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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

National

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



Local


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



Philly.com


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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