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February 20, 2019

Military leader Idi Amin overthrows the Obote government and becomes the president and ruler of Uganda on this date in 1971.

Today in Black America - January 9

POSTED: January 09, 2018, 7:30 am

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Today in Black History: Poet Paul Laurence Dunbar died on this date in 1906. Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee is founded on this date in 1866.

The New York Times


U.S. Orders Out Nearly 200,000 Salvadorans, in Big Turnaround

From Offices to Disney World, Employers Brace for the Loss of Workers

Editorial: Republicans in Congress Are Failing America’s Children

As the Economy Strengthens, Fed Considers Changes

Oprah for President? Democrats Have Mixed Emotions

Opinion: Oprah, Don't Do It

Mueller Positions for Trump Interview, as Lawyers Assess Risk

Researcher Behind Dossier Is Thrust Into Russia Scandal

H&M Apologizes for ‘Monkey’ Image Featuring Black Child

Why Are Our Most Important Teachers Paid the Least?


Mourning Erica Garner: ‘When Her Father Died, an Activist Was Born’

New Jersey Lifts Prison Book Ban After A.C.L.U. Calls It Unconstitutional

Family Mourns 5 Relatives Killed in Bronx Fire

Trial Begins in Brooklyn of Jail Guard Accused of Raping Female Inmate

4 congressmen demand action on Philly's worst-in-nation disability backlog

709 pounds of cocaine seized at Port of Philadelphia Authority facility

Krasner firings stir fallout in court; Cases stalled, criticism emerges

Quaker group among 20 banned from travel to Israel

The Detroit Free Press

Snyder proposes plan to offset federal tax reform for Michigan taxpayers

Federal magistrate: State lawmakers must testify in straight-ticket voting case

6 GOP candidates for Trott seat in Congress face off in Novi debate

Legal impasse puts Detroit medical marijuana ordinance on hold

The Star-Ledger

N.J. Legislature clears way for $5B in Amazon tax breaks

Lucky N.J. prisoners now allowed to read about broken prison system | Editorial

Christie and N.J. Transit: A marriage of deep denial | Editorial

Newark woman has been missing for weeks

One city is schooling police recruits before they get to academy -- and it's working

The Chicago Tribune

Kansas lawmaker says African-Americans are more susceptible to drug abuse because of 'character makeup,' 'genetics'

Rauner vetoes education funding bill over private school concerns

Garry McCarthy schedules campaign fundraiser as he mulls challenging Mayor Emanuel

2 killed, 3 wounded in city shootings

After community uproar, Obama Foundation moves parking garage underground

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

HUD delays rule that was to expand housing options for the poor but was derided as social engineering

Potential mayoral hopefuls to hold key positions on Cleveland City Council

Cleveland Foundation announces new hires, streamlined grant process

Cleveland teens aim to become police officers with help of new pipeline program

Former Cleveland Councilman TJ Dow may seek Ohio House of Representatives seat

The Los Angeles Times

Supreme Court orders review of the role race played in case of black man on Georgia's death row

Trump order upends future for a generation of Salvadorans who now must leave U.S.

San Diego coalition wants to raise hotel room tax to fund homeless solutions, road repairs and more

Watch the LAPD videos of a controversial police shooting on skid row that have been kept secret for years

The Washington Post

White House struggles to silence talk of Trump’s mental fitness

Mueller indicates he will likely seek interview with Trump as part of Russia probe

The Fix: 6 burning questions Mueller will want to ask Trump

Demonstrators rally against Trump at college football championship game

Kansas lawmaker says African Americans are more susceptible to drug abuse because of ‘character makeup’ and ‘genetics’

Rep. Ed Royce of California to retire, the 8th GOP chairman to bow out ahead of midterms

Interior puts grants to nonprofits, universities through political-appointee review

Judge dismisses federal charges against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, who calls himself ‘a political prisoner’

Perspective: Public school buildings are falling apart, and students are suffering for it

Can a Democrat newly famous for losing turn defeat into political gold?

Maryland GOP calls for Democrats to removed indicted Baltimore City senator

Hogan proposes investigator general to look at problems in Maryland schools

Rep. Scott Taylor of Virginia Beach comes out against offshore drilling

Expansion of AP computer science courses draws more girls and minorities

USA Today

Alabama RB Bo Scarbrough yells anti-Trump sentiment

Editorial: Census 2020 doesn't need citizenship question

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