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Today in Black America - February 21

POSTED: February 21, 2013, 1:00 pm

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Today in Black History: El Haji Malik El-Shabazz (Malcolm X) is assassinated at the Audubon Ballroom in Harlem in New York City on this date in 1965.

The New York Times

G.O.P. Is Resisting Obama Pressure on Tax Increase

Budget Cuts Seen as Risk to Growth of U.S. Economy

Pentagon Warns of Widespread Civilian Furloughs

Can Republicans Win the Senate in 2014?

In Reversal, Florida to Take Health Law’s Medicaid Expansion

Jesse Jackson Jr. Pleads Guilty: ‘I Lived Off My Campaign’

Steinem’s Support for Quinn as Mayor Depends on Sick-Leave Bill

Plan Would Let State Take Control of City’s Teacher Evaluation System

Teachers’ Union Sues Over State’s Tax Cap


The Christian Science Monitor


Jesse Jackson Jr. guilty plea: 'For years I lived off my campaign' (+video)

Gun-control bills pass Colorado House: Was Aurora a tipping point? (+video)

Fewer boarded-up homes: Vacancy rate for US housing falls to pre-bust levels


The Star Ledger

N.J. braces for 'doomsday' budget cuts as sequestration deadline looms

Former Fairleigh Dickinson 'neo-Nazi' professor files brutality suit against state police

N.J. Politics Roundup: Christie on Revel, Buono's firefighters endorsement, and more

PSE&G says Hurricane Sandy's wrath prompted utility's $4 billion infrastructure overhaul plan



The Detroit Free Press


Detroit City Council approves 10% pay cut through furloughs for union workers

Kwame Kilpatrick jury seeks clarification on extortion charge


Detroit deputy mayor to leave position for private sector

Detroit financial crisis: Court is owed millions ... but how to get it?

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing challenges report: City has a plan to fix financial mess



The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Atlanta Falcons stadium debate continues at City Hall


Amid budget cuts, lawmakers seek millions in tax breaks

DeKalb school board to face charges by accrediting agency


President’s reference to ‘Three-Fifths Compromise’ galvanizes Emory


The Chicago Tribune

Dental health on decline for Chicago's needy


Jacksons' guilt a tale of excess


Emanuel turns to companies for anti-violence funds

White supremacist gets 42 months for targeting federal juror

21-year-old man charged in teen girl's shooting death in North Chicago


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland minority contractors demand that disparity consultant pay $758,000 back to Cleveland, call study 'bogus'

Proposed federal legislation could generate millions of dollars for demolition in Cleveland

Teachers' credentials for helping students struggling with reading under discussion

Black History Month: Carrie Williams Clifford, activist in the early civil rights and women's rights movements

President Barack Obama to deliver Ohio State University's commencement speech


The Washington Post

Why bad news for Wal-Mart could mean good news for the economy

Do low-income households receive $60,000 a year in welfare?

GOP losing sequester blame game

Betty Friedan and black women: Is it time for a second look?


Obama’s cabinet: more women, fewer minorities

Jim Graham poised for reprimand from D.C. Council on Monday

Sequester could mean a pay cut of up to 20 percent for federal workers


USA Today


On issues, public is more aligned with Obama than GOP

Economists see gains from 'grand' budget deal

Preschool debate obscures core problem: Our view


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