn’t come cheap

The Star-Ledger

N.J. cop was involved in domestic violence incident before alleged DUI crashes in Pa.

Trio found with cache of weapons, body armor at Holland Tunnel, reports say

Homelessness among veterans drops nationally - except in N.J. | Opinion

Christie to make announcement on school funding

Fattah convicted of federal corruption charges

I am a gun nut (in favor of sane firearms controls)

Recovery schools for addicted teens on the rise

Substitute teachers are the new endangered species

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

What schools pay teachers the most? See rankings here

What school districts spend the most money? See rankings here

The Detroit Free Press

State releases another huge batch of Flint e-mails

Mayor Weaver: Flint to stick with new KWA pipeline

Police: Guard leaving post led to city hall gun scare

U-M study: Number of uninsured hospital patients drops

Graduates at last: ‘Everyone deserves a second chance’

The Chicago Tribune

City records 300th homicide with 13 over Father's Day weekend

Gov. Rauner spells out what it would take to cut budget deal with Democrats

Chicago school crossing guards want their badges back

CPS CEO pledges to spend 'whatever it takes' to fix lead in water problem

Woman who fought chemical company over Chicago-area cancer cluster dies

The Los Angeles Times

PG&E to close Diablo Canyon, California's last nuclear power plant

L.A. will keep getting hotter, scientists say — a lot hotter

1 in 10 Cal State students is homeless, study finds

The Washington Post

Inside Donald Trump’s strategic decision to target Muslims

In defeat, Sanders begins changing the Democratic Party

Congressional Black Caucus balks at two political reforms being pitched by Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders raised $15.6 million in May, has $9.2 million on hand

ABA endorsement suggests Merrick Garland may be ‘the perfect human being.’ Republicans raise doubts.

How racial prejudice helps drive opposition to gun control

Can ‘early warning systems’ keep children from dropping out of school?

White TV anchor fired after racial comments fights back with discrimination lawsuit

How Harvard set the model for affirmative action in college admissions

Sadness and anger at an overnight vigil outside the NRA’s main office

USA Today

News reports hint at emerging Clinton VP short list

The best and worst states to be a kid in America

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