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Today in Black History: Carl T. Rowan is appointed Ambassador to Finland by President John F. Kennedy on this date in 1963.

The New York Times

University of Oklahoma Fraternity Closed After Video of Racist Chant

Blow: Race, History, a President, a Bridge

Clinton Faces Test of Record as a Women’s Advocate

As Hillary Clinton Stays Quiet About Private Emails, Republicans Seize Moment to Criticize Her

Unlikely Defense for Health Law: A 2012 Argument Against It

Threats to Voting Rights Remain, Selma Gathering Is Told


Obama, at Selma Memorial, Says, ‘We Know the March Is Not Yet Over’

New Commissioner Vows to Revitalize Agency That Fights Discrimination in New York

Warning New York City to Prepare as Its Residents Grow Older


The Christian Science Monitor

Selma's message on civil rights 50 years later (+video)

Banning the American flag? Why UC Irvine flap might be glimpse of future. (+video)

In first, four N.H. school districts shake up testing with Feds' approval

New jobs hit 295,000: robust recovery, but too many Americans still on sidelines (+video)



The Star Ledger

Almost 6 in 10 Republicans won't back Christie for president, poll shows

Police, health officials investigate after deaths of 2 Newark students


'I have to speak for him': Trayvon Martin's father brings message of investing in youth, community to N.J. church


N.J. Democrats take cautious approach to Menendez troubles


Menendez isn't N.J.'s first U.S. Senator to face trouble



The Washington Post

Will Clinton’s experience be a liability?

Federal employees who worked during the 2013 shutdown can join this lawsuit

What a 100-year-old racist movie tells us about civil rights then and now

‘The march is not yet over,’ Obama tells crowd at foot of Selma bridge


A single photo that tells the powerful story of the 50th anniversary of Selma

North of Selma, black leaders ‘fighting the same battle’

Chronic truancy rates above 50 percent in D.C. high schools

U.S. Rep. Donna Edwards said to be announcing Senate bid on Tuesday


Don’t trust complaints that schools are too rigorous for low-income students



Philly.com

'Who says there are no good black men?'

Teamsters local backs Williams

Selma, Obama, and the bridge that goes on forever


District whistle-blower has date in court

'Who says there are no good black men?'


Ferrick: Note to candidates, this race isn't about 'change'



The Los Angeles Times

Graphic video purportedly shows Suge Knight running over man

L.A. Council District 4 runoff likely to be insider vs. outsider

Cal State campuses limit admissions as demand surges


Dozens protest LAPD shooting of homeless man on skid row


GOP dream candidate Condi Rice says no thanks to U.S. Senate bid



The Detroit Free Press

Former DPS emergency manager got $50,000 in bonus pay

Protests after Wisconsin police shooting: 'It's not fair'


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland men killed in separate weekend shootings identified

Man accused of tricking, robbing teen of LeBron Christmas shoes


John Kasich books March 24 trip to New Hampshire

Akron Chamber of Commerce to honor LeBron James for impact on Akron kids



The Chicago Tribune

DNA clears Lake County man serving 20 years for abduction, rape

Credit agencies agree to records overhaul


Tony Robinson vigil draws hundreds in Madison, Wis.

State police investigate police-involved shooting in Posen

University of Chicago expanding labs to tackle urban issues


USA Today

Oklahoma students protest fraternity's racist video


Report: Rep. Donna Edwards to seek Md. Senate seat






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