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Today in Black America - February 18

POSTED: February 18, 2013, 10:00 am

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Today in Black History: Morehouse College was founded on this date in 1867, originally as the Augusta Institute and later as the Atlanta Baptist College.

The New York Times

Joseph Stiglitz: Equal Opportunity, Our National Myth

Obama’s Plan Sees 8-Year Wait for Illegal Immigrants

Voting Rights Act Is Challenged as Cure the South Has Outgrown


2 Senate Opponents Vow to End Bid to Block Hagel

When Being Jobless Is a Barrier to Finding a Job

Schools Ask: Gifted or Just Well-Prepared?



The Christian Science Monitor


Gun control: Future hangs on misunderstood majority of gun owners

Proposed assault weapons ban would protect more than 2,200 firearms

Gun control alone isn’t enough to halt violence, Obama says in Chicago



Star Ledger

N.J. inmate program serves up good food, job experience

New documentary chronicles a Trenton neighborhood's changing function

After early setbacks in Senate campaign, Cory Booker says he'll focus on Newark


Watching educational TV could improve preschoolers' behavior, study finds

N.J. educators discuss Obama's call for preschool expansion, question funding for resources



The Detroit Free Press

See how Michigan universities' growing net assets compare to tuition increases (database)


More than $4B in unrestricted funds held by Michigan universities is for projects, not tuition cuts

Pell Grant scammers ripping off Michigan colleges for millions


Bing, council can't turn Detroit's finances around, state-ordered review finds



The Chicago Tribune

2 questioned in fatal shooting of Chicago teen

Hutchinson drops out, endorses Kelly in Jackson Jr. contest


CPS officials taking note of school-closing feedback

Charges against Jackson belie his pledge to service

NYC mayor's super PAC endorses Robin Kelly for Jackson's seat


The Atlanta Journal Constitution


Morehouse gets $3 million gift from Ray Charles Foundation


Obama to give commencement speech at Morehouse College


Corruption scandal shocks, saddens metro law enforcement

Why Republicans expect a wide-open Senate race


“Huge problems” plague Georgia WIC program, cost taxpayers millions


The Washington Post

The question of Clarence Thomas

McCain: Background check package can likely win support of most senators

The country has a confidence problem and it’s Congress’s fault


Job Corps closes door on new recruits

Federal government to run insurance exchanges in 26 states

Will Gray run again for D.C. mayor?


Fallout from Johnson scandal still costing Pr. George’s time and money


Alexandria schools leaders resist state takeover of under-performing school


The Los Angeles Times

Brown to approach union allies about controlling spending

Major GOP donor helps James' L.A. mayoral campaign


Anthony Pachot dies; L.A. County sheriff's first black copter pilot

California lawmakers push bills to get more youths to the polls



The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio high school students could earn college credit, brush up on skills, through possible online partnership with Udacity


BlackHistory Month: John Brown the barber, early settler, became wealthy



USA Today

Obama to propose project to map human brain


Modifying kids' TV habits may improve behavior


White House immigration plan offers path to residency

Schools' wrangle with tolerance for kids faking gunplay



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