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Baseball legend, Negro League star and Hall of Famer Leroy "Satchel" Paige was born in 1906 in Mobile, Alabama.

Today in Black America - August 28

POSTED: August 28, 2017, 10:30 am

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Today in Black History: The historic March on Washington for "Jobs and Freedom" was held on this date in 1963.

Read local coverage of the Texas flood emergency on the Houston Chronicle website.

The New York Times


Nation’s 4th-Largest City Is Battered by Unprecedented Rain

How Hurricane Harvey Became So Destructive

Hurricane Harvey in Photos

EDITORIAL: States Dare to Think Big on Climate Change

Editorial: Unemployment in Black and White

Trump’s Idea of Law and Order Leaves Leeway on the Law

Fatigue and Training Gaps Spell Danger at Sea, Sailors Warn

Remains of 10 Sailors Who Died in Navy Collision Are Found

After Charlottesville Protests, Fury Flows Toward Local Officials

Is the U.S. Ready for a Nuclear Attack?


In New Jersey Governor’s Race, Money Can Take a Circuitous Route

75,000 Apply for State College Scholarships, but Many Won’t Qualify

Few Answers in the Death of a Bronx Football Player

Coatesville schools try 'rebranding' to win back students

DHS took away two of her kids. She jumped from a window with the third in her arms.

The Detroit Free Press

Detroit teen killed in police chase when ATV hits pickup

Riley: Why we must care about racism - or a racist's name on the convention center - now

Fight for $15 group, union push to elect pro-labor Democrats in Michigan

DPD to reopen cases handled by cops whose lies sent man to prison for 25 years

The Star-Ledger

Can it be? Good news about N.J. public worker pensions?

Here is N.J.'s latest response to Trump voter fraud commission

Crooked ex-mayor can't be a foot doctor when he gets out of jail

N.J. mosque, finally approved, now under attack by out-of-state bigots | Editorial

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Here's how The Daily Stormer created fake tweets to destroy a Muslim American comedian's reputation

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson's 12 years in office to take center stage at public forum Tuesday

Akron police chief resigns at Mayor Dan Horrigan's request

The Legal Service Corporation's meeting in Cleveland reminds us that access to justice is worth fighting for: Lea Kayali (Opinion)

Cuyahoga Dems elect first black, woman chair in history

The Chicago Tribune

Rauner set to sign immigration bill today

Illinois school funding deal comes under pressure as leaders work on final details

EDITORIALS: No, the Chicago Police Department isn't fixed

Mayor proposes pilot program aimed at boosting affordable housing units

The Los Angeles Times

Lisa Richardson: I'm a black daughter of the Confederacy, and this is how we should deal with all those General Lees

Thousands of demonstrators turn out in San Francisco to denounce white supremacists

Essential California: Berkeley protests turn violent — again

A proposed STEM school causes the first divide among the new group of school board members

The Washington Post

Texans struggling against Harvey: ‘We’ve been through a lot of hurricanes, but we’ve never been stuck like this’

Harvey may force 30,000 people into shelters, officials warn

Cost of cleaning up Harvey will bring new test of governance for Trump and the GOP

While Trump ran for president, his company was pursuing a plan to develop a Trump Tower in Moscow

Are some of Trump’s key Cabinet members thinking about abandoning him?

Black-clad anarchists attack right-wing demonstrators in Berkeley

In the former capital of the Confederacy, the debate over statues is personal and painful

Transgender rights, Rebel name take center stage in Fairfax School Board race

‘Person of interest’ to face disciplinary review in case of noose found at U-Md. fraternity house

USA Today

Trump resumes sales of military hardware to local police

Top Democrat fears House Intelligence Committee may split on Russia probe findings

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