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Today in Black America - February 19

POSTED: February 19, 2013, 12:00 am

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Today in Black History: Prolific songwriter, Grammy Award winning artist, producer, and music executive William "Smokey" Robinson is born in 1940.

The New York Times

Editorial: Unjust Mandatory Minimums


Pro-Gun Lawmakers Are Open to Limits on Size of Magazines

Bucking a Trend, Supreme Court Justices Reject Video Coverage


From the Bronx, Planning a Long-Shot Run for Mayor

House Approves Storm Aid for Religious Institutions

To Succeed, Housing Plan Must Navigate Fear and Criticism


The Christian Science Monitor


Presidents' Day 2013: Actually, there’s no such thing

Behind the maneuvering over immigration, both parties look for advantage


The Monitor's View: Instead of blaming media violence for kids who kill, demand more nonviolent video games


The Star Ledger


Assemblyman in hot water for 'likes' of racy, violent Facebook pages



The Atlanta Journal Constitution

DeKalb’s Eugene Walker to relinquish school board chairmanship


No bond for Morehouse shooting suspect


The Detroit Free Press


Financial review due, council fears Detroiters' voice will be lost under EM


Kilpatrick evidence now in the hands of jury as deliberations begin

Nurse sues, says hospital backs dad's request that no blacks treat his newborn

Detroit girl, 7, remains critical after shooting

Ape placed above black woman's desk; judge outraged


The Chicago Tribune

Jackson Jr. may lose pension, face 5 years in jail

Rev. Jackson says son is under 'tight medical supervision'

Mom of slain woman: I hope they 'find out who did this to my baby'


Campaign problems, voter intimidation alleged in Cicero

After 148 years, Mississippi ratifies slavery ban



The Washington Post

3-D printers could test gun laws


For second term, idealistic Obama returns


Police enlist war tech in crime fight

At D.C. jail, new sheriff in town has brought transparency, commitment



The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland minority contractor groups issue statement denouncing city's racial disparity study

Dueling 'state of' speeches come as Ed FitzGerald considers 2014 bid against Gov. John Kasich


Black History Month: John Brown the barber, early settler, became wealthy


The Los Angeles Times

Garcetti, Greuel trade attacks in televised debate

Health reform backers fear a jump in premiums

Executive, charged with slapping baby on Delta flight, loses job

Deasy wants 30% of teacher evaluations based on test scores


Complaint alleges racial bias in Palmdale elections



USA Today


K-5 teacher overload: Too many trained, not enough jobs

Can-do communities: 4 towns look within to fix problem



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