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Civil rights leader Whitney M. Young, Jr., who led the National Urban League for 11 years, was born on this date in 1921 in Lincoln Ridge, KY.

Today in Black America - June 7

POSTED: June 07, 2012, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Charles M. Blow: Not Afraid to Talk About Race

Europe’s Woes Give Democrats a New Line of Attack

California’s Nonpartisan Primary Shows Independents to Be in Short Supply

Ethics Case Against Congresswoman to Resume

CT Scans Increase Children's Cancer Risk, Study Finds

National Black Theater Clears Financial Hurdles

Untangling a Rape Case in Crown Heights


The Christian Science Monitor

California primary: First step toward recasting American politics?

Oil prices rise, drop, and rise again. Buckle up, Earth.


US calls for broader international sanctions on Syria


Wisconsin recall election as a wake-up call


The Star Ledger


Muslim advocates sue NYPD, saying its N.J. surveillance violated civil rights

Braun: Rutgers board meeting ends in disappointment amid possible merger


Irvington police chief back on the job after 12-day suspension


N.J. Board of Ed accepts more than $600K in donations from two private foundations

Cory Booker again indicates interest in running for third term as mayor of Newark

State Board of Ed to discuss new regulations making it easier for online charter schools


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Charter officials deny audit claims

Atlanta City Council signs off on paying $99,000 in claims against city

Sweet Auburn district endangered

Glover's AHA salary comes into federal focus


The Detroit Free Press


Bobby Ferguson condo raid turns up ID for mayor's office

Michigan teen Marcus Buggs graduates, starts next chapter of his remarkable story


Senate OKs giving parents the power to force failing schools to improve



The Washington Post


D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown resigns

On the D.C. Council, Brown survived political slips, but his fall was personal

Charge against Brown roils D.C.’s politics, governance and image

Gov. Scott Walker’s victory is a blow to unions


Obama embraces gay supporters on fundraising swing through Calif.

Stimulus worked, CBO director says


Bill Clinton is a double-edged sword, but Obama needs him anyway



The Chicago Tribune

Teacher resolve tested in strike vote

House panel finds cause to punish indicted lawmaker

Wisconsin vote slaps labor and Democrats, but not necessarily Obama


Local authorities hail gang-fighting measure


Police officer uses stun gun on pregnant woman



The Los Angeles Times

Trutanich fails to connect with voters in D.A. race

Obama hailed at L.A. gay event

California's new setup a hurdle for Democrats' bid to retake House

Report criticizes use of force at UC Berkeley's Occupy protests



USA Today

6 months after U.S. pulls back, can Iraq go it alone?

Many migrants get health care in field


Health care law's phone-center program touted



The Cleveland Plain Dealer


Cleveland Teachers Union rejects contract proposal, so it's back to the bargaining table


State bar association rates Ohio Supreme Court candidates


Family cheers as student graduates; school withholds diploma




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