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July 16, 2020

Journalist and civil rights advocate Ida B. Wells, a founder of the NAACP, was born on this date in 1862 in Holly Springs, Mississippi.

Today in Black America - March 19

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Today in Black History: The all Black Texas Western University team made history, winning the NCAA basketball championship over Kentucky in 1966.

The New York Times


Why ‘Testilying’ by Police Persists, Even With Video Evidence

Another Explosion Reported in Austin, Hours After Plea to Bomber

There’s Never Been a Native American Congresswoman. That Could Change in 2018.

Trump Takes Aim at Mueller, Prompting Some G.O.P. Rebukes

‘You Will Not Destroy America’: A Trump Battle Is No Longer One-Sided

How Top Republicans Reacted, or Didn’t, to Trump’s Tweets on Mueller

Newly Emboldened, the President Says What He Really Feels

Pelosi Wants to Lead, but Candidates Are Slower to Follow

School Officials Wanted Florida Gunman Committed in 2016

How a Community Was Sacrificed to Save Houston

Frail and Dying, but Their Only Way Out of Prison Is a Coffin


For New Schools Chancellor, New York City Is a Big Leap

Cuomo Says His Name Was ‘Never Mentioned.’ It Was. 136 Times.

2 Charter Commissions? Mayor and Council Are Creating Separate Panels

Jersey City Teachers Go on Strike Over Health Insurance

To address shirtage of Black doctors, Drexel medical students create mentoring network

Who are the 18 new candidates Kenney will consider for schol board seats?

Meet the students helping organize Philadelphia's 'March for Our Lives'

Philadelphia and Larry Krasner aren't ready to end cash bail yet - but they could be soon

NAACP to Temple: Build your stadium in Rittenhouse Square

The Detroit Free Press

Black middle class emerged from 1968's upheaval

Riley: Clear sign GOP has lost: Attacking new voters

Election audits to debut in Michigan 2018 race

Addicts to get help at Downriver police agencies

The Star-Ledger

Jersey native leads anti-Trump forces in 'the midterm of our lives'

Deal reached to end Jersey City teacher strike

Murphy's school funding plan is better, but not fairer | Editorial

39 candidates, 10 positions, and a shot to shape the future of N.J.'s largest city

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Fired US Attorney Bharara backs Democratic Ohio AG candidate

ACLU of Ohio urges prompt adoption of bail reform recommendations

Case Western Reserve University apologizes after officers demanded Councilman Kevin Conwell produce ID while he walked through campus

The Chicago Tribune

Burkes try to hold onto Chicago political dynasty as 'Chuy' Garcia takes aim

Thousands of Chicago, Cook County voters cast early ballots in governor primary

TV ad tab in governor primaries tops $65 million as voter verdict nears

As Illinois lawmakers pursue bump stock ban, Northbrook online retailer can't keep enough in stock

The Los Angeles Times

Villaraigosa has benefited from groups that critics say prey upon the poor, people of color

California's free-for-all primary election rules could surprise everyone in 2018 ... again

In California's rural, conservative north, there are big dreams for cleaving the state

The Washington Post

Fourth package bomb attack hits Austin, possibly triggered by tripwire

Trump to visit N.H. amid speculation that he might face a GOP challenger in 2020

Trump rails against Mueller investigation, dismisses McCabe’s notes as ‘Fake Memos’

Fact Checker: Trump’s error-filled tweetstorm about the Mueller probe

Florida law that forces mental-health treatment faces new scrutiny after Parkland school shooting

Analysis: The ‘value divide’ between Democrats and Republicans is getting bigger and bigger

Kushner company accused of falsifying records to harass tenants, earn huge profits

Trump lawyer’s efforts to suppress Stormy Daniels started in 2011

Federal agency’s shift away from allowing employees to telecommute could add to region’s congestion

In Maryland, lawmakers again debate $500 fine for texting and driving

FBI and D.C. police seek missing Southeast girl

USA Today

Another explosion rocks Austin, hours after police chief pleaded for attacks to stop

Congress must draw 'red line' to protect Mueller, warn Trump against firing and pardons: Mark Warner

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