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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 - June 19

POSTED: June 19, 2017, 10:00 am

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Today in Black History: Today marks the Juneteenth Freedom Day celebration in recognition of the notification of Texans in 1865 that slavery had been abolished.

The New York Times


World Leaders Wary of Trump May Have an Ally: Congress

Strategy Undefined as U.S. Adds Troops in Afghanistan

EDITORIAL: Fighting, While Funding, Extremists

Jared Kushner Is Said to Be Reconsidering His Legal Team

A Newsroom and a Lifeline: Univision’s Sense of Purpose

College Built for Canadian Settlers Sees Indigenous Future

In Houston, an Original Juneteenth Celebration Site Reborn

Hot Links and Red Drinks: The Rich Food Tradition of Juneteenth

Dallas Schools, Long Segregated, Charge Forward on Diversity

Flint Holds a Glittering Prom, Far From Flint

Grim Echoes for Families: An Officer Shoots and a Jury Acquits

He Sued Police 75 Times. Democrats Want Him as Philadelphia’s Top Prosecutor.


Little but Palace Intrigue as Legislative Session Winds Down

Officials Point Fingers as Lake Ontario Spills Into Neighborhoods

City Tries to Head Off Summer Surge in Homeless

De Blasio’s Plan to Create 100,000 Jobs: Find 40,000, and Keep Eyes Open

In booming Philadelphia neighborhoods, lead-poisoned soil is resurfacing

Seth Williams' corruption trial: The case against the Philly DA explained

Baer: Gerrymander lawsuit: not perfect but a start, and valuable

Ahead of Monday contract vote, some PFT members see 'solid contract'

The Detroit Free Press

Detroiter sues, says his lifelong home demolished in ambush-style eviction

Report: For-profit run charter schools perform worse

Families urge prosecutors to resentence juveniles serving life without parole

Wayne County extends program for homeowners facing foreclosures

The Star-Ledger

N.J.'s move to legalize marijuana has begun. Here's all you need to know about it.

Councilman berates police over towed car, report says

Democrat plans to take on Republican MacArthur, who helped revive Obamacare repeal bill

Map: See the biggest winners, losers in new school aid figures

Trenton to lose $3.3M over misspent federal block grant funds

The Chicago Tribune

About 700 roadwork projects and 25,000 jobs in jeopardy as state budget impasse threatens shutdown

Preckwinkle, Garcia push Emanuel on federal court oversight of police reform

Why aging baby boomers will find few moderately priced senior housing options

EDITORIALS: Why an elected Chicago school board is still a bad idea

COMMENTARY: How the NRA conquered Washington and abandoned gun owners like me

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

15-year-old boy killed in Akron stabbing, medical examiner says

Dissecting the Ohio state budget: Ohio Politics Roundup

Federal judge says Cleveland's police reform agreement with Justice Department is not 'anti-police'

The Washington Post

Muslim teen, 17, assaulted and killed after leaving Virginia mosque, officials say

Seattle police fatally shoot black mother of four who they say confronted officers with a knife

Trump lawyer insists there is no obstruction investigation — but then hedges

Supreme Court to hear potentially landmark case on partisan gerrymandering

The Finance 202: Overhauling the tax code is more complicated than the Trump administration expected

Liberal groups are teaming up to pressure GOP lawmakers on health care over summer recess

Yes, Mitch McConnell’s secretive lawmaking is really unusual — in these 4 ways

How states like Kansas punish the poor for being both too poor and not poor enough

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation awards $1 million prize to UNC at Chapel Hill

Some gun owners are disturbed by the Philando Castile verdict. The NRA is silent.

Rethinking the parent-teacher conference: Meeting more often, working as a team

From the battlefield to the classroom: Are veterans a solution to teacher shortage?

USA Today

Supreme Court to rule on how election districts are drawn

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