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Today in Black America - May 11

POSTED: May 11, 2011, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Obama to Deliver Commencement at Memphis H.S.

Critics Fear G.O.P.’s Proposed Medicaid Changes Could Cut Coverage for the Aged


Federal Retreat on Bigger Loans Rattles Housing

In Border City Talk, Obama Urges G.O.P. to Help Overhaul Immigration Law


Appellate Court Hears Defense of Health Law

Florida Legislature Votes to Ease Rules on Development

No Pardon for Felon Elected Mayor in Oklahoma

Governor Presses Lawmakers in Albany to Pass His Agenda

In Queens Neighborhood, Schools Are Bursting


New to Teaching, Idealistic, at Risk for Layoff



The Detroit Free Press


GOP lawmakers, Snyder expect state tax overhaul to pass this week

Bing deficit plan: Privatize services, cut benefits

Hope rises from ashes after Paul Robeson school burns in Detroit

Revenues at Detroit’s casinos decline by more than $7M



The Christian Science Monitor

Obama immigration speech in Texas: a bald plea to Hispanic voters

Democrats' deficit-cutting plan: Big Oil subsidies the first target

Boeing's South Carolina move: Illegal union bashing or just good business?

Why debt limit issue may drag on through Election 2012

West Africa Rising: Leaders tout Sierra Leone's first value-added factory since the war


The Atlanta Journal Constitution


Advocates rally for APD major

Fulton schools cutting special education paraprofessionals


Atlanta weighs 50 percent cut in arts funding


The Baltimore Sun


Study: Md. among best in results of transportation spending

Baltimore-area home sales down 17% from April 2010

In city, renewed commitment to memory of 6-year-old girl slain in 1991

Baltimore launches effort to improve worst health problems


Read's drugstore preservation plan clears a key hurdle



Chicago Tribune


White House invite to rapper Common sparks outcry

Father Pfleger may preach elsewhere

Family of murdered Fenger student watches as fourth defendant is convicted

Emanuel unveils plan for City Council leadership



The Star Ledger

N.J. fund to help homeowners fix underground tanks runs out of money, creates $33M of spill cleanups


Gov. Christie rules out any tax increases in Evesham town hall meeting

Trenton 15-year-old girl is held captive in attic for 4 days, repeatedly assaulted by ex-boyfriend, cops say


Atlantic City casino revenue falls 7.1 percent


Jury could hear parts of Carl Lewis' case to get name on N.J. Senate ballot

Trenton charter high school is under State Police investigation over financial problems



The Washington Post

USDA embraces discrimination study

American Crossroads drops $350K in NY-26

House Republicans urge SEC to ease rules

Judges in Va. hear health-care case


D.C. Council tweaks Gray’s budget


Gov. O’Malley signs tuition bill

D.C. schools clarify teacher numbers


The Los Angeles Times

Cal State weighs 32% tuition hike, 20,000 student cut

California's limits on welfare debit cards inspire U.S. response

'Thin contracts' will be required for groups bidding to take over L.A. schools


USA Today

CNN: CIA to show bin Laden photos to House, Senate panels


Poll: With bin Laden dead, is it time to end war?

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