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Today in Black America - August 31

POSTED: August 31, 2016, 10:00 am

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Today in Black History: Livingstone College in Salisbury, NC, under the auspices of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church is founded in 1879.

The New York Times


Their Soil Toxic, 1,100 Indiana Residents Scramble to Find New Homes

Court Costs Entrap Nonwhite, Poor Juvenile Offenders

Paul LePage, Besieged Maine Governor, Sends Conflicting Signals Over Intentions

North Carolina Republicans Accused of Dodging Order to Fix Election Rules

Colin Kaepernick’s Anthem Protest Underlines Union of Sports and Patriotism

Stumping for Hillary Clinton, Obama Will Urge His Supporters to Get Out the Vote

Hillary Clinton to Address American Legion on U.S. ‘Exceptionalism’

Podcast: Trump Ignored Black Voters. But Has Clinton Earned 91% of Their Support?


Lead Tests on New York City Schools’ Water May Have Masked Scope of Risk

After Months of Anger in Hoosick Falls, Hearings on Tainted Water Begin

New York’s Highest Court Expands Definition of Parenthood

De Blasio Donor Violated City Rules, Conflicts Board Says

In Expansion, New York’s Medical Marijuana Program Will Offer Home Delivery

The Christian Science Monitor

Why Hillary Clinton doesn’t want a GOP collapse

Obama to guest-edit WIRED and host tech conference

Why police are pushing back on body cameras

DOJ urged to push harder on reports of deaths in police custody

The Star-Ledger

Vehicle sought in A.C. Expressway shooting found

'Street academy' seeks to steer young adults from violence to GEDs

You cannot glorify Muhammad Ali and vilify Colin Kaepernick | Editorial

Obama commutes life sentences of 3 N.J. inmates

Senate approves Beemer as Pa. attorney general

Manufacturers want to fix the Philly area's talent pipeline

As scandals mount, Seth Williams tweets

DA Seth Williams' nonprofit may be disbanded

The Washington Post

A record number of Americans now dislike Hillary Clinton

The question with no good answer: Do Democratic candidates trust Hillary?

With immigration speech, Trump risks alienating voting blocs

Attendance fraud at patent office cheated taxpayers out of millions, watchdog finds

Obama administration to propose rules for how school districts spend money meant for poor kids

Some churches are forming ‘Racists Anonymous’ groups — for those brave enough to join

Trump: Democrats are 'the party of slavery'

Chicago police superintendent calls for firing officer who shot and killed Laquan McDonald

An innocent black man was punched, Tasered and arrested by police officers. A jury awarded him $18.

Trump to meet in Mexico with the country’s president

The U.S. has more third-party candidates than it’s seen in a century. Why?

Mother of three survives car crash — only to be gunned down by the other driver, police say

Fair housing group: Bank of America foreclosed homes in white neighborhoods are better maintained than those in black and Latino neighborhoods

In Freddie Gray’s neighborhood, there are signs things are getting better

The Detroit Free Press

Metro Detroit housing prices up 67% from 2011 low

U.S. lawmakers in Detroit: Policing strategies need help

Flint Mayor Weaver to visit 3 homes during water line replacement

Why Michigan M-STEP results are cause for concern

'Our hero': Detroit parents want convicted principal back

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

At least a dozen shots fired during argument at house where Cleveland teen was killed

Judge grants restraining order against state of Ohio, preventing anti-local hiring law from taking effect

President Obama commutes sentences for 111 more drug convicts, including 3 from Northeast Ohio

Louis Stokes autobiography: 'The Gentleman from Ohio' excerpts, part 2

The Los Angeles Times

Donald Trump still has a path to victory, but it's a tough one, USC/L.A. Times poll shows

Hahn may have run afoul of campaign finance rules in L.A. County supervisor race

L.A. to spend more than $200 million to settle suit on housing for disabled

USA Today

Angela Corey lost her primary, and the Internet is celebrating

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