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July 06, 2020

Activist lawyer Randall Robinson, founder of Africa lobby group TransAfrica, was born in 1941 in Richmond, Virginia.

Today in Black America - May 2

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Today in Black History: Inventor Elijah McCoy, believed to be the inspiration for the term "the real McCoy," was born in 1843 in Colchester, Canada

The New York Times


Why Answering Mueller’s Questions Could Be a Minefield for Trump

Editorial: What Robert Mueller Knows

Trump’s Ex-Doctor Says He Was Raided by Trump Aides

Mosquito and Tick Infections Are Surging, C.D.C. Says

How to Protect Yourself From Mosquitoes and Ticks

Seven States, Led by Texas, Sue to End DACA Program

Women Said to Accuse Times Editor of Inappropriate Behavior


First Test for New York Chancellor: A Middle School Desegregation Plan

Why Are New York’s Schools Segregated? It’s Not as Simple as Housing

De Blasio’s Pitch for Progressivism Finds an Ally Across the River

Year of the Woman? Maybe not in Philly-area congressional races.

Jones: The rift in the Black community over the Cosby verdict

Questlove sports "Kanye West Doesn't care About Black People' t-shirt at concert

Parents, student protest Camden school district to demand adequate funding for books and supplies

The Detroit Free Press

Students: Teacher was 'dating' a student 6 weeks before her arrest

Nearly half of Michiganders live in unacceptable smog levels, EPA says

Trump voters think he's lying about Stormy Daniels. And no, they don't really care.

Ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, others ordered to pay contractor $7.4M

The Star-Ledger

Fired Camden Catholic football coach retains lawyer, explores options

Superintendent's abrupt resignation marks district's third big departure this year

Newark wants to guarantee a free lawyer for low-income residents facing eviction

N.J. state workers say yes to new contract, raises after years of fighting Christie

The Chicago Tribune

EPA chief Pruitt overrules agency staff, gives Wisconsin's Walker, Foxconn big break on smog

Girl, 4, shot while sitting on porch with parents: 'It's our children, our babies'

Coach, players disciplined after report of racist remarks at youth baseball game

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sends $14 million to CPS for 'personalized learning'

Bank to give $1,053 to babies born at Chicago hospitals Thursday

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Undocumented father of four takes sanctuary inside Pilgrim Congregational Church

Conservative Buckeye Institute says bail reform in Ohio would save money

As Richard Cordray campaigns for Ohio governor, the federal agency he headed is in trial in Cleveland

Talk it out: Is Mayor Frank Jackson's plan to treat violence as a health issue the best approach?

The Washington Post

Zora Neale Hurston: 87 years after writing of ‘The Last Black Cargo,’ the book is being published

White supremacist found guilty in beating of black man in Charlottesville parking garage

Solicitor general tells Supreme Court he misstated date of president’s comments on travel ban

Georgia governor candidate aims gun at teen in campaign ad. ‘Get over it,’ he tells critics.

Mueller warned of a possible presidential subpoena in meeting with Trump lawyers

The Fix: Mueller and Co. are playing hardball

Fact Checker: Four Pinocchios for Trump’s claims that Comey ‘leaked classified information’

Lobbyist’s role in Scott Pruitt’s $100,000 trip to Morocco raises ethics issues

Two officials close to EPA chief resign amid scrutiny

Milbank: President Trump is sowing the seeds of his own demise

Bookstores by and for people of color are finding their industry niche

Democrat buys semiautomatic rifle at Va. gun show in under 10 minutes

The Los Angeles Times

A quiet offer of help to county officials to fight California’s ‘sanctuary' law

A major California housing bill failed after opposition from the low-income residents it aimed to help. Here's how it went wrong

L.A. school board makes a bold, controversial choice in Beutner

County leaders approve new watchdog for Probation Department

USA Today

Trump, not his doctor, wrote glowing 2015 letter on his health, physician now says

Trump White House's focus on trade quotas criticized by some industries, could raise prices

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