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July 09, 2020

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 - July 3

POSTED: July 03, 2017, 9:00 am

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Today in Black History: Educator Dr. Ruth Simmons, the first Black president of Brown University, was born on this date in 1945 in Grapeland, Texas.

The New York Times


Program to Spur Low-Income Housing Is Keeping Cities Segregated

Disbelief as Trump Posts a Video of Him ‘Wrestling’ CNN

Opinion: Why Can’t We All Just Go to the Pool?

California’s Far North Deplores ‘Tyranny’ of the Urban Majority

Trump Administration Targets Parents in New Immigration Crackdown

Counseled by Industry, Not Staff, E.P.A. Chief Is Off to a Blazing Start

Disbelief as Trump Posts a Video of Him ‘Wrestling’ CNN

‘I Have Passed the Point of Reacting’: How the Watergate News Cycle Reads Today

Book Review: How Martin Luther King Persuaded John Kennedy to Support the Civil Rights Cause

Norman Dorsen, Tenacious Civil Rights Advocate, Dies at 86


Details Emerge in Deadly Shooting at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center

Chris Christie Hits a Closed State Beach, and Kicks Up a Fury

How police built their case against accused road-rage killer

Chesco DA: David Desper, 28, charged in 'savage and senseless' road-rage killing of Bianca Roberson, 18

Black Lives balks as N.J. lawmaker wants to legislate 'The Talk'

Philly's adult learners earning their way to better lives

The Detroit Free Press

Judges feel pressured after blasting Michigan jobless agency

Detroiters join thousands across the U.S. calling for Trump impeachment

Wayne County sheriff, ICE clash on holding immigrant inmates

Detroit teachers would see raises in new contract, some say not enough

The Star-Ledger

Man killed in Newark shooting had a 'heart of gold,' family says

N.J. shutdown gets real Monday: What's open, closed on 1st workday

The plane truth: How we caught Chris Christie sunbathing on a closed beach

The (mostly) horrible things N.J. is saying about Gov. Christie's beach day

Groups demand removal of 'political' state shutdown signs with top Democrat's photo

The Chicago Tribune

July Fourth holiday brings mixed feelings for minorities

Madigan's House approves major income tax hike as Republicans break with Rauner

1 killed, 10 wounded in city shootings

Chance The Rapper, community leaders honored at DuSable Museum gala

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

John Kasich fights with fellow GOPers over Medicaid expansion: Ohio Politics Roundup

Cleveland to roll out Opportunity Corridor plans showing how neighborhoods could benefit (photos)

Every Cleveland City Council member could face a challenge for re-election

Cleveland mayoral candidates say parks are key for quality of life -- and a huge responsibility

The Los Angeles Times

Thousands march in L.A. for impeachment of President Trump; his supporters hold their own rally

It's the end of an era: Channel 18 cancels international format that served generations of L.A. immigrants

Essential California: 1,800 tons of nuclear waste with an ocean view and nowhere to go

The Washington Post

Descendants of freed slaves have called this community home for more than a century. A planned data center threatens its future.

In a divided America, James Baldwin’s fiery critiques reverberate anew

Trump sparks furor with video targeting CNN, fuels debate on presidential conduct

Allies question why Trump hasn’t used bully pulpit to boost GOP health-care bill

Trump officials confident health-care bill will pass, but others in GOP insist on changes

Beyond the health-care fight looms GOP deadlock over the budget

One lawn at a time: D.C. seniors get help from juvenile offenders headed home

D.C. poised to give minorities preference for entering medical marijuana industry

Our Revolution Maryland moves toward endorsing Ben Jealous for governor

Maryland progressive groups learn that ‘movements are messy’

Park Police chief said he understands public upset about cuffing teens on the Mall

USA Today

U.S. hits refugee cap set by Trump

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