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Today in Black America - April 16

POSTED: April 16, 2010, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Benjamin L. Hooks, Civil Rights Leader, Dies at 85

President Signs Bill to Extend Jobless Aid

Obama Widens Medical Rights for Same-Sex Partners
 
Obamas Report Earnings of $5.5 Million in 2009

Immigrants in Work Force: Study Belies Image

Florida Governor Splits With G.O.P. on Teacher Pay

A Newspaper Leaves Behind Its City Roots

City Unemployment Rate Dropped to 10% in March


The Christian Science Monitor

Haiti relief: Refugees move to higher, drier ground as rainy season begins

Crist veto a victory for teachers against merit-based pay

Senators losing patience in Fort Hood probe, threaten subpoenas
 
From punchline to powerhouse: the 'tea party' at one year


Baltimore Sun

Remembering Benjamin Hooks

Little things add up in mayor’s budget


Star Ledger

N.J. libraries face Gov. Chris Christie's 74 percent budget cut

N.J. will sell up to $2B in bonds for school construction

Census Bureau makes final push for N.J. residents to submit forms

Newark Mayor Cory Booker raises more money than all candidates combined for mayoral race


Atlanta Journal Constitution

Atlanta film fest highlights: civil rights, Drive-By Truckers, Ludacris

APD, Citizen Review Board continue to disagree


Detroit Free Press

Conyers' attorney fights to withdraw guilty plea

The time is now to put the focus on kids in failing schools

Bing outlines city's plan to business leaders

Pistons power pushes Motor City Makeover


The Washington Post

Obama signs $18 billion jobless benefits bill

Postmaster general says USPS could cut its workforce

At Space Center, Obama defends changes in space program

Virginia Tech students remember those who died in shooting

D.C. schools surplus of $34 million doesn't exist, city official says

Friend of D.C. mayor's denies misconduct over recreation construction contracts

D.C.'s Barry accuses Catania of impropriety in contracts


Los Angeles Times

Unions offer plan to avoid layoffs of L.A. city workers

UC a tougher bet this year for Californians, with 10,700 wait-listed


Chicago Tribune

Blagojevich’s brother seeks separate trial

Millions out of jobs, out of luck for the long term

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