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July 05, 2020

Arthur Ashe, Jr. won the men's singles tennis championship at Wimbledon in 1975, making him the first Black male to take the title.

Today in Black America - July 3

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Today in Black History: Educator Dr. Ruth Simmons, the first Black president of Brown University, was born on this date in 1945 in Grapeland, Texas.

The New York Times


3-Year-Old Dies After Mass Stabbing at Her Birthday Party, Authorities Say

Man Arrested in Cleveland Terror Plot After F.B.I. Sting

Man Who Waved Gun and Yelled ‘Womp Womp’ Arrested at Immigration Rally

Suspect Sent Letter Stating Plans to Kill at Capital Gazette

Trump Talks to 4 Candidates as Staff Focuses on Court Pick

The Most Powerful Conservative Donors You’ve Never Heard Of

They Went at Least a Decade Without Primary Challengers

Former E.P.A. Aide Says Pruitt Asked Her to Help His Wife

ICE Raid Leaves an Iowa Town Divided Along Faith Lines

Facebook Faces Broadened Federal Investigations Over Privacy

Editorial: This Tweet Captures the State of Health Care in America Today


Cynthia Nixon. Parent. Activist. Governor?

Schumer Misses Town Hall in Brooklyn, but Still Feels the Heat

Dead of AIDS and Forgotten in Potter’s Field

What Will It Cost to Fix New York’s Public Housing?

Protesters set up camp outside Philly ICE office

Scott Wagner cast himslef as Trump-like in his run for Pa. governor. Some Philly-area GOP donors aren't feeling it.

It takes a long time to close a charter school in Philly. Here's why.

Report: Starbucs should evaluate hiring practices, engage with communities of color.

The Detroit Free Press

Appeal planned in Detroit literacy lawsuit tossed by federal judge

Judge says there's no fundamental right to learn to read and write

Feds: Ex-con used Detroit Land Bank house as drug den

Rochelle Riley: John Engler is all wrong for Michigan State

The Chicago Tribune

A small Michigan town mourns a 12-year-old girl slain in Chicago: 'She’s here with us'

More than 60 kids 15 and younger shot in Chicago this year: 'These kids can't live, they can't play, they can't do nothing'

Rauner appoints outgoing Republican lawmaker as head of top health care agency

Rough week for Illinois businesses as more tariffs loom

The Star-Ledger

12 months. 13 killed by police in N.J. Here's who was shot.

Newark closes homeless shelter during sweltering heat wave

It's like crossing a 'second wall.' The wait to become a U.S. citizen grows longer. Here's why.

Yet another new lawmaker takes office in N.J.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Kentucky ruling on Medicaid work requirement could stall Ohio's waiver

Cleveland Fourth of July Terror Attack: complete coverage

LeBron James' departure won't stop Cleveland's downtown from flourishing, Mayor Frank Jackson says

Trio indicted in Cleveland shootout that killed 9-year-old girl caught in crossfire

The Washington Post

Legal immigration is set for a steep fall under Trump

In blow to ICE, federal judge blocks blanket detentions of asylum seekers

Liberals tell Schumer to scrap decorum and civility in battling Trump

Pruitt aides reveal new details of his spending and management at EPA

Capehart: ‘Stop acting as though Trump is the first,’ says the Rev. William Barber

Trump’s trade war could be quite real

Trump interviews Supreme Court candidates as political fight over Kennedy replacement intensifies

What happens when schoolchildren live in violent neighborhoods? The effects are broader than previously known, a study finds.

Richmond panel urges removal of Jefferson Davis statue

District government asks court to throw out $1 billion gentrification lawsuit

Montgomery Democrat Nancy Floreen may launch independent run for county executive

The Los Angeles Times

Judge Amy Coney Barrett, a potential Supreme Court nominee, has defended overturning precedents

Proposed San Diego law would prohibit landlord bias against people with federal housing vouchers

A historic election shock gives a longshot the chance to topple L.A. County Sheriff Jim McDonnell

L.A. councilman among arrestees at protest over splitting families at border

Healthcare groups want California voters to tax soda

USA Today

Sears adds more stores to closings list; 78 set to close in September

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