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Sammy Davis, Jr, groundbreaking entertainer, and star of stage, screen and recording artist, born on this day in 1925.

Today in Black America - August 15

POSTED: August 15, 2016, 11:00 am

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Today in Black History: Civil rights leader, attorney, and presidential adviser Vernon E. Jordan, Jr., was born in 1935 in Atlanta, Georgia.

The New York Times

National


Racial Violence Reflects Decades of Tension in Milwaukee


Milwaukee Police Make ‘Multiple Arrests’ in Second Night of Unrest

Sale of Federal Mortgages to Investors Puts Greater Burden on Blacks, Suit Says

G.O.P. Urges Trump to Broaden Outreach to Black Voters

Hillary Clinton’s Edge in a Donald Trump-Centric Race Has Liberals Wary

For Trump, Pennsylvania Is a Crucial Battleground


A ‘Super Pac’ Targets Hillary Clinton’s Wealthy Connections


Health Insurers Use Process Intended to Curb Rate Increases to Justify Them


Once Skeptical of Executive Power, Obama Has Come to Embrace It

To Recruit More Women, Marines Turn to High School Sports Teams


Local


2 Killings Near Mosque Plunge a Queens Neighborhood Into Fear

‘Our Community Lost Its Heart’: Queens Imam Is Recalled as Peacemaker


The Baltimore Sun


Maryland FOP conference opens to protests in Baltimore

The DOJ report doesn't say how Freddie Gray died, but it does explain why

Black caucus, NAACP vow legislative agenda based on Justice Department report

Hogan budget decision is a credit ding for Baltimore and 21 Maryland counties, Moody's says


The Christian Science Monitor


How the presidential candidates would tackle student debt

Humanizing Hillary: Why it's such a challenge for her


In Canada's aboriginal suicide crisis, lesson on protective power of culture


Black students seek nonwhite roommates, spark race debate (+vide)


The Star-Ledger


Floating nuclear plants? The worst idea N.J. utility has ever had?

Snoop Dogg takes to YouTube to deliver a message for everyone in Newark

Northern N.J. casino fight has N.Y. groups jumping in with big bucks


Xanadu Two? Malls are dying all over America but tax dollars will go to American Dream | Mulshine


The Cleveland Plain Dealer


Did Cleveland police body cameras capture officer punching handcuffed Cleveland woman?


Cleveland woman punched by police officer while handcuffed suffers from mental illnesses, family says

Cleveland Heights-University Heights schools to offer free breakfast, lunch to all students

Fired sheriff's deputy posted 'reprehensible,' 'disgraceful' Facebook photo of starving black child


The Chicago Tribune


Milwaukee residents rocked by destruction after police shooting: 'We're ripping apart our own community'


Highway plans near Lockport may violate Civil Rights Act, group says

Rauner reboots state fair after nearly a year of unpaid bills from last one



The Detroit Free Press


Mom arrested after bodies of 2 kids found under neighbor's house

Young voters flee Donald Trump in what may be historic trouncing, poll shows

Shots fired as Milwaukee unrest continues for second night

Badu pledges portions of all concert revenue to solve Detroit rapes


The Los Angeles Times


The preacher and the AR-15: How one man's move to end gun violence started a fight

Is the shift to permanent housing making L.A.'s homelessness problem even worse?


Numbers worsen: Poverty toll grows amid aid cutbacks

How do Americans view poverty? Many blue-collar whites, key to Trump, criticize poor people as lazy


The Washington Post


For millennial voters, the Clinton vs. Trump choice ‘feels like a joke’

U.S. skipped standard bid procedure in $1 billion deal with prison company

One person shot as unrest in Milwaukee continues for a second night

Tension roils Queens immigrant community after killings

White Christian America is dying

Clinton launches program to enlist ‘dreamers’ to boost voter turnout in their communities

New director of Md. Democrats: A political novice with grass-roots appeal


To Clinton and Trump, it’s all about the middle class. To Jesus, it’s about the poor.


Blacks, especially women, suffer more disabilities in later years than whites do


Confronting ‘cancerous’ problems within Baltimore police


Philly.com


When a right-wing radio host reveals the truth

Closing arguments set in Kathleen Kane's perjury trial


Chaput declares Trump, Clinton 'have astonishing flaws'

CCP faces discrimination complaints


Philly firefighters get mandatory physicals, for the first time in decades



USA Today


Killer flooding in swamped Louisiana could get worse


Wolff: Conservative media at war over Donald Trump








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