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Today in Black America - February 14

POSTED: February 14, 2013, 8:00 am

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Today in Black History: Richard Allen becomes the first Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church on this date in 1816.

The New York Times

Extending a Theme, Obama Promotes Resurgence in U.S. Manufacturing

On Immigration, Obama Draws Bipartisan Praise

Scorecard for Colleges Needs Work, Experts Say

On the Issues: A Guide to Obama's Proposals

Debt Mounting, Postal Service Asks to Alter Business Model

Obama Resubmits Appointees for Labor Board

Quinn’s Affordable Housing Plan Revisits Tax Caps Once Rejected by Bloomberg

Remember, City Council, Forever Is a Really Long Time

The Christian Science Monitor

Obama's universal preschool proposal: Game-changer or federal overreach?

State of the Union 101: Nine Obama proposals that might create jobs

Obama urges a budget without brinkmanship. But can Congress stop the insanity?

Would harsher sentencing have saved Hadiya Pendleton?

The Star Ledger

NJ Transit head: Still months away from all Sandy-damaged trains being restored

Victim in Newark viral video speaks out, says he was held at gunpoint while whipped

In Fort Lee, Sen. Weinberg tells parents addressing mental health issues is part of preventing gun violence

Jersey City councilwoman defends comments that 'everyone' in her ward has criminal record

Newark mayoral candidate launches fundraising website as race picks up for 2014

The Detroit Free Press

Poll: Feelings on gun control complicated

Michigan corrections costs remain high despite drop in inmates, staffing

Business group's site keeps scorecard to help compare state universities

Michigan's graduation rates on the upswing

State of the City address: Fix finances, fix Detroit, Mayor Dave Bing says

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Cobb explores getting academic audit

Obama to lay out details of universal pre-kindergarten plan in Decatur

DeKalb grand jurors want to open its probe

Regents tackle new policy on college sports

Deal signs hospital ‘bed tax’ bill, but health care woes persist

The Chicago Tribune

Anxiety grows as Chicago Public Schools narrows closing list

Judge halts O'Hare convention center project

Teen fatally shot near border of Cicero, Chicago

Family: Hadiya Pendleton slaying suspect 'good kid'

The Washington Post

Why economic growth isn’t enough on its own

Obama heads to Atlanta to push for more early childhood education

How Marco Rubio is trying to turn his sip slip into a political win

New warnings sounded on sequestration's impact

D.C. child-care providers for poor kids are strapped

Maryland House delegates meeting privately on gun-control measure

D.C. to change police lineups, records to reduce wrongful convictions

U-Md. student acted strangely in weeks before shooting, friends say

The Los Angeles Times

Former San Diego mayor to be arraigned on fraud charge

L.A. sales tax hike could fund pay raises

L.A. County errors cited in 13 child deaths

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Northeast Ohio legislators say Gov. John Kasich's school funding plan lets down Cleveland

Cincinnati casino gets state licenses

Federal judge sentences 30 cocaine-trafficking gang members to prison -- with few exceptions

Black History Month: Sara Lucy Bagby Johnson was last fugitive slave prosecuted in Cleveland

USA Today

Drug prices jump again while other health costs decline

Two GOP governors say they will not expand Medicaid

Rove's seed money sparks ire of grass-roots GOP

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