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November 27, 2013

Congressman Mickey Leland, a fierce advocate for the poor, was born in 1944 in Lubbock, Texas.

Today in Black America - March 27

POSTED: March 27, 2012, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

For Justices, a Matter of Framing the Core Issue

Most Oppose at Least Part of Overhaul, Poll Finds


Santorum Fails to Capture Catholic Vote

Rangel and His Campaign to Pay $23,000 Fine

Across Africa, Steady Steps Toward Democracy


Colorado Revisits Law That Gives Prosecutors Wide Power to Try Youths as Adults

Seeking a Softer Justice System, Closer to Home, for New York’s Juvenile Offenders

Elementary Students in Large Classes Tripled, Report Shows


The Christian Science Monitor


Health-care challenge at US Supreme Court: Justices seek way past Day 1 hurdle

Trayvon Martin case: Is hoodie a symbol of menace or desire for justice? (+video)

Trayvon Martin was suspended from school at time of death, report says

Trayvon Martin case: What cities can learn


The Star Ledger

Residents hold vigil in East Orange in support of Florida shooting victim Trayvon Martin

N.J. Supreme Court hears arguments on whether to increase judges' health insurance, pension contributions


Gov. Christie uses radio show to blast Dems who rejected Supreme Court nominee

Christie's college merger plan must go through Legislature, non-partisan office says

N.J. voters have heard enough name calling from their policitians, poll finds

N.J. police chief to face misconduct, insurance fraud charges as trial begins


The Detroit Free Press

With video: Crowd of 1,000-1,500 people rally for Trayvon Martin in Detroit


12-year-old Detroit boy recovers from shooting, talks of his fears


With video: Detroit declared in financial emergency, but deal with state may be close

Rochelle Riley: Preachers' patience has worn thin

Legal bills add to cities' troubles across metro Detroit


The Washington Post

Health-care law ruling likely as court seems to dismiss procedural obstacle

Why the mandate is constitutional


Attorney for Zimmerman: Trayvon Martin incident is ‘not a racial issue’

Capehart: Sanford Police throw pot at Martin

‘I am Trayvon Martin’ photo campaign: ‘We’re feeling an ambush of emotions.’

Obama, allies at odds over ‘jobs bill" set to pass Congress on Tuesday


The Atlanta Journal Constitution


Emotional rally for Trayvon Martin

Ex-jailer gets 10-year sentence

Atlanta college student killed


The Miami Herald

Trayvon Martin’s death galvanizes the nation for social justice

Krop classmates arrive at school wearing black to protest Trayvon case

3 suspensions, complex portrait of Trayvon

A new investment fund hopes to create jobs, economic growth in Haiti


The Chicago Tribune

Rev. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson on Trayvon Martin

New CPS teacher evaluation system debated

Emanuel says community must join fight against gangs


South Side church leads charge against AIDS

Accused lawmaker Smith should quit, Quinn says

New Chicago State audit shows some progress


The Los Angeles Times

Protests grow as new details emerge in killing

LAPD officer profiled Latinos in traffic stops, probe concludes

GOP assemblyman gets fine, probation after plea on gun charges



USA Today

Workforce still needs more college grads

Shooter in teen's death in hiding

Jesse Jackson at Fla. church: Trayvon Martin is a 'martyr'


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland Teachers Union and Mayor Frank Jackson move closer to agreement on mayor's schools plan, but hurdles remain


Plain Dealer Editor Debra Adams Simmons awarded the 2012 Robert McGruder Award for Diversity












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