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July 07, 2020

Baseball legend, Negro League star and Hall of Famer Leroy "Satchel" Paige was born in 1906 in Mobile, Alabama.

Today in Black America - January 5

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Today in Black History: Noted scientist Dr. George Washington Carver died on this date in 1943.

The New York Times


‘I Am Not Sorry,’ Charleston Killer Wrote in Manifesto

For Casey Affleck and Nate Parker, the Glare Varies

EDITORIAL: Republicans Are Courting Disaster on Health Care

The 4-Step Plan to Repeal Obamacare

Edsall: Do Republicans and Democrats Know What They Stand For?

Russia Looms Large Before Senate Hearing on Hacking

How to Predict Gentrification: Look for Falling Crime

Michael Eric Dyson Believes in Individual Reparations

Unexpected Candidacy Upends Virginia Democrats’ Plans for Key Governor Race

4 Questioned After Video Shows Racially Charged Beating in Chicago

Women and Minorities Make Slow Progress in Filling Ranks at Law Firms


Shootings in New York Fall to Lowest Number Since the ’90s

L.I.R.R. Crash in Brooklyn Injures More Than 100

One Last Big Project Begun, New York City’s Planning Chief to Step Down

Rockefeller Foundation Picks Rajiv J. Shah, a Trustee, as President

The Christian Science Monitor

The obvious Obamacare problem no one's talking about

In Michigan, a test case for US public schools under Trump?

Why 'Father of the 401(k)' says he regrets pushing the retirement plan

Vermont governor pardons 192 marijuana offenders. Will other states do the same?

He called himself a ‘bad kid.’ But as an adult, he drew on that to do good.

What's holding up Wolf's nomination of Estelle Richman to SRC?

Tired of waiting for Washington, some Philly business are increasing their minimum wage

FOP boss blasts DA for declining to charge girl in brawl with police

Auditor general calls PPA payment to Fenerty 'excessive and inappropriate'

Little League requiring criminal background checks

The Star-Ledger

Christie finds bright side to losing White House race | The Auditor

Debt collectors take on lawyers in what may be N.J.'s least empathetic lawsuit

N.J. rookie lawmaker Gottheimer already bucking fellow Democrats

Hey, Christie! Cities need a sales tax break, not a hike | Editorial

Atlantic City mayor urges Icahn to sell Trump Taj Mahal casino building

Christie signs bipartisan bill to boost small businesses

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Local, national police departments skeptical of deputizing officers after Trump proposal

Cleveland police union president again attacks city's use of force settlement

Daryl Rush, Cleveland community development director and 'industry guru,' dies at age 59

Gov. John Kasich signs opioid abuse prevention bill

East Cleveland council appointments illegal, law director says

The Chicago Tribune

Chicago police consider hate crime charges in Facebook video of attack

Emanuel avoids fight with McCarthy over '60 Minutes'

To buy or rent? In the Chicago area, both press the limits of affordability

JOHN KASS: The Chicago Outfit, Chicago police and the silence of consent.

The Detroit Free Press

Did test hole bored 4 decades ago cause Fraser sinkhole?

Charlotte official claims lead fittings used in water system

Warren Evans' chief of staff leaves job to become consultant

Police: Detroit carjackings down 30% but homicides up 2%

The Washington Post

How white Christian nostalgia drove small-town America to Trump

4 in custody after Facebook video shows group attacking man while railing against Trump and whites

Black teen who was slammed to the ground by a white cop at Texas pool party sues for $5 million

A teen spread a racist video of a black classmate eating chicken. Both face criminal charges.

Two soldiers are missing. Their families say the Army refused to look for nearly two weeks.

Introducing Anne Kirkpatrick, just hired to fix Oakland’s ‘frat house’ police department

Cancer death rate drops 25 percent from 1991 peak, still higher for men than women

Secretary of State John F. Kerry’s exit memo is filled with policies that Trump could undo

‘I’m a college student, but I was treated like a criminal. How can I not incorporate that into my world view?’

Montgomery parents press officials on curbing hate incidents

The Los Angeles Times

Private-sector job growth slows, jobless claims plunge in mixed labor market data

Marijuana is legal in California. Now politicians and pot pushers need to help keep it out of kids' hands

USA Today

Sears closing 150 stores, selling Craftsman in attempt to survive

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