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Today in Black America - March 20

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Today in Black History: Filmmaker and producer Sheldon Jackson "Spike" Lee was born on this date in 1957 in Atlanta, Georgia.

The New York Times


To the Young, Authors Find, Racial Issues Matter

How to Con Black Law Students: A Case Study

Arkansas’s Cruel and Unusual Killing Spree

Wiretap Claims Discredited, but Renew Real Debate

Kellyanne Conway’s Husband Is Trump’s Choice for Key Justice Post

Trump Adopts Hands-Off Style on Military Operations

What to Watch: Judge Gorsuch’s Confirmation Hearings

... and What to Expect When Comey Meets Lawmakers

Confirmation Puts 2 Difficult Paths Before Democrats

RETRO REPORT: Want to Know Where Nominees Stand? Don’t Ask

G.O.P.’s Health Care Tightrope Winds Through the Blue-Collar Midwest


CUNY to Revamp Remedial Programs, Hoping to Lift Graduation Rates

Cuomo Plots Demise of Bronx’s Unloved Sheridan Expressway

Questioning Whether de Blasio Will Learn From a Teachable Moment

The Christian Science Monitor

Why Trump's budget may be 'devastating' to his supporters

New protest bills: Stamping out 'economic terrorism' or chilling free expression?

Cutting ties with YouTube: A win in the fight against racist web content?

'Apartheid': How one word reignited UN tensions over Israel

The Star-Ledger

Criminalizing our best neighbors in Trump World | Editorial

Will these Trump budget cuts slamming N.J. be blocked by Congress? What might happen

Real estate group doubles down on affordable housing in N.J.

N.J. Republican says no to NRA bill allowing 'mentally incompetent' vets to buy guns

Former chair of Mayor's Fund spent $52,000 with no documentation

American Muslim teens learn to disarm Islamophobia

Philadelphia's 'Carnaval' canceled amid immigration concerns

GOP Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick says he can't support Obamacare repeal in current form

Exclusive Hill School fights perception, and Pottstown's economic challenges

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

New data on Cleveland shows the economic impact of immigrant population: Joe Cimperman (Opinion)

Meetings to address community policing in Cleveland

Ohio nursing homes among the nation's lowest rated in quality of care: A Critical Choice

Local tests are part of Ohio's testing crush too, says state superintendent

Cleveland's poor, elderly would be hurt by Trump's proposed budget cuts, city officials say

Gov. John Kasich among 4 GOP governors who propose Medicaid fix for GOP health care reform

The Chicago Tribune

Rauner vs. Mendoza latest front in political battle at Capitol

State Sen. Daniel Biss expected to announce Democratic governor bid Monday

Democrat who wants matchup with Rauner would consider term limits

Science community 'woken up' in opposition to Trump, plans Chicago march

7 wounded in city shootings

Editorial: Building a professional Chicago Police Department — with or without a consent decree

The Detroit Free Press

In Detroit, more people rent homes than own them

Mitch Albom: Budget's view of waste? Meals for old and young

Effort to replace pipes to Flint homes off to slow start

Search sex assaults on Michigan’s public university campuses

Barbara McQuade: Ex-Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick could've had it worse

The Los Angeles Times

Chuck Berry brought a poet's touch — and respectability — to a brash new style of music

In Los Angeles, fans and musicians react to Chuck Berry's death

Trump's crackdown focuses on people in the U.S. illegally – but not on the businesses that hire them

Judge Gorsuch, Trump's Supreme Court nominee, goes before GOP-controlled Senate committee

FBI director to testify at first congressional hearing into Trump's wiretap claims and Russia's role in the election

Two sheriffs elected as reformers end up destroyed by corruption scandals

Metro is spending billions of your tax dollars to build L.A. a world class transit system. Don't let them blow it

The Washington Post

Intelligence chairman: Justice report shows no evidence for Trump’s claims of wiretapping

What will it take for the president to retract his tweets about Obama?

White House installs political aides at Cabinet agencies to monitor loyalty

Neil Gorsuch could be the most conservative justice on the Supreme Court

Tillerson appears to give ground during visit to Beijing

‘Your child is safe’: Schools work to address deportation fears among immigrant families

Sean Spicer had another very bad week

There are still more than 60 Republicans with major concerns about the GOP’s health care bill

Supporters, opponents of health-care bill make their case on Sunday shows

Md. House approves ‘yes means yes’ requirement for sex education

This Virginian Democrat vying for governor expressed his past love for Lauryn Hill, Tupac and A Tribe Called Quest

Governor calls for ban on fracking in Maryland

USA Today

FBI Director James Comey is expected to offer definitive rebuke of Trump wiretap

People are canceling their Iowa vacations because of Steve King's words

Here's the truth about Meals on Wheels in Trump's budget

‘I was supposed to be here’: How 3 teachers responded to gunfire to save a life

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