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Today in Black America - March 8

POSTED: March 08, 2013, 6:00 am

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Today in Black History: Henry L. Marsh, III is elected the first Black mayor of Richmond, Virginia, "the cradle of the Confederacy," on this date in 1977.

The New York Times

A Senator’s Stand on Drones Scrambles Partisan Lines

Latinos Gain Political Muscle, and Fund-Raisers Show How

Bronx Offers Case Study Over Future of Voting Act

Philadelphia Officials Vote to Close 23 Schools

Advocacy Group to Monitor Reform Efforts in Public Schools

Students Initiate Inquiry Into Harassment Reports

City’s Jobless Rate in January Hit 4-Month High

The Christian Science Monitor

Life after 'sequester': Does federal budget have $1 trillion in fat to cut?

US aid spending unlikely to change, despite $8 billion wasted in Iraq

Report: Flimsy cybersecurity for US military is 'magnet to US opponents'

Gun trafficking bill passes Senate panel. Is that it for Obama gun agenda?

The Star Ledger

Election Day could become two weeks long under N.J. Democrats' bill

N.J. lobbying spending drops amid cooling rhetoric between Christie, NJEA

N.J. forms group, launches website to monitor Hurricane Sandy fraud

N.J. governor candidate Barbara Buono gets matching campaign funds from the state

The Detroit Free Press

Dozens protest emergency financial manager for Detroit

Rochelle Riley: Changing the way college preparation is discussed

Judicial Tenure Commission files misconduct complaint against Wayne County judge

U.S. regulators sign off on Michigan's health insurance exchange

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Oberlin College asks FBI to investigate possible racial incidents on campus

Cleveland schools headquarters auction draws bids far lower than expected

Cleveland City Councilman Zack Reed failed to fully pay $500 fine on prior drunken driving case

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Charges dropped against man claiming officers planted drugs on him in DeKalb

Atlanta schools recognized for cheating safeguards

SCLC to host forum on trafficking

After rare tax forgiveness, nonprofit still not paying

The Chicago Tribune

Hadiya Pendleton gun bill clears Senate panel

Aldermen endorse expansion of city gun offender registry

Quinn's proposed budget squeezes educators

Gov. Pat Quinn's budget plan would cut Chicago's share of money from the state income tax

Former Markham police officer charged with civil rights violations

The Washington Post

Obama turns on charm in attempt to break gridlock

Senate panel approves gun-trafficking bill

Obama signs a strengthened Violence Against Women Act

O’Malley plans trip to South Carolina, an early presidential primary state

D.C.'s budget picture isn’t as pretty as it seems

Veteran Virginia state trooper killed, suspect captured following manhunt

The Los Angeles Times

Activist settles suit over ACORN video

L.A. mayoral foes zero in on their fiscal images

Low L.A. voter turnout restarts debate about election scheduling

Big money doesn't buy much in L.A. school races

Community college district board gains lawmaker, ex-college president

USA Today

Community wants to tell Tubman's story

Four more states get federal nod for health exchanges

N.C.'s immigrant driver's license plan sparks protests

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