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Today in Black America - November 28

POSTED: November 28, 2017, 10:30 am

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Today in Black History: Ernie Davis of Syracuse University becomes the first Black college football player to win the coveted Heisman Trophy in 1961.

The New York Times

National

At Navajo Veterans’ Event, Trump Calls Warren ‘Pocahontas’


Senators Race to Pass Tax Bill by Sweetening Gains for Rich

Which Republican Senators Might Oppose Bill, and Why

Trump Health Pick Raised Drug Prices as Eli Lilly Manager


Jerome Powell, Nominee to Lead Federal Reserve, Promises Continuity


Alabama Senate Race Tests Reach of Trump Endorsement

Woman Tried to Dupe Washington Post With False Claim About Roy Moore

Editorial: What Congressmen Are Hiding

Trump and Russia Find Common Foe in U.S. News Media


‘Ghost Guns,’ Homemade and Untraceable, Face Growing Scrutiny



Local


Peace Talks May Unite New York Senate Democrats


Trump Paid Over $1 Million in Labor Settlement, Documents Reveal

In Camden, a Memorial Marks Where Slaves Were Brought Ashore


Philly.com

Philadelphia bill mandating affordable housing put on hold

Meek Mill lawyers file emergency motion in state Superior Court


Federal jury finds Main Line payday lender guilty of racketeering conspiracy


The Detroit Free Press

Dan Gilbert firm plans to buy Brewster-Douglass site, build mixed-income housing

Lt. Gov. Brian Calley joins Republican race for governor in 2018

Former Flint employee expected to plead to misdemeanor Tuesday in Flint water case

Does state agreement with Enbridge make oil pipeline in Straits of Mackinac here to stay?



The Star-Ledger


Top Democrat says N.J. should not give millions to billionaire to demolish Trump Plaza

Mom made 2 drug-buying trips day daughter died in car seat, prosecutor says

Pastor defends handling of vandalism reports at 5 black churches

Men threatened to kill my 13-year-old daughter, dad says of driveway carjacking


The Cleveland Plain Dealer


Official vote tallies confirm ouster of Cleveland Ward 1 and Ward 7 council members in tight races

Cleveland City Council OKs spending up to $654,000 on consultants for 2018


Cleveland City Council reallocates $9 million left over in the budget from unfilled jobs


Second teen arrested in shooting that killed 12-year-old boy, wounded 5 teens

Ohio corrections officer accused of having sex with inmate



The Chicago Tribune

Gutierrez won’t run for re-election, sources say, as Garcia preps bid to succeed him in Congress

Pop tax, deaths lead to wave of Cook County Board contests

Breast cancer once killed far more black women than white women in Chicago. Here's how that changed.

Charges filed against Lake Central teacher accused of snorting drugs in class


The Los Angeles Times


Prosecutors say this housing complex is a hotbed for gang crime, and they think its owner should live there

California Supreme Court rules for farmworkers, and upholds binding mediation

Sexual harassment hearings come as California Capitol is roiled by accusations and a resignation

Sexual harassment claims by L.A. city workers are difficult to track


The Washington Post


A woman approached The Post with a dramatic, false tale about Roy Moore. She appears to be part of a sting.

The Project Veritas founder posted video of a ‘confrontation’ with a Post reporter — but it was heavily edited. Here’s what really happened.

CNN stars Blitzer, Cooper, Amanpour and others fire back at Trump in day of rage


Jeff Sessions’s ‘failure to recall’ gives defense lawyers new argument in police shooting case

Trump signals hard-line with Democrats ahead of key meeting over spending

McCain, Flake among handful of GOP holdouts who could sink the Senate tax bill

Trump keeps giving in-kind contributions to Elizabeth Warren’s 2020 campaign-in-waiting

Tufts postpones Scaramucci talk after he threatens to sue student

At Md.’s historically black schools, the pursuit of equity without forgoing identity

D.C. deputy mayor used employees for babysitting during the work day, inspector general finds

Leaving dead-end jobs to pursue careers in D.C. apprenticeship program

In a Maryland prison, Girl Scouts get to visit their moms

A sign of gentrification? Advocates question morality, utility of D.C.’s cleanups of homeless camps.


USA Today

U.S. Coast Guard operating secret floating prisons in Pacific Ocean

White racism course causes controversy at Florida university

Nurse 'no longer an employee' at Indiana hospital after controversial tweet







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