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Singer and Academy Award nominated actress Ethel Waters, a winner of the NY Drama Critics Award, was born in 1896 in Chester, PA.

Today in Black America - May 20

POSTED: May 20, 2010, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Senate Fails to Advance Financial Reform Bill
 
Obama and Calderón Decry Ariz. Immigration Law

Scientists Fault U.S. Response in Assessing Gulf Oil Spill

Paul’s Victory Poses Test for Tea Party on Defining Principles

Democrats See Hope for Fall in Victory in House Race

Report Faults Use of Restraint at a Charter School in Harlem

Police Accused of Ignoring Law on Sealing Stop-and-Frisk Records

Health Care Reform and the Courts


Baltimore Sun

4% of Md. borrowers facing foreclosure

City Council members can bottle tax


The Christian Science Monitor

Texas textbook war: 'Slavery' or 'Atlantic triangular trade'?

PA-12: A template for Democrats in November election?

Five lessons from Tuesday’s primary election results


Detroit Free Press

Slaying of teen led to police shooting of Detroit girl

Conyers calls for Justice to investigate shooting

Bing blasts Fieger over shooting lawsuit

Rev. Al Sharpton to deliver eulogy at Aiyana's funeral

Council likely to reconsider $6.5M cut for Detroit police

Kilpatrick judge to get impact statement

Riddle's legal cases could end with plea deal today


Star Ledger

N.J. towns make school budget cuts in wake of election defeats

Police, firefighter unions make court plea against N.J. pension, health benefits

More N.J. students pass alternate graduation tests, but some seniors still won't get a diploma

First report on State Police vehicle stops is positive after decade-long federal oversight

Newark Mayor Cory Booker attends White House security briefing on inner city violence

Princeton professor Cornel West visits N.J. prison inmates, urges funding for reentry programs


The Washington Post

Judiciary Chairman: Kagan hearings start in June

Primary elections help define President Obama's role in midterm elections

Md. second-grader gives first lady pop quiz on immigration

Fed expects GDP to expand, unemployment rate to fall this year

Staff cuts at Red Cross harm blood supply, coalition says

CDC misled District residents about lead levels in water, House probe finds

France moves to fine Muslim women with full-face Islamic veils


Los Angeles Times

UC seeks $500 million in administrative, purchasing and energy savings

350 immigrants held more than 6 months while fighting deportation, U.S. says

Whitman's lead drops to single digits

CalPERS retreats on request for more taxpayer funds


Atlanta Journal Constitution

Many fear recent in-fighting may be death knell for SCLC

Some SCLC board members may seek criminal charges for alleged break-in

The SCLC has outlived its usefulness. Give it a decent burial

Ga. jobless rate drops to 10.4% but long-term unemployment rises

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