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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


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


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

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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