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Today in Black America - July 22

POSTED: July 22, 2016, 8:30 am

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Today in Black History: The first Black Power conference is held in Newark (N.J.)in 1967, with more than 1,000 delegates from 126 cities, Bermuda and Nigeria.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Facebook post brings scrutiny on Cincinnati police officer

RNC celebrate Donald Trump's candidacy with 120,000 balloons (video)

RNC protesters charged with misdemeanors released on bond, prosecutor says

Gov. John Kasich surprises Ohio delegation breakfast: 'I'm standing on principle'

The New York Times


Obama Faces Growing Expectations on Race and Policing

Groups Unite Across America to Protest Police Shootings

Defining the Role of the Police in the Community

In Texas, Fixing Voter ID Law Ruled to Be Discriminatory Will Be Tricky Task

His Tone Dark, Donald Trump Takes G.O.P. Mantle

EDITORIAL: Donald Trump’s Campaign of Fear

Donald Trump Promised the Truth. We Checked the Facts.

G.O.P.’s Moneyed Class Finds Its Place in New Trump World

Ted Cruz Mounts the Convention Stage in the Role of Brutus

A Rarity at a Republican Convention: ‘I Am Proud to Be Gay’

We’re About to Enter a Period of Polling Volatility

Clinton Expected to Choose Virginia Senator as No. 2

Ailes Ends Reign at Fox After Claims of Harassment


Enduring ‘Sphere’ Sculpture to Return to World Trade Center Site

Utica Settles State Claim Alleging Biased Enrollment for Refugee Students

Ventilation to Be Required in All New York Nail Salons

The Christian Science Monitor

Massachusetts mayor refuses police union request to hang ‘All Lives Matter’ banner (+video)

Why Hispanics are the least fearful about 2016 election (+video)

THE MONITOR'S VIEW Africa’s step to be a continent of peace

Activism in sports? WNBA says not so fast

The Star-Ledger

Hundreds march to protest fatal police shooting of N.J. man

Christie makes Senate new offer to end N.J. road project shutdown

Republican lawmaker blasts Jersey City mayor over school funding

Cops looking for woman following SWAT standoff in Atlantic City

What if there were a nuclear plant emergency and you didn't know?

Christie: I endorsed Trump to help N.J. Republicans

After bellicose convention, Christie promises quiet exit from office

ACT UP, expanding its AIDS activist mission, challenges Clinton on police killings

10 members of the clergy arrested in sit-in at PHL for higher wages

Justice Department: Bensalem discriminates against Muslims

Eagles players meet with local authorities to talk about change in wake of protests about police brutality

The Detroit Free Press

U-M's Mark Bernstein withdraws $3M donation over naming flap

Michigan high school bans cell phones in class

Why black men fear that any police encounter could go awry

Joel Osteen to join in efforts to improve police community relations

The Chicago Tribune

12 shot, 1 fatally, in Chicago

Police: Chicago officer wounded, suspect killed in exchange of gunfire

Rauner email: Half of CPS teachers 'virtually illiterate'

Budget cuts, federal funds challenge CPS principals

Facing the heat without air conditioning, by circumstance or choice

The Washington Post

Video: Austin police body-slam black teacher, tell her blacks have ‘violent tendencies’

A ‘sick, juvenile’ game: Florida paramedics snapped selfies with unconcious patients for fun, police say

Donald Trump positions himself as the voice of ‘the forgotten men and women’

Fact checking Donald Trump's acceptance speech

Trump says he will 'protect' LGBT communities

Protester interrupts Trump's nomination speech

Black pastor leads ‘all lives matter’ chant at GOP convention

Liberals criticize Kaine for supporting regulations pushed by banks

Maryland caregiver gets 7 years for taking thousands from 95-year-old in filthy home

Trailed by media, Tim Kaine offers few clues about his status as a VP contender

There’s only one way to ‘Make America Safe Again’: Tackle our insane gun culture

New Montgomery superintendent says achievement gap is top priority

The Los Angeles Times

Similar crime, different punishment: Campus rape echoes Brock Turner case

State funding cuts during the recession still shortchanging Cal State students, officials say

Shooting of unarmed white teenager has racially diverse Fresno trying to make sense of Black Lives Matter

California's top court rules in favor of Gov. Brown's water project

'I know that I have a bright future': GCC's Black Scholars recount their visits to campuses

USA Today

North Carolina governor Pat McCrory fires back at NBA decision over All-Star Game

Report: U.S. is lagging in child well-being

Mother of Baton Rouge gunman says VA 'didn't want to help'

Houston police video shows minutes after shooting

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