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Today in Black America - September 26

POSTED: September 26, 2016, 8:00 am

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Today in Black History: Conductor William Levi Dawson, who led the Tuskegee Choir for 25 years, was born in 1899 in Anniston, Alabama.

The New York Times


I’m Black. Does America Have a Plan for My Life?

Studying the Details in Charlotte’s Fatal Police Shooting

Reconstructing the Charlotte Shooting

At Farewell for Black Driver Shot by Tulsa Officer, Music and Fond Memories

Sports of The Times: Football Arrives With Riot Gear and Pepper Spray

Activists Offer Support and Tear Gas Remedies

Voter Registration Deadlines, State by State

Cultural Issues Draw the Battle Lines at the First Debate

Too Poor for Proper Plumbing: A Reality in 500,000 U.S. Homes

Millions in U.S. Are Climbing Out of Poverty, New Data Show


For New York’s New Police Commissioner, Less Crime Is Just a Start

De Blasio, Focusing on Small Donors, Hires Team That Bolstered Sanders

For Cuomo and Christie, Parallel Paths to the Top, and Trouble When They Got There

Hasidic Man Found Guilty of Gang Assault in Beating of Black Student in Brooklyn

Whistle-Blower Suit Accuses Visiting Nurse Service of Fraud

The Christian Science Monitor

Charlotte street protests: Where the new South meets the old South

Justified in fleeing police? Mixed views on Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruling

Pope Francis calls out journalists: Does the media needlessly foster fear?

There’s a lot of Philly in the Smithsonian’s new African American history museum

The Smithsonian's new Museum of African American History and Culture is an emotional rollercoaster through time

In gas drilling country, the honeymoon is over on royalties

How a Philly cop broke the school-to-prison pipeline

Black Philly cops' group blasts national FOP over Trump endorsement

The Star-Ledger

5 things about Newark man at heart of new African American museum

Bridgegate: What happened in Week 1

Portrayed as vengeful figure, David Wildstein now the focus of Bridgegate

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

See how closely Ohio school report card grades trend with income

Did Cleveland schools improve as promised? Scores fell, but rose when compared to state

Ohio 8 urban school districts score at bottom of state, but gain compared to state average

Cuyahoga County judges to receive Justice Department's highest award

Is Obamacare as expensive as Ohio Republicans, other critics say? Maybe -- or maybe not

Cleveland man shot dead after bullets sail through bedroom window

The Detroit Free Press

Flint water investigator resigns amid drunken driving arrest allegation

Prosecutor Worthy to host 3-day sexual assault kit summit

Brownfield proposal stirs old debate on tax incentives

Artist brings new beginning for Rosa Parks' Detroit home

The Chicago Tribune

1 dead, 4 hurt in Champaign shooting were 'bystanders caught in a senseless act of violence'

Suburban school districts offer cash bonus to some retired educators

With increased competition from larger banks, Bank Black movement faces challenges

CLARENCE PAGE: No, racism did not start with President Obama

Study finds young men are playing video games instead of getting jobs

What millennials know: We can't return to Rockwell's America

The Washington Post

Descended from a slave, this family helped to open the African American museum with Obama

‘We’re not a burden on America, or a stain on America . . . We’re America’

Obama references recent shootings during reception for new National African American museum

‘Who is this Robert Smith?’: A quiet billionaire makes some noise with $20 million gift to the African American museum

Two years after Ferguson, where is the police reform?

Charlotte struggles to return to normal after fatal police shooting

Activists say Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are too aggressive with black residents

Add big investors to the list of those taking aim at North Carolina’s ‘bathroom bill’

As kindergarten ratchets up academics, parents feel the stress

Poll: Clinton, Trump in virtual dead heat on eve of first debate

Despite Alexandria council vote, little chance ‘Appomattox’ statue will be moved

Capitol Heights house ‘considered significant in the Black history of Prince George’s County’

The Los Angeles Times

How two police shootings of black men sent Tulsa and Charlotte in different directions

This Democrat's legal past both helps and haunts him in California's most competitive congressional race

Under pressure from union, L.A. County makes it easier for probation workers with discipline problems to get promotions

USA Today

Isaiah Washington tells African Americans to boycott work Monday

Exonerated man says $832,000 not enough

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