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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 - February 5

POSTED: February 05, 2018, 9:00 am

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Today in Black History: Major League Baseball's all time home run king Henry "Hank" Aaron is born in Mobile, Alabama on this date in 1934.

The New York Times


With Vote Expected, Democrats Press to Release Their Memo

Sessions Silent as Trump Attacks His Department

How an Alt-Right Leader Used a Lie to Climb the Ranks

Blow: Constitutional Crisis in Slow Motion

A New Kind of Nuclear Arms Race Grips the U.S. and Russia

Lobbying by Payday Lenders Pays Off on Trump’s Watch

Some Crimes Are Soaring, and the Police Don’t Know It

What It May Take to Strike a Segregationist’s Name From a Georgia Bridge: Hundreds of Girl Scouts

Martin Luther King Jr. Commercial for Ram Trucks Is Swiftly Criticized


Ex-Albany Insider Is Expected to Tell All, if He Can Be Believed

A Report of Sexual Misconduct, a $25,000 Payment and an Activist’s Abrupt Exit

In City Council, Power Shifts Away From Progressives

After Years of Investigation, a Sudden Folding of the Case Against Menendez

'The train started shaking violently.' Philly man among 110 injured in South Carolina Amtrak crash

Pa. Supreme Court justice was biased in gerrymandering case, Republicans say

SEPTA passenger killed trying to jump back on train

The Star-Ledger

More N.J. adults are flunking the GED. Here's why.

Flu oubreak closes all 3 schools in 1 N.J. district

Several Eagles will skip Donald Trump White House visit after winning Super Bowl

These 35 N.J. inmates escaped and still remain on the loose

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio's Underground Railroad importance gets library's Black History Month focus (photos)

Three years after Tanisha Anderson's death, investigation ends with Cleveland officers cleared of criminal charges

New Cleveland police policy designed to protect the mentally ill from the fate of Tanisha Anderson

Mishandling of protected info created 'extreme delay' in Tanisha Anderson case, AG's office says

Cleveland police monitor asks judge to approve new policy after complaints of racial profiling

The Chicago Tribune

Republican lawmakers distance themselves from Trump on memo; Democrats push for release of their rebuttal

Nation's deeply divided views on Trump mirrored in rural Henry Co.

Feds reach plea deal amid allegations of white supremacist postings involving Chicago cop

Madison officials consider fate of Confederate monuments

The Detroit Free Press

Appointee to Civil Rights Commission unapologetic, says gays aren't disadvantaged

Riley: Who's not trying to replace John Conyers?

20 candidates aiming to replace Rick Snyder as Michigan governor

Church shootings: Metro Detroit churches learn how to protect their congregations

The Los Angeles Times

California bakes as winter temperatures set new records across the state

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau appears to shed its aggressive reputation

Some GOP lawmakers question Trump's claim of vindication from memo

San Diego mayor's choice for police chief is from law enforcement family

Sen. Tony Mendoza was warned in 2010 that his habit of hugging women 'comes with peril'

The Washington Post

GOP rift grows over memo as Democrats push to release rebuttal to document

The Daily 202: Are more memos coming? Six questions after Nunes says his probe is in ‘Phase Two.’

California Democrats unveil their battle strategy for election season: ‘Go left’

Opponents of gerrymandering keep winning, but it might not matter in 2018

A professor was going to take his kids to school. Then ICE seized him on his front lawn.

‘Flipping the bird’ at police: Crime or free speech?

This flu season’s hospitalizations are highest in nearly a decade

In turbulent year, a newcomer challenges a political veteran in Montgomery

FBI, U.S. Education Department investigating Ballou graduation scandal

USA Today

People are hating the Ram Super Bowl ad using MLK's speech. This is why.

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