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Famed explorer Matthew Henson was born in 1866 in Charles County, MD, a member of the first expedition to reach the North Pole.

Today in Black America - December 27

POSTED: December 27, 2016, 8:00 am

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Today in Black History: Dr. Charles Drew creates a pioneering blood bank in NYC in 1941. Today is the second day of Kwanzaa, Kujichagulia (Self-Determination).

The New York Times


Investment Firms Selling Lead-Tainted, Derelict Homes

Editorial: The Continuing Collapse of the Death Penalty

Defying U.N., Israel Prepares to Build More Settlements

Doctors Are Divided Over Trump’s Pick for Health Secretary

Cornerstone: The Rise and Fall of a Health Care Experiment

Trump’s Health Secretary Pick Leaves Nation’s Doctors Divided

When One Party Has the Governor’s Mansion and the Other Has the Statehouse

Lessons From 2016 for the News Media, as the Ground Shifts


‘Abandoned’ in New Jersey, Chris Christie Returns to a Changed Landscape

Complaint Board Softened Report on Police Use of Tasers

First Crop of Foreign Entrepreneurs Setting Up Shop at CUNY

The Christian Science Monitor

Seattle's struggle to prosper and keep its soul

Police union to Amazon: take "Bulletproof: Black Lives Matter" shirts off shelves

At heart of Obama-Abe Pearl Harbor meeting: the power of reconciliation

How Indiana's school voucher program soared, and what it says about education in the Trump era

Did Jim Kenney keep his campaign promises in his first year as Philly's mayor? Some of them

Drexel professor reprimanded for 'White Genocide' tweet claims it was satire

Philly Clout: Convicted ex-Traffic Court judge could lose her pension

City Dems come, go; corruption endures

The Detroit Free Press

Michigan's auto plants seek bright future amid change

Wanted: Substitute teachers for Michigan classrooms

Schoolcraft College finds private partnerships to improve its campus

The Chicago Tribune

61 shot, 11 fatally, over Christmas weekend

Brothers killed, 5 others wounded in shooting outside family Christmas party

Chicago State University touts upbeat future amid financial distress

Lathrop Homes development reignites decades-old battle over segregation

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Draft of Cleveland police use-of-force training program 'imminent' after delay, monitor says

Cuyahoga County Council to welcome two new members in 2017

Median family income, household income for each Ohio city; census estimates

Remembering the deaths of significant Ohioans in 2016 (video)

The Star-Ledger

Newark to close notorious city jail cited for suicide risks

Corruption arrests of Jersey City cops expected, sources say

Christie's 10 most humiliating moments of 2016 | The Auditor

Teenager killed in midday shooting in Orange on Monday

Grandmother, 5-year-old great granddaughter go missing on trip to North Carolina

The Washington Post

For Trump, a clash of deals, policy in China

Can Donald Trump persuade Americans to support his agenda? It’s not likely.

Days after settlement vote, Trump calls U.N. ‘just a club for people’ to ‘have a good time’

Railroad officials unveil ambitious vision for Northeast Corridor

For Indiana special-education students, choice comes at a cost

Muslims in a Bible Belt town hold their breath

Trump ally who wished death on Obama is a school board member, and calls for his removal are growing

Planned Parenthood focus groups suggest lack of attention on social issues helped Trump

‘It made me hate the police’: Ugly encounters with officers fuel loss of trust, costly payouts

Hogan wants to expand state-funded, private school scholarships. But is the time right?

The Los Angeles Times

Republicans plan to overhaul the tax system. Here's what they're thinking so far

Between Africa and the U.S., an illicit river crossing in Latin America

'Brendon didn’t have to die': Family of man fatally shot by LAPD in Venice says they're left grieving and wondering

USA Today

2 men sleeping in dumpsters meet gruesome deaths

Reports of mall disturbances light up social media

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