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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 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


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


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

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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