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Today in Black America - September 16

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Today in Black History: Social worker and National Urban League leader Lester Granger was born in 1896 in Newport News, Va. and raised in Newark, New Jersey.

The New York Times


‘You Can’t Code Your Way Out of Racism’

Hollywood, Separate and Unequal

Cleveland Gazebo Where Tamir Rice Was Shot Will Be Moved to Chicago

Editorial: The Shoot-Me State

A Museum for All Americans

Clinton Takes Aim at Voters Drifting Toward Third Party

How Close Is It? Closer Than Before

Trump Still Declines to Say Obama Was Born in the U.S.

Privately Run Mississippi Prison, Called a Scene of Horror, Is Shut Down

California Moves to Allow Undocumented Immigrants to Buy Insurance

Arizona Limits Police Actions in Enforcing Immigration Law

Donald Trump Vows to Create 25 Million Jobs Over Next Decade

Senate Approves Funding for Flint Water Crisis


A 93-Year Journey From a Former Slave’s Lap to the Electoral College

New York Public Schools Have Safest Year on Record

Connecticut to Appeal Decision in Schools Funding Case

The Christian Science Monitor

Patriotic ferment: California teen's grades docked over Pledge of Allegiance

Trump's and Clinton’s favorable ratings are awful. Here’s why.

Why Clinton eyes GOP-led North Carolina: It's more purple than it looks

Why Americans' trust in the media is at an all-time low

US teacher shortage: how to keep teachers from quitting

The Star-Ledger

What N.J. women earn compared to men revealed by the Census for first tme

More than 90 percent of N.J. residents have health insurance (MAP)

Fastest growing field in medicine is physician assistant

Guardian Angels to keep watch at Paterson back-to-school nights, report says

Christie: 'My patience has run out' with N.J.'s urban 'failure factories'

Bill putting armed, retired cops in N.J. schools passed by Senate

U.S. House races in Pa. highlight lack of women candidates

SRC delays vote on closing charters

T-shirt memorial symbolizes toll of South Jersey gun violence

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Residents offer input on proposed Cleveland police use-of-force policy

Ohio incomes increase, poverty decreases, Census Bureau reports

Akron must give notice before removing homeless people's belongings, settlement says

Columbus police chief: Boy's BB gun 'practically identical' to police weapon

The Chicago Tribune

In 4 years, majority of children in Illinois will be minorities

Is state Sen. Kwame Raoul considering run for mayor?

Timothy Evans withstands challenge to win sixth term as chief judge

Willie Wilson bails out inmates charged with misdemeanors in bid for reform

The Detroit Free Press

U.S. Senate passes bill with $100 million for Flint

New poll shows Clinton and Trump nearly tied in Michigan

Detroit teachers: Newly ratified deal just the start of fixing schools

Exclusive: Obama administration to launch new effort on heroin crisis

The Washington Post

The deeply troubling federal report targeting religious freedom

This woman got [expletive] mad at a school board meeting. Then she got called into court.

Brain cancer replaces leukemia as the leading cause of cancer deaths in kids

Columbus police officer fatally shoots Tyre King, 13-year-old with a BB gun

African Americans worry Trump has awoken a resentment that won’t go away

Public-interest groups are calling on Education Dept. to track racial disparities in student lending

David Axelrod’s ‘dirty filter‘ theory about Hillary Clinton and the media

Hillary Clinton regrets her Iraq vote. But opting for intervention was a pattern.

Trump bullish as poll numbers rise, won’t say Obama was born in United States

Woman in ‘demon assassin’ case found criminally insane in her children’s deaths

At D.C.’s Anacostia High School, police department builds a foundation

The Los Angeles Times

Anger and passion drive the debate over more overtime pay for California farmworkers

L.A. charter City High School is about to close, and is rushing to find many of its 116 students new schools

USA Today

Exclusive: Obama administration to launch new effort on heroin crisis

For Obama, a shift in clemency strategy

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