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Today in Black America - October 4

POSTED: October 04, 2016, 8:30 am

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Today in Black History: Entertainer Bill Cosby and wife Camille made a gift of $20 million to Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia in 1988.

The New York Times

National

Closing in on Haiti, Hurricane Could Be ‘Catastrophic’


Kaepernick’s Protest Spreads to High School Football


Ruling on College Athletes Stands, for Now

Judges Who Are Elected Like Politicians Tend to Act Like Them

A Debate Stage in Virginia, With Racial ‘Scar Tissue’ as the Backdrop


Better Polling for Clinton, but Trump Is Still in Striking Distance


How a Simple Tax Rule Let Donald Trump Turn a $916 Million Loss Into a Plus

Supreme Court Won’t Rule on Wisconsin Campaign Finance Case

Millions at Risk of Deportation as Justices Refuse to Rehear Case



Local


State Attorney General Orders Trump Foundation to Cease Raising Money in New York

Donald Trump’s Business Decisions in ’80s Nearly Led Him to Ruin


The Christian Science Monitor


In era of Trump, spin cycle gets a makeover

Could federal grant money improve community policing?

In Florida, Clinton rises with help of women – and maybe Miss Universe



The Star-Ledger

A closer look at the emails and evidence the Bridgegate jury is reviewing

Cameras rolling on N.J. highways: Troopers start wearing body cams


Feds announce $4.25M settlement with mortgage lending company


10 N.J. departments awarded $13.7M in community policing grants

As insurance companies bolt from Obamacare, lawmaker prescribes a fix for N.J.


Philly.com

A young generation loves Obama, cool to Clinton, Trump

PHA will lay off 136 to combat huge deficit


Judge bars Cosby from depositions of accuser, DA who charged him

Town council censures mayor over racist Facebook posts



The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Columbus police initiative to get review in deal with protesters

Cleveland city council could vote to oppose police union's Trump endorsement


Ohio plans to resume executions in January with new drug cocktail


John Oliver cites Tamir Rice shooting in segment on police accountability



The Detroit Free Press


Kinross inmate: Raid with pepper spray sparked vandalism


Nationwide legal team to fight Detroit schools lawsuit

Feds give Detroit $4M for east-side industrial park


The Chicago Tribune

Emanuel's police reform plan faces 1st City Council vote today


CPS layoffs continue over declining enrollment

EDITORIALS: Illinois House endorsements, round 1



The Washington Post

Hurricane Matthew bears down on Haiti

In a wealthy Virginia suburb, they sleep in a parking lot

‘Brutal’ video shows white officer violently arresting black man sitting on his mother’s porch

The stark differences between the Trump and Clinton tax plans and how they address ‘loopholes’


Police investigate racist graffiti on historic black school house

‘Poor Gorilla': Teacher’s aide fired for racist Facebook posts about Michelle Obama


The Hillary Clinton post-debate polling boom appears to have arrived

With Flint victory, African American lawmakers increase their clout in Congress

Krugman wonders how the race could be close. Political science wonders how it could be otherwise.


Foundation renovation to upgrade D.C. apartments for low- and moderate-income residents

Hundreds march to protest fatal police shooting of Terrence Sterling


The Los Angeles Times


Anger is simmering after two fatal police shootings in South L.A. Chief says officers feared for their lives

Black man who died in struggle with Pasadena police was kicked in the head, struck with baton, family's lawyer says


Suspicious package prompts 3-hour closure of downtown Metro stop and detours for train riders



USA  Today


Hurricane Matthew makes landfall in defenseless Haiti

6 people shot in downtown Minneapolis







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