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Today in Black America - April 26

POSTED: April 26, 2018, 4:00 pm

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Today in Black History: South Africa held its first all-race election in 1996, with almost 23 million voters casting ballots over four days.

The New York Times


White House Withdraws Jackson Nomination for V.A. Chief Amid Criticism

Howard University Stares Down Challenges, and Hard Questions on Black Colleges

Cosby Found Guilty of Sexual Assault After Years of Claims

Greenhouse: The Supreme Court and the New Civil War

Editorial: Trump’s ‘Best People’ Are the Worst

Blow: The White Rebellion

Scott Pruitt, Under an Ethics Cloud, Faces Lawmakers

Pompeo Is Easily Confirmed as Secretary of State

Trump Distances Himself From Cohen’s Legal Troubles

Fact-Checking Trump’s ‘Fox & Friends’ Interview

In Warning to Trump, Senators Advance Bill to Protect Mueller

Fed Worries Economy Is Too Good. Workers Still Feel Left Behind.


With No Nomination From Trump, Judges Choose U.S. Attorney for Manhattan

Women Describe Invasive Strip Searches on Visits to City Jails

As Cost of Train Link Passes $11 Billion, M.T.A.’s Credibility Shrinks

Announcing $125 Million for Schools, de Blasio Stumbles Over #MeToo

Bill Cosby is guilty. What happens next?

Cosby lashes out with profanity as D.A. seeks to have bail revoked

In first public duties, new Philly school board gets an earful from community

State AG to appeal dismissal of charges in Penn State hazing death

Opinion: Don't let developers degrade this historic Underground Railroad stop

The Detroit Free Press

Michigan approves marijuana legalization vote for November

Michigan Senate approves $18.6 million for school safety upgrades

Apartment construction up 23% in metro Detroit

Dem chair: Michigan candidate for governor is 'pathetic, bigoted fool'

The Star-Ledger

Black men kicked out of L.A. Fitness say experience was 'humiliating'

Port Authority slams Caren Turner over ethics, after sorry-not sorry apology

Newark shooting claims lives of brothers, ages 20 and 21

N.J.'s Pallone tells Trump's EPA head he is 'unfit to hold public office'

Hate group preacher, treasurer accused of embezzling $5.3M

The Chicago Tribune

Yorkville's 'Pine Village massacre' shooter, convicted of killing 5, granted parole

EDITORIALS: Illinois voters want fair maps. Do lawmakers?

Mother, wife, million-dollar patient: Keeping her alive is a full-time job - and good business for drug companies

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Sen. Rob Portman grills HHS on handling of unaccompanied immigrant children

Hepatitis A cases spike in Ohio; at-risk people urged to get vaccinated

Cleveland detective who sent racist text messages will not be suspended, will get diversity training

Cleveland police need to make non-fatal shootings a priority, study says

City Council members voice support for Mayor Frank Jackson's youth violence plan, but also some concerns

The Washington Post

Trump says for first time that Cohen represented him in Stormy Daniels case

The Fix: Did Trump just make a ‘hugely damning admission’?

Analysis: Half of Republicans say the news media should be described as the enemy of the American people

Trump says he might get more involved in managing the Justice Department

Trump’s VA nominee withdraws amid claims of misconduct

Allegations against Jackson still threaten to derail his military career

Sessions backtracks on pausing legal aid for immigrants facing deportation

Capehart: The lynching memorial ends our national silence on racial terrorism

Pelosi defends party intervention in Democratic primaries

Unlike most Democrats running for Md. governor, Baker doesn’t back legalizing pot

The Los Angeles Times

Billions from gas tax and vehicle fees will go to transit projects, California officials announce

Golden State Killer suspect: Vietnam vet failed as a cop then went to work for grocery chain

Been ignoring the race for California governor? That's OK, in some ways it's just starting

USA Today

Senate approves Mike Pompeo to lead Trump's State Department

Trump makes admissions about Michael Cohen and lawyers immediately pounce on his words

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