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Today in Black America - February 27

POSTED: February 27, 2017, 8:30 am

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Today in Black History: On this date in 2007 Brown University pledged to raise $10 million to make amends for benefiting from the enslavement of Africans.

The New York Times


Harriet Tubman's Path to Freedom

Trump to Seek Spending Spike for Military and Cuts Elsewhere

Nominee for Secretary of the Navy Withdraws

Father of Commando Killed in Yemen Criticizes Trump

Virginia Primary Tests the Power of an Anti-Trump Strategy

EDITORIAL: Missing: Donald Trump’s Infrastructure Plan

Opinion: What It’s Like to Have Your Parents Deported

‘Enemy of the People’ Has Fraught History

Coal Industry Tries to Reframe Its Image

Kansas Shootings Give Indians Pause About U.S. Travel

Angling for a Comeback, Democratic Governors Sharpen Focus on Jobs

The Jobs Americans Do

Retirement for Longer Lives With Fewer Safety Nets


Protesters Gather to Support the Press, From Fox News to The New York Times

Why de Blasio Might as Well Be Running Unopposed

Investigators Question Mayor de Blasio in Federal Fund-Raising Inquiry

The Christian Science Monitor

Where busing works

How a Delaware state Senate campaign attracted more than 1,000 volunteers

Trump team tries to calm US-Mexico relations. Why that's not easy.

West's challenge is still water scarcity, wet winter or not

The Star-Ledger

Drugs, weapons and violence in N.J. schools by the numbers

2 injured in daytime shooting in Jersey City, officials say

Christie says special prosecutor not needed to probe Trump-Russia ties

Christie on town hall protests: 'The heat is on the Republicans'

Union City to launch ID program despite threats of immigration crackdown

More than half of Philly's murders go unsolved

South Jersey African American museum celebrates 15th anniversary with party on Monday

At the F&M Poll, a review of 2016 to sharpen future surveys

Cosby prosecutor wanted to call 13 women accusers. Judge says he can call 1

The Chicago Tribune

Employee alleged by prosecutors to bribe Dorothy Brown faces sentencing

Emanuel's 'people plazas' program struggling to achieve liftoff

White classmate avoids jail in coat hanger assault of disabled black teen

Mayor needs to address violence the way he did the city's budget crisis

Rauner to meet with Chance the Rapper this week

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Professors see room for improvement in Ohio's lawmakers, college officials' work to reduce college costs

Gov. John Kasich and Rep. Jim Jordan duel on TV over Obamacare repeal

Learning to use the tools we have for social reform in Ohio: Matthew Stevens (Opinion)

Annie Easley of NASA Glenn was a human 'computer' like those in 'Hidden Figures' (photos)

Cleveland's 'Hidden Figures' of NASA Glenn aim to inspire generations (photos, videos)

Cleveland, state, JobsOhio reach deal that clears way for Opportunity Corridor

The Detroit Free Press

Voters at town halls wonder: Just where are our lawmakers?

Metro Detroiters rally for a free press after White House ban

Why aren't there more Michigan community college graduates?

Detroit neighborhood residents worry over jail move

Michigan transportation agency to auction excess properties

The Los Angeles Times

'Moonlight' wins in unprecedented upset during a night of many firsts

With Obamacare in jeopardy, California considers going it alone with 'single-payer' system

California's Republican Party is buoyed by Trump, but struggles for relevance at home

On the other side of the wall: Mexicans on the border are 'psychologically traumatized'

The Washington Post

Daniel Ellsberg, who leaked the Pentagon Papers, asks: Who will be the next Snowden?

7 reactions to congressman’s call for special prosecutor to probe Russian meddling

Divided White House offers lawmakers little guidance on replacing Obamacare

These Iowans voted for Trump. Many of them are already disappointed.

Why did Keith Ellison lose the race for DNC chair?

Trump’s choice for Navy secretary withdraws

Advocates warn ‘dreamers’ to lie low as Trump ramps up deportation plans

‘Leave Me Alone’: Trinidad’s women find a rallying cry for this year’s Carnival

Education Digest: Suit targets for-profit college documents

New York and North Carolina soon might not prosecute teens as adults

Report: Public schools in the District remain highly segregated

Teacher sees how cheating can raise high school graduation rates

Goucher Poll: Hogan still popular, but approval ticks down slightly

USA Today

Viola Davis's explosive Oscars speech was an instant classic

Democratic legislators in 30 states to rebut Trump's Congress address

Suspect in Kansas bar shooting not a racist, neighbor says

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