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Baseball legend, Negro League star and Hall of Famer Leroy "Satchel" Paige was born in 1906 in Mobile, Alabama.

Today in Black America - March 6

POSTED: March 06, 2018, 8:30 am

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Today in Black History: In 1857 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the Dred Scott case, upholding segregation and giving flight to Jim Crow until the 1954 Brown decision.

The New York Times


Editorial: Donald Trump Sure Has a Problem With Democracy

Ex-Trump Aide Says He Will Not Testify. But Maybe He Will.

Running HUD Is Harder Than Brain Surgery, Carson Finds

He Helped the U.S. Fight Al Qaeda. Now He’s on Food Stamps.

Who Should Be Armed in Florida Schools? Not Teachers, Lawmakers Say. But Maybe Librarians.

Trump ‘Not Backing Down’ on Tariffs as G.O.P. Pushes Back

How Tariffs May Threaten Allies and Economic Growth

Fighting Poverty, Drugs and Even Violence, All on a Teacher’s Salary

A Famed Doctor, a Troubled Prosecutor and a Case That Went Untried


Trying Again, de Blasio Names a New Schools Chancellor

Next to Lead New York’s Schools: An Educator With a Song on His Lips

As Jurors Decide Fate of Key Cuomo Ally, Political Verdict May Be In

When the Dollar Is Mightier Than the Gun

Bill Green is running for Congress. Does that vioate state law?

Amid #MeToo era, Bill Cosby returns to Norristown for pivotal hearing

Philly deputy charged with sex assualt on underling

Former Pa. Gov. Thornburgh, son take opposite sides in SCOTUS case of new congressional map

The Detroit Free Press

Violence erupts on MSU campus as Richard Spencer speaks

3rd grade reading: Michigan students show biggest decline, report shows

Mayor Mike Duggan's State of the City to outline future for Detroit children

Detroit 'stakeholders' group backs Brenda Jones to replace Conyers for Congress

The Star-Ledger

See how every N.J. high school scored on the SATs

What Wall Street thinks of Murphy move to reverse Christie on pension change

The 'typical' American family in N.J. is a myth, and this data proves it

As Trump ends Obamacare individual mandate, N.J.'s stepping in to reinstate it

The Chicago Tribune

Sheriff Dart employee collected nearly $90K in health benefits while on 5-year leave, inspector general finds

Man's 2017 death in struggle with guards the latest red flag for Chicago private security firm

Attorney: Relatives still have 'great love' for Central Michigan student charged with killing parents

United walks back new bonus lottery system that angered employees

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

'Guns, an American Conversation' project seeks Ohio voices

With gun debate raging, Akron 5th graders present protest plan to school board members ahead of National School Walkout

Veteran Akron principal Brandi Davis to lead LeBron James Family Foundation I PROMISE School

Ohio police officer fired for stomping handcuffed suspect regains job

Cleveland City Council targets nearly $1.3 million in budget to help elderly maintain their homes

Mayor Frank Jackson: 'Someone like me would not be mayor' but for the Civil Rights Movement (Promised Land video series)

The Los Angeles Times

Oklahoma comes closer to joining West Virginia in a major teacher strike

Florida state Senate passes a Marjory Stoneman Douglas gun control act — and some call it an insult to its namesake

Experts doubt unprecedented homebuilding goal set by two of California's top candidates for governor

California braces for battle with Trump administration over student loans

No charges for LAPD officer who fatally shot 14-year-old in Boyle Heights, prosecutors say

The Washington Post

Israel’s ‘dreamers’ in limbo as deportations loom

Perspective: The dark roots of AIPAC, ‘America’s Pro-Israel Lobby’

North Korea suggests it is open to talks with U.S. on curbing its nuclear program, South Korea says

Former Trump aide Sam Nunberg says he will refuse to go before grand jury

What the last person to rebuff an independent counsel subpoena would say to Nunberg

Cochran to step down after after four decades in Congress

Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran’s resignation is the last thing Republicans need right now

A middle school teacher led a double life as a white nationalist podcaster

With an eye on November, students and well-funded groups are teaming up on gun regulation

Black politics 2.0: The post-Obama generation is so done with the Democratic Party’s old ways

D.C. mayor called her ousted school chancellor’s action ‘indefensible.’ He says she knew about it for months.

Many cities see increase in home renters

Baltimore school works to build father-daughter relationships through hair care

USA Today

CNN's Erin Burnett to ex-Trump aide Sam Nunberg: 'I have smelled alcohol on your breath'

Moderate Democrats join with GOP in attempt to ease bank regulations

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