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Gus Savage, who served in the House of Representatives representing the 3rd District in Illinois, was born in 1925 in Detroit.

Today in Black America - February 20

POSTED: February 20, 2012, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

After Bailout of Auto Industry, Detroit Fallout Trails Romney

Santorum Defends Comments on Obama and Education


Obama’s Tax Policy Targets Rising Sector of His Base: The Affluent


Romney Arizona Co-Chair Resigns Amid Allegation

Obama Raised $11.8 Million for Campaign in January

New Museums to Shine a Spotlight on Civil Rights Era

A New Leader Helps Heal Atlanta Schools, Scarred by Scandal

States Try to Fix Quirks in Teacher Evaluations

Breakout Stars Shine a Light on Those Left Out


The Christian Science Monitor

Romney vs. Santorum: Class warfare in the GOP

Latin America: Where the world's jobs are

Rick Santorum and more: How social issues intruded on 2012 campaign


Payroll tax vote exposes divisions within each party


The Star Ledger


Somber atmosphere surrounds Whitney Houston's burial in Westfield cemetery

Whitney Houston funeral coverage: Star-Ledger stories, photos and videos


Christie's brash words on N.J. Supreme Court may be undermining state's judicial branch


Rutgers University among schools probed by NYPD in secret Muslim surveillance

Booker reinstates water agency in tight Newark budget

Union Township sees a nearly complete shift in its racial and ethnic makeup


The Detroit Free Press

Law would allow failing schools to be converted to charters by parent demand


Michigan schools that could be converted


FBI ditches training materials criticized as anti-Muslim

Rochelle Riley: City finding a way to make Detroit Works actually work

City Council President Charles Pugh, radio show host to lead meetings on transforming Detroit

Tuskegee Airmen in spotlight again with Detroit screening of 'An Eagle Should Fly'

Detroit girl's photo captured spirit of March on Washington


The Washington Post

Gingrich records show public praise, private criticism of Reagan


GOP presidential candidates bring Founding Fathers back into political spotlight

Returning military members allege job discrimination by government

Justices: Reconsider Citizens United


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Latino Mormons speaking out against Romney


DFCS confirms surge in deaths


Gingrich hedges on winning Ga.

Class in session on Atlanta school redistricting

Second gay beating suspect surrenders to Atlanta police


The Chicago Tribune

Quinn wants major Medicaid cuts


Cash-strapped students skipping community college

Leading aldermen in no rush on City Council protester crackdown


State's attorney's unit to probe convictions in 1993 murder of IIT athlete


One of Savannah's first black Girl Scouts offers inspirational message to Chicago troops


Illinois voters mixed on amount of federal regulation



The Los Angeles Times

San Diego tackles pensions; U.S. looks on

Gun owners hope to win the right to carry concealed weapons

Unions return to Democratic fold for 2012 election


Poor children could lose medical coverage in budget plan

In Inglewood, a sparkling new campus and looming bankruptcy


USA Today

Economic crisis slows U.S. population growth

Voter ID laws are growing; so are challenges


Girl in March on Washington photo identified


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Judge George W. White, first black judge in U.S. District Court in Cleveland: Black History Month

Is Ohio's death penalty under its own death watch? Questions, criticism mount about Ohio executions

Publisher William O. Walker became Rhodes Cabinet member: Black History Month

Cleveland police offer $10,000 reward for help in finding toddler, mother abducted off street


Artist Elmer Brown created murals and greeting cards: Black History Month







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