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Today in Black America - March 5

POSTED: March 05, 2013, 7:30 am

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Today in Black History: Crispus Attucks is killed in the Boston Massacre in 1770, becoming the first casualty of the American Revolution.

The New York Times

President Announces Choice for Budget Chief

Cabinet Picks Could Take On Climate Policy

U.S. Disavows 2 Drone Strikes Over Pakistan

Op-Ed: Come Home, America

A Private Boom Amid Detroit’s Public Blight

12 Charged With Manslaughter in Florida Hazing Death

Residents Sue FreshDirect Over Move to the Bronx


The Christan Science Monitor

Sen. Robert Menendez faces new questions on ties to big donor

Jeb Bush sounding more like a presidential candidate

Ann Romney blames media for Mitt's loss. Is that right? (+video)


On Kenyan election day, limited violence and high turnout


The Star Ledger

Concerns over 'wanted' runaway slave poster resolved, Penns Grove school officials say


Report: Cory Booker earned about $1 million in speaking fees, donated most of it

Booker aims to hire police, set up review board and shore up legacy in 'State of the City'

Former Newark deputy mayor's co-conspirator gets no jail time


Escort linked to Menendez said she made story up, report says


The Detroit Free Press

Groups build cases against Detroit emergency financial manager

4 teens charged in carjacking of ex-Tuskegee airman's SUV in Detroit

Detroiter killed less than a month after reaching his goal of receiving GED

Jury ends Day 10 of deliberations with no verdict in Kilpatrick trial


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Federal judge rules against school board members

Some jobless payments to be cut

Former FAMU band members charged with manslaughter in Robert Champion’s death

Clayton juvenile program becomes model for state reform



The Cleveland Plain Dealer


Oberlin College cancels classes today, hundreds rally, after string of racially related incidents reported

Oberlin College president says 'significant progress' in investigating recent string of hate-speech incidents on campus


Cleveland City Council approves residency restrictions for future city workers

Cleveland man shoots 12-year-old daughter, then kills himself


The Chicago Tribune


Quinn aide: No new taxes in Illinois budget

U. of C. police under fire for undercover protest operation

Republican in race for Jackson Jr. seat did time for robbery and burglary

CPS may sell downtown headquarters


The Washington Post


Republicans fear fallout of cuts to health programs


Washington’s despicable nonsense


Virginia Republicans wage war on the poor

Why Romney’s ‘47 percent’ comment was SO bad

Latinos still seeking Cabinet representation

D.C. Council likely to delay cut in aid for long-term welfare recipients


The Los Angeles Times


L.A. prepares for an election with more heat than light


Students learning lessons in social responsibility

California school districts are in better financial shape, officials say



USA Today


Students can cash in for passing AP exams

Calif. lawmaker seeks rights for transgender students






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