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Obie Award winning actor Ron O'Neal, who gained fame for his role in the movie "Superfly," was born in 1937 in Utica, New York.

Today in Black America - May 17

POSTED: May 17, 2012, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Whites Now Account for Under Half of Births in U.S.


Trayvon Martin Case Shadowed by Series of Police Missteps

Group Weighs Hard-Line Attack on Obama

Romney Raises $40.1 Million in April

Obama Campaign Announces Raising $43.6 Million in April


Charles M. Blow: Believing in Obama


JPMorgan’s Trading Loss Is Said to Rise at Least 50%


New York School Budgets Are Approved at High Rate

C.D.C. Lowers Recommended Lead-Level Limits in Children

City Room: Judge Grants Class-Action Status to Stop-and-Frisk Suit


The Christian Science Monitor

House passes Violence Against Women Act, grudgingly

Senate Republicans plead for a budget as frustrations boil over


Report: Trayvon Martin beat, bloodied George Zimmerman. Game-changer?

Half as many women die during pregnancy, childbirth as in 1990


The Star Ledger

Gov. Christie, cabinet members file financial disclosure forms

N.J. energy tax collections face $121M shortfall, adding to state's troubles


City worker protest floods Newark City Hall

Gov. Christie says video with Cory Booker is 'emblematic' of his approach to governing

Jury finds suspended Hackensack police chief guilty of insurance fraud, misconduct

10 historic N.J. sites are in danger of extinction, nonprofit group says


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

New Yorkers defrauded Atlantans

Watchdog group cites vendor contributions, cost hikes

Marching 100's ban bad for Football Classic


The Detroit Free Press

Lawyer for City of Detroit calls consent agreement void


Marvin Winans recalls gas station attack: It started with music talk

Lawyer sues judge, 2 others in Rosa Parks estate case

Kwame Kilpatrick's cousin testifies in bid-rigging trial


Jobless rate drop, tax revenue jump boost Michigan's economic outlook



The Washington Post

‘Godfather of Go-Go’ dies at 75

‘Chuck Brown was Washington’

Another game of chicken

Obama warns Republicans he won’t accept replay over debt ceiling fight


Senate rejects Obama budget, GOP alternatives

Maryland House gives final approval to tax hike on six-figure earners

D.C. jobs program puts 3,000 residents to work



The Chicago Tribune

CPS plans 60 more charters in 5 years


Poll shows support for longer school day

'Confidence' one of mayor's building blocks for new office tower

Pimp operated sex trafficking ring with brutal control, prosecutors say

Democratic legislators seek way around super PACs


8 arrested in protest at Obama campaign headquarters


USA Today

'Intermediate range' shot killed Trayvon Martin

Minorities are now a majority of U.S. births

NYPD challenged on illegal stops

Lead poisoning guidelines revised; more considered at risk


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio Senate passes public pension reforms in a rush


Ohio Senate Republicans pass budget bill without controversial drug testing language

Missing 13-year-old Cleveland girl found Wednesday afternoon


Conservative group launches ad campaign against President Barack Obama in Ohio, other key states

Cleveland needs to concentrate on bringing more jobs to region: Business Comment of the Day



The Los Angeles Times


7 deputies from L.A. County sheriff's gang unit placed on leave

Brown stymied by same budget dysfunction that plagued predecessors

UC regents discuss 6% tuition hike for next fall















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