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December 06, 2019

Dr. Franz O. Fanon, Algerian author and political leader, dies in 1961.

Today in Black America - December 7

POSTED: December 07, 2016, 8:00 am

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

The New York Times

National

EDITORIAL: President Obama’s Last Chance to Show Mercy

Lobbying by Bob Dole Led to Trump’s Call With Taiwan

Trump’s 5 Easiest and 5 Most Difficult Promises to Keep

Senate Republican Leaders Vow to Begin Repeal of Health Law Next Month

A Source Democrats Could Tap for Future Leaders: California

Gun Control Groups Find a Powerful Ally in Corporate Law

Trump Fires Adviser’s Son From Transition for Spreading Fake News


Rising Prices in Oakland Push Artists Into Risky Housing

Joe McKnight Shooting: Man Is Charged Days Later in Fatal ‘Road Rage’

Health Insurers List Demands if Affordable Care Act Is Killed



Local


Editorial: The Stain of Racism in New York's Prisons

Battle Over New Bus Terminal Threatens to Paralyze Port Authority’s Board

Suit Challenges Secrecy on New York Police Disciplinary Records

Finding Hate Crimes on the Rise, Leaders Condemn Vicious Acts


The Christian Science Monitor

Walter Scott mistrial: early test for Trump on civil rights

Ohio Supreme Court: Police dashcam videos are public records

Turning schools around, at high speeds

Why a top Democrat is open to Trump's pick for Pentagon


The Star-Ledger


4 N.J. troopers have been killed on the road in last 2 years

Civil service needs reform - just not from Gov. Christie | Editorial


Wisniewski: N.J. public wants me to put Christie under oath


WATCH: Protesters disrupt Rutgers meeting with demand for 'sanctuary' campus

Should NJ Transit be merged with the other state transit agencies?


Philly.com


Judge schedules hearing for Green Party's Pa. recount push


Hospital industry warns of 'crisis' if Affordable Care Act is repealed


Deceived students still struggling with fallen Star Career Academy

Kenney doubles down on Philadelphia's Sanctuary City status


With 20-year plan, Mount Laurel writes 'new chapter' in long affordable-housing saga


The Cleveland Plain Dealer


East Cleveland mayor, City Council president recalled in special election

Bridgestone Americas announces 2-year lease extension of Akron tire manufacturing facility

Charter school advocate will head Ohio's charter school office

Watch Cleveland Municipal Court judge and others talk about bail reforms coming in 2017 (video)

U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force honored by state legislature


Cuyahoga County hires firm to collect delinquent property taxes



The Detroit Free Press

Most states would recount Michigan's mismatched ballots despite flaws

List of problem precincts continues to grow during Michigan recount

Rhodes: More criminal charges possible in Detroit schools

New trial in Detroit for Palestinian activist Rasmieh Odeh



The Chicago Tribune


Parents of 2 girls expelled over racist texts sue Marist High School

Hundreds attend vigil for local boxer: 'Enough is enough'

Police, Englewood neighborhood step up to help young girls found abandoned


The Washington Post


Keith Ellison isn’t an anti-Semite. He’s the victim of a vicious smear.


Who is Keith Ellison?


Corporate America unnerved by Trump’s unpredictable style

In West Virginia coal country, they trust Donald Trump

What Ben Carson gets wrong about segregation in America


Who gets hurt when part-time work becomes the new normal

Hospital industry warns of ‘crisis’ if health law is repealed


Obama won lots of votes from racially prejudiced whites (and some of them supported Trump)

Pipeline protesters forced from N.D. camps by blizzard, subzero temperatures

Refrigerator identified as a potential source of deadly warehouse fire in Oakland

Why efforts to persuade the electoral college to ditch Trump probably won’t work


Fairfax supervisors approve civilian board to review police-abuse cases


Prince George’s to create panel to oversee lawmakers’ use of vehicles

Trump is a D.C. ‘supporter,’ mayor says after meeting with president-elect


Baltimore’s new mayor says she has a letter for Donald Trump



The Los Angeles Times


Trump is named Time magazine's Person of the Year


Former U.S. Atty. Debra Wong Yang is reportedly under consideration to lead the SEC

'The laws must be followed': City issues warning to L.A. school districts considering digital billboards

LAPD critic sues city alleging retaliation when she was arrested during 2014 downtown protests

Potential jurors in trial of ex-Sheriff Lee Baca tell of stories about corruption and beatings in the L.A. jails


USA Today


Trump nominates Mattis for Pentagon; bashes Air Force One upgrade project

Ben Carson didn't live in public housing


Hundreds protest white nationalist at Texas A&M








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