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Arthur Ashe, Jr. won the men's singles tennis championship at Wimbledon in 1975, making him the first Black male to take the title.

Today in Black America - October 19

POSTED: October 19, 2016, 7:30 am

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Today in Black History: The U.S. Navy accepts Black women into its Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES) program in 1944.

The New York Times


Study Urges Tougher Oversight for Police Use of Facial Recognition

EDITORIAL: The Rap Sheet Against Sheriff Arpaio

Trump’s Call to Monitor Polls Raises Fears of Intimidation

Obama Tells Trump to Stop ‘Whining’ About Rigged Vote

Ex-F.B.I. Official Acknowledges Role in a ‘Quid Pro Quo’ Over Hillary Clinton’s Email

Giving Every Child a Monthly Check for an Even Start


New Jersey Is Known for Cheap Gas. The Glory Days Are About to End.

What Would New York Police Body Cameras Record?

Parent Group Seeks More Integration in New York’s Schools

Debate Course Aims to Help Rikers Inmates Lobby for Their Rights

The Christian Science Monitor

More and more, push for police reform starts with the chief

Report finds racial bias in facial recognition technology

Millennials could sit out this election. What’s that mean for party politics?

What it's like to go to school during Chicago's tough year

Faculty at Pa. state universities go on strike

Black millennials lack excitement about the presidential election

DA: Cosby using 'scorched-earth approach' to derail his case

Kane lawyer's plea for probation: 'She has already fallen'

Ethics Board fines two officials, four PACs

The Star-Ledger

Bridgegate prosecutors portray Baroni as Christie's attack dog

If N.J. police want to be trusted, why do they oppose this reform? | Editorial

Christie again blames Obama for skepticism toward police

Phil Murphy nabs another county endorsement in 2017 governor's race

4 N.J. school districts sued by ACLU over enrollment practices

The Washington Post

From building wells to building armies: What’s in the U.S. foreign assistance budget?

Racial profiling, by a computer? Police facial-ID tech raises civil rights concerns.

A black pedestrian was stopped by police. A bystander recorded his ‘humiliating’ arrest.

Lawsuit alleges Flint schools are failing to provide services to lead-poisoned children

Voter registration system crashes in Va., preventing some from signing up in time

Watch how some of Clinton’s public stances compare to what she said in private speeches

After U-Md. students propose a new way to pay for sexual-assault investigations, school agrees to hire more staff

For young black activists, an urgent task: Persuading peers to vote

The United States’ growing teaching shortage: How it looks state by state

D.C. Council advances right-to-die legislation; will debate and vote next month

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s lesson to Howard students on education needs a special focus on money

D.C. Council cedes more power of statehood constitution to residents

Remembering the Beltway march of 1966 — and other social justice efforts

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

State rates its own oversight of charter schools "ineffective": How did that happen?

Cleveland police officer charged in Brandon Jones shooting pleads not guilty

Ex-Cleveland Brown Reggie Rucker has misdemeanor charges from golf course scuffle dismissed

Sharing photos of your ballot illegal in Ohio, but officials not likely to prosecute over selfies

Agencies call for Cleveland police union leader to be ousted from community police commission

The Chicago Tribune

3 dead, 13 wounded in city shootings

Chicago parks shut off 459 drinking fountains after tests find lead

FBI probing Ald. Willie Cochran for alleged misuse of campaign funds

Ex-Ald. Sandi Jackson completes prison term, joins husband on parole

UNO teachers, charter network avert strike

EDITORIALS: Vote 'no' on roads amendment. Then vote 'yes' for change in Cook County.

The Los Angeles Times

L.A. Unified's affordable housing units fill up, but not with teachers

He's not running for office, but this HIV activist has set his sights on the national political stage

2 teens shot and wounded in South Los Angeles; no suspect in custody

USA Today

Regulators approve higher health premiums to strengthen Obamacare insurers

Exclusive: VA shuffles managers, declares ‘new leadership’

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