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Academy award nominated actor and Grammy Award winning hip-hop artist Will Smith was born in 1968 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Today in Black America - October 2

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Today in Black History: Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first Black to serve on the United States Supreme Court in 1967.

The New York Times


More Than 50 Dead in Las Vegas Shooting

Trump Tweets North Korea Outreach Is a Waste of Time

NEWS ANALYSIS: Trump Takes On All Comers, Believing Himself the Victor

Republican Tax Plan May Not Be Built to Last

How a Wisconsin Case Could Reshape Redistricting

Supreme Court, Back at Full Strength, Faces Major Cases

Bruni: Democrats, Please Get Ready to Lose

Trump Takes On All Comers, Believing Himself the Victor

Blow: Divert, Divide, Destroy

Through the Lens of the Obama Years, Ta-Nehisi Coates Reckons With Race, Identity and Trump

Obesity Was Already Rising in Ghana. Then Came KFC.


New York’s Subway Delays Could Cost City $389 Million a Year

Michael Grimm, a Former Congressman and Felon, Wants His Job Back

Where Students Were Stabbed, a School on a Downward Slide

CUNY Lecturer Charged With Running Fake Health Certificate Program

Police fund-raiser for fired officer draws protest

More people than ever are dying in prison. Their caregivers? Other inmates

Fight over state and local tax deduction poses dilemma for region's Republicans

Delco man faces alleged past of rape, murder, cannabilism during Liberian war in federal trial

The Detroit Free Press

Martha Ford asked Lions not to kneel, promised to back players' agenda

Living with heartache: Detroit man loses daughter to gunfire, then buries 4 more relatives

Riley: We must join the movement Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda came to spotlight

Profile: Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

Judge bars Project Veritas from using info gained illegally from Michigan teacher's union

The Star-Ledger

Check your town's 2016 violent crime rate with our lookup tool

How 3 teachers risked it all to save students

Here's why it's getting harder for N.J. kids to get into Rutgers

School administrator who stole $75k gives up job certificate

Need a job? FedEx to hire 1,800 seasonal workers in N.J.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio education officials losing faith in report cards for schools, districts

Cleveland Municipal Court is now using highly regarded Arnold Foundation bail-setting method: Justice For All

Cleveland Clinic to enter the Medicare insurance market

Opioid crisis puts Ohio jails at the center of burden and opportunity

Ohio jails accept role as state's busiest opioid detox centers

The Chicago Tribune

In rare step, Illinois Supreme Court removes judge from pair of civil cases

Kenneka Jenkins' funeral draws hundreds: 'It's heartbreaking'

The number of people defaulting on federal student loans is rising

The Los Angeles Times

The legacy of slavery is not gone with the wind

Hurricane relief or abandonment? Independence or statehood? Puerto Rico waits, like always

Up to 600,000 expected to apply when L.A. reopens Section 8 housing list this month after 13 years

Warning: Too many warning signs are bad for your health

The Washington Post

At least 50 dead, more than 400 injured in Las Vegas shooting

Analysis: America’s deadliest shooting incidents are getting much more deadly

‘Let the black women lead’: Marches converge on D.C. to highlight racial injustice

‘I’m not afraid of fear’: Hundreds converge for black women’s march

Trump’s tweets make matters worse in Puerto Rico and North Korea

Poll: Trump’s foreign policy pronouncements split the GOP

Analysis: Republicans are the party of ideological inconsistency

Republicans defend tax plan as a middle-class tax cut

Analysis: The Finance 202: Trump team is off-message when it comes to tax cuts for middle class

Everything you need to know about the Supreme Court’s big gerrymandering case

More than 4 million Americans don’t have anyone to vote for them in Congress

Perspective: Disloyalty slur latest in series showing Trump administration’s mistrust of feds

Gillespie wins backing of business PAC after vowing to oppose ‘bathroom bills’

Only two African Americans have been elected governor. These Md. Democrats are vying for a chance to be the third.

Cecilia Marshall, widow of Thurgood Marshall, in rare on-camera interview

USA Today

Las Vegas shooting now tops list of worst mass shootings in U.S. history

Who is Stephen Paddock? Police say he killed 50 in Las Vegas shooting rampage

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