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Author Richard Wright ("Native Son") is awarded the NAACP Spingarn Medal on this date in 1941.

Today in Black America - August 31

POSTED: August 31, 2017, 8:00 am

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Today in Black History: Livingstone College in Salisbury, NC, under the auspices of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church is founded in 1879.

The latest news on tropical storm Harvey from the Houston Chronicle

The New York Times


National


Houston, the Limitless City, Is Forced to Consider Its Limits


After Harvey, Will Big Business Repay Houston’s Generosity?


Clinging to Her Drowning Mother, a Girl Survives

Explosions Reported at Chemical Plant

Port Arthur Overcome by Instant Flooding: ‘Our Whole City Is Underwater’

Federal Judge Blocks Texas’ Ban on ‘Sanctuary Cities’

Trump Tax Plan May Free Corporate Dollars. Then What?

Trump Pitches Tax Cuts on Business as Aiding Middle Class



Local


Lawyers for Child Welfare and Legal Aid Under Scrutiny for Facebook Posts

As Essex County College Teeters, a Call to End Turmoil


Compromise Reached in Boycott of Native American School



Philly.com


Philly sues Trump AG Jeff Sessions over 'sanctuary-city' crackdown

Wolf: All kids should be blood tested for lead by age 2

Feds: Bribes to PennDot official put dozens of untested, undocumented drivers on Philly roads


Pa. restores LIHEAP funding and extends availability


The Star-Ledger

Menendez argues for trial delays when there are key Senate votes


Faith leaders rail against political 'shenanigans' at Essex County College

Stockton University taken to school on their namesake's legacy | Mulshine


Groundbreaking GOP N.J. lawmaker won't seek re-election



The Chicago Tribune

Rauner set to sign sweeping school funding bill today

Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson's kidney transplant 'successful,' hospital says

Evanston's first 2017 homicide victim was shot with his own gun, police say


In smaller towns, empty storefronts and economic challenges loom large



The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Noon rally to pit old guard against new in political showdown over The Q


At candidate forum, mayoral challengers united in opposition to canceled Q deal

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson fields questions -- some of them not so tough -- in his first Twitter town hall


Rep. Marcy Kaptur endorses Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson's re-election


Cleveland's Ward 14 council race shows how rough city politics can get



The Detroit Free Press

Report: Michigan most at risk in NAFTA negotiations


Rally today for Demond Grimes, teen who died after Tasering by trooper


Conyers leads Dems in call for hearing on Arpaio pardon


Man who mistook Detroit police for intruders cries as he apologizes during sentencing



The Los Angeles Times


Trump called him 'my African American.' But he condemns the president's treatment of black America


'Disappointed' and 'let down,' disaffected Trump voters voice their dismay


Sen. Kamala Harris plans to back Medicare-for-all legislation

L.A. immigrant detained while taking his daughters to school is released

Thanks to effective legislating, California lawmakers may soon pass affordable housing bills



The Washington Post


Harvey’s wrath moves eastward as water recedes in Houston

Chemical plant operator warns of more explosions as temperatures rise

Flood survivors face housing crisis expected to drag on for years

Two volunteer rescuers killed in floodwaters after taking families to safety


Breaking down President Trump’s speech on his tax plan


White lawmaker in Georgia warns black attorney she may ‘go missing’ if Confederate statues are threatened

Trump and Manafort get big reminder that pardon power does not extend to state crimes


Lesbians win $10,000 judgment against county clerk for calling them an ‘abomination’


‘Walking while black’ with a Louisiana twist: 3 pedestrians run over by a truck get run over by the law

Slave’s daughter who helped open the African American Museum dies at 100


USA Today


Federal judge blocks Texas' tough 'sanctuary cities' law

Police continue to search for perpetrator in chilling video of shooting at top of Metro escalator





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