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Today in Black America - September 11

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Today in Black History: Jazz great Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington is awarded the NAACP’s Spingarn Medal in 1959

The New York Times


Violence Erupts on Desperate Islands in the Caribbean

Storm Thrashes Keys and Moves North to Batter Tampa Area

Irma Weakens, but Still Packs a Punch

Insurers May be Forced to Turn to Deeper Pockets

Undercut by Trump, Paul Ryan May Emerge Stronger

Trump Leads Quiet Rise of a Socially Conservative Agenda

Bannon Calls Comey Firing the Biggest Mistake in ‘Modern Political History’

Bound to No Party, Trump Upends 150 Years of Two-Party Rule

In Free-Range Trump, Many See Potential for a Third Party

Opinion: The South Doesn’t Own Slavery

In Praise of the Black Men and Women Who Built Detroit


Monserrate, Ex-Senator and Ex-Convict, Seeks Votes Amid Disdain

Marching to a Second Term, de Blasio Faces a Diminished Mayoralty

Panel Will Devise Guidelines for Addressing Monuments Deemed Offensive

Review Board Recommends Stiffest Punishment for Officer in Garner Case

The Star-Ledger

Taxpayers could foot $200K in legal fees for employees sued by fired lawyer

'An attack on Hispanics' and 11 other takeaways from the Menendez bribery trial

11 of the newest and newi-ish schools in New Jersey

Here's how much Cory Booker made on his book deal last year

$3M settlement in police excessive-force suit, report says

Philly schools have reset the bottom line on failing, but is it good for students?

Wall Street boosts Philly school credit rating, praises Hite and financials

Brothers, 16 and 21, arrested in killing of Spring Garden activist

Report: McQueary said Paterno told him of 2nd Sandusky abuse allegation

Cops: 29 bags of fentanyl found at elementary school

The Detroit Free Press

Amazon in Detroit? 'Multiple footprint' proposal could span city, region

Little Caesars Arena: How the cost nearly doubled to $863 million

Flint schoolchildren need expanded special education services, lawyers argue

Flint water crisis to remain an issue through the 2018 governor's election

The Chicago Tribune

Chicago teen found dead in Rosemont hotel freezer after she went missing from party

Fate of lawsuit over cash bail system, criticized for hurting poor, could be decided today

As 2018 campaign looms, Rauner could find it tougher to avoid talking Trump

CLARENCE PAGE: Trump says 'rest easy,' but DACA recipients need more than a promise

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

In Buffalo, Say Yes to Education means a lot more than free tuition

Cuyahoga County proposing vehicle registration fee increase to help pay for crumbling roads, bridges

Despite 'concessions' claims, Cuyahoga County hasn't guaranteed new mental-health centers as part of Q deal talks

The Washington Post

Irma batters Florida; ‘catastrophic’ storm surge feared

Would Irma shift east? Or west? In the end it didn’t matter. Everyone was feeling its impact.

The Galveston, Tex. hurricane that killed 6,000 reminds us how far we have come in forecasting

‘People are roaming like zombies’: Caribbean islands stagger after storm

In Harvey’s wake, a Texas-size struggle to rebuild amid poverty

Bannon declares war with Republican leadership in Congress

Muted backlash to Trump’s bipartisanship signals warning for GOP

The Fix: Bannon’s damning admission about Trump firing James Comey

Supreme Court asked to consider Mississippi’s use of Confederate image

Senators eye defense bill as a way to challenge Trump’s foreign policy

Families, camps and businesses rally to protect J-1 visa program

D.C. public school teachers approve new contract

Gillespie says ‘dreamers’ should not be deported

Virginia scraps touch-screen voting machines as election for governor looms.

D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine will not enter mayor’s race

The Los Angeles Times

‘Sanctuary businesses’? Tough-talking states give businesses a pass on illegal immigration

George Skelton: On affordable colleges, conservative Tennessee has so-called progressive California beat

Hundreds of demonstrators rally in MacArthur Park to denounce Trump's immigration policies

Jesse Jackson describes ‘struggle for the soul of America’ during UC Irvine discussion

USA Today

Khizr Khan calls President Trump 'illiterate, uneducated' at Indy event

Police arrest 7 during rallies in Portland

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