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Today in Black America - February 9

POSTED: February 09, 2017, 9:00 am

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Today in Black History: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. met with President Lyndon Johnson on this date in 1965 to discuss voting rights for Black Americans.

The New York Times


Anger in France After Police Accused of Assaulting a Black Man

Gorsuch Calls Trump Critique of Federal Court ‘Demoralizing’

Editorial: The Grandeur of the Courts

Trump Attacks Senator for Divulging Gorsuch’s Remarks

Blow: Trump’s Leading Rivals Wear Robes

Rosenthal: Middle-School President

Sessions Confirmed as Partisan Rancor Racks the Senate

In Silencing Warren, Republicans Handed Her a Megaphone

Trump’s Cabinet Picks Have Faced Record Opposition

Almost Half of Young Adults Get Rent Help From Parents

Stephen Curry Takes Issue With Under Armour Leader on Trump


New York Police Take on a Problem Decades in the Making: Overloaded Investigators

Malloy Moves to Narrow Gap Between Rich and Poor in Connecticut Schools

New York Today: What a $1.50 Pay Raise Feels Like

The Christian Science Monitor

Activists plan 'A Day Without a Woman' strike to follow historic Women's March

Why courts could rein in executive power – after decades of allowing it

Elizabeth Warren and the rising passions of the Senate

On Baltimore retreat, Congressional Democrats look to the past to inform the future

The Star-Ledger

Olympian from N.J. says she was detained by U.S. Customs

North Jersey towns work to hold on to older residents

The (many!) unanswered questions in the Paterson basketball scandal

Prison attack in N.J. forces transfer of disgraced lawmaker to Pa.

Jersey City council unanimously supports sanctuary city order

Rutgers confronts ties to slavery by renaming buildings, walkway

$227 million settlement reached in deadly Center City collapse case

Senate bill aims to preempt Philadelphia's new wage equity law

Armstrong: Joyce Ann Poindexter touched a lot of lives

Inspector general: City potentially losing millions from 'misapplied' tax breaks

From Africa to Main Line, refugee family gets helping hand from Radnor churches

Pa. Senate passes 'paycheck protection' measure

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Wilberforce University seeks to sell two buildings to raise money

Cleveland federal judge says Trump's comments on judiciary calls president's 'legitimacy' into question

Talk it out: Is Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson beatable?

Toledo City Council bans 'conversion therapy'

Republicans propose photos for Ohio food stamp cards

Alianna DeFreeze's death prompts Cleveland pastors to walk students to their schools

Ohio hopes to "streamline" student testing, says State Superintendent Paolo DeMaria

The Chicago Tribune

Kennedy enters Illinois governor's race ripping Rauner for causing 'economic chaos'

Family's attorney says Forest Park fatal police shooting was unjustified

EDITORIAL: City Hall's CPS blame game: Why isn't Claypool pounding on his fellow Democrats to fix their fiasco?

In Trump era, a call for corporate board diversity

The Los Angeles Times

L.A. City Council approves $1.5-million settlement in police killing of Ezell Ford

Congress takes aim at California law mandating retirement savings plans for low-income workers

L.A. rebound fuels Garcetti run for reelection despite mixed record

LA’s mayor wants to lower the city’s temperature, and these scientists are figuring out how to do it

The Detroit Free Press

A second chance for Michigan's juvenile lifers? Tough call for judges

Michigan courts wrestle with resentencings

Detroit school board may sue Michigan in possible school closures

Housing ordinance would fight gentrification in Detroit

The Washington Post

Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch calls Trump’s attacks on judges ‘demoralizing’

Pentagon chief assumes new role: Turning down the temperature on Trump

Amid deep partisan rancor, Senate confirms Jeff Sessions for attorney general

Spicer claims he ‘clearly meant Orlando’ after citing mystery Atlanta terrorist attack three times

The Fix: Spicer sets an extraordinary standard for criticizing military operations under Trump

Judge blocks $54 billion Anthem-Cigna health insurance merger

Rural Americans felt abandoned by Democrats in 2016. Can the party win them back?

NRA chief executive received nearly $4 million retirement payout in 2015

Court blocks North Carolina law aimed at curbing Democratic governor’s power

In Trump’s capital, undocumented immigrants live and work in the shadow of the White House

Standing Rock Sioux chairman: ‘I was slighted. I was disrespected.’

Governors forward 428 infrastructure projects to Trump administration

A majority of Virginians say public schools are underfunded, survey shows

Four new judges appointed to Prince George’s County Circuit Court

USA Today

Emmett Till's family wants truth in wake of lie revelation

Muslim U.S. Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad says she was held by U.S. Customs

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