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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 - April 6

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Today in Black History: Bobby Hutton, an 18 year-old Black Panther Party leader, is shot and killed by police in Oakland, California on this date in 1968.

The New York Times


Editorial: The Damage of Trump’s ‘Fake News’

Teenage Vandals Were Sentenced to Read Books. Here’s What One Learned.

Tossing Out ‘Boring’ Speech, Trump Veers Into Lengthy Tirade

We Fact-Checked the Claims Trump Made in West Virginia

Trump Says He Didn’t Know About Payment to Porn Actress

Trump Considers More Tariffs on $100 Billion in Chinese Goods

White House Tries to Pull Nafta Deal Back From Brink

Officials Who Questioned Pruitt Faced Consequences

Bernie Sanders Courts Black Voters Anew. But an Obama Reference Stings


Locals Knew He Was Mentally Ill. The Officers Who Shot Him Did Not.

New York’s Democrats Ended a 7-Year Civil War. Now Comes the Hard Part.

Last Suit Accusing N.Y.P.D. of Spying on Muslims Is Settled

New Jersey Becomes a Key Battleground in Race for House Control

Philly judges block DA Krasner's deals for juvenile lifers

Stephen Schwarzman's $25M gift to Abington returns a slice of his firm's $300M+ school pension fees, profits

What teachers can do to help black boys overcome our racist society

The Detroit Free Press

Flint to be released from state oversight after 6-plus years

Detroit school becomes first to join Project Green Light crime reduction effort

The Star-Ledger

NYPD to N.J. Muslims: We won't spy on you based on your religion

N.J. statewide group seeks minority inclusion in marijuana legislation | Carter

Why N.J.'s women's prison can't catch corrections officer abuse of inmates in the act

With gun debate after Parkland, students are itching to vote. N.J. could soon make it easier.

The Chicago Tribune

Conservative Illinois publications, partly funded by political donations, blur lines between news and politics

Day after proposing to slash state university budgets, Gov. Rauner spent $625,000 on 'Godfather' memorabilia

Long-shot plan to create board that could fire Chicago police officers could get City Council vote

Maine West High School re-examining American Indian mascot after social media criticism

10 years after federal law to protect insurance coverage of mental illness, advocates question if it's working

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Once wrongly convicted, Michael Green takes oath as auxiliary police officer in Maple Heights

Gov. John Kasich signs bill creating domestic violence protection order for dating partners

Critics fear 2020 Census will undercount ethnic and racial minorities

'I Am Evidence' shines light on U.S. rape kit backlog, Cleveland's fight to help end it: Cleveland International Film Fest

Early voting and voting by mail begins April 10 for May 8 primary; poll workers needed

The Los Angeles Times

Those who saw, mocked and ignored Nasim Aghdam's online videos express regret, remorse

Gang members admit to firebombing black families in Boyle Heights housing development

Community college trustee Sydney Kamlager wins Assembly special election, two other races go to June runoff

No, California's 'sanctuary state' law does not allow the release of dangerous criminals to the streets

The Washington Post

Three candidates chase history in rapidly changing San Francisco

U.S. economy added 103,000 jobs in March; unemployment rate stays at 4.1 percent

Outgoing Trump administration officials keep sending distress signals

Trump seeks tariffs on $100 billion more in Chinese goods as trade fight intensifies

WorldViews: How Trump risked a trade war with China and alienated U.S. allies in less than 30 days

Pruitt fights for his job amid a barrage of new ethics issues

Trump says he didn’t know his attorney paid $130,000 to porn star Stormy Daniels

The Fix: Trump still hasn’t denied paying Stormy Daniels. Not really.

Pawlenty announces bid for Minnesota governor

With Florida Senate seat at stake, tensions between Scott, Rubio strain GOP relations

Trump declares that his voter-fraud conspiracy theory is ‘not a conspiracy theory’

Mailers spread confusion on Virginia vote

March for Our Lives speaker Naomi Wadler tells ‘Ellen’ how she became an activist at 11

USA Today

CDC scientist found dead in Atlanta after mysterious disappearance likely drowned, police say

Teen turns down plea deal for 25 years in prison, gets 65 years instead

Ex-Romney staffer faces domestic abuse charge; reportedly had fiancée sign sex slave contract

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