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Today in Black America - December 5

POSTED: December 05, 2016, 8:30 am

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Today in Black America: The National Council of Negro Women is founded in 1935 by famed educator Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune

The New York Times


Editorial: How to Help Working People

Alternate Route for Dakota Pipeline to Be Explored

Death Toll Exceeds 30 in Oakland Warehouse Fire

Oakland Fire Was a Rare Mass Casualty Blaze. Fire Codes Help Explain Why.

Japan’s Leader to Visit Pearl Harbor With Obama

Trump Chooses Ben Carson to Lead HUD

Tom Price Is Eager to Lead H.H.S., and Reduce Its Clout

Trump Expands Search for His Secretary of State

Why It Will Be Hard to Repeal Obamacare

Maine Adopts Ranked-Choice Voting. What Is It, and How Will It Work?

Insurers’ Flawed Directories Leave Patients Scrambling for In-Network Doctors


Reality Show Would Follow New York City Councilman’s Mayoral Dreams

For Blacks Facing Parole in New York State, Signs of a Broken System

The Scourge of Racial Bias in New York State’s Prisons

Council Bill Could Make Campaign Fraud Easier in New York, Critics Say

The Christian Science Monitor

Enter the generals: Why Trump's cabinet picks give Pentagon pause

Why a Virginia school considers banning two American classics

How Democrats could rebound after 2016

Trump's long journey to rally America – not just his base

The Star-Ledger

Across N.J., once revolutionary turf fields now show signs of 'defect'

Atlantic City's darkest days are over, top casino exec says

A conversation with Assemblyman John Wisniewski | The Star-Ledger

Sweeney just put more muscle behind bail reform. We hope Christie will too | Editorial

N.J. Institute for Social Justice: Let's unite to advance racial, social justice | Opinion

They married men in prison for life. Now, a change in the law could bring their husbands home.

Rioting Penn State fans forced to flee as police use pepper spray following Big Ten win

FBI agent: Sting informant says he was told not to target Republicans

Allen Bernard Poole, former student activist who pressed for reform at Gratz High, 67

Villanova U. ends probe into report of post election incident

City targets predatory towing companies

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Home of interracial couple in Cincinnati vandalized with swastikas, hate speech

Two men injured in separate Cleveland shootings

HUD smoking ban lights fire under CMHA smokers to quit

Kasich appoints judge to replace Cleveland Municipal Judge Ed Wade

Cleveland NAACP President: Democratic leaders must condemn plan to quash $15 minimum wage

Controversial Cleveland police union president says he will not resign from commission

Cuyahoga County's top judge demands county jail provide lawyers with timely access to clients

The Detroit Free Press

White House releases report on efforts to help Detroit

Judge orders immediate start of Michigan recount

What we know about the recount now

For black people, police pursuits are far deadlier

Mayor's youth council gives Cleveland youth a voice

The Chicago Tribune

1 dead, 8 wounded in Chicago shootings

Inmate held on 1974 parole violation even though officials want him freed

Republicans accuse Madigan's Democrats of stalling on budget deal

Mayor Emanuel: Gov. Rauner 'bailed out' power companies, bailed on CPS kids with pension veto

Emanuel announces immigrant legal fund

The Washington Post

Trump names former presidential hopeful Ben Carson as HUD chief

The surprising lesson Ben Carson — Trump’s pick to lead urban policy — learned growing up in poverty

Trump warns of ‘retribution’ if companies move jobs out of U.S.

Obama urges the public to tell Republicans not to ‘abandon’ the ACA

Army Corps ruling is big win for foes of Dakota pipeline

The Dakota Access Pipeline isn’t just about the environment. It’s about religion.

Trump’s phone call with Taiwanese president was a long-planned, provocative move

Man fires assault rifle in D.C. restaurant at center of fake-news conspiracy theories

‘It was heartbreaking’: At least 33 people killed in Oakland warehouse fire

The crimes against them were terrifying, but the judicial system made it worse

School district weighs ban of ‘Mockingbird,’ ‘Huckleberry Finn’ after complaint

Tubman and Douglass statues would write a new chapter in state history

N.C. man told police he went to D.C. pizzeria with assault rifle to ‘self-investigate’ election-related conspiracy theory

Ban fracking in Maryland? Extending moratorium seems more likely

The Los Angeles Times

'People want answers:' Criminal probe of Oakland fire launched as death toll hits 33

Oakland warehouse had hosted parties, despite safety concerns of former residents

Democrats in the California Legislature to take on Trump by wading into immigration debate

Petition circulates against Museum House condo tower, but whose is it?

City, school officials explain new voting districts to residents at town hall meeting

USA Today

Trump taps Carson for HUD, feuds with China

Slower job growth: Supply or demand problem?

Trump widens Secretary of State search as Petraeus pleads his case

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