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True Reformers Hall, the first building designed, financed and built by Blacks after Reconstruction is dedicated in 1903 in DC.

Today in Black America - September 13

POSTED: September 13, 2017, 8:30 am

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Today in Black History: Philosopher Alain Locke, the first Black Rhodes Scholar, was born on this date in Philadelphia in 1886.

For continuing coverage of the aftermath of Hurrican Irma in Florida visit the Miami Herald and the Florida Times-Union news websites.

The New York Times


Ferguson Drops Charges Against Man Cited in Justice Dept. Report

Officers Avoid Federal Charges in Death of Freddie Gray

Congress Passes Measure Challenging Trump to Denounce Hate Groups

Deal Struck to Extend Financing for Children’s Health Program

Splitting 5-4, Justices Put Texas Redistricting on Hold

Democrats on Voter Fraud Panel Join Those Criticizing It

How the U.S. Limited the Death Toll in 2 Monster Storms

Why Getting Florida’s Power Back On Could Take Weeks

Ravaged South Has ‘a Lot of Work To Do’ as Skies Clear

White House May Reset Refugee Quota to Below 50,000

Justices Allow Refugee Ban While Case Proceeds

A Sheriff’s Bind: Cross the White House, or the Courts


De Blasio, Seeking Second Term, Wins an Easy Victory

Local Issues Dominate New York City Council Elections

Eric Gonzalez Wins Primary Election for Brooklyn District Attorney

Police Likely to Release Body Camera Footage in Fatal Bronx Shooting, Commissioner Says

In Testimony, Women Describe Robert Menendez’s Role in Getting Visas

After More Than 20 Years, Newark to Regain Control of Its Schools

Afro-pick sculpture added to plaza with Frank Rizzo's statue

Unlike Rizzo statute, Willis' raised-fist statue is empowering

Report:DHS ignored warning signs, two girls died

Inside Black Lives Matters' messy hierarchy in Philly

In Philly, a push to get kids to show up for school

The Star-Ledger

What we know about the models who testified in Menendez case

32 charged in major gang, drug bust after spike in shootings

Meet candidates for ‘Teacher of the Year’

Here's what every N.J. college would cost if it cut tuition 20% (like Drew U.)

Why Christie isn't in Trump's cabinet just got more intriguing. Here's why.

The Chicago Tribune

What we still don't know about Kenneka Jenkins' death – despite what you see on social media

Kenneka Jenkins' death strikes chord with amateur sleuths, police critics

1 dead, 4 wounded in Chicago shootings

Petition alleges corrupt Chicago cop framed 15 additional people on drug charges

10 key numbers in Cook County soda tax repeal debate

Obama Foundation sets summit to promote civic engagement

Former Second City cast member files racial discrimination lawsuit

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

To promise free tuition in Cleveland, Say Yes must raise enough money

Will Say Yes to Education help pay your child's college tuition? Charter school students' fate still to be decided

Cleveland Councilman Jeff Johnson endorses Zack Reed after mayoral primary defeat

Despite victory, Frank Jackson has his work cut out for him

All Cleveland City Council incumbents survive primary

Brandon King wins East Cleveland Democratic mayoral primary, will face Devin Branch in November

The Los Angeles Times

Three crucial debates to follow at September's California State Board of Education meeting

Years ago, residents began raising money to make their street safer. But City Hall keeps throwing up roadblocks

UC regents to examine UC Irvine's rescission fiasco, impact of another possible tuition increase

Berkeley City Council OKs police use of pepper spray on violent protesters

Embattled ethics watchdog to step down amid turmoil at water agency

The Detroit Free Press

Protesters march outside Kid Rock show at Little Caesars Arena

Riley: Protesting Kid Rock was wrong use of valuable civil rights energy, time

Michigan Attorney General Schuette joins Republican race for governor

Sen. Bert Johnson wants criminal case tossed: 'The indictment is defective'

The Washington Post

Sanders to introduce bill that would revolutionize U.S. health care. And he has a record level of support.

Trump promised giant tax cuts. Here’s where negotiations stand.

Middle-class incomes rise, but Census report shows worrying disparities

After Irma, a once-lush gem in the U.S. Virgin Islands is now a wasteland

Supreme Court agrees with Trump administration, says some refugees can be barred for now

Over liberals’ objections, Supreme Court says Texas need not draw new districts now

After @tedcruz liked a porn tweet, Sen. Ted Cruz blamed ‘a staffing issue’

After 5 years, Ferguson drops charges against black man cited as victim of biased policing

8-year-old biracial boy was hung from rope by N.H. teenagers because of his race, family says

Analysis: The right disdains identity politics. But President Trump is proof it works for them, too.

Judge orders Town of Chevy Chase to pick up the tab for Purple Line supporters’ legal fees

College Park decides to allow noncitizens to vote in local elections

Report urges major changes in career education at Maryland school system

Baltimore officers won’t face federal civil rights charges in Freddie Gray’s death, Justice Department concludes

Baltimore officials ask for stiffer punishments and more money to address crime

USA Today

Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter facing blowback on Hurricane Irma comments

ESPN sends out statement regarding Jemele Hill tweets

These before and after satellite photos show Irma's devastating destruction in Florida and Caribbean

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