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Today in Black America - April 1

POSTED: April 01, 2011, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Ohio’s Anti-Union Law Is Tougher Than Wisconsin’s

Wisconsin: Judge Again Halts Law Stripping Union Rights

Missouri Halts Extension of Pay for Unemployed


The Jobless See a Lifeline at Risk

2 Former Officers Sentenced in a Killing After Katrina

Report Says New York City Overlooked More Children in Danger

Top State Court Backs Findings of Retaliation Against 2 Police Supervisors


The Detroit Free Press

Most kids pass the MEAP -- but that's about to get harder

Gov. Rick Snyder sticking to proposal to tax pensions

UAW boosts membership with organizing success in education, casinos


The Christian Science Monitor

Can the US really take a supporting role in Libya operation?

Congress gives first inklings of compromise in budget stalemate


In Ivory Coast, Gbagbo's forces defect en masse: reports


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Bill could alter troubled school boards

Grady CEO to resign


Bill could delay decision time for school systems


DeKalb candidates asked how they would fix district



The Baltimore Sun

Report: Md. Hispanic population far exceeded estimates


72,000 Baltimore residents to find themselves in new City Council districts Friday

Auditors raise doubts about the future of First Mariner bank


A big stage for a small orchestra


Star Ledger


N.J. Sen. Sweeney vows to keep pushing for higher heath care contributions from public workers


Loophole allows Essex County Executive DiVincenzo to collect full salary, pension

N.J. Supreme Court will hear affordable housing case


Legalized gambling should be restricted to Atlantic City, head of Gov. Christie's commission says

Bruce Springsteen slams Gov. Christie's cuts to programs aiding N.J. poor

Some Democratic state senators push back against party's redistricting plan


The Washington Post

War blurs humanitarian focus in Libya

Ivory Coast fighters descend on main city for final push to unseat entrenched ruler

Black Caucus: 40 years of evolution


Urban League report finds growing racial disparities

Vincent Gray’s transition spending summary vague


No easy options for D.C. budget

McDonnell adds abortion restriction to health exchange bill


Chicago Tribune

Emanuel, Burke, big labor pour money into runoffs

'Outrage' over allegation against cops

Farrakhan defends 'my brother' Gadhafi

Some state jobs ending along with death penalty


Cardinal isn't discussing Pfleger's service

Parents bothered by age maximum in Chicago Public Schools


The Los Angeles Times

Gov. Brown will take his case for taxes to the voters

Bill would make it easier for California farmworkers to unionize

California community colleges to slash enrollment, classes

Local schools honored for education of students from low-income families

Nixon Library unveils new Watergate exhibit that had sparked controversy


USA Today

Urban centers draw more young, educated adults


Gov. Walker to honor judge's order halting law on union curbs

Nixon library now tells full Watergate story



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