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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 9

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Today in Black History: Carl T. Rowan is appointed Ambassador to Finland by President John F. Kennedy on this date in 1963.

The New York Times


Trump Signs Tariff Orders, Ignoring Allies and His Party

Tariff Strategy: A Trade War or Negotiating Tactic?

Editorial: The President’s Empty Words on Trade

We Fact-Checked Trump’s Comments on Chinese Trade

Kim Offers Nuclear Talks; Trump Accepts

Stormy Daniels Suit Opens Door to More Trouble for Trump

How Russian Trolls Crept Into Trump Campaign’s Messages

Why Blacks Are Leaving White Evangelical Churches

Merck C.E.O. on Death Row Cases and the Corporate Soul


Annual Battle Over Raising Rents in New York Begins

Al Sharpton, Reconsidered

Mayor Kenney says he needs more candidates for possible school board seats

This property tax break has helped Philly grow - but the city needs that money now

Want more affordable housing in Philadelphia? Try these five strategies.

It's good to be a tall man - unless you're black

The Detroit Free Press

Police, fire uniforms for Farmington Hills stolen from Detroit cleaners

WXYZ yanks anchor Malcom Maddox off the air amid sex harassment accusation

Riley: Duggan touts triumphs in State of the City — but fixing schools is crucial

The Star-Ledger

More than 120K in N.J. still without power Friday after major snowstorm

Fix medical marijuana program, Phil Murphy's new health commissioner told

Newark group to challenge planning board decision for Wawa | Carter

Hudson County cuts ties with FedEx over gun shipping policy

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cuyahoga County strikes a deal with YWCA to manage homeless women's shelter

Corruption investigators served three more subpoenas on Cuyahoga County

Transcripts reveal former Pilot Flying J president's racial rants toward Browns and Cleveland

City of Akron closes general-fund deficit gap as City Council mulls 2018 budget

The Chicago Tribune

Chicago teens hope Parkland shooting is turning point in gun violence discussion: 'We can leverage this'

Shootings in Chicago kill 2, including 16-year-old boy, and wound 4

An Illinois town celebrates as Trump's tariffs prompt U.S. Steel to bring jobs back

Map of state gun laws: Where things are changing after mass shooting at Florida school

The Los Angeles Times

Former L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa files to run for California governor

Democratic PAC reserves nearly $8 million in California ad time right before November election

Olvera Street merchants question Garcetti's plan to shelter homeless nearby

Retired LAPD officer arrested, accused of fraud in controversial city pension program

D.A. declines to charge former LAPD officer in fatal shooting of homeless man near Venice boardwalk

The Washington Post

Economy adds 313,000 jobs in February, beating expectations

‘It’s killing the agency’: Ugly power struggle paralyzes Trump’s plan to fix veterans’ care

U.S. allies express anger, confusion as Trump signs tariffs order

Trump to meet with Kim Jong Un after months of heightened tensions

Analysis: Kim Jong Un wants to be seen as Donald Trump’s equal. A meeting would provide that.

After a worried Howard University student emailed her president about housing, he replied about her ‘tone’

Analysis The Daily 202: Trump launches a rescue mission to save GOP seat in Pennsylvania special election

A D.C. lawmaker vowed to call the mayor to testify about school scandal. Days later, he changed his mind.

Two political rivals of Rushern Baker are calling for him to fire his schools chief

Schools chief in Maryland says governor’s call for his ouster ‘absolutely’ political

‘I don’t want to be shot and killed at my school’: Students’ voices dominate at gun-control forum

USA Today

Another Trump accuser knew about alleged Stormy Daniels affair, settlement says

Doors to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's office are getting a nearly $139,000 upgrade

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