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Today in Black America - February 23

POSTED: February 23, 2018, 10:00 am

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Today in Black History: Scholar, activist and NAACP founder Dr. William Edward Burghardt DuBois is born on this date in 1868 in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.

The New York Times

National


Manafort Faces New Fraud Charges in Russia Inquiry


Equality Still Distant Even as Black Jobless Rate Drops


Editorial: Let the Teachers Teach

Trump Suggests Teachers Get a ‘Bit of a Bonus’ to Carry Guns

Armed Deputy ‘Never Went In’ During Shooting


Why This Gun Debate Is Different From the Rest


Missouri Governor Is Indicted on Invasion of Privacy Charge

Tony Mendoza, California Lawmaker, Resigns Over Sexual Harassment Claims

The Myth of the Hacker-Proof Voting Machine


Local


Former Top Nassau County Official Charged With Lying

New York City Women Hoping to Ride Wave of Resistance to Elected Office

Subways to Get Station Upgrades, and Governor Gets His Way



Philly.com


Why Larry Krasner could get 180-plus juvenile lifers out of prison early


Evidence may show a Philly man is innocent in 1991 killing, but court's say it is too late

Pa. Republicans are talking about impeaching state Supreme Court justices. Do they have an argument?

Philly will get one new charter school: SRC denies 6 more


The Detroit Free Press


Is Detroit really a 'blank slate?' Depends on who you ask

Snyder promises $100 million for new talent development programs

250,000 Michigan jobs may be gone forever, despite economic rebound


Detroit comeback is leaving poor behind, activists say


The Chicago Tribune

Martin Luther King Jr. in Chicago: The story of a turning point

Illinois attorney general candidate says DuPage Republican used N-word, asked if she was a 'lesbo'

Pritzker rhetoric doesn't match reality on promoting women at investment firm

Gov. Rauner drinks chocolate milk to demonstrate his commitment to diversity

As Obama Presidential Center comes closer to reality, tensions on race, class surface


The Star-Ledger


'The most hated player in Jersey' is still kneeling for anthem, with a twist.

Family of teen who killed himself after school bullying settles suit for $625K


Home equity deductions change under new tax law


N.J. lawmakers want to ban state investments with gun makers


The Cleveland Plain Dealer


How much money did your Ohio Congress member get from the NRA?

Completed testing of 13,931 rape kits signals progress, unfinished business and investigations remain

Ohio high school removes posters showing 'body outlines' of rival teams


Cuyahoga County releases documents connected with corruption subpoena

Cuyahoga Community College offers free Saturday program on education



The Los Angeles Times


Mueller more than doubles criminal charges against Manafort and Gates

An armed deputy was outside Florida school when rampage took place but chose not to confront the shooter

Opinion: Now they’re playing the race card to avoid talking gun laws. How low will the NRA go?


The Washington Post

Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III files new charges against Manafort and Gates

Mueller and Trump: Born to wealth, raised to lead. Then, sharply different choices.

Analysis: Mueller's team has leveled over 100 criminal charges against 19 people


White homeowner who complained of ‘hoodlums’ found guilty of murdering unarmed black man

The rise and possible fall of Missouri’s governor, a GOP star whose career is crumbling

They’re almost out of school, but these DACA recipients’ medical careers may slip away

About US Perspective: The world’s most popular superhero is an undocumented immigrant


As students ditch class to protest school shootings, the consequences are all over the map

Organizers plan for 500,000 attendees at ‘March For Our Lives’ gun-control march in Washington


Man who killed police officer was ordered by courts to give up guns three times


Federal judge orders Virginia to retain death row revisions


USA Today


#BoycottNRA: Bank and car rental giants are cutting ties with the NRA





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