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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 - July 12

POSTED: July 12, 2016, 9:00 am

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


The New York Times

National

Editorial: Rudy Giuliani’s Racial Myths


Editorial: When Police Use Lethal Robots

Looking for Accountability in Police-Involved Deaths of Blacks

Escalating Discord Between Police and Protesters Strains Baton Rouge

San Francisco Police Disproportionately Search African-Americans, Report Says

Dallas Shooting and Open-Carry Laws Loom Over Cleveland Convention Plans


Republicans Begin Hashing Out Details of Convention Platform


What Trump and the G.O.P. Can Agree On: Tax Cuts for the Rich


Evan Bayh’s Possible Return to Senate Could Rekindle Awkward History


How an Arcane Spending Fight Could Alter the Federal Balance of Power

Trump and U.S. Chamber of Commerce Pull No Punches on Trade Policy



Local


Brooklyn Officer Who Fatally Shot Man Is Put on Modified Duty

Who Was Buried at the Naval Hospital Cemetery in Brooklyn?


New York’s LED Streetlights: A Crime Deterrent to Some, a Nuisance to Others

John Brademas, Indiana Congressman and N.Y.U. President, Dies at 89



The Christian Science Monitor

Amid 'powder keg' of US racial tensions, call for empathy (+video)

What an iconic photo from Baton Rouge protest says about BLM


Trump as an 'apostle of affluence'

Dallas shooting: How America has gotten through hate before


The Star-Ledger


Sad state when few in N.J. want to teach | Editorial

Rev. Ron's church still going strong | Di Ionno

Need for police reform no less pressing after Dallas | Editorial


Essex County man charged with killing retired corrections officer

Sweeney says he'll offer Christie new gas tax plans to end N.J. road work shutdown

Reform needed to guarantee fair and adequate school funding | Opinion



The Cleveland Plain Dealer


NAACP calls for better race relations; Ohio police sergeant suspended over 'monkey' post: Overnight News Links

NAACP calls on greater race relations in wake of shootings of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile

Black Lives Matter protesters march on downtown Cleveland

Ohio's casinos generate $1 billion in tax revenue since opening

Tanisha Anderson's family asks for ruling in lawsuit, says Cleveland police need more training before RNC


Expert hired by Tanisha Anderson family says Cleveland police used excessive force


The Chicago Tribune


Hundreds protest police brutality, gnarling traffic on downtown streets


Shouts of 'black lives don't matter' as high bail set for protester


25-year-old woman among 15 hurt in city shootings


Illinois ends PARCC test for high school students

Trump expected to collect $1 million at Chicago campaign fundraiser


The Detroit Free Press


DPD detective demoted after anti-Black Lives Matter rant goes viral


4 arrested after threatening on social media to kill Detroit police

Charles Pugh to be arraigned in Detroit today


Defense: Toss guilty verdict in Detroit cop corruption case


The Los Angeles Times


How Black Lives Matter activists are moving forward after the Dallas shootings


Anaheim police struck homeless man in chest with Taser, causing his heart to stop, attorney says


Family of unarmed teen killed by Fresno police has seen body camera footage of his death


L.A. Police Commission to decide whether officer was justified in fatally shooting woman in South L.A. alley


The Washington Post


Detective demoted after calling Black Lives Matter protesters ‘terrorists’ on Facebook


‘We’ll see how much her life matters’: Cop fired for threatening black child on Facebook


How Philando Castile’s killing changed the way blacks talk about surviving traffic stops


Finally, Clinton and Sanders enter a political marriage. Will it work?

Jesse Jackson praises Sanders for working to ‘expand the party rather than split it’

Why the race is still Hillary Clinton’s to lose

Obama tells police: ‘I’m your best hope’ for relations with communities of color


The limits of politics at a time of national trauma

Attorney general scheduled to testify before House Judiciary Committee on Clinton email investigation

Two bailiffs killed, deputy sheriff injured in Michigan courthouse shooting

Slain Democratic National Committee staffer ‘wanted to make a difference’

Morgan State University tries to entice dropouts to return



USA Today


First black Miss Ala. calls Dallas police shooter a 'martyr'

Black Lives Matter: Here's what it is, what it stands for

Days after police-involved shootings, protests continue


Philly.com


The Pa. woman whose photo went viral in Baton Rouge protest


U.S. must atone for its original sins: Slavery, guns






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