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Today in Black America - January 19

POSTED: January 19, 2017, 7:30 am

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Today in Black History: The late John H. Johnson, founder and publisher of Ebony magazine, was born in 1918.

The New York Times


Student Loan Collector Cheated Millions, Suits Say

At Davos, Ready to Fight Inequality, but Not Status Quo

Approach to Civil Rights Law Likely to Change Definitively

For Trump’s Nominees, Billionaires’ Guide to Government

Lofty Goals but Vague Details From Health Dept. Nominee

EDITORIAL: Donald Trump’s Cabinet Choices Stumble By

Greenhouse: The Supreme Court’s Next Gun Battle

Views on Abortion Strain Calls for Unity at Women’s March on Washington

Nominee Betsy DeVos’s Knowledge of Education Basics Is Open to Criticism

‘Learning Curve’ as Rick Perry Pursues a Job He Initially Misunderstood


Cuomo Tells Trump Loss of U.S. Funds Would Hurt New York

Cities in New York Advised How to Buck a Trump Deportation Push

New Poll Shows de Blasio Beating All Comers but One: Hillary Clinton

The Christian Science Monitor

THE MONITOR'S VIEW: Africa’s object lesson in democracy

Was Barack Obama a transformative president?

Can Washington's Democrats and Republicans come together on capital punishment?

With globalism in retreat, have Davos elites gotten the message?

Trump isn't the first president to distrust US intelligence

Why the EPA nominee wants to be a political wrecking ball

The Star-Ledger

'Life is too short': Mother killed in triple murder mourned at vigil

Muslim jail employee fired for wearing headscarf loses appeal

Port Authority backtracks, says South Ward station still in PATH plans

N.J. on the hook for thousands more affordable housing units, Supreme Court says

Bergen County's largest employer eyes big expansion

800 turn out in King of Prussia to learn how to confront a Trump administration

Philly School District revamps law department, finds big savings

New SRC member: "My heart is with traditional public schools"

City behavioral health commissioner Arthur Evans is leaving after 12 years

Newall: No laughing matter from DA Seth Williams

The Detroit Free Press

Today marks 1,000 days since Flint had clean drinking water

Michiganders express hopes, anxieties about Donald Trump

Senators press DeVos on accountability, conflicts and Detroit

Heart of President Barack Obama’s legacy is true change

DDOT planning new 24-hour routes, community meetings

The Chicago Tribune

Chicago cop charged with first-degree murder in off-duty shooting

Rauner aides say Senate budget plan short $4.3 billion

Preckwinkle: Emanuel could have acted sooner on police issues

'If you see Barack in this home, you know there's hope'

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Woman who killed former Cleveland police officer in hit-and-run crash avoids prison

Ohioans headed to Women's March on Washington hope to send Donald Trump a message

Flu now widespread across Ohio, hospitalizations spike first week of January

Cuyahoga County jail inmates now eat with rubber spoons after a plastic one was used to jimmy a lock

The Los Angeles Times

Local unions plan rallies against Trump, L.A. schools announce Unity Day 2017

As soon as he is inaugurated, Trump will move to clamp down on immigration

Race, privilege and a bad attitude: Why are Nate Parker and Casey Affleck being treated differently?

Comedy star Jordan Peele makes the leap to horror with his directorial debut 'Get Out'

Video shows police cornering mentally ill man and fatally shooting him: 'This was an execution'

The Washington Post

The America that Trump will inherit

Inauguration might be D.C.’s smallest party in years

Cabinet nominees confront growing ethical questions

Obama’s last message sounded like his first one

Aide to Md. lawmaker fabricated article alleging that Hillary Clinton rigged the election

What you need to know about the Women’s March on Washington

How the Republican plans to replace Obamacare could affect you

For the first time since Ronald Reagan, the president’s Cabinet won’t include a Latino

Key moments from Wilbur Ross's confirmation hearing

Rep. Tom Price's first hearing, in less than 3 minutes

In Senate hearing, DeVos stoked activists’ fears that she will ignore education civil rights

Why Joe Biden was a most unusual — and effective — vice president

NASA mathematician portrayed in 'Hidden Figures' breaks down how she helped astronauts

USA Today

Mayor resigns on Facebook — after 37 days in office

Women's March on Washington FAQ: What you need to know

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