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Baseball legend, Negro League star and Hall of Famer Leroy "Satchel" Paige was born in 1906 in Mobile, Alabama.

Today in Black America - July 18

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Today in Black History: Bishop Stephen G. Spottswood of the African American Episcopal Zion Church, a fierce civil rights advocate, was born in 1897 in Boston.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland police union to ask governor to suspend open carry law for RNC

When guns are a means to personal power, the results can be tragic: the Rev. Robert Winter (Opinion)

Few demonstrators camp at Cleveland park on eve of Republican National Convention

Man accused of trying to steal state trooper's gas mask after RNC protest in Cleveland

RNC theme announced for Monday: 'Make America Safe Again'

'Circle the City with Love' brings thousands for peaceful event on eve of the RNC

2-year-old girl shot on Cleveland's East Side identified

State fights to see if $267 million paid to e-schools is justified

The New York Times


Nation on Edge After Attack Kills Officers in Baton Rouge

Anguish Deepens for Police: ‘We’ve Seen Nothing Like This’

Obama Condemns Baton Rouge Shooting and Calls, Again, for Unity

Donald Trump and Mike Pence: One Ticket, Two Worldviews

A Civil Start to Protests, but Cleveland Is Bracing for Worse

On Eve of G.O.P. Convention, Law and Order Takes the Floor

Republican Convention Will Push Limits of a Candidate and the News Media

G.O.P. Arena Will Highlight Trump’s Media Blacklist

Some Predict Tuition Increases Under Hillary Clinton’s College Plan

Sparkling and Blighted, Convention Cities Spotlight Ignored Urban Issues


The Second Anniversary of Eric Garner's Death

Anger Over Police Killings Pervades Memorials on 2nd Anniversary of Garner’s Death

New York Public Hospitals Use Emojis to Reach Young People About Sex

Donations Slow for New York’s Politicians, According to Reports

Chris Christie Lost Out on the Job He Wanted. And His Bad Year Got Worse.

The Christian Science Monitor

Why Africans are showing solidarity with Black Lives Matter movement

Behind racial tensions, a deeper problem: segregation

How black-owned banks are cashing in on a protest movement

Why political violence, so far, isn't as bad as 1968

Why Senate's sole black Republican sees hope despite racial turmoil

The Star-Ledger

A 22-year 'nightmare': Exonerated man speaks out about how he proved his innocence

Eric Garner's mom, other moms, mourn sons killed by police, gun violence

Judge won't block jobs demonstration at Port Newark on Monday

Christie to address Michigan RNC 2016 delegates

What 2 former N.J. governors say about Dallas, Clinton emails, Christie's roads crisis

Hours after officers slain in Baton Rouge, Black Lives Matter protesters march in Philadelphia

With protests predicted, businesses warned to batten down the hatches

Commentary: Put colleges to work on region's most vexing problems

As it crumbles, seeking the mystery owner of old Ebenezer A.M.E. Church

City reaches contract agreement with largest union

The Chicago Tribune

3 dead, 15 hurt after Sunday city shootings

Stopgap budget failing to erase damage of state impasse

Delays in Laquan McDonald case foster despair in Chicago

EDITORIALS: Killeen's plan for a U. of Illinois compact with the pols in Springfield

Some financial firms tackle diversity gap head-on, say they can't afford not to

The Detroit Free Press

Gov. Rick Snyder recall effort has Aug. 20 deadline

What grade does your child's school deserve?

To fix our race problem, stop pretending everything is OK

The Washington Post

3 police officers killed, 3 wounded in Baton Rouge; gunman dead

What we know about the suspected shooter in Baton Rouge

After Baton Rouge, a weary fear builds among those who protect and serve

The split-screen reality: Trump’s convention and a world of tragedies

Obama pleads with presidential candidates not to politicize the police shootings

As Clinton launches registration effort, community groups focus on Asian Americans

What makes a black Cleveland pastor back Donald Trump?

Clinton has several VP options: Fiery liberals, Hispanics and white guys

She’s a lifelong Democrat who’s voting for Trump. And she’s Dennis Kucinich’s sister.

Two D.C. boys once fought for a local rec center. Years later, one will try again for his slain brother.

In quest for new Prince George’s hospital, new management seen as a must

D.C. students choose to enroll in summer school to stay on track

Maryland officer who fatally shot colleague is cleared by grand jury

The Los Angeles Times

How transparent will the LAPD be on releasing videos of police shootings, other controversial encounters?

San Diego County Schools superintendent to be placed on leave

Rapper the Game meets with L.A. gangs in an effort to stop killings

LAPD will receive extra resources after violence against police officers, mayor says

She's the mom of four black men, a former L.A. cop and a major skeptic of 'justifiable' police shootings

Nearly 1 in 4 students at this L.A. high school migrated from Central America — many without their parents

USA Today

Days after Sterling death, Baton Rouge still in violent turmoil

Muslims in Nice fear backlash after truck rampage by fellow Muslim

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