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E. Frederic Morrow becomes the first Black to serve in the Executive Office of the President in 1955, appointed by President Eisenhower.

Today in Black America - April 10

POSTED: April 10, 2017, 8:00 am

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Today in Black History: Legendary Baltimore Afro-American sports journalist Sam Lacy, writer of the popular "A to Z" column, was born in 1903.

The New York Times


Loans ‘Designed to Fail’: States Say Navient Preyed on Students

Editorial: The Gig Economy’s False Promise

On Eve of Trip, Tillerson Takes a Hard Line Against Russia

The Rise and Fall of U.S. Efforts to Curb Police Abuse

Democrats Warn of Conflicts in Trump’s Tax Overhaul

A Polarized Supreme Court, Growing More So

Alabama Governor Faces Impeachment Hearing in Scandal of Sex and Power

Bannon’s Views Can Be Traced to a Book That Warns, ‘Winter Is Coming’

Boom or Bust: Stark Partisan Divide on How Consumers View Economy

For Obama, Syria Chemical Attack Shows Risk of ‘Deals With Dictators’


Penn Station Tie-Ups Depend on a Knot of Agencies for Help

Candidates Line Up Behind Legacy of Former Prosecutor

With ‘Listening Tour,’ de Blasio Tries Courting Staten Island. Again.

Eugene Lang, Investor Who Made College Dreams a Reality, Dies at 98

The Christian Science Monitor

US strike sends message to Syria: what it didn't say

Neil Gorsuch heads to a Supreme Court changed by his appointment

As aid rules tighten under Trump, Africa's family planning clinics gear up for major gap

The Star-Ledger

What 2 ex-N.J. governors say about Trump recent missteps; RU athletics budget

Elizabeth pays $50K to settle police excessive force lawsuit

N.J. teens place in national STEM competition

Camden County cops changing the culture | Editorial

Tuskegee Airman to lead Edison Memorial Day parade

How Stephen Bannon's multimedia machine drove a movement and paid him millions

Lawyers in Seth Williams' case: We need more time

Wolf says GOP plan would idle 1,500 staff

Judge backs bullied charter school student

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Gov. Kasich, do more to invest in Ohio's young people to secure the state's future: editorial

25 Ohio ZIP codes with the highest rates of license suspensions

Line item in House Bill 49 is insult to teachers: Sue Grodek (Opinion)

Cuyahoga County infant mortality data reveals big hurdles: Saving the Smallest

Donald Trump's job training cuts could block path to middle class for many in Cleveland area

The Chicago Tribune

3 dead, 11 wounded in West, South side shootings

Police: Son dead, father wounded after shooting each other in fight over dog

City delays release of police shooting video despite 90-day policy

Children poisoned by brain-damaging lead while living in CHA housing

The Detroit Free Press

Some Detroit parents opting out of M-STEP, saying it punishes schools

Detroit getting new voting machines, bound statewide

Detroit board moves closer to superintendent decision

Time to unite is now, Ellison tells Michigan Dems

The Los Angeles Times

Trump's push to cut global health aid stokes fears of new disease outbreaks and diminished U.S. clout

The mainstream and conservative media are living in different worlds. So are those who read them

21st Century Fox will investigate L.A. radio host's sexual harassment claim against Fox News anchor Bill O'Reilly

Sheriff's Department misconduct-claim payouts have soared, topping $50 million last year

A voting law meant to increase minority representation has generated many more lawsuits than seats for people of color

The Washington Post

Trump officials demand Russia drop its support for Syria’s Assad

Tillerson, Haley issue differing statements on future of Assad in Syria

Susan Rice’s 4-Pinocchio claim about Obama, Syria and chemical weapons

To DeVos, a voucherlike program shows the school choice path, despite little evidence of benefits

Vote count: How the Senate changed its rules and confirmed Gorsuch

How will the Senate change after the ‘nuclear option’? Three senators answer.

What does a rookie Supreme Court justice do? Kagan tells Gorsuch it starts in the kitchen.

D.C. mayor’s budget plan aims to ease shortage of infant and toddler care

In speeches, Rushern Baker makes his case for the governor’s mansion

D.C. mayor uses Emancipation Day to highlight statehood fight

Charges of deception in effort to reach accord on black cemetery in Bethesda

New York could become largest state to offer tuition-free public higher education

USA Today

Execs at troubled federal prisons received bonuses totaling in the millions

Free college tuition for middle class students? N.Y. lawmakers vote yes

Black girls have been playing with white dolls for a long time

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