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December 17, 2017

Educator Barbara Sizemore, the first Black woman to lead a major public school system (Washington, DC), was born in 1927.

Today in Black America - September 18

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Today in Black History: Booker T. Washington delivers his "Atlanta Compromise" speech at the Atlanta Cotton Exposition in 1895.

The New York Times

National

St. Louis Protests: A Guide to the Police-Shooting Case

Shootings of 2 Black Men in Baton Rouge Were Probably Racially Motivated, Police Say

The United Nations Explained: Its Purpose, Power and Problems

Trump Lawyers Clash Over Russia Inquiry Cooperation

Trump Declines to Release List of His Mar-a-Lago Visitors


When Affirmative Action Isn’t Enough

The Best Health Care System in the World: Which One Would You Pick?

Equifax Breach Prompts Scrutiny, but New Rules May Not Follow

Nursing Home Deaths Prompt New Rules by Florida Governor



Local

How Party Bosses, Not Voters, Pick Politicians in New York

Cuomo Proposes Stricter Regulations for Credit Reporting Agencies


Hal Tulchin, Who Documented a ‘Black Woodstock,’ Dies at 90


The Star-Ledger

A hostile model spars with prosecutors and other testimony at Menendez trial


Pair recorded jumping on cars in movie theater lot arrested

Return to local control in Newark schools is good step, but still not enough | Opinion

22 years of state control over Newark schools: A Timeline

State lawmaker unleashes vulgar tirade during arrest



Philly.com


How will Philly pay for its new police contract?


City's pension 'reform' hits taxpayers, consumers


Bunch: Jemele Hill is right, and a shocking acquittal of a cop in St. Louis proves it

An attempt to transform a North Philly neigborhood starts with a new school

$400M prisonno easy cell for Grateford guards, inmates



The Detroit Free Press

Royal Oak police are investigating racist graffiti spray painted on cars, garages and fences over the weekend.

Inside Nikolai Vitti’s early effort to transform Detroit’s battered public schools


4 plans considered to bring auto insurance rate relief to Michiganders


2017 M-STEP results in Michigan reveal a troubling trend in education


The Chicago Tribune

Chicago marks 500th homicide of the year: 'It's never over'

Meet Cook County's first social worker for the dead

Immigration population more than doubles in smaller Midwest cities as growth slows in Chicago

Chicago native Lena Waithe makes Emmy history as first black woman to win for comedy writing



The Cleveland Plain Dealer


Cleveland State University raises more than $114 million for students

See how closely Ohio school report card grades trend with district income


Even experts disagree on what state report card grades mean

Ohio State University student from Strongsville killed in apparent murder-suicide, reports say


The Los Angeles Times


Trump faces questions over his promise to historically black colleges

As long as Trump is president, California lawmakers will keep building a wall against his policies

'Hamilton' gets past race by imagining Founding Fathers with black and brown faces

This L.A. mall is famous for its African American Santa Claus. Can it survive gentrification?


Trump crosses yet another line on Twitter days before U.N. address

L.A. woman who received an unenforceable plea deal asks Brown to commute her sentence


The Washington Post


As Trump’s presidency grows more polarizing, a potentially troubling trend emerges for his hotels and clubs

St. Louis officers chant ‘whose streets, our streets’ while arresting protesters

Hurricanes provided many painful lessons about the power of nature


Climate contrarians among those nominated to sit on influential EPA board

For those in the Party of Trump, the Republicans — not the president — are to blame


Perspective: We still have time to repent for American racism


Kevin Kamenetz, Baltimore County executive, enters Maryland governor’s race

Democrat has twice the cash of opponent in Va. governor’s race

Kondwani Fidel opens up about giving a voice to black experiences in Baltimore

A historic African American school was defaced. Then donations poured in.

Measure to let noncitizens vote actually failed, College Park announces


USA Today

'He was crying and moaning in agony': Public health crisis looms after Irma

Sen. John McCain reveals what really happened in the James Comey hearing

Subway seeks dismissal of lawsuit alleging it hid Jared Fogle's misconduct for profits









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