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Prolific Negro League baseball home run king Josh Gibson, who never got the opportunity to play in Major League baseball, is born in 1911.

Today in Black America - February 17

POSTED: February 17, 2012, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Romney Bows Out of a Debate, and Others Follow

In Detroit, Santorum Defends Opposition to Auto Industry Bailout

Editorial: Santorum’s Small Thinking

Passions Flare as House Debates Birth Control Rule

Congress Will Auction Public Airwaves to Pay for Benefits

In East Orange, Recalling Whitney Houston Before She Was a Star

N.Y. Officials and Union Agree on Teacher Evaluations


The Christian Science Monitor

How payroll tax gridlock in Congress finally came unstuck

New consumer agency targets debt collectors. Who can argue with that?

Interracial marriage rate doubles in 30 years: how US attitudes have changed

Oklahoma close to becoming first state to enact 'personhood' bill

Threats to US: Pentagon officials drop three surprises


The Star Ledger


Despite restrictions, Whitney Houston fans will get as close to funeral as possible

Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Alicia Keys to sing at Whitney Houston's funeral service in Newark

First annual Black History Month awards held by Essex County Prosecutor's Office

N.J. Assembly passes gay marriage bill


Committee urges Christie to commute pot sentence; Bill would allow unemployed to reduce child support payments

Senate committee approves Gov. Christie's Secretary of Higher Education appointment


Organizations take action against high premature birthrate for black Newark babies


The Detroit Free Press

Rochelle Riley: GOP has already lost Michigan's vote


GOP front-runners Romney, Santorum defend stances on auto bailouts in Michigan

Romney: I would have saved Detroit

Detroit City Council's district map splits up growing areas


The Washington Post

Critical of rival Santorum’s earmarks, Romney has sought federal dollars, too

Santorum made millions as consultant

Santorum backer jokes about using aspirin as birth control

Why Palin wants brokered convention

DCPS overestimates enrollment numbers


Troubled medical center seeks $15M from city


Currie’s censure recommended


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Controversial gun bill proposed

Allegations follow ex-APS official

GOP hits back on HOPE

Obama nominates Pryor to appeals court

Carter praises Occupy movement



The Chicago Tribune

Tribune readers offer aid to underemployed

In Illinois, uninsured women now waiting for mammograms


Chicago may ban credit history discrimination for job seekers


Leading aldermen in no rush on City Council protester crackdown

McCarthy ordered to testify as part of lawsuit


The Los Angeles Times

Debt collectors, credit agencies face more control

Former Lynwood school official charged with embezzlement

D.A., district probe alleged improprieties at Trade-Tech College foundation


USA Today

Our view: Debt collection abuses rise

Groups target textbook prices to rein in college costs

Tennessee lawmakers advance 'don't say gay' bill


Detroit underwear bomber gets life sentence


Conservative commentator Pat Buchanan dropped from MSNBC


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Antioch Baptist has tradition of empowering the community: Black History Month




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