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Dr. Chancellor Williams, historian and author of "The Destruction of Black Civilization" is born in 1898 in Bennetsville, South Carolina.

Today in Black America - May 12

POSTED: May 12, 2011, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Obama Seeks Reset in Arab World

Galleon Chief’s Web of Friends Proved Crucial to Scheme

Republicans Propose More Cuts to Spending


Critical Letter By Catholics Cites Boehner On Policies


Gingrich Officially Enters 2012 Race


Coal Curriculum Called Unfit for 4th Graders

Squeezed Cities Ask Nonprofits For More Money

Schools Chief Appoints Two Deputies

Feature at Trade Center Is Halted After $10 Million



The Detroit Free Press


Robert Bobb tells of cancer fight, regrets about DPS


Wayne, Oakland, Macomb released sewage into waterways, report says


Poll: Voters say protect school aid, but don't make us pay for it

Teens charged in bullying of 8-year-old; boy could lose sight in 1 eye

Money to help poor people buys furniture for Detroit department


The Christian Science Monitor


Is Donald Trump's presidential star falling? Polls and pundits see a dip.

Election 101: Ten questions about Newt Gingrich as a presidential candidate

Indiana ruling signals tough legal fight for Planned Parenthood

Mississippi flooding drowns crops and casinos: What's the economic toll?


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Good young felons to get break


Some 2-year colleges to offer bachelor degrees


Student Freedom Riders make stop at Morehouse College

CAU to place marker honoring Atlanta Student Movement


The Star Ledger


Proposed bill would spare N.J. businesses sudden major hike in unemployment taxes


N.J. should adapt to state's changing demographics: Census panel


Few Assembly Democrats support Sweeney's pension overhaul plan, sources say

Labor dispute sends Democrats scrambling to move state convention

N.J. senator proposes plan to increase funding to suburban schools, cut from urban districts



The Baltimore Sun

Despite budget cuts, city schools to hire 15 new administrators

After a close call, mayor grants city's food trucks a reprieve

Proposal unveiled for a new city courthouse

Annapolis Public Housing may restrict air conditioners

Morgan State softball player inspires with just one arm


The Washington Post

How much tax does Exxon pay?

In La., something’s going to flood

Florida pilot program to cut Medicaid costs raises new questions


Fairfax PTAs weigh in on school disciplinary process


Some in D.C. wonder if rigorous charter school can meet poor students’ needs

E-mails: Key Gray advisers guided hiring


Chicago Tribune


Emanuel challenge: better CTA service

Illinois education reform step closer to approval

Sheriff Dart, legislators try to halt overhaul of Burr Oak law


The Los Angeles Times


Audit finds L.A.'s cellphone tab high

Bell may have paid disability to police chiefs it forced out

Not even Beverly Hills can raise $1 million in a week to save school jobs

San Jose State stunned after 3 are shot dead

Performance-based teacher layoff bill dies in committee



USA Today

FCC member joining Comcast months after voting for NBC merger

Study: 420K Congolese women are raped each year -- 48 per hour



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