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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 - March 13

POSTED: March 13, 2018, 10:00 am

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Today in Black History: Jean Baptiste Pointe Du Sable, pioneer, established what would become the city of Chicago on this date in 1773.

The New York Times


Rex Tillerson Out as Trump’s Secretary of State, Replaced by Mike Pompeo

Bowing to N.R.A., Trump Abandons Gun Control Promise

Congress Quashed Research Into Gun Violence. Since Then, 600,000 People Have Been Shot.

Schools Are Tested by National Gun-Violence Walkout

Trump Targets Obama’s School Discipline Policies

Goldberg: Will Betsy DeVos Expand the School-to-Prison Pipeline?

White House Aides Blur the Legal Lines Between Partisans and Public Servants

Editorial: Democrats Can’t Win if They Don’t Run

Pennsylvania’s Special House Election: What to Watch For

Republicans in House Say No Collusion, but Mueller’s Case Grows


Cuomo Weighs State of Emergency for New York City Public Housing

Percoco Jury Says It Is Deadlocked, Again

'He would not let me leave.' A Villanova player seeks another year of eligibility after escaping a nightmare

Former Pa. official had sex with teen. yet, he remains 'the most powerful man' in town

Why Philly's School District is a money pit

If Mayor Kenney's budget passes, Philly spending will have risen $600 million in three years

A rare thing: Wilmington Trust executives face criminal trial for bad loans from the 2008 mortgage meltdown

The Detroit Free Press

Metro Detroit roads are bad, but the cost to fix them is the real shocker

Kettering University in Flint cancels classes after racist graffiti

Leaky Palmer Park Prep in Detroit is closed as teachers worry about mold

Detroit aims to create $250M affordable housing fund, build 2,000 new units over 5 years

Study: Joe Louis demolition, better access on nearby streets would open up Detroit's Riverfront

The Star-Ledger

Murphy: I won't say 'hell no' to charter schools

N.J. has too many damn towns. Here are 25 that need to go.

N.J. kids are walking out of school Wednesday. Here's what you need to know

ACLU slams school planning to suspend protesting kids

Bayonne Zoning Board approves city's first mosque, a year after being first denied

The Chicago Tribune

National Geographic acknowledges it covered world through racist lens for generations

Sen. Daniel Biss runs in progressive lane while trying to outpace voting record

Biss plots overthrow of Madigan Democratic Party control

Meet some of the Illinois students behind Wednesday's school walkouts for gun reform

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Tanisha Anderson's mother says punishment of Cleveland officers 'unfair,' union to challenge discipline

Has Gov. Kasich ever met with State Superintendent DeMaria? Neither will say

Ohio's proposed gerrymandering fix is not failsafe, this bad map shows

Advocates rally for local support for RTA and mass transit (photos)

Burton D. Morgan Foundation awards $175,000 to Akron-area groups

The Los Angeles Times

Lazarus: Trump's CFPB looks at credit cards and, absurdly, sees 'a positive picture for consumers'

Protesters on eve of Trump's visit: 'You want to mess with California? Well, bring it on'

Editorial: The biggest outrage about America's gun violence is Congress' failure to do anything about it

A new kind of computer science major delves into how technology is reshaping society

Take a little off the top: How visits to the barbershop helped reduce blood pressure in African American men

The Washington Post

National Geographic confronts its past: ‘For Decades, Our Coverage Was Racist’

Austin police search for bombing motive, say explosives made with ‘skill and sophistication’

Artist calls out NRA for its ‘nightmarish, intolerant, divisive vision’ after sculpture used in ad

Pressure is increasing to give teachers guns. In this Ohio district, they already have them.

In Pennsylvania’s Trump country, a surging Democrat takes House race down to the wire

The Daily 202: Trump supporters in Pennsylvania embrace his 'obnoxious' personality

Perspective: Police are still killing black people. Why isn’t it news anymore?

D.C. program that builds green infrastructure sustains the environment and the local workforce

Council member pushes for hearing on D.C. schools scandal, mayor’s involvement

D.C. Public Schools taking over all-girls charter school in Southeast

Perspective: The nation is focused on students and gun violence. But kids in urban schools want to know, where’s everybody been?

USA Today

California ICE spokesman quits, accuses Trump administration of fake news

'National Geographic' delves into its past: 'For decades our coverage was racist'

Schwarzenegger says he wants to sue global oil companies for first-degree murder

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