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

Today in Black America - April 9

POSTED: April 09, 2013, 9:00 am

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Today in Black History: Scholar, athlete, actor, singer and human rights activist Paul Robeson is born on this date in 1898 in Princeton, New Jersey.

The New York Times

Invoking Newtown Dead, Obama Presses Gun Laws


Kerry to Focus on Palestinian Economy as Part of Peace Process

Student Loan Rate Set to Rise, Despite Lack of Support

Early Line for 2016 Shows a Vice President Who’s Not the Favorite

Brash Christie Plays Rutgers Circumspectly

Criticism of Cuomo Grows as the Problems in Albany Endure


Private Development Feared in City-Owned Complex

Cablevision’s Actions Illegal, Board Says


The Christian Science Monitor


Sandy Hook families on Air Force One: why it matters

Obama budget plan would cut deficits – but enough?


Shareholders ask firms: What are your politics?


The Star Ledger

Christie defends Rutgers president Barchi, calls Rice an 'animal'

Rutgers board member who saw Mike Rice videos said he called for coach's firing

Campaign money helps feed DiVincenzo, with thousands in restaurant tabs

Coalition of union affiliates endorses Buono for governor


Detroit Free Press


New report recommends making Detroit City Council part-time, cutting staff

Union asks Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder to rehire unemployment insurance fraud staff

Democrats seek to repeal pension tax, fund movies and education

Police reach a milestone, but still face challenges


The Washington Post

Bloomberg group grades Congress on gun votes

Duplicative programs waste funds, report says

Game creators are in the eye of the video-game storm

Sequester means 11 percent cut in unemployment benefits

Race and geography key to 2012 voting lines

‘I wanted to get him out of here. I didn’t move fast enough.’

Mayor Gray: DCPS budget cuts due in part to lower-than-expected enrollment


The Chicago Tribune

Mother remembers last kiss from son, 14, slain Sunday on Near West Side

Mayor Rahm Emanuel discusses gun violence prevention


The Los Angeles Times

Endorsements show power of L.A.'s black vote

Community colleges to get web scorecards on performance



The Cleveland Plain Dealer


Ohio Turnpike tolls would increase 30 percent over the next 10 years, under Kasich's plan

Advocates of Ohio Medicaid expansion decry reports of plan being nixed

Gun control supporters gather at City Hall to push Congress to pass stricter laws

Cleveland school district avoids state control based on Cleveland plan already in place


USA Today


Report: Redundant federal programs waste billions

Guns in Ind. schools likely to be optional

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