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July 09, 2020

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 - May 30

POSTED: May 30, 2018, 11:30 am

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Today in Black History: African American Episcopal Zion (A.M.E.Z.) Bishop James W. Hood, a fierce advocate for Blacks' rights, was born in 1831.

The New York Times


Opinion: How to Foster Racial Integration

Opinion: ‘Roseanne’ Is Gone, but the Culture That Gave Her a Show Isn’t

Roseanne Barr Crosses a Line, and ABC Draws One

In Ending the Show, Executive Makes Her Voice Heard

Trump Told Sessions to Reverse Recusal on Russia Inquiry

Missouri Governor Quits as Scandal Fells a G.O.P. Star

Trump’s Priority: Target Red-State Democratic Senators

They’re Out of Prison. Can They Stay Out of the Hospital?

For ‘Columbiners,’ School Shootings Have a Deadly Allure


National Democrats Wade, Uninvited, Into New York House Race

Lawyers in Cohen Case to Appear in Court to Negotiate Disputes

Shinnecock Indian Nation and U.S.G.A. Are Close to a Deal for the U.S. Open

Big North Philly station project could chase public cash and Team with Temple, study says

NFL's anthem policy change making Malcolm Jenkins reconsider his actions

Armstrong: Kudos to Starbucks, but it's going to take more than a workshop to end racial bias

The Detroit Free Press

Start colon cancer screening at 45, not 50, American Cancer Society urges

Riley: For leaders to fix Detroit's problems, they need to talk about education — and race

John Conyers III files lawsuit to get back on Democratic primary ballot

Michigan State hires University of Virginia president to guide presidential search

The Chicago Tribune

Tensions escalate at SIU as leadership ponders possibility of independent campuses

Police try to keep peace by 'directing' large groups of troublesome teens to express trains

Pornography is a 'root cause' of school shootings, Republican congresswoman says

Working remotely from a home office? You just lost a tax break

'All eyes are on Starbucks' as it seeks to fight discrimination

The Star-Ledger

$550K for armed officers at elementary schools? Parents say no way

N.J.'s oldest nuclear plant is closing, begins booting workers

N.J. school bus driver charged in double-fatal crash back in court Wednesday

New videos of cop punching woman in head will likely vindicate cops, mayor says

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio Supreme Court suspends Brunswick lawyer who blamed car crash on black man who didn't exist

Group says Ohio needs office to lobby for more military jobs

Cleveland school board approves $1.5M portable classrooms for Whitney Young

Children and Family Services begins listening tour spurred by Aniya Day-Garrett's death

The Washington Post

The Fix Analysis: Eric Greitens used Trump’s playbook to try to beat scandal. It didn’t work.

Greitens saga threatened to drag down the GOP in the midterms

Prosecutors poised to get more than 1 million files seized from Michael Cohen’s phones

Trump again expresses regret for choosing Sessions as attorney general

‘You throw me under the bus’: Roseanne blames Wanda Sykes, lashes out at co-stars after ABC cancels show

Valerie Jarrett on the racist insult: ‘Tone starts at the top’

On Fox News, of all places, Trump’s ‘spy’ claim is debunked by Trey Gowdy and even Judge Napolitano

Trump ties Republican midterm strategy to immigration, claims Mexico will pay for border wall and ‘enjoy it’

This mock pandemic killed 150 million people. Next time it might not be a drill.

Should D.C. restaurants pay minimum wage? Ballot measure debate gets heated

Ellicott City ‘hero’ urged friends to honor Memorial Day — then died trying to save a stranger

‘When is it going to stop?’ A rise in homicides in the District brings grief and frustration

Too many absences? It might not be a problem for D.C. students after all.

The Los Angeles Times

A California church flirts with an unusual social experiment: to never call police again

California's legislative budget writers must iron out differences with Gov. Jerry Brown, and each other

LAPD begins sweeping criminal probe of former USC gynecologist while urging patients to come forward

Investigation finds L.A. city commissioner made unwanted and inappropriate remarks

USA Today

Roseanne returns to Twitter after ABC cancels show; blames Ambien for racist tweet

Ambien maker to Roseanne: Racism is not a side effect of our drug

Cal women's basketball coach says Southwest asked her to 'prove' biracial son was hers

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