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British abolitionist William Wilberforce, for whom Wilberforce University in Ohio is named, was born in Hull, England in 1759.

Today in Black America - May 16

POSTED: May 16, 2014, 8:00 am

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Today in Black History: Sammy Davis, Jr, legendary entertainer, died on this date in 1990.

The New York Times

Editorial: Searching for Fairness on the Internet

F.C.C. Backs Opening Net Rules for Debate

Net Neutrality’s Future

U.S. Mines Personal Health Data to Find the Vulnerable in Emergencies

Indiana Seeks More Coverage for Poor, but Many Would Pay

At 9/11 Museum Dedication, Remembrance and Resilience

Former Trenton Mayor Sentenced to Prison in Corruption Case

The Christian Science Monitor

US schools largely re-segregated 60 years after Brown v. Board of Education (+video)

Secretary Shinseki 'mad as hell' over VA deaths, not ready to resign (+video)

Why do fast-food workers strike? No occupation is lower paid. (+video)

Why Mitch McConnell, Senate's top Republican, is so vulnerable at home (+video)

The Star Ledger

Corrupt ex-Trenton mayor gets nearly 5 years in jail

Dem calls for probe into N.J. pension fund investment

5 things you might not know about Newark's mayor-elect

NJ lawyers to highlight judicial independence at annual conference

Assembly committee approves bill that would delay key parts of education reform

The Detroit Free Press

John Carlisle: Neighbors help keep Detroit aquarium store afloat

Editorial: Michigan GOP, Democrats claim win at voters' expense

Michigan lawmakers hear from Detroit retirees in bankruptcy deal: We're 'going to lose everything'

Conyers files federal lawsuit in fight to stay on primary ballot

Obama sides with Conyers in primary ballot dispute, Democrats say

EAA denies chancellor is using 'chauffeured car service'

Fast-food workers protest 'poverty pay'

Council set to extend sales-tax increase

Ex-Trenton mayor gets nearly 5 years

The Washington Post

Conservatives plot a comeback within the GOP

Republicans have a 77% chance of taking the Senate

Obama judge nominee brings opposition from Democrats

Rubio demanded people look at the science on abortion. So we did.

Only half of young Obama voters are prepared to vote for Democrats

The most segregated schools may not be in the states you’d expect

Judge upholds D.C.’s gun registration laws

African American cemeteries win new recognition in Va.

Enrolling kids in preschool isn’t enough

The Chicago Tribune

Lawyers: Jackson Jr. will modify mortgage to pay feds $550,000

Madigan pushes $10-an-hour minimum wage referendum

Illinois House takes up state budget

SIU student newspaper may get infusion of state funds

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Appellate court blasts Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation over excessive insurance premiums

Public urination - not violence - a problem at Cleveland shopping plaza where shot man ended up Wednesday, worker says

Ohio bill would require vaccinations for preschoolers: What laws do you disagree with?

Ohio's private schools fight to avoid Common Core exams

The Los Angeles Times

Sterling refusing to pay $2.5-million fine, reports say

Beck formally asks for second term as LAPD chief

Willie Brown joins billionaire Adelson's team fighting online poker

Medical malpractice initiative qualifies for November ballot

USA Today

In pools, young blacks drown at far higher rates

Obama honors Brown vs. Board of Education

First Native American woman confirmed as federal judge

Are charter schools a new form of segregation?

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