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Today in Black America - August 18

POSTED: August 18, 2016, 8:00 am

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Today in Black History: Emmy Award winning, pioneering actress Gail Fisher, "Peggy" on the detective series "Mannix," was born in 1935 in Plainfield, New Jersey.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

With each day, speculation about shooting video mounts

Social media threats intensify, focus on officer

Sherman Park unrest won't stop nearby developments

Prison worker video mixed Mandela quotes, menacing images

The Christian Science Monitor

Flooded homes in Baton Rouge, open hearts in New Orleans

Homeless and transgender: HUD poised to issue new shelter regulations

Could deep red Georgia really go for Clinton?

Why the latest police shooting cut so deep in Milwaukee’s black community

Trump's staff shakeup: 'I am who I am'

Gifts to Seth Williams create conflicts

What was Seth Williams thinking?

On last day in office, AG Kathleen Kane says she has 'no regrets'

Kane juror: 'No one's above the law'

A police shooting, frayed nerves in Harrisburg

Cosby's defense team loses another key player

The Star-Ledger

40 people arrested in massive N.J. child porn crackdown

Christie orders funding for emergency N.J. road projects as gas tax fight continues

These 7 bills waiting on Christie's desk could affect millions across N.J.

Trump's tax break: What are friends (like Christie) for? | Editorial

The New York Times


Blow: Why Blacks Loathe Trump

Op-Ed: Voting Rights Success? Not So Fast

To Millennials in Seattle, the Future Is Looking Scary

Acclaimed ‘Birth of a Nation’ Is Cloaked in Controversy

Brazil Pulls U.S. Swimmers Off Plane Home

Donald Trump Appoints Media Firebrand to Run Campaign

F.B.I. Gives Congress Documents Related to Hillary Clinton E-Mail Inquiry

Hillary Clinton’s Warning to Supporters: Don’t Be Complacent


Community Policing Expands in New York, but Some Question if It Works

A Distracted-Driving Ban in New Jersey? Some Say It Threatens a Way of Life

New York Police Certain They Caught Imam’s Killer; Motive Still a Mystery

Killed by a Stranger: A Rare Event, but a Rising Fear

Cuomo Moves to Revive a Dormant Housing Aid Program

The Baltimore Sun

After citizen complaints, Baltimore County agrees to air its meetings live

Lawyers see opportunity in Justice Department report on Baltimore police

University of Maryland, Frederick Memorial Hospital team up to provide dental care to the underserved

Busch, Miller pledge long-term fix to prevent Port Covington from hurting Baltimore schools

Monday's downpours send nearly 40,000 gallons of rainwater and sewage into Jones Falls

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Play about Tamir Rice shooting makes world premiere tonight (photos, video)

Cleveland police officer who hit handcuffed suspect put on administrative duty

Cleveland activist Kathy Wray Coleman faces additional felonies after removing ankle bracelet

Case Western Reserve University names residence hall for Stephanie Tubbs Jones

Cleveland official calls out critics of dirt bike track proposal, accuses them of veiled racism

The Chicago Tribune

Videos capture dramatic police shootout with carjacking suspect

1 killed, 7 wounded in city shootings

Can big data predict police misconduct? U. of C. researchers search for answer in the numbers

EDITORIALS: Judgment day for Chicago's police code of silence

The Washington Post

Louisiana flooding is the country’s ‘worst natural disaster’ since Hurricane Sandy, Red Cross says

Prompted by Flint water crisis, Northern Va. schools begin testing for lead

Brazil stops two American swimmers from returning to U.S.

Campaign shake-up signals that Trump will finish race on his own terms

Hillary Clinton’s Non-Mandate

Documents from the Hillary Clinton email investigation might be made public

To understand Donald Trump’s law-and-order appeal, look south of the border

Will Hillary Clinton stick with Merrick Garland if she wins the White House?

The nation’s teacher force lacks diversity, and it might not get much better

Feds end Head Start grant after finding schools humiliated kids, used corporal punishment

How racial bias, income inequality and the 2016 election can hurt your health

The Detroit Free Press

Feds fighting to keep Detroit demo subpoena private

Michigan AG Bill Schuette to fight for ban on voting by straight ticket

American Girl doll brings history to life in Detroit

ACLU finds Battle Creek's panhandling vote 'troubling'

Detroit going after tax deadbeats, including banks

The Los Angeles Times

Fewer Californians were uninsured in 2016, but medical costs remain a concern for many

Exide cleanup: Parts of three L.A.-area schools fenced off due to lead contamination

Can two new L.A. high schools make fire departments more diverse?

'Mega-development' foes offer Garcetti a deal to halt ballot campaign

USA Today

Armour: Can the U.S. get swimmers out of Brazil?

Trump courts black voters in Wis. speech

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