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Today in Black America - May 1

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Today in Black History: Television journalist Max Robinson, the first Black anchor of a network news program, was born on this date in 1939 in Richmond, Virginia

The New York Times


Supreme Court to Hear Cases on Death Penalty and Class Actions

Mueller Has List of Questions for Trump

What Mueller Wants to Ask, and What It Means

Reports of Sexual Assault in the Military Rise by 10 Percent, Pentagon Finds

Investment Boom From Trump’s Tax Cut Has Yet to Appear

White House Delays Tariffs on E.U., Canada and Mexico

Editorial: The Impalusible Promises of a T-Mobile-Sprint Merger

As Detroit Sheds State Oversight, Its Mayor Reflects on Its Path

Young Migrants: Victims of Gangs or Members of Them?


Was Silver Corrupt, or Was It Just Politics as Usual?

New York Times Metro Editor Resigns, Citing ‘Mistakes’

Could former DA's memo lead to retrial for Mumia Abu-Jamal?

Fired high school football coach says he was asked to put more white players on field

Man toting AR-15 in Abington is engaging in 'passive-aggressive' tactic, police chief says

Bill Cosby jury releases formal statement in its guilty verdict

What happened when workers reported sexual harassment at a Comcast call center

The Detroit Free Press

Detroit released from state financial oversight 3 years after exiting bankruptcy

More than a headscarf: Forum takes aim at misconceptions about Muslims

Eastern Michigan still plans to cut sports despite growing outrage

Riley: Youth and social media no excuses for Josh Allen's racist tweets

The Chicago Tribune

'And so it begins.' 1 killed, 8 wounded by gunfire on summer-like day in Chicago

Vallas: Chicago ‘in big trouble’ under Emanuel’s ‘politically expedient’ City Hall approach

Decynthia Clements was shot twice in the head by Elgin cop, had cocaine in her system: report

5 guns taken from Vernon Hills teen who wore shirt featuring white supremacist group, police say

The Star-Ledger

Camden Catholic ‘has a problem.’ 2 players defend fired coach, cite racial unrest

Pregnant woman dragged by hair during violent carjacking

Newark symposium tackles chronic absenteeism in school | Carter

Newark's leading the way and other N.J. cities should follow, Murphy says

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

May 4 events at Kent State University include National Landmark dedication

Cleveland mayor and county executive still won't release failed Amazon bid, despite court recommendation

Cleveland City Council approves borrowing $156 million for better street lights, security cameras, police headquarters

The Los Angeles Times

Here's what to expect during Tuesday's May Day marches

As a young cop, Golden State Killer suspect was aloof, ambitious, 'always serious'

Column: It's no contradiction: We can condemn blackface, Milo and hatred while defending the right to be offensive

L.A. school board poised to name Beutner as superintendent

California's top court makes it more difficult for employers to classify workers as independent contractors

The Washington Post

Fact Checker Analysis: Trump has made 3,001 false or misleading claims as president

For GOP hopefuls, crimes are no longer a disqualification for office

The Fix: The 7 most intriguing questions Mueller wants to ask

Analysis: Trump’s 2018 strategy so far? Clintonizing Democratic candidates.

A rare eye cancer showed up in three friends. Doctors want to know if the cases are connected.

Kelly denies calling Trump an ‘idiot,’ says news report is ‘pathetic attempt to smear people’

Perspective: Many GOP politicians dislike Trump. They’re terrified to admit it.

Analysis: The Health 202: Leading Obamacare insurer says things are 'materially worse' under Trump administration

Investigation into skeletal remains of three women in D.C. continues

Computer-based tests are another challenge for low-income students, teachers say

Baker’s public schools takeover: Achievement or Achilles’ heel?

USA Today

Young Americans are the loneliest, surprising study from Cigna shows

Feds warn e-cig liquid companies about packaging after thousands of kids drink toxic liquid

Bloodied bodies stacked in a prison yard: What happens when states slash prison spending

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