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Today in Black America - February 23

POSTED: February 23, 2017, 8:00 am

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Today in Black History: Scholar, activist and NAACP founder Dr. William Edward Burghardt DuBois is born on this date in 1868 in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.

The New York Times


Trump Rescinds Protections for Transgender Students

EDITORIAL: The Reach of the Constitution at the Border

New Security Adviser May Recast Trump’s Foreign Policy Team

Immigrants Hide, Fearing Capture on ‘Any Corner’

Tillerson Arrives in Mexico Facing Twin Threats to Relations

Trump Differs With His Appointees on Protecting Safety Net

Ties to Foreclosure Cases Have Solar Firm on Defensive

America’s Aging Dams Are in Need of Repair

North Dakota Arrests 10 as Pipeline Protest Camp Empties

Muslim Group Wins Right to Build Mosque in Michigan City

Kansas Lawmakers Uphold Governor’s Veto of Tax Increases

Democracy in America: How Is It Doing?


Police Fear Trump Immigration Orders May Handcuff Effort to Fight Gangs

An Anti-Black Slur on an Interracial Couple’s Garage Stirs Tension in Stamford

New York’s Top Judge Picks Bronx as Site to Detail Courts’ Flaws and Gains

Investigation of Former City College President Expands

The Christian Science Monitor

In a time of division, could science find a way to unite?

In age of Trump, apocalyptic rhetoric becomes mainstream

Trump's been quieter lately. Is that a trend?

Conservatives are 'hopeful but wary' going into annual gathering near D.C.

LinkedIn launches job-training project for low-skilled workers in India

The Star-Ledger

The 15 towns where taxes would be the highest on the average N.J. home

7 ways Lance said he was different from Trump at combative town hall meeting

N.J. cop sues chief, borough, claiming years of harassment

Angry crowd dogs Lance over Obamacare and Trump at town hall meeting

School districts clamor for more aid, others warn against cuts in funding debate

Muslim group sues city, claiming discrimination over worship center

The Chicago Tribune

6 dead, including pregnant woman, in Chicago shootings

How disgraced lawmaker Jesse Jackson Jr. collects $138,400 a year from the federal government

Black aldermen call for contract changes to cull 'racism and violence' from CPD

Emanuel administration clears bribe-paying red light camera vendor to bid on contracts

4th Ward candidate under scrutiny of lawyer licensing agency

CHA gives Texas developer green light to build homes on Cabrini-Green site

Philly's municipal-ID plan on ice over privacy concerns

New poll finds 'blah attitude' toward Trump and Pa. politicians

Pa. attorney general: Kathleen Kane-related legal bills 'extraordinary'

1882: Grave robbers sold black bodies to medical college

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

The high cost of police misconduct: Cleveland agreed to $13.2 million in settlements over two years

GOP group to run Obamacare repeal TV ad in Ohio

Ohio bill could reduce prison time for nonviolent offenders who violate parole

University of Akron starts scholarships for students who maintain 'C' average

The Detroit Free Press

GOP plan to cut state income tax fails in Michigan House

Sterling Heights mosque deal cheered as 'win for religious liberty'

Ideas to honor Joe Louis pour in; mayor vows support

Embattled Michigan jobless agency reassigns 21 managers

The Los Angeles Times

300 protest in Anaheim after videos show off-duty LAPD officer firing gun in dispute with teens

Fewer high school students are applying for college aid under the California Dream Act

Republicans mount an effort to dilute union clout on the CalPERS board

State Bar of California seeks to discipline ex-L.A. city attorney Carmen Trutanich

The Washington Post

State Department sidelined in first month of Trump presidency

Trump appears to be losing his war with the media

Trump administration rolls back protections for transgender students

Jackie Evancho, who sang the national anthem at Trump’s inauguration, asks for a meeting on transgender rights

Spicer’s claim there are ‘12, 14, 15 million’ people in the U.S. illegally

Here's the full exchange between Sen. Tom Cotton and the woman taking care of her sick husband

Watch this 7-year-old’s exchange with Sen. Tom Cotton over Trump’s border wall

Democrats’ insatiable appetite for opposition to Donald Trump

In New Jersey, a record crowd at town hall presses Rep. Lance to get tough on Trump

Senate Democrats seek answers about a Trump higher ed task force

After following its congregation to the suburbs, this church is heading back to the city

Cox is chosen by GOP as its pick for next House speaker in Virginia

USA Today

Majority of Americans trust the media more than Trump: poll

Trump prepares for budget, prime-time address

Senator says he’ll hold a town hall — if there’s ‘no booing’

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