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March 20, 2018

Filmmaker and producer Sheldon Jackson "Spike" Lee was born on this date in 1957 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Today in Black America - February 8

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Today in Black History: Three S.C. State College students were killed while protesting a segregated bowling alley in the "Orangeburg Massacre" in 1968.

The New York Times


Senate Reaches 2-Year Deal in Bid to End Fiscal Standoffs

Editorial: Trump’s Backward View of Immigration

Pelosi Holds House Floor for 8 Hours in Defense of Dreamers

Top Trump Aide Resigns After Accusations of Abuse

Muhiyidin Moye, Black Lives Matter Activist, Is Shot and Killed in New Orleans

F.B.I. Finds No Evidence of Attack in Death of Border Agent

Market Gives Millennials Crash Course on Volatility

U.S. and Turkey Head Into Tense Face-Off in Syria

Steve Wynn Has Left the Building. Is It Still as Valuable?

Public Housing Towers Were Razed, but Problems Remained


Turnstile Jumping Pits de Blasio Against Police Reformers

Uncovering the Ruins of an Early Black Settlement in New York

Graduation Rate Made Little Progress, State Says

Instead of boycotting White House, Eagles should make the visit about social justice

Why Pa.'s gerrymandered map went too far, according to state Supreme Court

Frederick Douglass lecture series at West Chester U. begins 120 years after his last lecture

The Detroit Free Press

Is there a Democratic wave building in this year's election? Key races will tell

Gov. Rick Snyder: State to end problem-plagued privatization experiment with prison food

Drugs, alcohol and suicides contribute to alarming drop in U.S. life expectancy

Former Michigan state Rep. Rashida Tlaib to seek Conyers' seat in Congress

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

New red-light camera bill in General Assembly clears committee

Ohio congressional candidates include felon, football star and medieval reenactor

Four judges file for two Ohio Supreme Court seats

Cleveland got $12.5 million in equipment for safety forces as benefit from hosting Republican National Convention

The Chicago Tribune

Woman accuses retired Chicago cop of repeated sexual assaults decades ago

Former students, workers accuse Northwestern journalism professor of misconduct

Pritzker running mate wants to make it easier for jail inmates to vote

In test of state law, Chicago homeless couple sue city, alleging property rights violated

The Star-Ledger

Menendez slams Trump oil drilling plan as a 'nightmare' for Jersey Shore

N.J. schools should have 'Black Lives Matter' week, says teachers union

Minimum wage boosted to $15 at N.J. bank

Democrat suddenly ends bid against Republican Leonard Lance

The Los Angeles Times

Chaos erupts at emergency meeting called to quell tensions after teen killed by deputies

Supreme Court's conservatives appear set to strike down union fees on free-speech grounds

Council demands investigation of generous pension program that doubled pay of workers who went on leave

Jury convicts Inglewood man of raping and forcing 11-year-old into prostitution; deadlocks on transgender woman's murder

The Washington Post

Ben Carson, or the tale of the disappearing Cabinet secretary

The family secret that lurked in the background: Descendants come to terms with slave-trading past

Senior White House official to resign after ex-wives’ allegations of abuse

The Fix: The White House’s Porter debacle is either a sign of incompetence or hubris — or both

Pelosi gives longest continuous speech in House history in bid to force immigration votes

The Fix: The House hasn’t seen a filibuster like this in more than a century

Congress set to vote on budget deal that would add $500 billion in spending

Republicans are doing a complete reversal on the deficit

Military parades are about ego and power. Of course Trump wants one.

USA Today

George W. Bush: 'Clear evidence Russians meddled' in election

Another 'flip flop' in Congress? 2018 midterms give Democrats hope

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