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February 19, 2019

Prolific songwriter, Grammy Award winning artist, producer, and music executive William "Smokey" Robinson is born in 1940.

Today in Black America - January 16

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Today in Black History: In 1978 NASA names Maj. Frederick D. Gregory, Maj. Guion S. Bluford and Dr. Ronald E. McNair for space missions.

The New York Times


Two of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Children Speak Out Against Trump

In Trump’s Remarks, Black Churches See a Nation Backsliding

Sharper State Divide in Congress Seen as ‘New Civil War’

Trump Comments, Infuriating Africans, May Set Back U.S. Interests

Shutdown Talk Casts Uneasy Shadow Across the Aisle

Democratic Support Boosts an Effort to Ease Banking Rules

For One Baltimore School, 7 Killings in Just 15 Months

Can a Lawyer Say His Client Is Guilty to Save His Life?


Editorial: Now Chris Christie Is Just a Bad Memory

Governor Cuomo: The Way to a More Just New York State

Cuomo’s No. 2 Gets a Possible Challenger: Jumaane Williams

New Jersey Transit Delays Vote on Contested Site on Hoboken Waterfront

This weekend's Women's March on Philly: bigger than last year, but money is tight

Dozens spend MLK Day looking for a second chance at a clean record

Pennsylvanians are getting older, more expensive - and less taxable

Christie signs law sweetening pension for former Camden mayor Redd

Blocks apart, Chester police and family business view violence through different eyes

The Detroit Free Press

MEA endorses Democrat Gretchen Whitmer as Michigan's next governor

Gov. Snyder: Unlikely Michigan would make same mistake as Hawaii

Clarkston school official admits 'inappropriate' relationship with ex-student, resigns

The Star-Ledger

Rape reports climb at N.J. colleges: See the stats for each campus

Meet the people who will lead N.J. under Phil Murphy (it's a very diverse cabinet)

Newark man stands tall with renewed dignity after pardon from Gov. Christie | Carter

Fighting the Garden State KKK | Opinion

Murphy says N.J. will 'soon' end PARCC testing

The Chicago Tribune

Illinois high schools test different, often controversial, approach to education

Illinois election officials won't pass along voter data for now

Democrat Kennedy calls Republican Ives' gun crime solution ignorant and stupid

Hangover from Illinois' budget impasse divides leaders seeking higher education funding

'Liberated' Obama to ratchet up campaigning in second year of post-presidency

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Promised Land: Participate in interactive series examining equality 50 years after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s death (video)

How will climate change affect Cleveland? On the Radar with Kelly Reardon

Fatal Cleveland police shooting bolsters arguments that moonlighting officers should wear body cams

Cleveland council President Kevin Kelley rejects bid by TJ Dow to send ward development money across town

Flu 2018: What you need to know about the tough H3N2 virus

The Los Angeles Times

Number of Americans without health insurance grows in Trump's first year, new figures show

Here’s why Issa, Royce retirements could help lead to Democratic control of the House

California hospitals face a 'war zone' of flu patients — and are setting up tents to treat them

101 Freeway is expected to reopen in a week as search for mudslide victims continues

David Lazarus: Big businesses band together in urging lawmakers to sell out your privacy

Opinion: What if L.A.'s homeless population were a city?

The Washington Post

Trump was ‘fired up’: Inside the tense, profane White House meeting on immigration

Gerson: The president is a racist

The Daily 202: Denials by Cotton and Perdue encapsulate why people distrust politicians

Chances of shutdown grow as GOP turns to short-term spending deal for government

Democrats say 50 senators have backed measure to overrule the FCC’s repeal of net neutrality rules

‘It’s just a nightmare:’ A Michigan father is deported after three decades in the U.S.

City says white jury was motivated by racial bias when ruling against cops who killed unarmed black man

How Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination changed America 50 years ago and still affects us today

Why so many white churches resisted Martin Luther King Jr.’s call

Perspective: Ku Klux Klan fliers — and the hatred they represent — can’t be ignored

Two Maryland Democrats propose $15 minimum wage

USA Today

Pastor denounces Trump's remarks with Pence at church

Steve Bannon testifies for Russia probe: Five questions House Intel may ask

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