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Today in Black America - September 6

POSTED: September 06, 2016, 8:30 am

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Today in Black History: Abolitionist Frederick Douglass is elected president of the National Black Convention in Cleveland, Ohio in 1848.

The New York Times


On Labor Day, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Begin a Final Sprint

Young Blacks Voice Skepticism on Hillary Clinton, Worrying Democrats

Despite Bernie Sanders’s Urging, Die-Hards Still Resist Hillary Clinton

Whom to Vote For? Employees Tend to Follow Their Leader

He Denied Blacks Citizenship. Now a City Is Deciding His Statue’s Fate.

Obama Says Colin Kaepernick Is ‘Exercising His Constitutional Right’

Subprime Lender, Busy at State Level, Avoids Federal Scrutiny

On the Menu When Congress Returns From Recess

Air Force, Running Low on Drone Pilots, Turns to Contractors in Terror Fight


Overlooked Influences on Donald Trump: A Famous Minister and His Church

All Eyes Are on Chris Christie as Trial in Bridge Scandal Starts

Labor Unions, Waning Nationwide, Stay Robust in New York

Adriano Espaillat Tests the Role of Kingmaker After His Historic Primary Win

Avoiding Foreclosure for Now, Harlem Church Celebrates With Anti-Gay Vitriol

The Christian Science Monitor

For Colin Kaepernick protest, kneeling down means reaching out (+video)

How mentoring changed a young man teetering between 2nd chance and jail

Payday loans a scourge, but still a need

CEO pay still high, but no longer a runaway train

The Star-Ledger

Here's how millennials are keeping N.J. school enrollment flat

Former Christie cabinet member lands high-profile Rutgers job

Atlantic City cop's condition upgraded 2 days after shooting outside Caesars

Extend unemployment for N.J. road crews idled by Christie construction freeze: senator

Trenton mayor clarifies confusion over 15% pay raises for top brass

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Northeast Ohio sewer customers begin to pay $42 million a year for stormwater repair projects (photos)

Cleveland police ask for public's help to find missing 90-year-old man

Ohio Democratic Party asks Justice Elena Kagan for help preserving Golden Week

Hillary Clinton speaks in Cleveland: Crowd reaction (Video)

National Democrats pull more money out of Ohio's U.S. Senate race

Black Lives Matter partners with charity in sign of growth

Cosby due in Pennsylvania court with streamlined legal team

Philly schools Superintendent Hite optimistic about new school year

The Chicago Tribune

SWAT team response, senior home killing round out 11th-hour surge in city holiday weekend violence

31 shot, 9 fatally, over 21 hour period Monday into Tuesday

Black studies struggle at state universities under current fiscal climate

CPS begins new school year with same old problems

The Los Angeles Times

Obama administration considers closing for-profit immigrant detention facilities

Nine weeks before election day, here are the 12 California congressional races we're watching

The Washington Post

‘Honorary’ job at for-profit college paid Bill Clinton millions

50-state poll shows why Clinton holds the advantage over Trump

Trump says he’ll do debates, though the moderators have tripped him up in the past

Congress returns with one goal: No government shutdown

Gun violence surges in Chicago, where residents look to escape fear and show that ‘everything is not all bad’

American schools have a chronic absentee problem

Without conservative Supreme Court majority, voter-law challengers make gains

Clinton campaign plans over 150 events this week to mobilize female voters

Outgoing police chief decries District’s ‘broken’ criminal justice system

Doing the math: For many in the D.C. area on minimum wage, the ends never meet

The Detroit Free Press

Report puts Detroit kids' chronic absenteeism at nearly 58%

In Detroit, schools and teachers reach pact

DPS vendor Norman Shy faces sentencing today for $2.7M scam

USA Today

On honesty issues, Hillary Clinton fights own missteps, gender stereotypes

FBI tactic in national child porn sting under attack

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