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Today in Black America - October 5

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Today in Black History: Oscar De Priest, the first Black to serve in Congress in the 20th century, was born in Florence, Alabama in 1871

The New York Times


Editorial: The Movement to End Racist Voting Laws

A French Underground Railroad, Moving African Migrants

Could Officers Have Avoided Shooting Keith Scott?

In Vice-Presidential Debate, Focus Was on Top of the Tickets

Who Won the Debate? Commentators Give Edge to Mike Pence

When You Hear the Margin of Error Is Plus or Minus 3 Percent, Think 7 Instead

Flint Hit With Bacterial Illness as Residents Shun City Water

Poll Finds Deep Split on Climate Change. Party Allegiance Is a Big Factor.


Ethics Panel Investigating de Blasio’s Nonprofit Is Said to Issue Broad Subpoena

Ken Thompson, Brooklyn District Attorney, Says He Has Cancer and Will Take Leave

Ex-Ally of Christie Links Cuomo to Cover-Up of Lane Closings

The Christian Science Monitor

For 'understudies,' Kaine and Pence added a lot of value

VP debate: Pence was calm and steady, Kaine fiery and pugnacious

Second thoughts from conservative talk radio star: Did we create Trump?

How a journalist used old and new techniques to investigate Trump charity

Is 2016 the year of the worker?

The Star-Ledger

Here's how Camden County police plans to add 15 new officers

Who is telling the truth? 3 shockers in Wildstein's latest Bridgegate testimony

N.J. teacher salaries increase after several years in doldrums

N.J. health officials warn nursing homes about bacteria-tainted IV fluids

Municipal court clerk illegally gained access to man's criminal record: police

Gayborhood bar owner's racial slur is an 'overt example of a larger problem too often overlooked'

Childhood trips to prison drove young entrepreneur to start her own business

Federal audit spotlights charter school financial practices

Penn students work to keep polling lines short

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Kent State University Latino organization to hold demonstration after 'build that wall' chants at Homecoming parade

Shooting near Miami University wounds 2 students

Protest against Cleveland police union's Trump endorsement shows diversity, disdain for candidate

Black Lives Matter to protest Cleveland police union's Trump endorsement

Cuyahoga River dredging deal hangs on a sticking point: Who will pay the millions needed for on-land disposal of sediment?

The Detroit Free Press

New University of Michigan initiative takes aim at poverty in America

Faculty rally against racist flyers at University of Michigan

Advocates to rally for special education students

Detroit-area transit millage faces organized opposition

Principal offers rare apology: My crime wasn't a mistake; it was wrong

The Chicago Tribune

Hundreds of housing complex residents face 'crisis' relocation over lead contamination discovery

3 dead, 4 wounded in shootings across Chicago

Newborn girl in good condition after found in Chicago Heights field

The Los Angeles Times

‘It’s like living in a war zone:’ Westmont grows more weary of violence after police shooting

Sacramento officers acted appropriately in fatal shooting of man who posed 'direct threat,' lawyer says

The outdoors industry and park operators see minorities as a promising new market

Prosecutors who withhold or tamper with evidence now face felony charges

The Washington Post

Aid teams in Haiti struggle to reach areas slammed by Hurricane Matthew

Southern states declare emergencies, warn of potential ‘massive destruction’ as Hurricane Matthew approaches

This school staged a ‘Color Wars’ pep rally. Then students showed up in ‘White Pride’ shirts.

Beyond test scores: The right way to assess students and schools

The surprising ways the Justice Department found to help diversify police forces

Activists warn that PCBs — toxic industrial chemicals — contaminate thousands of U.S. schools

Ivy League professor: ‘I would much rather my own children interact with drugs than with the police’

Columbia student on dearth of black faculty: It’s ‘the chinks in our armor that give us the courage’

With a month to go, Montgomery County term limits contest heats up

‘DMV is not responsible’: Va. denies claim it unfairly suspends driver’s licenses

Maryland lawmakers to pot regulators: No licenses without diverse industry

Prince George’s hospital project clears major hurdle, step closer to state approval

USA Today

Q&A: Health, race and police brutality

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