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Today in Black America - February 27

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Today in Black History: On this date in 2007 Brown University pledged to raise $10 million to make amends for benefiting from the enslavement of Africans.

The New York Times


Justices Turn Down Trump’s Appeal in ‘Dreamers’ Case

What Are States Doing About Gun Violence After the Florida Shooting?

EDITORIAL: We All Must Live With Mitch McConnell’s Proudest Moment

Key Voice Is Silent in Supreme Court Case on Unions

Wages and Workers? Companies Are Using Tax Savings on Stock

Trump Says He Would Have Rushed In to Stop Shooting

Partisanship From the Pulpit Splits Evangelicals

Trump Losing College-Educated Whites? He Never Won Them in the First Place

Labor Board’s Do-Over Leaves an Obama-Era Rule Intact


Civil Rights Act Protects Gay Workers, Appeals Court Rules

Investigators Eye Possible $100 Million Construction Fraud

Philly's new school board has 27 nomineees. Who will Mayor Kenney pick?

Gov. Wolf urges court to stick with new map

Former Mayor Kenney aide Nina Ahmad to run for lieutenant governor

Researchers dispute historical significance of Camden house tied to Martin Luther King

The Detroit Free Press

Joe Louis Arena developer sues for delay, may drop plans for first-class hotel

Kids can camp in Detroit's Rouge Park this spring

Sister survivors of sexual assault gather in Lansing to lobby for changing Michigan laws

The Star-Ledger

Should N.J. pass a law mandating earned sick time for all workers?

Rifle found at home of student after tense North Jersey high school lockdown

N.J. school threatening suspension, no prom for protesters, colleges say they don't care

With 1,500 jobs open, Atlantic City casinos look to hire military veterans

Newark Airport's $2.7B terminal overhaul will make flying easier for millions

The Chicago Tribune

Report: No progress for African-Americans on homeownership, unemployment and incarceration in 50 years

Democratic panel formed amid sexual harassment scandal says it will be independent of Madigan

ACLU sues over separation of mother, 7-year-old daughter seeking asylum

401(k)s and guns: Does 'ethical' investing make financial sense?

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Allen E. Cole: A fascinating look at Cleveland's black communities from long ago (video)

Video shows Cuyahoga County jail guard using excessive force on female inmate

Ohio Board of Regents cannot meet because Gov. John Kasich has not appointed new members

Opioid addiction treatment targeted in Ohio capital budget bill

The Washington Post

Supreme Court decision on ‘dreamers’ puts pressure back on Congress to act

Employers can’t discriminate based on sexual orientation, court says, dealing loss to Trump administration

Perspective: Arming teachers would put black and Latino kids in danger

DeVos delays Obama-era rule on minority special-education students

Amid calls for action on guns, Trump backs no specific legislative proposal

Fact Checker: The NRA’s flip-flop on federal mandates for states in gun background checks

The Fix: Trump said he would charge a gunman. Here’s what he’s done in the face of danger.

Florida sheriff faces intensifying political scrutiny, calls to resign in wake of school shooting

A Georgia Republican’s threat to Delta: Stop boycotting the NRA, or you won’t get your tax break

Klay Thompson relays plans for Warriors’ visit to African American Museum on trip through D.C.

Indicted Maryland senator is stripped of his committee assignments

Report faults District’s treatment of mentally ill people in criminal justice system

Bowser to introduce legislation banning bump stocks in District

The Los Angeles Times

Latest UCLA diversity report signals little improvement in Hollywood movies and TV

Don't let NIMBYs — or weak-kneed politicians — stand in the way of homeless housing

Trump expected to visit California to view border wall prototypes

Essential Education: L.A. Unified fights a long legal battle to recoup overcharges in cafeteria construction

USA Today

NRA fallout: See the list of companies that cut discounts for NRA members after Parkland, Florida school shooting

The latest on DACA: What you need to know

Global warming prompts Norway to strengthen its doomsday seed vault

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