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Today in Black America - April 14

POSTED: April 14, 2011, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Obama’s Debt Plan Sets Stage for Long Battle Over Spending


President Obama, Reinvigorated

Raise America's Taxes

In Financial Crisis, a Dearth of Prosecutions Raises Alarms


Report Criticizes Banks for Handling of Mortgages

Officer Who Shot Student Gets Award

Panel Unanimously Recommends Waiver for Walcott


The Detroit Free Press

Bing gears up to fight workers

Kilpatrick's federal trial to start in Sept. 2012

Inkster chief judge on leave amid investigation of court finances

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing skeptical about urban farming


Thousands of union workers swarm Capitol in protest

Gov. Rick Snyder's plan cuts homestead credit by $200 million


The Christian Science Monitor


New Internet privacy bill: How would it protect consumers?

NAEP report: 'Rigor works,' so schools need tougher classes

Senior US military official in Iraq advocates keeping some troops longer

Obama national debt plan: Will it all come down to taxes?

Palestinians build support for statehood at Brussels meeting


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

High school graduation test axed

Obama's message comes to Atlanta

Historic Ebenezer sanctuary reopening to public

Freaknik renewal dead on arrival

Civil War marker may be moved off MLK Drive


The Baltimore Sun


Students rejoice in passage of in-state tuition rate bill

Mayor's budget predicts failure, youth advocates say

City could see 9% increase in water bills

Superfresh parent company wants to sell bulk of its Maryland stores


The Star Ledger


Gov. Christie considers rescheduling N.J. primary to boost influence in presidential race

N.J. officials tout Christie's five-year, $8B transportation plan

Half of N.J. residents financially worse off than a year ago, poll finds

Senate budget hearing on N.J. early-release program focuses on policy

N.J. senatorial candidate Carl Lewis asks opponent out to lunch

Newark education leaders meet with city council, calmly discuss schools reform


Jersey City schools chief says 'young ladies' are community's 'worst enemy'


The Washington Post

Analysis: Obama speech frames a 2012 choice for the country

Obama’s deficit speech: Worthy of a president

Obama proposes tighter curbs on health-care spending


Ex-senator Rick Santorum announces presidential fundraising effort

RNC chair draws protest in Vt. visit

Audit: UDC head didn’t have budget


More local families are homeless

Mayor defends cuts in police staffing


Chicago Tribune

Illinois teachers unions, lawmakers agree on reforms

Duncan gives advice on CPS chief


Hyde Park-Kenwood area a political hotbed for powerful Democrats

Illinois takes step toward banning trans fats


Emanuel seeks private donors to foot bill inauguration



The Los Angeles Times

Bill to disband Vernon gets support of Assembly panel

L.A. Unified releases school ratings using 'value-added' method


Mayor's State of the City speech focuses on education

Admissions suspension lifted for UCLA Islamic studies program


USA Today

Va. school apologizes for teacher's mock slave auction in Civil War lesson


More Americans leaving workforce

Audit shows Ariz. sheriff Arpaio's staff misspent $100M

Black soldiers waged wars on two fronts

Frederick Douglass knew how to enthrall, inspire a crowd




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