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December 18, 2017

Rev. Jesse Jackson creates People United to Serve Humanity (PUSH), an offshoot of his "Operation Breadbasket," in 1971.

Today in Black America - September 14

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Today in Black History:  Constance Baker Motley, appointed by President Lyndon B. Johnson as the first Black woman to serve on the federal bench, was born in 1921.

Read the latest on the aftermath of Hurrican Irma in the Miami Herald and the Florida Times-Union.

The New York Times

National


From Prison to Ph.D.: A Tale of Redemption, and Rejection

The Senate’s Only Black Republican Gives Trump a History Lesson on Racism

New Hampshire Investigates Wounding of 8-Year-Old as Possible Hate Crime

How Much Can the Youth Vote Actually Help Democrats?

Democrats Say Trump Agreed to Make Deal on ‘Dreamers’

Trump Contradicts Democrats, Saying There’s No Deal

Storms May Move Climate Debate, if Not G.O.P. Leaders


After Irma, a Grim Sense of Déjà Vu in St. Augustine

8 Die at Florida Nursing Home Amid Struggles After Irma

Trump Urges Quick Action on Tax Plan That’s Still in Pieces


Health Care Battle Resumes, With 2 Opposing Plans


The Upshot: How Sanders’s Plan Both Expands and Shrinks Medicare



Local


Glow of De Blasio’s Primary Victory Is Dimmed by a Cuomo Speech

At Troubled Essex College, Officials Point Fingers at Each Other


Ex-Rikers Guard Is Sentenced to 30 Years in Fatal Beating of Inmate


Philly.com


'Uncomfortable' life: Philly still America's poorest big city

Former judge to admit campaign payments from Brady campaign, lawyer says


Pa. families appear to embrace tougher school vaccination rules

Pa.senators propose health screenings near bases with tainted water

Edith Dennis Moore Stephens, 79, Philly teacher and descendant of a famous African-American family



The Detroit Free Press

Census data: For a fourth year, Michiganders see incomes rise

Doctor who sounded alarm for Flint water crisis honored by Heinz Family Foundation



The Star-Ledger

Prosecutors in Menendez case: Were plane trips bribes?

Prosecutor's legacy: Center for victims of domestic violence

Ex-police chief settles whistleblower suit for $2.3M

Cop protest escalates feud between Jersey City police union, mayor


NJSIAA unanimously rules against Paterson in hoops scandal appeal



The Chicago Tribune

Amid pressure from Kenneka Jenkins' family, police offer new details of death probe

DAHLEEN GLANTON: Column: Kenneka Jenkins' death prompts conversation African-Americans need to have


What we know and don't know about Kenneka Jenkins' death

15 people say corrupt Chicago cop framed them, seek to set aside convictions


New civilian agency tasked with holding Chicago police accountable opens today


JPMorgan Chase to invest $40 million in underserved Chicago neighborhoods


The Cleveland Plain Dealer


Sen. Sherrod Brown to introduce legislation giving Equifax victims 10 years of free credit monitoring

Housing authority responds to Korper family's cockroach infestation, but doubts remain


Charges dropped against 2 men connected to RNC flag-burning protest

Report on race relations in Cleveland suggests conversation a starting point to building equity for all

Cuyahoga County judges opt out of first year of program meant to divert low-level convicts from prison


The Washington Post

‘The generators gave up’: 8 die after air conditioning fails at Fla. nursing home following Hurricane Irma

‘Leave the light on — for ICE’: Motel 6 employees reported guests to immigration officials


Investigators blast Salt Lake City police officers for violent arrest of nurse

Spokane area high schooler killed as he tried to save others from school gunman

ESPN responds to call by White House press secretary to fire host Jemele Hill

Lobbying activities of Michael Flynn’s son being examined by special counsel on Russia

Trump, top Democrats discuss deal to save ‘dreamers’ from deportation


Conservatives unleash anger over willingness to pursue deal


‘There really is a new strategy’: Democrats wary but hopeful on Trump’s outreach

Kushner’s White House role ‘crushed’ efforts to woo investors for New York tower


Everytown, gun control group, turns on spigot in Virginia elections with $1 million

Number of fully accredited Virginia schools grows


While most cities’ incomes rise, D.C. sees a possible end to the boom years


The Los Angeles Times

Unprecedented measures at Berkeley for conservative writer's speech, from pepper spray to emotional counseling for students

Here's why those clean energy bills have stalled in the state Legislature

California Legislature's final days of work this year have changed, thanks to voters

L.A. school board president faces felony charges over campaign contributions



USA Today


Steven Mnuchin requested an Air Force jet for his European honeymoon, report says

Irma flooding threatens I-75, key Florida highways










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