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September 25, 2017

Academy award nominated actor and Grammy Award winning hip-hop artist Will Smith was born in 1968 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Today in Black America - June 20

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Today in Black History: Piano prodigy Andre Watts, the first artist to appear on "Live from Lincoln Center," was born in Nuremberg, Germany in 1946.

The New York Times


National


Microsoft Employees Protest Work With ICE

Protesters Confront Nielsen at Mexican Restaurant: ‘Shame!‘

Tracing the roots of Trump's 'Zero Tolerance' Immigration Policy


Once a Target of Trump’s Rage, Now She Protects Him


G.O.P. Moves to End Migrant Policy, but Can’t Agree on How

A Conservative Think Tank Stocks the Trump Government

More Deaths Than Births Among Whites in Many U.S. States

U.S. Judge Criticizes F.B.I. Over Dylann Roof’s Gun Purchase


Michael Cohen Is Said to Hire Former Prosecutor as New Lawyer



Local


Revival of Black Business, and Pride, in Brooklyn


Here’s How New York’s Marijuana Laws Are Changing

A Budget Showdown Looms, and a New Governor Is Tested


Philly.com

Debbie Africa, the first of the Move 9 to be paroled, calls her release bittersweet as others stay in jail


Pa., Del., N.J. governors take steps to stop troops from being sent to border

In the Pa. Capitol, a milestone in the works: An on-time budget


Jones: 153 years after Juneteenth, black and brown people are still dehumanized in America


The Detroit Free Press


People ask #WhereAreTheGirls as immigration crisis heightens

Demolition program's lack of diversity catches attention of City Council

Recap: Ford hosts massive Detroit train station party



The Star-Ledger


New N.J. toll roads? Public worker benefit cuts? Forcing towns to merge? It's all being discussed.

Every N.J. House Republican has broken with Trump over taking kids from their refugee parents


Ex-H.S. teacher who said on Facebook that homosexuality is a sin settles suit


Water company doesn't have to tell public about water shut-offs. Lawsuit says that's not OK


Catholic school's racist bullies told boy to kill himself, suit claims



The Chicago Tribune


Paramedics under investigation after not immediately tending to teen with gunshot wound to head

Rauner maneuvers to keep DCFS director at the helm after she runs into Senate opposition

Youngest migrant children are being held in 'tender age' shelters

Rauner says U.S. border policy splitting families is ‘heartbreaking’


Chicago cop Robert Rialmo takes stand at civil trial over his fatal shooting of 2



The Cleveland Plain Dealer


Former Ohio teacher gets jail sentence for having sex with students


ICE in Ohio arrests 100 during undocumented immigrant raid at meat packing plants


Cleveland Bishop Nelson Perez on immigration policy separating families: 'human rights cross borders'

New officers and criticisms arise at Regional Transit Authority meeting

Ohio House bill would study e-school funding in wake of ECOT closure


The Washington Post


U.S. quits U.N. Human Rights Council over perceived bias against Israel

Trump offers no clear path forward on immigration amid uproar over family separations

Md., Va. governors pull Guard troops from border to protest family separations


The Daily 202: Trump’s refusal to reverse policy on separations leaves Ryan, McConnell holding the bag

Kirstjen Nielsen heckled by protesters at Mexican restaurant. Other diners applauded them.


‘Womp womp’: Corey Lewandowski mocks story of child with Down syndrome separated from parents

Members of Jeff Sessions’s own denomination accuse him of immorality, discrimination and ‘child abuse’

The president seems to be saying more and more things that are not true

House GOP plan would cut Medicare, Medicaid to balance budget

Wonkblog: U.S. military budget inches closer to $1 trillion mark, as concerns over federal deficit grow

This school was named for a Confederate general. Now, it’s Obama Elementary.

Ben Carson’s plan to raise rent for poorest Americans would have ‘severe’ effect on D.C., experts say


The Los Angeles Times


New poll confirms Feinstein has big lead in Senate race, but nearly half of voters are undecided

L.A. school board approves $8.2-billion spending plan amid concerns over future

Fake-out in Compton? Brown, smelly water sparks concerns and allegations of a political ruse

Anaheim City Council votes to put 'living wage' initiative on November ballot


USA Today


David Hogg calls for another boycott of Fox News' Laura Ingraham

Immigrant babies, young children held in 'tender age' shelters, AP reports










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