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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 1

POSTED: April 01, 2014, 9:00 am

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Today in Black History: Poet, musician, lyricist and social activist Gil Scott Heron was born on this date in 1949.

The New York Times

Health Website Failures Impede Signups by Deadline

U.S. Students Fall Behind in Problem-Solving Skills

Detroit’s Revised Debt Plan May Cut Pensions Deeper

Democrats Scramble to Stave Off Midterm Disaster


Editorial: Leading the Country on Pre-K


An 8th Grader, a Gun and a Bus Rider in the Way

Push to Rid City of Classrooms That Are Anything but Temporary



The Star Ledger


Judge sets hearing to resolve certification mistake made with Trenton candidates' petitions

Steinert High student not suspended for Confederate flag, Hamilton superintendent says

Newark mayor's race: Candidates ask U.S. Attorney to monitor election


With key NJ property law expiring, lawmaker says more than 40 towns took action


Former Essex County Prosecutor Clifford Minor disbarred by NJ Supreme Court


The Christian Science Monitor


Obamacare deadline 101: Do sign-ups above 6 million signal success? (+video)

Jeb Bush: Is GOP elite drafting him for 2016? (+video)


Albuquerque protest over police shootings turns to 'mayhem' (+video)


California Democrats intent on damage control after Leland Yee arrest (+video)



The Detroit Free Press

Michigan's black children lag in U.S. in overall well-being, report says


Detroit proposes lower pension, creditor payouts in new bankruptcy plan

New bankruptcy plan offers greater detail in spending $1.5 billion

Michigan's expanded Medicaid for 470,000 recipients kicks off today

Federal judge allows part of right-to-work lawsuit against State of Michigan to proceed


Philly.com

Answers sought from NAACP's Mondesire

Christie's bridge scandal lawyers to be subpoenaed

Some words to ponder from Christie's report


New twists in controversial tax break for Camden project

Character-building is part of the curriculum at S.J. school


The Washington Post

Glenn Beck faces defamation suit for Boston bombing accusations

HealthCare.gov stumbles twice on deadline day

2014: The year committee chairmen left town

Postal workers used government credit cards to gamble and bowl, report says

Meet the new group of twentysomethings trying to elect young people in 2014

Suspected abductor appears to be dead

Joy and anguish as D.C. releases school lottery results

On Election Day, D.C. mayor’s race is up for grabs


Prince George’s plans growth around Metro stations


The Chicago Tribune

Emanuel pension fix: Hike taxes, cut benefits

Cook County health system inks $1.8 billion contract

State income tax a study in expediency


House measure would fund Safe Passage buses



The Cleveland Plain Dealer

John E. Barnes Jr., Jill Miller Zimon face off in statehouse race for 12th district

Cleveland Race, Food & Justice Conference this weekend in University Circle

Teachers shouldn't teach after two years of bad ratings, says Ohio's House Education Committee

Ignoring doctor's orders: Not filling new prescription is common patient habit, study shows


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Hall, battling cancer, seeks to delay trial

Tension continues in Ellis hearings

Mayor Reed to wed; expecting child


The Los Angeles Times

Superintendent's $675,000 pay is called 'excessive'

School district wages

California gives Obamacare applicants more time after delays


USA Today

Black female troops say grooming rule 'racially biased'

As popularity rises, so does risk of being bullied

Atlanta archbishop apologizes over $2.2M mansion





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