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Talented actress Diana Sands was born in 1934 in the Bronx, NY and broke ground on the Broadway stage and in television in the 1960's.

Today in Black America - December 12

POSTED: December 12, 2011, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Price Tag Hindering Congress in Struggle to Pass Year-End Legislation

Race Reshaped, Rivals Target Gingrich in G.O.P. Debate


Two Romneys: Wealthy Man, Thrifty Habits


Reality and Re-election Sharpen Obama’s Zigzags

Alabama to Revise Immigration Law


Texas Elections Are in Limbo Over Redistricting Issue


In Florida, Using Military Discipline to Help Veterans in Prison


Growing Push in Newark to Retake School Reins


State Takeovers of Other Districts Have Had Mixed Results

To Find the Perfect New York Mayor, Only 2 Years Left


The Christian Science Monitor

Faced with evictions, occupy movement protesters look to new tactics

Obama presses GOP on consumer watchdog delay

US Supreme Court takes up Texas redistricting case

Proposal to make Chicago a state shows Illinois divide

Lessons from Detroit Three's surprise comeback


The Star Ledger

AP fact check: Mistruths abound in GOP presidential debate

N.J. lawmaker asks for Gov. Christie to compromise on sick-leave payouts for public employees

Northeast poor brace for difficult winter after federal government cuts home heating aid

New Jersey has highest mortgage down payments in nation, analysis finds

Greater Newark Holiday Fund contributes to Essex County aid, job training agency



The Detroit Free Press

Declining buildings, neighborhoods fuel exodus from Detroit nursing homes


Trust and neglect: Troubled nursing homes aren't closed

Rochelle Riley: Gov. Rick Snyder: 'My goal is to see Detroit successful'


Ofield Dukes Elder statesman of public and media relations


The Washington Post


Romney, other Republicans scramble to blunt Gingrich’s momentum


Iowa caucuses still first, but are they foremost?

As affordable housing lags, cities try to set right troubled construction deals

Congress edges toward spending deal

Probe finds $834M in earmarks


Taking on people in high places

A star recruit’s job: Erode school’s racist legacy


The Chicago Tribune

Madigan: Blagojevich shouldn't get state pension

House Democrats try to weaken Illinois pension reform


Aldermen seek remap accord, prepare for battle

Death prompts calls for federal intervention with North Chicago police



The Atlanta Journal Constitution


Atlanta schools to redraw boundaries

Culture at FAMU targeted

Grady access to tax $ eased


The Los Angeles Times

New district maps threaten GOP seats in Congress

L.A. under federal investigation over disabled housing

Occupy L.A. to target Port of Long Beach

One black woman's personal mission to reelect Obama

New teacher contract could shut down school choice program


Lowe's pulls ads from TV show about U.S. Muslims



USA Today


San Francisco to top $10 minimum wageicons

What went wrong with foreclosure aid programs?

Fight over states' early-voting limits

Federal oversight lacking on most state highway projects


The Cleveland Plain Dealer


Letters to Santa show desires and distress of Greater Cleveland's children: Mark Naymik

Despite gains in Cuyahoga County justice reform efforts, standard protocol still lacking


New GI Bill attracts growing number of veterans to colleges




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