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Today in Black America - February 12

POSTED: February 12, 2015, 1:00 pm

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Today in Black History: Historian Dr. Carter G. Woodson initiates "Negro History Week" in 1926, which later grew into Black History Month.

The New York Times

F.B.I. Director to Give Speech Addressing Race Relations

Democrats Pick Philadelphia for 2016 Convention


Scramble at NBC to Curb Damage Done by Williams

Obama’s Dual View of War Power Seeks Limits and Leeway

Fashion’s Racial Divide


Funerals Planned for 3 Muslim Students Killed in North Carolina


Smoking’s Toll on Health Is Even Worse Than Previously Thought, a Study Finds

Report Faults Charter School Rules on Discipline of Students


Education Is Newest Target of Kansas Budget Cuts


For de Blasio and Cuomo, the Tension Comes Easily


The Christian Science Monitor


Glimmer of hope in eight-year battle to replace No Child Left Behind

With Ebola cases down dramatically, US military ends mission in West Africa (+video)

Senate holds 'interesting' tax reform hearing. Everyone shocked. (+video)


US effort to train Syrian rebels ramps up: Can Pentagon avoid past follies? (+video)


The Washington Post

NBC intensely debated firing anchor Brian Williams

Lester Holt’s unexpected promotion

Once a Jeb Bush protege, Rubio tries to distance himself from ex-governor

Some Republicans are ‘despicable’ and ‘stupid,’ Va. GOP leader tweeted

D.C. Mayor sets sight on clearing backlog of homeless in city shelters


Nation’s high school graduation rate ticks up for third year in a row


The Star Ledger

Jail official accused of having sex with inmate takes plea deal

Feds talking to S.C. airport as part of probe into Port Authority, report says


Newark's renaissance is just around the corner, city leaders say


N.J. foreclosure rate among highest in nation, but dip may signal 'light at end of tunnel'

Rutgers to host first-ever N.J. college fair for unauthorized immigrants



The Detroit Free Press

Detroit suburbs facing 11.3 percent water rate hike

Detroit council down to 2 finalists to fill vacancy


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Columbus loses bid for Democratic National Convention; Philadelphia to host in 2016


Ohio Gov. John Kasich getting advice from Ed Gillespie, John E. Sununu and others as he ponders presidential bid

Rep. Marcy Kaptur says she supports Keystone XL pipeline despite votes against it (video)


The Los Angeles Times

Auditors' 'unfettered access' to DWP trust accounts hits a stone wall


Harris endorsements fortify her against Villaraigosa


S.F. archbishop's imposition of morality clause at schools outrages many

Gavin Newsom is the first to enter 2018 race for governor

Former Juvenile Hall officer accused of soaking boys' shoes in urine


The Chicago Tribune

Suspended Jackie Robinson West coach refuses to address accusations

Jackie Robinson West, city reel at loss of team's title

CTA attracts more haters than other transit agencies: study

Ex-Burr Oak Cemetery workers convicted of desecrating bodies


Philly,com


Riordan: A look back at black life in Burlington

Poll: N.J. residents not keen on standardized testing

DNC: Philadelphia to host 2016 Convention


Mayoral candidate Williams' resume not quite right – again

Mother of man shot dead by police addresses meeting


USA Today


Funerals set today for 3 Muslims killed in N.C.


Carter set for Senate confirmation as Defense secretary


Oregon governor says he won't step down










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