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Today in Black America - August 27

POSTED: August 27, 2015, 7:00 am

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Today in Black History: Dr. W. E. B. DuBois, scholar, author and civil rights leader dies in Accra Ghana in 1963, on the eve of the March on Washington.

The New York Times


Marcy Borders, ‘Dust Lady’ Who Survived 9/11, Dies at 42

Editorial: A Dark New Level of Gun Violence

Amelia Boynton Robinson, Civil Rights Champion, Dies

Viewers Wake Up to Watch a Nightmare

Blow: Enough Is Enough

Donald Trump Gets Earful in Spanish as Latino Outlets Air Disdain

There’s Evidence That Trump’s Polling Support Is Overstated

Business Group Assails Donald Trump for Urging Higher Taxes on Some Companies

Carly Fiorina Pushes to Be Included in Top-Tier Debate Next Month

Obama to Face Reckoning in New Orleans Over Katrina Promises

Ellen Page Confronts Ted Cruz at the Iowa State Fair


From the Bench, a New Look at Punishment

New York Police Dept. Creates Unit to Monitor Times Square Issues

As Service Gaps Remain, City Says Verizon Broke Promise on FiOS

Prosecutors homed in on Kane's private email

Prosecutors say Fattah trying to influence potential jurors

Wolf rebuffed over school funding

Poll: Voters blame GOP, not Wolf for budget stalemate

The Christian Science Monitor

Ferguson court reform points to deeper concern for St. Louis (+video)

THE MONITOR'S VIEW Africa’s democratic road to economic unity

To counter Trump, Ted Cruz aims to lead religious right rebellion

The Star Ledger

Neighbors, friends, others remember 9/11 'Dust Lady' Marcy Borders

Chris Christie can walk and chew gum on campaign trail, but not lead well | Opinion

Rutgers coach Kyle Flood may have emailed part-time professor, faculty union says

Prisoner slips cop custody in third Newark hospital escape in 6 months

Activists gather in Newark to urge Booker to support Iran deal

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Walmart to end sales of military-style weapons

Cleveland's school district and charter cooperation is promising, Gates official says

Is $60,000 enough to make a family middle class in Cleveland and Akron?

Cleveland must step up support for grass-roots groups that help inner-city youth: editorial

The Detroit Free Press

Feds: Michigan drug 'pipeline' tied to heroin resurgence

Gilbert: 65 rehabbed homes will boost Detroit values

Wayne Co. homeland security director gets initial OK

The Chicago Tribune

Ex-Chicago comptroller Amer Ahmad extradited from Pakistan

2 dead, 8 wounded in separate shootings

Judge orders Rauner aides, comptroller to sort out what state bills unpaid

The Los Angeles Times

L.A. cuts water use 21% in July, easily beating state target

L.A. City Council committee votes to ease penalties in homeless ordinance

Public backs greater access to police records, ACLU poll finds

Are we afraid to watch white people dying?

Why the U.S. is No. 1 -- in mass shootings

Service members discharged for misconduct have much higher rates of homelessness, study says

The Washington Post

Amelia Boynton Robinson, activist beaten on Selma bridge, dies at 104

Shooter fueled by rage over work problems, Charleston killings

Possible Biden run puts Obama fundraisers on high alert

Milbank: Republicans stay silent in face of Trump’s bigotry

On Mississippi’s Gulf Coast, what was lost and gained from Katrina

American exceptionalism and the ‘exceptionally American’ problem of mass shootings

Frank Petersen Jr., first black Marine Corps pilot and general, dies at 83

USA Today

Mayor resigns after charge he paid for sex

49ers' Ahmad Brooks charged with sexual battery; Ray McDonald indicted on rape charge

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