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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 23

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The New York Times

Black Mormons and the Politics of Identity


In One Corner, a Champion of Government. In the Other, Its Foe.


After Paul Falters, Backers Push Agenda in Party and Other Races

Powell Holds Back on Endorsing Obama

Gains in Health System Seen as Lasting by Some

Recession Possible if Impasse Persists, Budget Office Says


At CUNY, Stricter Admissions Bring Ethnic Shift


Even When His Latino Roots Might Help Politically, Rangel Keeps Them Buried

U.S. Files Suit Against Jobs Agency Used by City

Cuomo Picks 2 to Lead New York Democratic Party


The Christian Science Monitor

Mitt Romney's Bain problem: private equity has bad rap with public

Is Congress broken? Startup Act shows what can work.

Somalia, African Union forces attack Islamist-held camp

Iran nuclear talks: why optimism could be different this time


The Star Ledger

Gov. Christie to give keynote address at transportation conference today

Gov. Christie helps Mitt Romney add $5M to campaign coffers at N.Y.C. fundraiser

Search for new Jersey City schools superintendent entering final stretch

In N.J, 2010 U.S. Census over-counts by 31,000 people


Christie administration's revised figures will predict $676M less in revenue, source says


The Detroit Free Press

Detroit proceeds with 2012-13 budget

Michigan's color-coded system for rating schools awaits U.S. approval

Bobby Ferguson friend testifies how contractor hid illegal gains, bolstering case

Still no decision in legal battle over Rosa Parks estate

Bills aim to intensify blight battle in Michigan with threat of jail time


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

DeKalb schools eye $30M tax hike


FAMU hazing evidence to be released

Educators: We had OK to cheat


The Washington Post

4 Secret Service agents to fight their dismissals

Records offer glance back 72 years

Opposition to gay marriage hits a low, Washington Post-ABC News poll finds

Obama’s primary wins indicate unrest in party

Poll: Obama, Romney in dead heat

CBO report says ‘taxmageddon’ would throw U.S. back into recession


Va. inmates protest conditions with hunger strike


2nd Md. special session could be week of July 9


The Chicago Tribune

Pressure grows for limits on flame retardants

Higher levels of flame retardants found in minority children

Chicago Teachers Union staging downtown rally today

Alderman's girlfriend among potential Smith challengers

No-shows down at Streets and Sanitation, mayor's office says


USA Today

Report: 4 witnesses revised Trayvon accounts

White supremacist gets 40 years in Ariz. bombing


Blacks, Hispanics undercounted in 2010 Census

Census Bureau: Net overcount of .01% in 2010


From seat belts to drug monitoring, states can cut injuries


The Los Angeles Times

Tax hike, spending cuts risk recession, budget office says


Lobbyists trying to trash plastic bag ban

Pastor stirs outrage with call to fence off gays, lesbians

California continues courtroom push to cut costs

L.A. City Council OKs $7.2-billion budget


The Cleveland Plain Dealer


Obama campaign hits Ohio airwaves with new commercials on Medicare and veterans programs

Ohio has one of lowest rates of injury-related deaths in U.S.


Cleveland student's script gets conversation going about sexual violence: Margaret Bernstein

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson's schools plan slows down in Ohio legislature amid concerns over charter schools


Ohio Turnpike limiting pay and benefits to save $4 million yearly





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