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Educator and civil rights leader Mary McLeod Bethune, founder of Bethune-Cookman College, was born in 1875.

Today in Black America - February 24

POSTED: February 24, 2015, 8:00 am

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Today in Black History: A.M.E. Bishop Daniel Payne, first Black president of a Black college (Wilberforce), is born on this date in 1811 in Charleston, SC.

The New York Times

V.A. Secretary Apologizes for Embellishing Military Record

Christie Broke Law With Pension Move, New Jersey Judge Says

More Conflict Over Cutting Federal Role in Education

Health Law Challenge Tests Supreme Court’s Firmness on Right to Sue

States Are Blocking Local Regulations, Often at Industry’s Behest

New Housing to Benefit as Citigroup Sells Queens Site

New York Attorney General Is Said to Review Casino Bidding Process

The Changing Nature of Middle-Class Jobs

The Christian Science Monitor

Existing home sales fall to 9-month low in January, but market isn't 'hopeless' (+video)

Questioning the 'root causes' approach to countering violent extremism (+video)

War, extremism, Islam, and America's language police

The Star Ledger

N.J. lawmakers warn of 'draconian' budget cuts after judge's pension decision

Christie pension plan: Gov to announce breakthrough with teacher union today

N.J. PTA, principals launch PARCC website to answer questions

The Detroit Free Press

Detroit prepares for rigorous budget review process

Watchdog group gives Michigan a 'D-' on forfeiture laws

State pays law firm to help prisoners sue

The Washington Post

Republicans divided as DHS shutdown looms

Editorial: On Homeland Security funding, Republicans govern without logic

Robinson: The GOP’s derangement

The newest conservative hero is a black middle schooler from Georgia

John Legend’s Oscar speech on incarceration was technically correct, but there’s more to it

Fewer than half of Democrats sympathize with Israelis over Palestinians

Struggles of minority students in Montgomery: ‘I, Too, Am B-CC’

D.C. charter school executive salaries vary widely, Post analysis shows

Suspended students lose millions of days of instruction while out of school

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish would break from precedent by allowing cabinet member to keep elected office

UCLA study: Some NE Ohio schools suspend one out of four kids a year; black students suspended more often across Ohio

John Kasich's State of the State speech a chance to pitch his policy goals to all of Ohio

New study: Cleveland ranks No. 1 among "large U.S. metros" in income segregation

The Los Angeles Times

FCC chief cites wireless industry as precedent in net neutrality proposal

L.A. paid $5 million in killing, but 3 officers won't be charged

Supervisors' races could create female majority

Money shuts out youth baseball team from using public field

John Legend's Oscar remarks about slavery, incarceration are true

USA Today

IRS audit rate for individuals drops

Family Calls for 'Justice' After Police Shooting

States try to predict if inmates will reoffend

SRC, district appeal ruling on teachers' benefits to high court

Sources: Fire brass failed to help troubled paramedic

DOJ report on police shootings coming soon

AG Kane accuses judge of bias

Arneson: Independence key to Pennsylvania open records job

The Chicago Tribune

Rahm Emanuel win or runoff? Chicago voters head to the polls

Mayoral candidates make last-ditch bid for support

AP report: GOP's Schock spent taxpayer, campaign cash on private planes, concerts

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