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Today in Black America - March 27

POSTED: March 27, 2018, 10:00 am

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Today in Black History: "The Divine One," jazz vocalist and song stylist Sarah Vaughan was born on this date in 1928 in Newark, New Jersey.

The New York Times

National


Linda Brown Dies; Core of Landmark Desegregation Case

Retired Justice John Paul Stevens: Repeal the Second Amendment


Goldberg: Stormy Daniels Spanks Trump Again

Trump Is Tweeting, but Not About Stormy Daniels

TV Review: On ‘60 Minutes,’ Daniels Out-Trumped Trump

After Daniels, G.O.P. Faces Referendum on Trump’s Conduct

Trump’s Litmus Test for Judges: Shrinking ‘Administrative State’


Census Will Add a Charged Question: Are You a Citizen?

Scientists See an Attack in the E.P.A.’s Transparency Effort


When Professionals Rise Up, More Than Money Is at Stake



Local


‘Mad as Hell,’ Cynthia Nixon Comes Out Swinging in Albany

For Cuomo and Nixon, a Rush to Secure Black Votes Early

New Jersey’s Gun Laws, Already Tough, Could Soon Get Tougher

Cuomo Is in Their Corner. But Is Congestion Pricing Stalled?


Charges Filed Against Leader of Secretive Group Where Women Were Branded


Philly.com

What does a healthy heart study at barbershops tells us about hiw medical money should be spent?

Who are Philly's best teachers? 50 'exceptional educators' honored.

Gov. Wolf calls for independent commission to draw Pa. electoral maps

Former Philly Sheriff John Green says he took no bribes

What's next for March for Our Lives: Uniting black students in cities with white students in suburbs


The Star-Ledger


After death of Linda Brown, a look at how racial segregation persists in N.J.

Will Phil Murphy veto giving police and fire unions control of their pensions?

Push to mandate paid sick days gains steam again in N.J. now that Murphy is governor


No valedictorians? Districts in N.J. are eliminating class ranks


Ex-teacher, church choir director admits sexual conduct with student



The Detroit Free Press


Misconduct in office and 4th-degree CSC warrants authorized for William Strampel, former boss of Larry Nassar


The Chicago Tribune


Dan Webb, former U.S. attorney for Chicago area, turns down offer to represent Trump

CPS' huge pension debt just got $1 billion deeper, new estimates show


DAHLEEN GLANTON: March for Our Lives a start in closing the gap between the privileged and the underprivileged

EDITORIALS: In four letters, why people leave Cook County: J-O-B-S

Chicago seeks to add prescription drug discounts to ID card



The Cleveland Plain Dealer


Ohio Gov. John Kasich commutes death sentence for killer set for execution in two weeks

Cleveland City Council approves $1.7 billion budget for 2018 that adds jobs, enhances services

Judge OK's new Cleveland police policy that expressly prohibits racial profiling


Cleveland City Council urges stronger training, oversight of special police departments

State officials investigating whether Aniya Day-Garrett's Euclid daycare reported abuse


The Washington Post


Linda Brown Thompson, girl at center of Brown v. Board of Education case, dies

How the Parkland teens became villains on the right-wing Internet

Meet the young protesters opposing gun violence, face to face

Wonkblog: Courts say the Parkland students’ agenda is largely compatible with the Second Amendment

He spent 23 years in prison before DNA exonerated him. Now he’s back working for the White Sox.

Another prominent lawyer declines offer to represent Trump in Russia investigation

Analysis: Trump administration botches basic civics while calling for line-item veto

Analysis: Legal questions surround attempts to hide alleged Trump relationships

‘Not in a punch-back mode’: Why Trump has been largely silent on Stormy Daniels

Her son, facing murder charges, is being called an ‘alt-right killer.’ She blames herself. 

Census will ask about citizenship, drawing a lawsuit from California

The Fix: Why adding a citizenship question is bad for Democrats


Suburban voters angry with Trump threaten GOP’s grip on House

Capehart: Police violence affects women of color just as much as men. Why don’t we hear about it?

‘Suspicious packages’ received at military installations in Washington area


Steny Hoyer backs Rushern Baker in Maryland governor’s race


The Los Angeles Times


As outrage over Stephon Clark's killing grows, his grandmother asks: 'Why? Why?'

California will sue over decision to add citizenship question to U.S. census, Becerra says

Who will be L.A.'s next police chief? 31 people have applied for the job

Does a rash of GOP retirements portend a Democratic wave in November?

Rivals in the California governor's race rip Gavin Newsom for skipping debate


USA Today


Prince died from 'exceedingly high' amount of fentanyl, toxicology report says

Fiesta Bowl star Maurice Clarett opens up about addiction, depression







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