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November 24, 2017

New York entrepreneur, lawyer, civil rights leader and politician Percy Ellis Sutton was born in San Antonio, TX in 1920.

Today in Black America - August 4

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Today in Black History: President Barack Hussein Obama, the first Black elected President of the United States, was born on this date in 1961 in Hawaii
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The New York Times


National


Woman Who Urged Friend’s Suicide Gets 15-Month Sentence

Klansmen Survive Campus Upheavals


John Kelly Quickly Moves to Impose Military Discipline on White House


Trump Supports Plan to Cut Legal Immigration by Half


Affirmative Action, and Why Polls on Issues Are Often Misleading


Debate Is Over: Gerrymandering Is Crucial to G.O.P.’s Hold on House

Editorial: An Ally Is Set to Execute Critics. Will Trump Be Silent?

Republicans in Congress Agree on Need to Agree


U.S. Added 209,000 Jobs in July; Unemployment at 4.3%

The Markets Are Up, Unemployment Is Down. How Much Credit Should Trump Get?

Pence to Speak at Conservatives’ Meeting Organized by Koch Brothers


Local


A Microscope on Harvard, but a Shrug at Injustice on the Street

Mayor de Blasio, Receiving Maximum City Funds, Agrees to Debate

Kidd Creole Thought Man He Stabbed Was Making a Sexual Advance on Him, Authorities Say


Philly.com


BlackStar Film Festival celebrates filmmakers of color

Man charged in shooting death of Hatfield father of six

Pa. treasurer extends $750M line of credit to pay state bills



The Chicago Tribune

School funding talks continue, and so does the blame game

Trump picks John Lausch to be new U.S. attorney for Chicago


Lawsuit filed against Lansing cop seen on Facebook threatening black teen's life during altercation

IPRA reopens investigation into fatal 2014 shooting by Chicago police


The Star-Ledger


Court reinstates Bridgegate records suit against Christie administration

Inside the Lakewood scandal: What sparked the investigation?


This city issued $14 million in parking violations last year


This N.J. town raised transgender flag to protest Trump's military ban


The Cleveland Plain Dealer


Cleveland Councilman Matt Zone to focus on challenges facing nation's cities in City Club address (live coverage)


Kids talk trust, share stories on policing at Highland Hills camp (Video)

Senate confirms Jones Day attorney Justin Herdman as U.S. attorney


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Even those with felony records can get hired at UAW job fair on Saturday

Coleman Young II: 'My greatest strength is being able to listen'


Mike Duggan: In first term 'I think we’ve made a good start'


The Los Angeles Times


Asian Americans are divided after the Trump administration's move on affirmative action

Why Dana Rohrabacher's name keeps coming up in the Russia investigation

Strict mortgage rules from the subprime crisis could be making it hard to sell homes, so the industry's looking to ease them up

Hollywood picks Gavin Newsom over Antonio Villaraigosa in California's race for governor



The Washington Post

Mueller’s use of a grand jury makes it more politically difficult for Trump to fire him


Recess just started for Congress, and it’s not going to be much fun for Republicans


The signs were always there that John McCain would vote ‘no’ on the health-care bill

A park chief cited for sexual harassment has received a bonus and a new job

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice isn’t the only Democrat Trump won over

Perspective: Trump administration plan to sue schools for anti-white bias would reinforce white supremacy

Perspective: Why the next black president could be a Republican

Montgomery County council members question validity of minimum wage study

Vice President Pence to fundraise for Gillespie in Virginia governor’s race

Head of D.C. veterans hospital fired after new inspector general’s report


USA Today


Shattered faith: Nearly 100 sex abuse suits against Catholic priests rock island of Guam


Poll: Americans in battleground districts would strongly oppose Trump firing special counsel Robert Mueller






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