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Today in Black America - April 21

POSTED: April 21, 2011, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Obama, Before Facebook Crowd, Presses G.O.P. on Budget


Ryan, Pushing Budget, Resists Talk of Higher Office

Obama’s Young Mother Abroad

Missing in Action

Youth, Mobility and Poverty Help Drive Cellphone-Only Status

Juvenile Killers in Jail for Life Seek a Reprieve


Latinos and Democrats Press Obama to Curb Deportations


The Detroit Free Press

Dearborn not ruled by Islamic law, mayor says

ACLU scrutinizes State Police over device that grabs cell phone data

Bills to prevent teachers from striking debated

Judge: Conyers must stay in prison

Part of tax break for low-income working parents to be restored


The Christian Science Monitor

New social media and the 2012 election: Waaaaay beyond Facebook 2008

In the end, did huge Gulf oil spill underwhelm oil-hungry Americans?

Security lags cyberattack threats in critical industries, report finds

Nigeria election riots: How leaders stoke Muslim-Christian violence

Do protests in Nigeria, Uganda, and Burkina Faso have anything in common?


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Regents hike cost of Georgia colleges

ATL firefighters rip pension proposal

Fulton offers help for teenage dads


The Baltimore Sun

City seeks to reach those at risk of HIV in unconventional ways

O'Malley to lead trade mission to Asia

Deal to save 1st Mariner costly to founder Hale


The Star Ledger

Most N.J. residents want to spend more on education but don't want Supreme Court to order it, poll says

Gov. Christie's legal team tells N.J. Supreme Court to keep hands off education dollars


Advocate tells N.J. Supreme Court state aid cuts deprived children of adequate education

N.J. voters' opinions of Christie are evenly split: Men like him, women don't

Auditor criticizes N.J. management of federally funded weatherization program

Advocacy groups, students argue N.J. should allow voter registration on Election Day


Newark police director in the running for superintendent of police in Chicago, sources say

U.S. education secretary says Newark schools reform could become a national model



The Washington Post

Spared the budget ax — again


Obama looks at contractors’ donations


Justice Department continues to expand its monitoring of firms

NYC 1st grader cuffed after getting upset; officials say he was a threat to himself and others


Army, Navy help immigrants become citizens faster during march through basic military training


Gray to host town halls on budget


Chicago Tribune

Emanuel talks crime, schools

Budget team heavy on corporate execs

New CPS chief leaves old district mired in questions

Preckwinkle lifts ban on Cook County construction spending


The Los Angeles Times

Bell's new council members tackle financial problems

California agencies lent millions to employees who never repaid

The new border foe: boredom


USA Today


Obama talks budget at Facebook forum

Roommate charged with hate crime in Rutgers suicide


Compassion OK for Mich. health care workers

Justices skeptical of states' global warming lawsuit


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