today in black history

July 05, 2020

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 - April 20

POSTED: April 20, 2017, 11:30 am

  • POST
    • Add to Mixx!
  • Text Size
  • PDF

Today in Black History: E. Frederic Morrow, the first Black to serve in an executive position on a President's staff, was born on this date in 1909 in Hackensack, NJ

The New York Times


Trump Adviser’s Visit to Moscow Got the F.B.I.’s Attention

Group Therapy and Chastened Lawmakers at Raucous Town Halls

States Can’t Keep Criminal Fines of Exonerated, Supreme Court Rules

Supreme Court Weighs State Aid to Church Programs

Jason Chaffetz, Powerful House Republican, Won’t Run in 2018

Runoff Vote Keeps Georgia’s 6th District a Battleground

Ossoff and a Different Democratic Plan for Every District

Ajit Pai, F.C.C. Chairman, Moves to Roll Back Telecom Rules

Exxon Mobil Seeks U.S. Sanctions Waiver for Oil Project in Russia

It Takes a Suburb: A Town Struggles to Ease Student Stress


De Blasio Backs Plan to Lift Base Price of Pack of Cigarettes to $13

New Jersey Says Psychologist Failed to Prevent Disclosure of Patient Data

In Jail, Pads and Tampons as Bargaining Chips

The Christian Science Monitor

Blue surge in Georgia: What election shows about shifts in suburban values

Church, state, and school: What might Supreme Court ruling mean for vouchers?

In conservative Nebraska, why farmers and ranchers oppose Keystone XL

The Star-Ledger

Those 'no trespassing' signs weren't stopping us from meeting KKK boss

New trial ordered in deli owner killing over rejection of black jurors

Fate of hundreds of Paterson school jobs uncertain in budget deal, report says

The 11 counties with the worst air pollution in N.J.

106-year-old former HS gets $99M college facelift

Controversial moratorium on electric vehicle permits becomes law without Kenney's signature

Pennsylvania police shooting lawsuit settled for $285,000

City agrees to hold off on enforcing wage equity law, in light of lawsuit

Records raise questions about Stack’s Philly hotel stays

Philly City Council to call for hearings on juvenile offenders in solitary confinement

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Sen. Kenny Yuko elected top Senate Democrat, Sen. Joe Schiavoni steps aside to focus on gubernatorial campaign

Zack Reed gives Cleveland mayor's race some needed personality, but little more: Mark Naymik

Philadelphia police officer creates portrait of Robert Godwin Sr. for family

Ohio Senate Democrats change up their leadership: Ohio Politics Roundup

More than $5.8 million owed to Cuyahoga County in delinquent loans - see the list

The Chicago Tribune

Ethics board expands illegal lobbying review after Tribune report on Emanuel emails

Illinois lawmakers ponder proposal to legalize marijuana

Fatal DUI case languishes in Cook County court for more than a decade

Targeted by Obama, DeVry and other for-profit colleges rebounding under Trump

The Detroit Free Press

Permit denial won't end Nestle water plant's bid for more water

State launches formal investigation of Hartland schools

Livingston prosecutor: Ex-youth leader 'manipulated' teen into sex

Ex-State Sen. Virgil Smith may run for Detroit City Council

Mike Hamlin, Detroit labor activist, dies at 81

The Los Angeles Times

Analysis: Republicans face a Trump problem as they look to 2018 contests

Feds say they didn't deport 'Dreamer,' but acknowledge error on his DACA status

Here's how Rep. Darrell Issa has moved toward the center since he almost lost in November

L.A. City Council candidate apologizes for video comments about Mexicans

After deadly shootings, residents say violence and sadness are all too familiar in Fresno

The Washington Post

Trump and his aides sow confusion with mixed signals on foreign affairs

White House denies misleading public on carrier movements

Trump’s claim that ‘no administration has accomplished more in the first 90 days’

O’Reilly’s Fox News career comes to a swift end amid sexual harassment claims

‘I don’t like to be touched’: Video shows autistic boy arrested at school

The contested Georgia congressional seat lies in the middle of American racial politics

Democrats turn to Sanders and his star power to rebuild the party

Metro GM proposes ‘new business model’ and $500 million a year in extra funding to save D.C.-area transit agency

Arlington school board member apologizes for domestic violence remarks seen as victim-blaming

Teachers union hosts DeVos on visit to public schools in rural Ohio

USA Today

Poll: Black teens biggest users of Instagram, Snapchat

Millennials differ from other generations in almost every regard. Here's the data

Healing Austin: Town races to stop America's worst rural HIV plague

Some clips might require your registering for the paper's website. Sites like The Chicago Tribune are free while The New York Times and others have a pay wall that will allow you to see a specific number of articles per month for free and require a paid subscription for further reading

Related References