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Today in Black America - February 27

POSTED: February 27, 2013, 9:00 am

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Today in Black History: On this date in 2007 Brown University pledged to raise $10 million to make amends for benefiting from the enslavement of Africans.

The New York Times

Austerity Kills Government Jobs as Cuts to Budgets Loom

EDITORIAL: The Latest Hurdle to Gun-Law Reform


Gun-Control Backer Wins Primary for Illinois Seat

HONOR BETRAYED:Attacked at 19 by an Air Force Trainer, and Speaking Out

Mass Release of Immigrants Is Tied to Impending Cuts


Voting Act Challenge Hinges on a Formula

Carrión, Sole Latino Candidate, Announces Third-Party Bid for Mayor


Hidden After Offending, Mural at a State Office Is Back, for Peeks Only



The Christian Science Monitor

Focus: Dorner case legacy: rekindled distrust, resentment of police

Voting Rights Act: Is major portion outdated? Supreme Court to hear arguments.


A year after Trayvon Martin shooting, is America much changed?


Chuck Hagel will be secretary of Defense. What did GOP opposition accomplish?


The Star Ledger

$40M in Sandy aid in Christie's budget seen as lifeline for towns facing possible federal cuts

Time running out for New Jersey property owners seeking FEMA Sandy storm reimbursement

Gloucester County NAACP travels to Washington to support Voting Rights Act

Report: Bergen County Jail releases immigrant detainees ahead of sequester

Editorial: Gov. Christie puts state pension fund on sound course



The Detroit Free Press

Bills aim to expand gun rights in Michigan

Mike Duggan makes it official -- he's running for Detroit mayor

Jurors in Kwame Kilpatrick case put in full day of deliberations

Financial report: Detroit council's response unclear after private meeting nixed

Detroit doesn't need emergency manager, NAACP and mayoral hopeful argue


The Washington Post

When it comes to cuts, where you live matters

Federal law enforcement officers not exempt from budget-cut furloughs

Republicans are losing the spending argument

GOP senators say Obama understands border security concerns

Hagel wins confirmation to lead Pentagon

D.C. clamps down on low-performing schools


Washington Post poll finds support for stricter gun control laws in Maryland

Courtland Milloy: First lady needs to raise her game



The Atlanta Journal Constitution

DeKalb school crisis sparks reforms


DeKalb Ethics Board shoots down CEO request for legal fund


DeKalb budget to restore money for system upgrades



The Chicago Tribune

Kelly says win in Congressional primary a 'message' to the NRA

Sources: Jesse Jackson Jr. writing memoir

Major corporations urge Supreme Court to legalize gay marriage

Schools challenged by higher test standards


The Los Angeles Times

Greuel traces political roots to Tom Bradley

James ad portrays oppenents burying bodies

Deasy group aids three school board candidates


USA Today

Gunmakers in cross hairs of national debate


Landmarks to civil rights converge on Capitol Hill

For '60s civil rights leader, the march isn't over








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