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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 - February 12

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Today in Black History: Historian Dr. Carter G. Woodson initiates "Negro History Week" in 1926, which later grew into Black History Month.

The New York Times


Negotiations Continue Over Zuma: Will He Go Now or Now-Now?


‘Black Panther’ Is a Defining Moment for Black America

Abuse Claims Against Aide Further Roil White House

Trump’s History of Defending Men Accused of Hurting Women

Pelosi Wants to Win House, but Can She Corral Democrats?

Big Republican Advantages Are Eroding in the Race for House Control

Trump’s Plan to Pay for Infrastructure Faces Hurdles

Suit Accuses Leaders of Charlottesville Rally of Conspiracy

Heart Stents Are Often Useless but Still Widely Used

Facial Recognition Is Accurate, if You’re a White Guy

Two Ohio Police Officers Killed Responding to 911 Hangup Call, Officials Say


Judge Says New York’s Bail Law Treats Poor Unfairly

At Bribery Trial, Focus Expands From Cuomo to Clothes

Rikers Inmate Boasted About Plan to Attack Correction Officer

Putting a Price on Heat, Legal Aid Threatens to Sue Housing Authority

Flu season has reached pandemic levels, but it's not officially a pandemic

Pitt study casts doubt on Pa. law requiring doctors to report drivers with dementia

Philly elementary school paying kids $100 each not to fight

Pa, GOP proposes a new congressional map. Democrats say it's still as gerrymandered.

Gov. Murphy convenes panel to explore racial and ethnic disparities in N.J.'s criminal justice system

The Detroit Free Press

Races for Michigan's 8th and 11th districts are seats to watch in the midterm elections

Auto worker's black-history quilt memorializes 5,000 souls lost to lynch mobs in U.S.

Detroit Superintendent Nicolai Vitti aims big, says "Our kids can achieve at high levels"

MSU abuse scandal feeds lawmaker proposals to require reporting, change board elections

The Star-Ledger

Black infants in N.J. are dying at an alarming rate. Leaders say it can be prevented.

NJ Black History Month: Remembering state's last Civil War soldier

55 students from N.J. busted at booze-filled Vermont house party, cops say

Trump won't crack down on rogue cops. But N.J. should | Editorial

Phil Murphy and top Dem Sweeney are off to a shaky start. Does it mean trouble ahead?

Racial harassment included comparing me to primates, county worker claims

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Coach Ted Ginn Sr. on why we've forgotten Dr. Martin Luther King's legacy (Promised Land video series)

Sheriff's deed property transfers up in Cleveland, but not for the old reasons; details for all Cuyahoga cities

Cuyahoga County looks to Dayton as model for rehabilitating youth, reducing juvenile crime

ECOT goes to Ohio Supreme Court with $80 million, its survival and state's control of charter schools on the line

ECOT case highlights potential bias for two Ohio Supreme Court justices

The Chicago Tribune

Handwritten documents, Manila folders, carbon paper — welcome to Cook County criminal court

Black neighborhoods still see most bike tickets, police data show

Ben Austen's new book on Chicago's Cabrini-Green public housing reveals struggles in the city's past and future

County commissioner pushing pot legalization has medical marijuana card

McCarthy offers campaign preview during fundraiser: Emanuel's Chicago 'a mess'

The Los Angeles Times

Meet Janice Bryant Howroyd, the first African American woman to run a $1-billion business

California police chiefs back Antonio Villaraigosa for governor

After Las Vegas massacre, Congress has failed to act on 'bump stocks.' But states and cities are taking the lead

State lawmakers want to restore an urban renewal and affordable housing program. But it's complicated

L.A. considers cutting through red tape to get homeless people housed faster

Californians voted to spend billions on more water storage. But state government keeps sitting on the cash

The Washington Post

ICE arrests of ‘noncriminal’ immigrants double under Trump

Trump to drop GOP’s long-standing goal of a balanced budget

GOP leaders have prioritized tax-cut plan, increase in military spending over past calls for eliminating deficit

Trump’s infrastructure plan has details on everything except how to pay for it

Perspective: Will truth win out? Rob Porter’s departure holds a key to effective journalism in the Trump era.

Perspective: Muslims like me don’t have theological beef with evangelicals. It’s the prejudice against us that’s the problem.

‘Just shoot me,’ an armed man told a cop. The officer didn’t — and was fired, his lawsuit claimed.

Boston Police apologize for honoring a white man in Black History Month tweet

She pointed a gun at police and asked to die; they used drones to intercede instead

Wife of 80-year-old state senator accompanies him to work each day. Some say she assists him with duties.

Hogan issues executive order on juvenile offenders serving life sentences

Starting Sunday, businesses in Maryland must provide paid sick leave

USA Today

RFK's visit to Appalachia, 50 years later: How Kennedy country became Trump country

Trump's 2019 budget proposal includes funding for border wall, infrastructure and opioids

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