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October 23, 2017

Led by Dr. W.E. B. Dubois, the NAACP issued a petition against racism in America to the United Nations in 1947.

Today in Black America - January 3

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Today in Black History: Rev. Jesse Jackson orchestrates the release of Lt. Robert Goodman on this date in 1984.

The New York Times


National

Opinion: Erica Garner and How America Destroys Black Families


North Korea Reopens Border Hotline With the South

Trump Taunts Kim: ‘I Too Have a Nuclear Button’

President Trump Threatens to Withhold Aid to Palestinians

Social Media Shudders After Trump’s Mockery

U.S. Universities Feel Sting of Fewer Foreign Students

Request to Check Citizenship Stirs Fears for 2020 Census

Ex-Officials Urge Faster Action to Shield ‘Dreamers’


Democrats Outline Demands as Threat of Shutdown Looms

Orrin Hatch, Utah Senator, to Retire, Opening Path for Mitt Romney


Local


Albany Lawmakers Signal Consensus on New Sexual Harassment Policies

On Next Council Speaker’s Agenda: More Oversight and More Subway Aid


Did Trump Kill the Plan for a Hudson Rail Tunnel? Its Backers Hope Not

Woes Deepen for New York G.O.P. as Best Hope to Challenge Cuomo Bows Out



Philly.com

Popular speaker Umar Johnson faces fines over lack of psychology license

Now that Larry Krasner is in office, the black community has some demands



The Detroit Free Press

Lansing bowling alley removes dress code signs after customers say policy targeted black men

Ex-Detroit police official pleads guilty to bribery: 'I should have known better'


Judge Vonda Evans: Feds cleared my name. I am not a target in corruption probe

Detroit homicides drop 12.5% in 2017 to lowest rate in decades, data show


The Chicago Tribune


City, south suburb to pay nearly $13 million over 2 fatal police pursuits


Judge orders city to pay $5.6 million in legal fees to wrongly convicted ex-El Rukn gang member


CPS employees stole gift cards meant for students, watchdog says



The Star-Ledger


Gap between rich and poor in N.J. getting worse, Census shows

What 9 companies that win big under Trump tax law will do with some of their new cash

Top state official upholds unprecedented punishment in hoops scandal



The Cleveland Plain Dealer


Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson sworn in for record fourth 4-year term in office


High school students can earn 'Readiness Seal' that indicates they are prepared to work

Test scores need to stay in teacher ratings, says Cleveland schools CEO


Nearly 80 percent of Ohio's college freshmen in 2016 were state residents, report says


Lakewood mayor proposes to end controversial pit bull ban


The Washington Post


Hundreds of highly skilled personnel have left NSA since 2015, officials say


Trump to North Korea’s Kim: My ‘nuclear button’ is ‘much bigger & more powerful’


Analysis: Fact-checking the president’s post-New Year’s tweets

Sen. Orrin Hatch won’t run again, clearing the field for Mitt Romney

Wonkblog Analysis: America’s forgotten towns: Can they be saved or should people just leave?

A search of James Madison’s home uncovers evidence of slaves who lived on his land

Nine education predictions for 2018 — some of them heartbreaking


In a young county, a millennial takes the helm as board chairman

Democrats slam Hogan over RGA donation from poultry company

Perspective: Rev. Jerry Moore, a life of service



The Los Angeles Times


A longtime Republican senator says he'll retire, and the White House nervously eyes his likely successor, Mitt Romney

The year in politics: Control of Congress, more than two-thirds of gubernatorial seats at stake in 2018


Inside the fight over how to address San Francisco's 'state of emergency' for black student achievement


USA Today


North and South Korea reopen suspended communication system

Twitter polices David Clarke, makes him remove over-the-top rhetoric







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