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Carl Stokes, the first Black mayor of Cleveland, Ohio was born in 1927.

Today in Black America - February 20

POSTED: February 20, 2018, 9:30 am

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Today in Black History: Military leader Idi Amin overthrows the Obote government and becomes the president and ruler of Uganda on this date in 1971.

The New York Times

National


EDITORIAL: The Dirty Little Deals That Would Foul the Environment

How Russian Trolls Deceived Americans in 2016 Election


States Say They Are Told Too Little About Election Threats

How Banks Could Control Gun Sales if Washington Won’t


Opinion: Don’t Let My Classmates’ Deaths Be in Vain

Russian Bots Moved Quickly to Exploit the Florida Shooting

Grossman: Missing Conservatism? Just Wait for a Democratic President

Resentment Grows Over Who Gets Health Care Aid


How the New Pennsylvania House Districts Were Drawn


Local


The Arrest Was a Bust. The Officers Got Overtime Anyway.

Homelessness, Step by Step


Who’s Paying Ex-Cuomo Aide’s Legal Bills? No One’s Talking


Philly.com

Pa. Supreme Court unveils new map after gerrymander case - and Philly is heavily affected

Families form stronger bonds, learn to eat healthy thanks to community program

Black patients with a-fib at higher risk of stroke, Penn study finds

At Bucks high school, guitra-building hooks kids on technical education

Philly, other cities pitching diversity in effort to lure businesses, high-paying jobs



The Detroit Free Press


Bill allowing taking guns from unstable people may get hearing in Lansing


Free Press probe of asbestos violations across Michigan prompts lawmakers to crack down


Detroit mayor: Other cities interested in copying Motor City Match development program

Detroit radio host, activist Cliff Russell dies at 61


The Chicago Tribune


Pritzker now at $56 million, topping Rauner's $50 million in gov race

More teens sneaking vaping devices that look like flash drives, markers into suburban high schools

Slain boy, 15, among at least 9 shot in South Side attacks

Blackhawks’ Anthony Duclair: ‘There’s a lot more racism than you guys think’

Fabian Elliott, CEO of Black Tech Mecca, is on a mission to increase diversity



The Star-Ledger


Has the 2018 flu season peaked in N.J.? Will the flu shot still help?

Change in parole system a long time coming | Editorial

Phil Murphy to keep Christie choice Callahan as head of State Police

Alarmed by video threat, parents demand armed guards at schools

Newark residents still not convinced about veteran homeless shelter | Carter


The Cleveland Plain Dealer


Ohio sheriff offers free concealed-carry classes for teachers


Ohio pastor, family accused of robbing Sunday school teacher

Rev. Jesse Jackson reflects on civil rights victories and new challenges: Promised Land series


The Los Angeles Times


California Democrats gather this week to chart course for 2018, and hear from candidates for 2020


Trump again seeks to end funding for earthquake early warning system

USC students explore civil rights, national security in university's first history class on WWII internment


The Washington Post


Trump accuser keeps telling her story, hoping someone will finally listen

‘It’s frustrating’: Women in Missouri bristle at Trump’s words on domestic violence, sexual abuse

Most Americans say Trump, Congress not doing enough to stop mass shootings

Outside White House, teens demonstrate for gun control after school shooting


Florida school shooting spurs fresh push, skepticism, for action on gun control

For a weary White House, tragedy drew eyes away from scandals roiling administration

Bad bedside manner: Bank loans signed in the hospital leave patients vulnerable


Pennsylvania court draws ‘much more competitive’ map to overturn GOP gerrymander


Why Wakanda matters

Analysis: Already seen ‘Black Panther’? Here are some references you might have missed.


Baker picks former Baltimore mayoral candidate Elizabeth Embry as running mate in governor’s race

D.C. schools chancellor bats away calls for resignation after he sought special treatment


Perspective: A memorial to the children gunned down in schools? Yes, right on Congress’s doorstep.

Maryland has no women in Congress. But four are running for lieutenant governor.


Madaleno’s running mate: Luwanda Jenkins, business executive and former O’Malley appointee


USA Today


Dallas official to NRA: Take your convention elsewhere

History experts in New York Times op-ed: Trump worst president ever, Obama in top 10







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