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The Port Chicago incident occurred in 1944 when Black Navy ammunition handlers were killed in a violent explosion at the California base.

Today in Black America - March 28

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Today in Black History: Poet Countee Cullen wins Phi Beta Kappa honors at New York University on this date in 1925.

The New York Times

National

50 Years After Dr. King’s Death, New Lessons for Today

After Police Killing: ‘Shoot Us Down, We Shut You Down’

Officers Will Not Be Charged in Alton Sterling’s Killing

Police Officer Is Charged With Lying About Finding a Gun

Editorial: The Trump Administration Sabotages the Census

Famous for ‘You’re Fired,’ Trump Offers V.A. Chief Silence


Trump Says 2nd Amendment ‘Will Never Be Repealed’

Suit Says Facebook Failed to End Discriminatory Ads

At Least Twelve States to Sue Trump Administration Over Census Citizenship Question


A Cyberattack Hobbles Atlanta, and Security Experts Shudder


Trump Ends Temporary Immigration Status for Thousands of Liberians


Local


CUNY Food Workers Complain of Poor Conditions, Low Wages

In New York, Trump Backlash Takes Aim at Renegade Democrats


Connecticut Rejects Nominee for Chief Justice After Intense Battle



Philly.com

'Nobody cared...when it was blacks and Hispanics dying.' Residents sound off in Kensington

'You don't look like a scientist': Philly forensics expert busts crimes and stereotypes

This high school wants its basketball teams to be players on the court and in the world of coding


The Detroit Free Press


Appeals court says even Michigan prisoners have civil rights


Judge ousts Karen Spranger as Macomb County clerk

5 people shot in Detroit same day as March for our Lives rally



The Star-Ledger

It's easier than ever to get N.J. medical marijuana. Here are the doctors who can prescribe

N.J.'s going to war with Trump over U.S. census citizenship question. Even N.J. Republicans are alarmed.

It happens here, too. N.J. city takes a stand against sexual harassment



The Chicago Tribune


Panel taps law enforcement veteran to lead Chicago police watchdog agency

A $3.3 million settlement and 3 law license suspensions: McCarthy's top campaign donor has a checkered past

EDITORIALS: Another time bomb for Chicago taxpayers

EDITORIALS: Emanuel, Madigan and a new CPD


The Cleveland Plain Dealer


Mayor Frank Jackson unveils $15 million development as first project in his plan for revitalizing struggling neighborhoods

State's new education plan gets warm reception from Cuyahoga County residents

Akron City Council weighs enforcement, unintended consequences of law that would raise age to buy tobacco products


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


The Washington Post

Tom Steyer, the billionaire in the ads calling for Trump’s ouster, out-Bernies Bernie Sanders

Manafort associate had Russian intelligence ties during 2016 campaign, prosecutors say


Maryland case part of an unprecedented look by Supreme Court at gerrymandering


The Fix: Md. redistricting case reminds us that both parties gerrymander. A lot.

Experts agree: Trump has made Washington hostile to experts


To this Black Lives Matter co-founder, activism begins in the kitchen

A new epithet emerges for Parkland teens calling for more gun control: Nazis

Only one-third of African Americans say they have confidence in the police. Killings like Alton Sterling’s are part of the reason.

More white evangelicals believe Stormy Daniels, and that could have some long-term implications

The Fed’s next big appointment will probably be another white man. Here’s why it struggles to diversify its leadership.

Brother of slain DNC staffer Seth Rich sues right-wing activists, newspaper over conspiracy theories



The Los Angeles Times


With a brother's anger and another Kings game protest, outrage builds in Sacramento over police killing

How O.C. became a center of resistance to California's 'sanctuary state' legislation


Lakers' Kyle Kuzma not afraid to tackle social issues



USA Today


Frank S. Page, top Southern Baptist leader, resigns due to 'morally inappropriate' relationship

Stephon Clark protesters disrupt City Council meeting in Sacramento

Mike Pence's hometown to host gay pride festival








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