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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 - April 18

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Today in Black History: Hampton University (Institute) was founded on this date in 1868 in Virginia to educate newly emancipated Blacks

The New York Times


Starbucks Arrests Point to Pattern in a Philadelphia District

In Haiti, Tracing a Paradise Lost

South Korea Confirms Talks to Formally End War With the North

Korea Mission Shows Trump’s Trust in Spies Over Diplomats

Editorial: Scott Pruitt Has Become Ridiculous

Sanctions Flap Erupts Into Open Conflict Between Haley and White House

How an Unexplained Incident Shaped U.S. Policy on Cuba

Rule Change Dims Young Immigrants’ Green Card Hopes

California Lawmakers Kill Housing Bill After Fierce Debate


In Brooklyn, Push for a Special Haitian District Hits Resistance

Judge Orders New Lead Inspections in New York Public Housing

Cornell Student Admits Using Slur as Hate Crime Charges Are Dropped

No Friends of the Court: City Council Sues City’s Top Lawyer

Philly police dispatcher after 911 calls: 'Group of males' was 'causing a disturbance' at Starbucks

Philly to close crumbling House of Correction as jail population declines

Rep. Charlie Dent. moderate GOP voice, to resign in May

This Philly teacher dislikes standardized testing so much he wrote a book of poetry about it

The Detroit Free Press

Feds get more dirt on ex-Detroit deputy police chief: Several bribed her — not just Fiore

Former Detroit AFSCME leader charged with embezzling over $600K

A challenge to help the poor offers winners $10 million in grants

The Star-Ledger

Could this $71 B T-Rex make future commuting problems extinct?

Haven't filed your state tax return yet? New Jersey just gave you more time.

Town with high property taxes doesn't want to lose its own police, but it probably will

In the ongoing tug-of-war for state aid, South Jersey loses big time

13 N.J school districts held elections Tuesday and - surprise! - hardly anyone voted. See how bad it was

Election made history in Newark, even though the results weren't a surprise

The Chicago Tribune

Starbucks to close all U.S. stores afternoon of May 29 for anti-racial bias training

Doctor working for Cook County tallied $248K in unauthorized expenses — including piano, flights, iTunes charges

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland police pursuit policy called into question after officers take gunfire twice in one week

Ohio legislators look to clamp down harder on communities that try to pass local gun restrictions

Cleveland's plan to merge Whitney Young gifted school with others angers students, residents

State testing computer system has issues, delaying tests

Campaign for Ohio congressional redistricting reform is low-profile and low-budget

The Washington Post

Starbucks arrests: Who decides whether you’re a patron or a trespasser?

This California Starbucks treats black and white men differently, video shows

Sean Hannity’s rising role in Trump’s world: ‘He basically has a desk in the place’

‘I don’t get confused’: Haley rejects White House official’s suggestion about her Russia sanctions remarks

The Fix: Nikki Haley’s extraordinary rebuke of the White House

Trump denies Russia investigation was behind Comey firing

New poll shows growing support for stricter gun control among younger Americans

Inspector general finds lax enforcement of D.C. schools’ residency regulations

Perspective: D.C. students seek healthier, more affordable food for themselves, classmates

The Los Angeles Times

Investigation of L.A. County's ad spending pits state watchdog against its former enforcement chief

L.A. school board meets privately with finalists and debates choice for school district leader

Essential Education: Austin Beutner emerges as finalist for top LAUSD job

California police groups shift position on officer discipline records, now consider support for making some of them public

USA Today

California has eight of 10 most polluted U.S. cities

Attorney-client privilege: It's all over the news but how does it work?

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