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Today in Black America - March 21

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Today in Black History: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. successfully led marchers across the Edmund Pettus Bridge from Selma to Montgomery in 1965.

The New York Times


Obama Lands in Cuba With a Pledge to Listen to Its People

Donald Trump Is Finally Uniting Top Republican Donors — Against Him

Donald Trump Courts Wary Jewish Voters

Older Voters May Be Hillary Clinton’s Answer to Bernie Sanders’s Youth Appeal

Garland Shouldn’t Be Considered After Election, McConnell Says

John Roberts Criticized Supreme Court Confirmation Process, Before There Was a Vacancy

Blow: Learning Lessons From Outrage


Four Candidates Seek Westchester County District Attorney Post

Harold Ickes, Mentor to Mayor Bill de Blasio, Builds Lobbying Victories

For Transgender New Yorkers, a Center of Their Own in the Bronx

Montclair Still Feels Strife From School Tests Posted Online in ’13

The Christian Science Monitor

If the Senate allowed a Merrick Garland vote, he might pass

Could more government transparency help prevent another Flint? (+video)

Professor who used racial slur can stay, says Kansas University

For many US Christians, ISIS genocide designation is a big deal

The Star Ledger

Park gate remained open throughout day after lead chips found nearby

N.J. borough wants vape shops to cough up fee to protect youth

A victory for police oversight in Newark | Editorial

Toxic chemical found in dozens of N.J. water systems

Sen. Toomey tries to deflect focus on his Supreme Court stance

Blumberg towers come tumbling down, raising memories of horror and home

Low salaries could be barrier to universal pre-K

Civil war among Democrats in the Northeast could be costly

Pa.'s judges reeling from the latest humiliation

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Civil rights activists raise concerns about Cleveland's plans to buy riot gear for Republican National Convention

Cleveland City Councilman TJ Dow: Residents agreed to build apartments, not 161-room hotel near Cleveland Clinic

Reducing gun violence not a matter of trust but of urgency: Bob Ault, God Before Guns

John Kasich to speak at AIPAC conference: What to watch for Monday

RTA starts hearings on fare hikes and service cuts, protests likely

Ohio attorney general rejects medical marijuana amendment language

The Detroit Free Press

Riley: Is lieutenant governor ready to inherit Flint water crisis?

New interim superintendent: 'I see the beauty' in DPS

Sick-outs could close Detroit schools this week

Michigan is late to class in meeting undergrads' needs

Michigan's tampon tax and why it matters

The Chicago Tribune

Boy, 7, among 2 killed and 4 wounded in Sunday shootings

Angered by Trump's rhetoric, Evanston groups rally, launch poster campaign

Group protests number of low-income units in planned Lathrop redevelopment

Illinois Democratic, Republican primary voters worried about economy

The Los Angeles Times

'This is a historic visit and a historic opportunity,' President Obama says in Cuba

Inmate dies in L.A. County lockup in Castaic

Anti-racism activist brings her in-your-face style to Santiago Canyon College

Citing chief's emails, group alleges hiring bias in Glendale Police Department

How the killing of Latasha Harlins changed South L.A., long before Black Lives Matter

The Washington Post

Was a map redrawn to protect a black congressman’s seat or to keep others out?

4 scenarios could still put Merrick Garland on the Supreme Court

Obama begins historic visit to Cuba


Clinton team’s playbook: Paint Trump as unfit for presidency

Bernie Sanders draws more than 30,000 to stops around Washington state Sunday

Donald Trump’s personal investment in campaign climbs to nearly $25 million

Violent clashes erupt at Trump campaign events in Tuscon, but they're nothing new

In sharp rebuke, Anti-Defamation League announces it will ‘redirect’ previous donations from Trump

Biden to address Supreme Court confirmation battle in Thursday speech

Data on the nation’s community colleges is not encouraging

Homicides in District on pace to be far fewer than in 2015

Petula C. Metzler to become Prince William County judge

Frances Cress Welsing MD memorial service

USA Today

Lead taints drinking water in hundreds of schools, day cares across USA

Beyond Flint: Excessive lead levels found in almost 2,000 water systems across all 50 states

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