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March 20, 2018

Filmmaker and producer Sheldon Jackson "Spike" Lee was born on this date in 1957 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Today in Black America - February 16

POSTED: February 16, 2018, 11:30 am

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Today in Black History: The Liberia Herald is published as the first Black newspaper printed in Africa in 1826 by C.L. Force of Boston.

The New York Times


Meet South Africa’s New President, a Favorite of Mandela

South Africa Sees Fresh Start for Economy, With the Same Challenges

In Netanyahu’s Israel, the Divide Is Now All About Him


‘Black Panther’ Poised to Shatter a Hollywood Myth

Suspect Confesses to Shooting Students ‘in the Hallways’

A Mother Weeps for Her Angel: ‘I Hope She Didn’t Die for Nothing’

Editorial: The N.R.A. Can Be Beat

Frustration Grows as Congress Fails to Pass Gun Measures

V.A. Secretary Says Officials Are Trying to Force Him Out

Inaugural Committee Paid $26 Million to First Lady’s Adviser

Three Immigration Plans Fall, Leaving ‘Dreamers’ in Limbo


Police Sergeant Acquitted in Killing of Mentally Ill Woman

Key Witness in Corruption Trial Tells a Tale of Cuomo

State Will Not Take Over Long-Struggling Hempstead Schools

Could one Phiily man's exoneration prompt DA's Office to examine other decades-old murders?

College students' free speech trampled at Philly City Hall's front yard

Jackson: Black History Month is a failure

Living in ethnic neighborhood can influence health, for good and ill, research suggests

Are Kenney, Council in a power struggle over Philly's new school board

The Detroit Free Press

What do most of America's mass shootings have in common? White, male culprits

Michigan school adopts 'no-bag policy' in wake of Florida shooting

Michigan State's Board of Trustees draws heat amid Larry Nassar scandal; are changes coming?

Family of 3 Detroit women killed ask for prayers: 'We have nothing'

The Star-Ledger

Woman, 19, reported missing Wednesday found dead in wooded area

Nutley closes all schools Friday due to threat in Instagram video

10 ways Phil Murphy is already erasing Chris Christie

Questions remain after county releases reports on Hudson jail deaths, medical care

Murphy hires his fierce Democratic primary foe to help with Atlantic City takeover

The Chicago Tribune

Tribune Editorial Board endorses Bruce Rauner for Republican governor nomination

For the fallen Cmdr. Paul Bauer, Chicago prepares a somber ritual not seen in years — the police funeral

4 wounded in city shootings, including 14-year-old boy shot in Wicker Park

Berrios property tax assessments for Cook County homeowners are flawed and unfair, study confirms

The Los Angeles Times

FBI was warned about school shooting suspect 5 months ago

Mitt Romney launches Utah Senate bid with feel-good video, takes swipes at Washington and Trump

Immigrant rights activists block Homeland Security van from accessing Metropolitan Detention Center

The Washington Post

Students emerge as new critics for lack of action on guns: ‘This stuff happens and we don’t know why’

FBI’s near-brush with suspect in Fla. massacre draws scrutiny

‘Red flag laws’ in five states allow guns to be seized before violence can occur

Analysis: Over 1.6 million high school students can legally buy AR-15s in their home states

Analysis: She’s a 23-year-old reporter at a community newspaper. This is the third mass shooting she’s covered.

The Daily 202 Analysis: Immigration failure shows the ideologues are ascendant in the Trump White House

The Fix Analysis: More than 40 percent of Trump’s first Cabinet-level picks have faced ethical or other controversies

District sues landlord Sanford Capital over poor housing conditions. Again.

D.C. public hospital’s former top doctor files whistleblower lawsuit

Schools chief donates to board member amid job performance review

USA Today

Flu kills 22 more children, bringing toll to 84 kids as worst season in a decade continues

Florida school shooting suspect ordered a drink at Subway after deadly assault

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