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Journalist and civil rights advocate Ida B. Wells, a founder of the NAACP, was born on this date in 1862 in Holly Springs, Mississippi.

Today in Black America - December 21

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Today in Black History: Prolific Negro League baseball home run king Josh Gibson, who never got the opportunity to play in Major League baseball, is born in 1911.

The New York Times


Editorial: Congress Refuses to Do Right by Children’s Health Care

Congress Passes $1.5 Trillion Tax Plan

Victory for G.O.P. as House Clears Way for Trump Signature

Blow: The Great American Tax Heist

How ‘Small-Business Tax Cut’ Also Benefits the Wealthy

How to Write Off Donations Under the New Tax Plan

Trump Threatens to Cut Off Nations’ Aid Over U.N. Votes

Law Requires Braking Device. Most Trains Don’t Have It.

President Commutes Sentence of Iowa Meatpacking Executive

Confederate Statues in Memphis Are Removed After City Council Vote


Bill de Blasio Wants to Be Heard. Is Anyone Listening?

Carmen Fariña, Head of New York City Schools, Is Retiring

Corey Johnson Gains Support in Council Speaker Race

School Sex-Abuse Report Shows Difficulty of Substantiating Claims

Chairman of Pa. Board of Education pursued us sexually as teens, women say

Trump picks Center City lawyer William McSwain for U.S. Attorney slot in Philly

What do area teachers spend on school supplies?

The Detroit Free Press

Michigan Supreme Court says state must repay $554M to 200,000 school employees

Driving Detroit 2017: Has the renaissance reached the streets?

Driving Detroit 2017: Residents wonder if neighborhoods will ever rebound

Rochelle Riley: Enough with everything: I call democracy

The Chicago Tribune

Cook County assessor slow to adopt anti-patronage reforms – and taxpayers pay price

Illinois drops from the fifth-largest state to No. 6

'He thinks he needs a gun for protection': 5-year-old struck by a bullet for second time in two years

How the tax bill impacts homeowners, buyers and sellers

After fighting global poverty and disease, Community Trust's Helene Gayle shifts focus to Chicago

The Star-Ledger

Dashcam captures Edison man's altercation with cops hours before death

N.J. won't join states' net neutrality fight before Christie leaves

N.J. lawmakers back rate hike for you to rescue PSEG nuclear plants

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Child poverty: ranking every Ohio city, county - Census Snapshot

5-year-old's body unearthed in backyard of Cleveland home had broken ribs, signs of abuse

Social workers opened 13 investigations into mother arrested in connection with death of 5-year-old

Ohio Gov. John Kasich urges Congress to let immigrant "Dreamers" stay in the United States

The Los Angeles Times

Protesters stash bullhorns and hot chocolate, just in case Trump fires Mueller

House Republicans collude with Hannity to slander Mueller and FBI

Homeownership will get more expensive for some Californians under the GOP tax bill

Opinion: How can you be Christian without caring for the poor?

The Washington Post

After tax bill passes, there’s confusion over what comes next

Trump stands to save millions under new tax bill, experts say

Trump administration wages a linguistic battle — and the bureaucracy pushes back

Forget what they say — House Democrats are readying for impeachment

Kids’ health insurance hangs in the balance, and parents wonder what’s wrong with Congress

‘We’ll be watching those votes’: U.S. threatens to halt aid to countries over U.N. resolution on Jerusalem

Analysis: The Health 202: A eulogy for the individual mandate

Betsy DeVos takes action on backlog of student debt relief claims

Hogan pledges to protect Md. residents from higher state taxes due to GOP tax bill

Shea unveils Maryland transportation plan that focuses on public transit

Key labor union backs Alsobrooks, not Edwards, in Prince George’s race

USA Today

Life expectancy is down for a second year. Drug overdoses are a big reason why.

Illegal VA policy allows hiring since 2002 of medical workers with revoked licenses

Memphis to remove Confederate statues overnight following sale of public parks

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