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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 - March 1

POSTED: March 01, 2018, 8:00 am

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Today in Black History: Mississippi Senator Blanche K. Bruce, a Black Republican elected during Reconstruction, was born on this date in 1841.

The New York Times


Opinion: The Unmet Promise of Equality

Walmart and Dick’s Raise Minimum Age for Gun Buyers to 21

Trump Stuns Lawmakers With Calls for Gun Control

On Washington: Once Again, Push for Gun Control Collides With Political Reality

Kushner’s Business Got Loans After White House Visits

Hope Hicks to Leave Communications Post

Trump’s Nobel Prize Nomination Was Apparently Forged. Twice.

A Coda to Black History Month

How Companies Scour Our Digital Lives for Health Clues


Even After High School Massacre, Albany Demurs on Gun Control

Superintendent From Miami to Lead New York City Schools

Study: Trump and anti-immigrant vitriol 'wreaking havoc in the lives of young children'

Rep. Nick Miccarelli accused of abusive behvaior and sexual misconduct

In jail, a school of second chances, and one of Philly's best principals

Mayor Kenney to seek property tax hike to help offset schools' nearly $1 billion deficit

Who are Philly's top principals?

The Detroit Free Press

State cuts taxes; pothole-weary motorists not impressed

Michigan State University trustees come under fire from lawmakers

Big Sean surprises Detroit students at 'Black Panther' showing

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan endorses Gretchen Whitmer for Michigan governor

The Star-Ledger

N.J. district is segregating black students, suit says

N.J. schools are putting kids through scary shooter drills -- and parents have no idea

What students planning school protests, walkouts need to know about their rights

The Chicago Tribune

Illinois lawmakers vote to license gun retailers, ban 'bump stocks,' restrict assault weapons sales; Rauner doesn't commit

Emanuel vows to push ahead on $8.5B O'Hare expansion as American Airlines decries 'secret deal'

'Going rate' to buy a job in Dorothy Brown's office? $10,000, employee tells feds

Boy Scouts to expand background checks to all adults chaperoning 3-day events

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Mormon church in Westlake sponsoring African-American genealogy symposium March 10: (photos)

Democratic committee 'deeply concerned' about Bill O'Neill candidacy, worried he could sink party ticket

Cleveland detective 'failed to properly investigate' 60 sex crimes cases, internal investigation finds

Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan touts economic development initiatives in 2018 State of the City address

Akron Schools Superintendent David James withdraws his application for top Columbus City Schools job

The Washington Post

Hicks resignation jolts a West Wing besieged by internal tumult, Russia probe

Mueller digs into Trump’s attempt to force Sessions to quit

Analysis: Jared Kushner has gotten away with more security clearance omissions than most federal employees

Questions linger about how Melania Trump, a Slovenian model, scored ‘the Einstein visa’

Perspective: We kissed conservatism goodbye when we let Trump lead the GOP

Interior Department forces out assistant who frequently shared falsehoods about Obama, Clinton and minorities

‘Not on my watch!’: For many Republicans, Trump’s offshore drilling plan and beaches don’t mix

Justices bring out ‘what-ifs’ during arguments on ‘speech-free’ polling places

Democrats woo Delta after Georgia Republicans threaten retribution over NRA benefits

D.C. mayor moves to limit legal challenges to city development

Samuel Bogley, a ‘black sheep’ in Md. politics, is running for Prince George’s County executive

The Los Angeles Times

The day a school walkout helped ignite the Chicano power movement

Editorial: How can a city with 58,000 homeless people continue to function?

College completion woes, a strike vote, emergency help for college students: What's new in education

USA Today

Missing CDC scientist allegedly told neighbor to delete his phone number a day before disappearance

Possible anti-immigration protest near Charlottesville, Virginia, sparks worry

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