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Author Richard Wright ("Native Son") is awarded the NAACP Spingarn Medal on this date in 1941.

Today in Black America - March 27

POSTED: March 27, 2013, 8:00 am

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Today in Black History: "The Divine One," jazz vocalist and song stylist Sarah Vaughn was born on this date in 1928 in Newark, New Jersey.

The New York Times

Court to Hear Arguments on Defense of Marriage Act

Good Friends, Same Party but Legal Opponents


JPMorgan Faces Full-Court Press by U.S. Regulators

First Woman Is Chosen to Lead Secret Service

Soros to Give $1 Million to NAACP Legal Fund


Indiana: Voucher Program Ruled Constitutional


Quinn Is Said to Be in Talks Over Sick Time

Bloomberg Seeks End to Cheap Cigarettes


The Christian Science Monitor


Michael Bloomberg as counterweight to NRA: What are his chances?


Both sides of gay marriage fight agree: today was historic

Indiana's expansive school voucher program upheld: A model for others?


Gun control: Public support is waning, poll finds

Arrests darken hopes for Zimbabwe despite new constitution



The Star Ledger


Menendez's standing improves in poll, but scandal still takes a toll


Seven leaders of N.J. engineering firm accused of illegal campaign contributions


Latest twist in East Orange mayoral race: Mayor Bowser's aide to run for governor

Republicans announce legislative slate in Essex and Morris County's 27th District


Jersey City school district reveals plan to deal with lead in water


Newark Watershed dissolves, leaving city to manage water for 500,000 customers


The Detroit Free Press

School districts, universities skirt right-to-work at a hefty financial risk

Ban on cellphones for teen drivers to take effect

Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon says he's what Detroit needs in a mayor


Kwame Kilpatrick hurt his knee, should be let out of prison, lawyer says


Detroit emergency financial manager to let council, mayor keep pay, benefits

Ex-Detroit police homicide unit head charged with lying on witness stand



The Atlanta Journal Constitution


Study: Health care overhaul to raise claims costs

DeKalb CEO staffers paid from other departments

Atlanta schools consider bus safety improvements


Gwinnett could end teacher, staff furlough days under proposed budget

Druid Hills parents may use charter law to gain control over school cluster



The Washington Post

High court justices conflicted on California’s Proposition 8

The Post’s View: Run off the highway


Parties scramble to shift with public opinion


People (still) really like President Obama

More than half of U.S. rivers in poor health, EPA says


Pr. George’s council wants school budget control


Developer sues Metro and D.C. Council member Jim Graham over land deal


The Chicago Tribune

Man charged with threatening legislator over her stance on gay marriage


Local governments unhappy with state plan for sharing income taxes


Cable business faked minority status to nab subcontracts, feds say



The Cleveland Plain Dealer


Baldwin Wallace to drop student health plan due to soaring costs

Kasich signs SB 47, starts clock for opponents to shut down bill


The Los Angeles Times


Proposed L.A. budget cuts called 'war' on labor unions


Celebrity educator takes on state's unions

Court seems willing to let gays marry in California


CalPIRG gives California failing grade on spending transparency


USA Today

White House warns cutting Medicare will shift costs

Study: Health overhaul to raise claims cost 32%


Years after change, activist lives her convictions



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