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In 1787 delegates to the Constitutional Convention agreed to count slaves as "three-fifths" of a person for political representation.

Today in Black America - June 29

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Today in Black History: The NAACP established the Spingarn Award in 1914, named for chairman Joel Spingarn, for the purpose of celebrating Black achievement.

The New York Times


5 Killed in Shooting in Maryland Newsroom

Why the Number of U.S. Mass Shootings Is So High (Nov. 2017)

The Victims of the Attack

Washington Girds for Battle Over Kennedy’s Replacement

Inside the White House Campaign to Get Kennedy to Retire

Ex-Aide to Trump Adviser Is Subpoenaed in Russia Inquiry

House Gives Justice Dept. 7 Days to Turn Over Documents

I.R.S. Nominee Says He Won’t Weaponize Agency

Agents Seek to Dissolve ICE in Policy Backlash

Why Richard Painter Felt the Need to Switch Parties

California, of All Places, Has Banned Soda Taxes. How a New Industry Strategy Is Succeeding.


See Where New York City’s Elite High Schools Get Their Students

Who Wins and Loses in the Proposed Plan for Elite Schools

Crowley’s Loss Heralds End of Party Boss Era in New York

Will a Shocking Win in New York Have a Ripple Effect?

Kushner Company Sues Jersey City Over Stalled Project

Drexel University tried a risky experiment. Did it work?

Kenny, Hite: Local control of schools is finally here, and the real work is just beginning

Police blame radio mix-up, not call from manager, for response to black family at West Philly theater

We rank Philly companies on diversity, governance & transparency. The winners may surprise you.

The Detroit Free Press

Detroit residents can get nonviolent records expunged on Saturday

Detroit City Council to vote on preserving Ilitch-owned, blighted Cass buildings

Victim advocates fume over Michigan State attorney's new job on campus

Protesters slam GOP on healthcare, wages at Michigan governor debate

The Star-Ledger

N.J. shutdown 2018: Full list of what would be open & closed if Gov. orders state shutdown

Murphy vs. Sweeney: What you need to know about the top Dems at the center of N.J. shutdown drama

Why 150K of N.J.'s poorest families are facing a major rent increase

Meet the newest leader of one of the state's struggling school districts

7 big ways N.J. will feel the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on public worker unions

The Chicago Tribune

Day after Supreme Court news, Emanuel jokes he'd 'like to pull out of this one nation and one state'

Police call on Pfleger to not shut down Dan Ryan with July peace march

Hoping to ensure diverse workforce, Obama Foundation appoints firm, hires a new staffer

JP Morgan Chase helps fund new community college targeting Chicago's Latino community

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

State will study effect of school 'takeovers,' but not halt them

University Hospitals Rainbow Center for Women & Children to open July 9

Aspiring R&B singer killed in daytime shooting in Cleveland's Central neighborhood, family says

Cuyahoga County executive to meet with critics of proposed jail fees

Cleveland dad repeatedly punched 7-year-old son in head for not doing homework, police say

The Los Angeles Times

LAPD veteran Michel Moore promises 'compassion and partnership' while sworn in as police chief

Jahi McMath, girl at center of debate over brain death, dies, mother says

Propositions on the November ballot will have us voting on rent control, the gas tax, daylight savings time and more

South L.A. nursing home will pay $450,000 for alleged skid row dumping of diabetic man

The Washington Post

Suspected gunman had vendetta against Annapolis paper, police say

After newsroom shootings, a quick collapse into blame and division in a polarized country

‘Today, we are speechless’: The Capital Gazette’s heartbreaking editorial page

‘We will not obey’: 575 arrested as hundreds of women rally in D.C. to protest Trump’s immigration policy

Roberts gets another key role on Supreme Court: Swing vote

‘Everyone is focused on Lisa and Susan’: Two senators stand out in fight to replace Kennedy

‘Which side are you on?’: Liberals pressure centrist Democrats on Trump’s court pick

The Fix Analysis: How Rosenstein and Wray pushed back on GOP criticism of Russia probe

Former high-ranking ICE attorney sentenced to 4 years for stealing immigrants’ identities

‘No person in America should be too poor to live’: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez explains democratic socialism to Stephen Colbert

Rep. Maxine Waters cancels events after ‘very serious death threat’

Tensions rise between D.C. police, group that gathers in Northeast neighborhood

D.C. mayor launches search for next public schools chancellor

USA Today

Ex-Ball State football player Wendell Brown gets four years in Chinese prison for bar fight

'Every one of us can be a hero': How NFL players Josh Norman, Demario Davis helped immigrant children released from detention centers

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