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Today in Black America - April 27

POSTED: April 27, 2018, 11:00 am

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Today in Black History: Human rights activist and author Coretta Scott King, wife of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was born on this date in 1927 in Heiberger, Alabama.

The New York Times


Cosby Found Guilty of Sexual Assault After Years of Claims

Cliff Huxtable Was Bill Cosby’s Sickest Joke

Edfitorial: A Reckoning for Cosby — Now for Others?

U.S. Growth Slowed in Early 2018. It May Just Be a Blip.

Lawyer Who Was Said to Have Dirt on Clinton Had Closer Ties to Kremlin Than She Let On

For Many, Life in Trump’s Orbit Ends in a Crash Landing

Pruitt Has It Easier Than Expected on Capitol Hill

Within the Hart Family, Disturbing Reports of Abuse

Menendez Is ‘Severely Admonished’ by Senate Panel for Accepting Gifts


Tracking Graft, From the Bootlegger to the Mayor

Sex Harassment Complaints in New York Fall Into an Enforcement Maze

Port Authority Censures Former Commissioner Who Berated Police

De Blasio Laments ‘Hits From Albany’ in New Budget, but Keeps Spending

What black Philadelphians see in the Cosby verdict

Bill Cosby's conviction a milestone for justice; if not the #MeToo movement | Editorial

Temple to consider rescinding Bill Cosby's honorary degree after guilty verdict

Philly Sheriff Jewell Williams cited for operating illegal triplex

The Detroit Free Press

Judge: Public money for private schools violates Michigan constitution

Evictions, flipping tarnish effort to turn squatters into homeowners

Oakland County to add 42,000 jobs by 2020, U-M experts say

RTA seeking public comment on transit plan for southeast Michigan

The Star-Ledger

6 sites proposed for Newark Amazon HQ

Menendez 'severely admonished' by Senate for actions that led to indictment

Will Menendez's bid to win re-election really be hurt by Senate rebuke on ethics?

Newark and Camden just got $400k each to clean up dirty land

The Chicago Tribune

Emanuel doesn't rule out another property tax hike if re-elected

12 shot within 15 hours in attacks across Chicago

2 shot during string of Gold Coast-area carjackings: 'I was shaking so much I could barely stand'

Students role-playing slaves in Underground Railroad simulations angers some parents; others praise lesson

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cuyahoga County IT Department blames user error for awarding 13-month contract for two years

NAACP, Cleveland's Black Shield Police association blast racist texts from Cleveland cop

Open carry gun walk to be held Friday at Kent State University campus

Controversial Kent State University professor pleads guilty to lying to FBI

The Washington Post

Amid allegations against Lauer and Brokaw, NBC faces doubts on harassment reforms

Chaos, contradiction disrupt week of triumph for Trump

House Republicans criticize intelligence community in Russia report

A Muslim and a Hindu thought they could be a couple. Then came the ‘love jihad’ hit list.

Ryan dismisses House chaplain, leaving lawmakers demanding answers

Bill Cosby convicted on three counts of sexual assault

Perspective: After all this time, it’s almost unbelieveable for some that Bill Cosby now faces decades in prison

Analysis: HUD Secretary Ben Carson’s proposal to triple rents for poorest households would hurt single mothers the most

Montgomery County languishes in economic gloom

School system leader in Md. signed off on raises, board members allege

Court delivers blow to D.C.’s plan to redevelop Barry Farm public housing complex

Are black girls unfairly targeted for dress-code violations at school? You bet they are.

The Los Angeles Times

Golden State Killer suspect lived a quiet suburban life, with flashes of rage and anger

ICE held an American man in custody for 1,273 days. He’s not the only one who had to prove his citizenship

Los Angeles holds talks as Amazon works with finalists for its second headquarters

In a rare move, corporate America presses for gun-control restrictions 'to take a stand'

USA Today

After a guilty verdict, what happens next for Bill Cosby?

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