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Author Richard Wright ("Native Son") is awarded the NAACP Spingarn Medal on this date in 1941.

Today in Black America - September 8

POSTED: September 08, 2016, 8:00 am

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Today in Black History: Civil Rights pioneer and NAACP Executive Director Roy Wilkins died in on this date in 1981.


The New York Times

National

Judge, Citing Inequality, Orders Connecticut to Overhaul Its School System

Chicago’s Plan to Toughen Oversight of Police Is Under Fire

Court Filing Accuses Texas of Misleading Voters Without IDs

Measure 97, Seeking to Raise Corporate Taxes, Splits Oregon Voters


Scientists See Push From Climate Change in Louisiana Flooding

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump at the Presidential Forum: Analysis

Forum Offers Preview of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Presidential Debate

Lauer, as Moderator, Presses Clinton but Surrenders to Trump

Blow: Lying in Plain Sight


The Downfall of ITT Was a Long Time in the Making


Collins: Trump and Clinton Take Up Arms



Local


New York City’s Firefighting Arsenal Will Soon Include Drones

The Title: Parent Coordinator. The Job: Whatever Needs to Be Done

New York Can’t Block Late-Term Abortion in Certain Cases, Schneiderman Says


The Christian Science Monitor

Obama nominates Muslim judge: Does diversity matter to justice?

Even in homestretch, Election 2016 could be unusually unpredictable


Connecticut schools: unequal – and now unconstitutional



The Star-Ledger


Alleged gunman in Atlantic City mall shooting charged with murder


Momentum building against proposed pay raises for top Trenton officials


NJEA, Christie administration scrap in court over public retiree health care change


Bridgegate jury selection set to begin, as judge rules on final trial motions


Menendez: Ban all commercial flights to Cuba


Philly.com


Former Philadelphia Traffic Court Judge Thomasine Tynes is home from federal prison


Thomasina Tyne: a brief timeline from bling to sting

Should ex-Philly cop suspected of sharing child porn be forced to divulge computer passwords?


Auditor general ties rape-kit backlog to confusing information from state

Cosby lawyers seek access to Constand-Castor depositions



The Cleveland Plain Dealer


Cuyahoga County Jail sergeant disciplined in excessive force case

Akron awarded $4 million to reimagine civic spaces, bring diverse communites together

20 Cleveland School District schools close Thursday because of heat

Tamir Rice 911 call taker disciplined for 'rude, unprofessional' behavior in recent incident

Cleveland woman accused of forcing homeless woman into prostitution


Proposal would brand abortion as aggravated murder in Ohio


The Chicago Tribune


Man convicted in 1993 massacre at Brown's Chicken claims new evidence that key witness lied, seeks hearing

CTU sets dates for 2nd strike authorization vote

Murder numbers don't tell the story in Chicago. Shootings do.


EDITORIALS: One city, nine months: Stand by for Chicago's 3,000th shooting victim


The Detroit Free Press

Doubt, indecision remain among millennials for election

Jesse Jackson to Detroit youth: Get out and vote


At outdated Wayne County jails, 4 suicides in 5 months raise alarm


4 more principals facing judge today -- will she show mercy?


Editorial: 'Detroit fatigue?' We've got Lansing fatigue



The Los Angeles Times

Voters are finding it hard to commit: What that means for Clinton and Trump

San Francisco school board president calls for the renaming of schools tied to slavery

Oakland police to fire 4 officers, suspend 7 others, in sexual misconduct scandal


With help, some low-income families in L.A. can now afford the Internet


The Washington Post

Who killed Ferguson activist Darren Seals?

Study: Climate change made the deadly Louisiana flood far more likely

College requires ‘cultural competency’ training to avoid offending an often-overlooked culture: The military

Obama’s education policies are a ‘disaster,’ Diane Ravitch tells Hillary Clinton

Obama administration urges schools to clarify role of school police

Ginsburg suggests Senate should act on Garland nomination, but says it cannot be forced to

Why do white men love Donald Trump so much?

Fact-checking Clinton and Trump in NBC’s commander-in-chief forum


Mitt Romney wants Gary Johnson on debate stage, but isn’t endorsing him

Hill Republicans finally found something to love about Trump in more defense spending

‘An offer of my heart’: A story of black love after the Civil War

In one Virginia city, residents erupt in anger at a community teetering on financial collapse



USA Today

Colin Kaepernick: False rumors of conversion tied to Islamophobia

Comey defends Clinton email decision to FBI employees










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