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Today in Black America - August 23

POSTED: August 23, 2010, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Proposed Muslim Center Draws Opposing Protests

Lazio Finds an Issue in Furor Over Islamic Center

Nonprofit Fund Faces Questions About Conflicts and Selection Procedures

Housing Fades as a Means to Build Wealth, Analysts Say

The Open Road Wasn’t Quite Open to All

Tighter Medical Privacy Rules Sought

Too Long Ignored

An End to Prison Gerrymandering


Baltimore Sun

Murder suspect cites hatred of 'Mexicans' as motive

Police canvass area as beating death raises concerns over hate crimes

Poly and City scrutinized for lagging student achievement

Race for top prosecutor has racial backdrop

A simple calculation: solve for poverty


Star Ledger

Harold Dow, CBS News correspondent, N.J. resident, dies at 62

N.J. Senate to vote on whether to assign review of 'Kyleigh's Law' to state attorney general

N.J. clergy, residents gather for prayer event after Newark's 10th fatal shooting

Gov. Christie's attitude toward N.J. education bewilders, hurts his former teachers

Two portraits emerge in fatal shooting at Newark's Branch Brook Park


The Christian Science Monitor

'Ground Zero mosque' debate hits the streets of New York

Why doesn’t Obama wear his religion on his sleeve?

Florida primaries: establishment candidates picking up steam

Mortgage rates at record lows: Refinances are up. Sales are not.

Where unemployment is falling: a tale of six 'most improved' states


Detroit Free Press

Detroit news: Councilman Kenyatta to discuss his medical leave

Kilpatrick appeal promised soon

Granholm, family dedicate 3 Detroit homes

Hoops star's death is tragic and senseless

Detroiters must join conversation on city's future


The Washington Post

Far from Ground Zero, other plans for mosques run into vehement opposition

At Pentagon 9/11 site, Muslims pray without objection

Poll numbers in 1994, a bad year for Democrats, don't bode well for them in 2010

Official: Obama plans Iraq speech after vacation

Wyclef Jean: I'm not giving up my bid for prez yet

Five years after Katrina, New Orleans sees higher percentage of Hispanics

Across the Washington region, students head back to school

We can't say the N-word, but how should we write it?


Chicago Tribune

Muslim group tries to reverse terrorist stereotype

Chicago woman with HIV tweets safe sex

African-American baseball exhibit to open in Highland Park

Artist cultivates for neighborhood, kids

How to spread 'dumb-ocracy'


Philadelphia Inquirer

Philadelphia schools chief took advance pay for vacation days

Phila. public housing tenants question Greene's oversight

Editorial: Beyond skin color

Fattah facing an uphill race in Washington

Pennsylvania legislators to consider hike in transit funding


Atlanta Journal Constitution

Rash of judges stepping down after misconduct

Ga. oil spill victims fear they'll be forgotten

Bowers, Wilson to investigate CRCT


Los Angeles Times

New York mosque controversy worries Muslims overseas

Holding budget ransom may be Schwarzenegger's last hope

This summer's lesson: Learning is fun

Boys hoping to gain their manhood lose it — forever

L.A.'s leaders in learning

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