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Author Richard Wright ("Native Son") is awarded the NAACP Spingarn Medal on this date in 1941.

Today in Black America - March 12

POSTED: March 12, 2015, 6:30 am

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Today in Black History: Civil rights leader, Ambassador, Mayor and former Congressman, Rev. Andrew Young was born in 1932 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The New York Times


Ferguson Police Chief Joins Exodus of Officials in City

2 Officers Are Shot Outside Police Station in Ferguson


Secret Service Faces Inquiry in Crash at White House

Blow: Hate Takes the Bus


Struggling in Congress, Republicans Unite on Foreign Policy

Jeb Bush Sells His Stakes in Remaining Businesses


Marco Rubio’s Puppies-and-Rainbows Tax Plan

Democrats See No Choice but Hillary Clinton in 2016

Focus in Brooklyn Subway Shooting Is on Whether Deadly Force Was Justified

Calls to End Quick Purge of New York State Workers’ Email


The Christian Science Monitor

In wake of Oklahoma racist chant, how can colleges reform fraternities?

Utah firing squad decision: Could it actually make death penalty more humane? (+video)

Senate hearing shows agreement on defeating Islamic State, not how to do it (+video)


As Ebola threat abates, Sierra Leone turns attention to survivors



The Washington Post

Secret Service agents probed in alleged crash at White House

Two police officers shot amid Ferguson protest


Ferguson police chief resigns


Anxious senior Democrats worry that Hillary Clinton is not ready for 2016

There are 31,380 Clinton e-mails we’ll never see. There’s something wrong with that.


The untold story of how the sugar industry shaped key research on teeth

‘Morning Joe’ misses the mark on rap music and the SAE chants


In town election, Prince George’s leaders lose bet against mayor

The former lieutenant governor and Prince George’s former state attorney are well-known to voters.



The Detroit Free Press


Reports: Snyder may reassign failing-schools authority


250 jobs: Detroit sells land to Moroun for auto project


Focus:HOPE fund-raising campaign tops $100 million


The Star Ledger


Monmouth SPCA chief quits after allegedly sending racist texts, reports say

FEMA to reopen 142,000 claims by Hurricane Sandy homeowners, N.J. senators say

Education commissioner to testify on PARCC, Common Core before N.J. Senate committee


N.J. pension system most underfunded of all 50 states

Jersey City council approves $36M plan to build City Hall annex


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

The University of Akron may change its name


Cleveland teen killed inside home during robbery

Cleveland won't release body camera footage of officer-involved shooting


The Chicago Tribune

Little League disbands its Illinois District 4, home of Jackie Robinson West


Illinois pension law greeted with court skepticism

Rahm Emanuel's plan for tax-free zones offers business, political benefits

Willie Wilson backs Garcia over Emanuel in mayor's race

Union-backed protesters hit Capitol over Rauner budget cuts


The Los Angeles Times


Tulane worker may have been exposed to bacteria on bioweapons list


City focus shifts from football to expanding L.A. Convention Center

State suspends use of test scores to measure school quality

Ruling that 'Blurred Lines' copied Marvin Gaye song rocks music world


Philly.com


Kane 'cautiously hopeful' after Pa. Supreme Court hearing

Judges hear: School-funding 'broken"


SRC's hard line on teachers contract


Penn's Gutmann to receive leadership diversity award

Street's inside game



USA Today


Worker at Tulane possibly exposed to bioterror bacteria


OU President: More students likely to face discipline


5-year-old boy killed in rolling gunbattle






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