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July 03, 2020

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

Today in Black America - January 19

POSTED: January 19, 2018, 9:00 am

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Today in Black History: The late John H. Johnson, founder and publisher of Ebony magazine, was born in 1918.

The New York Times


House Bill to Fund Government Faces Democratic Barrier

How the Debate in Congress Breaks Down

EDITORIAL: Here’s Another Fine Mess They’ve Gotten Us Into

The Chaos President vs. His Iron-Fisted Chief of Staff

Inside the Meeting That Left a Senator Stunned and Shaken

‘Trump’s Racism Is a Rallying Cry for Us’: Miami Haitians See Opportunity in an Insult

Tax Overhaul Is a Blow to Affordable Housing Efforts

Arizona Man Charged in Nine Killings Over Three Weeks

Why Are American Prisons So Afraid of This Book?

North Carolina Gerrymandering Ruling Is Blocked


Manhattan Driving Could Cost $11.52 Under Proposed Plan

Amazon Names Newark and New York City as ‘HQ2’ Finalists

Saying You Want to Reform the Tax Code? Easy. Doing It? Less So.

Connecticut Supreme Court Overturns Sweeping Education Ruling

Official Sues City Claiming Retaliation Tied to Inquiry of Mayor

Philly makes Amazon's short list for HQ2

Cosby prosecutors ask to call 19 more accusers at retrial

Calls grow for protest of Philly's Women's March over security measures

School district to rescind suspensions so kids can apply to college

The Detroit Free Press

ACLU asks Michigan State Police about its traffic stops and possible racial profiling

MSU student government: Change in leadership needed at 'highest levels' of administration

Amazon to Detroit: You didn't have enough talent to get HQ2

Women's March anniversary: Flood of candidates head to the ballot

The Star-Ledger

Harley Barber mom: I agree with Alabama expulsion over racist Instagram videos

Christie quietly left $100M for opioid programs. What will Murphy do?

Newark social justice group hails decision to close juvenile facility | Carter

N.J. makes sure automatic machine guns aren't legal here | Editorial

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland police search for 9-year-old who is missing after boarding RTA bus on way to school

Proposed Ohio Senate fix for gerrymandering could lock in GOP control - Out of Line: Impact 2017 and Beyond

Youngstown businessman facing deportation is expected to be released

White supremacist Richard Spencer not allowed to speak on May 4 at Kent State

Court orders Cuyahoga County to release video of corrections officer's attack on naked inmate

The Chicago Tribune

Chicago made Amazon’s short list. There’s still plenty of competition.

Ex-Markham mayor pleads guilty to $300,000 bribery scheme, may go to prison

Opinion: How to reverse Illinois’ exodus and improve minority unemployment

The Los Angeles Times

As Trump's first year in office ends, his support base has eroded and the opposition is energized

Trump appointing judges at rapid pace

After a year of Trump and outrage, this weekend's women's march will focus on electoral politics

When it comes to education policy, it's 'the California way' vs. Betsy DeVos

The Washington Post

The top 10 places people are moving, and how their choices differ by race

Shutdown looms as Democrats dig in against GOP spending plan

The Fix: It’s more likely than not that the government will shut down

Who would get sent home in a shutdown?

Impasse raises a fundamental question: Can the GOP govern?

Former FBI director James Comey to teach course in ethical leadership

‘I just don’t like Muslim people’: Trump appointee resigns after racist, sexist and anti-gay remarks

Government says it is dropping most remaining Inaugural Day rioting cases

Hundreds apply to carry loaded, concealed handguns in District, but most aren’t resident

Maryland transportation chief expects Purple Line to open in 2022 despite ‘some delays’

Alsobrooks way ahead of the fundraising field in Prince George’s executive race

Berliner ahead in early fundraising for Montgomery executive, but public financing muddles the numbers

USA Today

Trump and your finances: Taxes, student and payday loans, tips targeted in 1st year

Cape Town could be the first major city in the world to run out of water

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