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Today in Black America - April 25

POSTED: April 25, 2018, 1:00 pm

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Today in Black History: Jazz legend Ella Fitzgerald, the "First Lady of Song," was born on this date in 1918 in Newport News, Virginia.

The New York Times


A Memorial Unlike Anything the U.S. Has Ever Seen

A Lynching’s Long Shadow

Opinion: The Strong and Stressed Black Woman

Supreme Court Is Hearing Case Testing Trump’s Travel Ban

DACA Must Remain, Judge Rules, and Take New Applicants

Mulvaney, Watchdog Bureau’s Leader, Advises Bankers on Ways to Curtail Agency

Republican Wins Arizona Special Election for Congress

White House Rushes to Defense of V.A. Pick Under Fire

West Virginia Senate Candidate Is Full of Contradictions


Democrats Gain Edge With New York State Senate Wins

Lawsuit Challenges Police Use of Sealed Arrest Records

Harassment at WNYC Was Not ‘Systemic,’ Report Says

Study finds 'indefensible' oversuse of probation and parole in Pennsylvania

Meek Mill is free, but his case goes on

Attacking accusers during closing arguments a vile, putrid move by Cosby's attorneys

Court hands a win to the champions of an elected Camden school board

The Detroit Free Press

14 candidates aiming to replace Rick Snyder as Michigan governor

Opinion: Michigan State is a cesspool of abuse and indifference appears bottomless

The Star-Ledger

What do you know about being slut-shamed? These Newark girls will show you | Opinion

Who is Caren Turner and why did she become the focus of a viral dashcam video?

The group that sued Flint, Mich. over lead water is about to do the same thing in Jersey

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Architect of Mayor Frank Jackson's anti-violence, crime efforts with youth leaving post

Opioid 'contracts' humiliate some patients with chronic pain, and may not make them safer

Arnold Foundation seeks improvements, greater use of its method for sizing up criminal defendants

The Chicago Tribune

Democrats' deadline to override Rauner gun bill veto comes on same day as Second Amendment rally

3 killed, at least 7 wounded over 7 hours in Chicago

Opinion: Why Dorothy Brown's run for mayor will matter

The Washington Post

How Ronny Jackson found his VA nomination rapidly imperiled

Mick Mulvaney’s confession highlights the corrosive influence of money in politics

Supreme Court’s conservatives appear to back Trump’s authority for travel ban

Democrats fear Grassley’s amendment to special counsel bill will let GOP tip off Trump about Mueller’s probe

Democrats didn’t win in Arizona, but here’s why they’re celebrating anyway

Fresno State says it can’t discipline the professor who called Barbara Bush an ‘amazing racist’

Israel scraps contested plan to deport tens of thousands of African migrants

Metro: New labor contract could bust budget ceiling and trigger $180 million in penalties

New Redskins receiver claims Virginia trooper asked if he was gang member

Aware of disparities, Montgomery County wants to weigh ‘equity’ in making policy decisions

The Los Angeles Times

After blackface incident, minority students at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo say they don't feel welcome

Cal State Fresno professor will keep job after 'disgraceful' tweets about Barbara Bush, campus president says

Public TV stations KCET and KOCE to merge in shifting market

USA Today

How much does the average American pay in taxes? It depends

Opinion: Meek Mill is exhibit A of nation's broken probation system

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