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Actor and musician Benjamin Sherman "Scatman" Crothers was born on this date in 1910 in Terra Haute, Indiana.

Today in Black America - May 3

POSTED: May 03, 2010, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

At a Graduation, Obama Urges Openness and Defends Government

BP Describes Race to Fix Well as Obama Warns of Oil Damage

A New Jobs Initiative Gains Converts

Attacks on Asians Highlight New Racial Tensions

Senate Financial Bill Misguided, Some Academics Say

Police Seek Man Taped Near Bomb Scene

Vendors Who Alerted Police Called Heroes

The New Haven Model

Baltimore Sun

Baltimore police routinely fend off suits

City’s higher census return rate among highest in U.S.

Trial of former city councilman’s accused killers postponed

City school system sued over boy’s attempted hanging

The Christian Science Monitor

Current timeline to shut down Gulf of Mexico oil spill: three months

May Day rallies take immigration fight to the streets

US economy expands in first quarter, as consumers spend more

Detroit Free Press

Spotlight is on jobs at NAACP event

Securing Detroit’s future is a challenge

Bobb aims to bring Teach for America to Detroit

Riddle rejects plea, will go to trial in domestic violence case

Ex-City of Detroit lawyer convicted of misconduct in Kilpatrick scandal

Star Ledger

White House cancels President Obama's planned trip to N.J.

Abuse and neglect of N.J. seniors is on the rise since start of recession

Mother of baby thrown into Raritan River plans to sue East Orange police for turning down restraining order

Restructure of N.J.'s public university system could succeed this time, despite failed past attempts

The Washington Post

For young chief of staff, a close tie to the boss

Pelosi makes history, and enemies, as an effective House speaker

For Obama, a changed tone in presidential humor

Officials' forecast grim about massive oil spill as Obama tours part of the Gulf Coast

Reinstating adult children on parents' health-care policies

Va. seeks balance in marking Civil War's 150th anniversary

D.C.'s Wilson High overcomes the poor urban school label

Chicago Tribune

Was first black priest black enough?

CTA awaits word on federal funds for faster bus system

Los Angeles Times

Can a new prison save a town?

After 'Compton Cookout' scandal, UCSD forges a more positive association with the city

Immigration a hot topic in Whitman and Poizner's last debate

A journey into fear and racism

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