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December 11, 2017

Langston Hughes’ Black Nativity opened at Lincoln Center in New York in 1961.

Today in Black America - December 14

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Today in Black History: Motown Record Company is founded in 1959 in Detroit, Michigan, spawning a new genre of American music.

The New York Times


Questions Still Linger After G.O.P. Deal on Final Tax Bill

Editorial: The Pentagon Is Not a Sacred Cow

Black Voters to Democrats: You’re Welcome

Blow: The Omen of Alabama

Loss in Alabama Race Aggravates Rifts for Republicans

How the Tide Turned Against Roy Moore

Net Neutrality Rules Are Repealed, Giving Providers Free Rein

Cigarette Use Has Dropped Sharply Among Teenagers

Farenthold Won’t Run Again After Misconduct Scandal

Music Mogul Russell Simmons Is Accused of Rape by 3 Women

Thousands of Interior Dept. Employees Report Harassment and Intimidation at Work


After Police Raid Kills a Man, His Family Asks Why

City Police Officers Are Not Reporting All Street Stops, Monitor Says

Cuomo Takes Ungainly Dip Into Sexual Harassment Debate

Newtown Is ‘Still So Raw,’ 5 Years After Sandy Hook Shooting

'This is a gerrymandered map.' West Chester professor says in redistricting trial

Is NJ Giv-elect Phil Murphy 's liberal agenda too much for his own party?

The Detroit Free Press

Henderson: Beyond Roy Moore? GOP's association with odious ideas doesn't stop with Alabama Senate

EPA asks for input on changes to rules regarding lead in water supplies

Report: Tough to find good schools in these Detroit neighborhoods

Man wrongly imprisoned for 28 years for molestation sues city of Detroit

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

City still tight lipped about raid at Cleveland City Hall or any action involving employee

State report cards need to be re-examined, says state school board member Lisa Woods

Locker rooms at Strongsville rec center still aren't done and the city has moved to fire the contractor

Akron drug dealer whose state case was tossed on 'legal technicality' faces federal fentanyl charge

Housing First coalition on pace to end Cuyahoga County long-term homelessness by 2020

The Chicago Tribune

Lawsuit alleges Berrios knowingly produced inaccurate assessments that punished poor, minority homeowners

Was racial profiling behind ATF stash house stings? Chicago judges to take up landmark case today

THE TAX DIVIDE: Cook County property tax system helped wealthy homeowners at others’ expense

Torture death of 8-year-old Gizzell Ford leads to $48M jury award over doctor missteps

Secretive appeals process quietly reducing punishment for cops after findings of misconduct

The Star-Ledger

Trump's poll ratings approaching new historic low: Richard Nixon's during Watergate

You don’t want to die while you're in New Jersey. Here’s why.

Marijuana use among N.J. youth lower than national numbers

NJ Transit pays $4.4M for office space that sat vacant during lease

Homicides hit a low but shootings on the rise in N.J.'s largest city

The Los Angeles Times

Disney buys much of Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox in deal that will reshape Hollywood

FCC votes to repeal net neutrality rules, a milestone for Republican deregulation push

Gov. Brown warns climate change has us 'on the road to hell.' California's wildfires show he's on to something

Rodriguez investigation widens, LAUSD's new calendar, Santa Barbara's closed schools: What's new in education

The Washington Post

A Kentucky lawmaker was accused of molesting a teen. Then he shot himself in the head.

Farenthold won’t seek reelection amid allegations of sexual harassment

Sandy Hook five years later: Can Christians find common ground on guns?

FCC repeals net neutrality rules in sweeping act of deregulation

Rubio to vote against GOP tax bill unless tax credit for working poor is expanded

GOP considers shortening duration of tax cuts for families as a way to fund changes to tax plan

The suburban revolt against Trump continued in Alabama

Omarosa Manigault blames person with ‘personal vendetta’ for report that she was escorted off the White House grounds

Opinion: New York Times: Trump has out-lied Obama nearly six-fold in just 10 months

Doing time far from home, D.C. prisoners face extra barriers to rehabilitation

Judge dismisses lead rioting charge in Inauguration Day protest trial

Virginia lawmaker aims to ensure dual-enrollment credits count for college

Hogan calls for expansion of tax-relief program aimed at job creation

USA Today

Net neutrality: The FCC voted to end it. What that means for you

FCC overturns net neutrality rules, but supporters pledge to continue fight

Hundreds died in mass killings this year. Each one counted. Here are their stories.

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