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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


Philly.com


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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