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March 18, 2017

Civil rights pioneer Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth was born on this date in 1922 in Birmingham, Alabama.

Today in Black America - December 29

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Note: We will not post on Monday January 1, 2018. Happy New Year!

Dr. Robert C. Weaver and President Lyndon B. Johnson

Today in Black History: Dr. Robert C. Weaver, first Black Cabinet Secretary, is born in 1907. Today is the fourth day of Kwanzaa, Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics).

The New York Times


South African Court Raises Pressure for Zuma to Resign

Saudi Arabia and Iran Race to Expand Women’s Rights


Editorial: The Strange Silence About Gun Crimes

Trump Veers Away From 70 Years of U.S. Foreign Policy

Trump Says Russia Inquiry Makes U.S. ‘Look Very Bad’

Rush to Prepay Taxes Gives Way to Confusion and Anger

Prepaying Property Taxes? Your Bank May Make You an Audit Risk

U.S. to Roll Back Safety Rules Created After Gulf Spill


The Most Expensive Mile of Subway Track on Earth

Child Playing With Stove Caused Bronx Fire That Killed 12

Victims Identified in Troy Homicides, but Killer Is Still at Large

The Atlanta-Journal Constitution

Moore’s Ford lynching: years-long probe yields suspects — but no justice

Morehouse college readies for new president

14 Philly-area Superfund sites in flood zones, sea-level-rise areas

Philly records more than 300 homicides for first time since 2012

'The numbers are insane': In Philly, four times as many people die from overdoses than murder

Last of Philly's black-owned bookstores looking for a comeback

The Detroit Free Press

Detroit is world's #2 top city to visit in 2018

FBI wiretaps reveal how towing titan Fiore built his empire

Groups: It's impossible to monitor Flint water pipe replacement

The Chicago Tribune

Chicago's homicide total drops by over 100 in 2017, but still highest of any U.S. city

Chicago police watchdog rules 2015 shooting of Quintonio LeGrier and Bettie Jones was unjustified

More than 200 new Illinois laws take effect with the new year

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

146,000 Ohio workers will get pay boost from 2018 minimum wage increase

Cleveland mother accused in 5-year-old son's death indicted

Families of Anthony Sowell's victims can sue retired Cleveland detective following high court ruling

Dwayne Browder, advocate for youth and champion for the downtrodden, dies at 56

Channel 19 news crew robbed at gunpoint on Cleveland's East Side, police say

The Star-Ledger

In 4 days, N.J.'s minimum wage will creep up 16 cents

More people are dying on N.J. roads than have in a decade

Man injured in fiery pursuit files $25M tort claim against city, police department

State Police cleared in death of man who died in their custody

The Los Angeles Times

A powerful person has been accused of misconduct at a rate of once every 20 hours since Weinstein

Essential Education: Some of LAUSD's random searches confiscate more school supplies than weapons, analysis finds

Built to last: Former LAUSD Supt. Roy Romer, 89, surveys $20-billion school construction effort

The Washington Post

White House pursues internal changes amid worries about a difficult year ahead

New GOP tax law expected to slow rise of home values, creating winners and losers

11 curious quotes from Trump’s latest news interview

Opinion: A storm is gathering

Trump calls for border wall funding in any DACA deal, but Democrats are skeptical

Hundreds of thousands of poor Americans will soon be able to move to better areas, thanks to this judge

Trump administration to overhaul safety-monitoring rules for offshore drilling

Perspective: How the news media distorts black families

18-year-old is charged in three killings, including that of college-bound teenager

In race critical to Va. House control, GOP urges judges to stick by disputed ballot ruling

Third Title IX investigation at University of Maryland opens

USA Today

A look at those who changed the world and left us in 2017

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