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Dr. Chancellor Williams, historian and author of "The Destruction of Black Civilization" is born in 1898 in Bennetsville, South Carolina.

Today in Black America - December 21

POSTED: December 21, 2011, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Standoff Over Payroll Tax Cut Leaves Wake of Uncertainty


3 Million Could Lose Jobless Pay in Impasse

Remembering ’08 Fizzle, Romney Puts Added Emphasis on New Hampshire


A Piecemeal Approach to Health Law in States


Georgia Judge Accused of Misconduct Will Resign

In New Guidelines, Officials Affirm That State’s Family Courts Are Open to Public

After Resigning, Tearful Senator Pleads Guilty to Accepting Bribes



The Christian Science Monitor

House rejects payroll-tax deal. Is it now dead?

Why 2012 could be the year of the third-party candidate

Failed Martin Luther King Day parade bomber gets 32-year sentence


The Star Ledger

Gov. Christie signs bill to restore $139 million in aid to N.J.'s poorest cities

N.J. poll: Voters want Mitt Romney as GOP candidate, but favor re-electing Obama

Outpour of support for N.J. homeless man beaten by 2 youths supplies the chance to change

N.J. officials look to limit number of towns represented by more than one congressman

Former employees accuse PSE&G of fraud, wrongful termination in suit

Mayor Tony Mack rebuffed in request for police records


The Detroit Free Press

In Pontiac, just about everything must go as city puts assets up for sale

Michigan's November jobless rate decline is largest in U.S.

Feds may strip Detroit's funds to run Head Start

Tougher Wayne State admission standards would be unfair to some minorities, advocates say

Governor signs law to remove cap on charter schools


The Washington Post

As Congress exits, payroll tax hike nears

Gingrich’s faulty judgment

With rise, Ron Paul could be spoiler in GOP presidential race — or kingmaker

Obama’s middle-class momentum

Melhi sentenced in Pr. George’s corruption case

D.C. council overhauls ethics rules


Regional jobless rates fall in November



The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Atlanta City Council schedules redistricting public hearing for Jan. 3

Fulton to review tentative 2012 budget


Deal: Cheating 'alarming'

Fulton Science loses charter extension


The Chicago Tribune

North Chicago police face 2nd accusation

Alleged Burge victim sues

Quinn signs budget deal to avert closings

Back pay for state education workers will be negotiated next month

Uproar continues over plans for South Side schools



The Los Angeles Times

Placentia school district allows non-citizens to address board


State sues Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae in mortgage probe



USA Today

Reunited troops, families face stress of reunions

Meth epidemic takes aim at Missouri


Obama formally marks end of Iraq War

Poll suggests Obama is winning the tax debate over GOP


The Cleveland Plain Dealer


We Are Ohio, labor-backed group that opposed Senate Bill 5, still active

Fixing Ohio's economy still drives Gov. Kasich's agenda as he looks ahead to next year and reflects on first year in office




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