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Today in Black America - May 19

POSTED: May 19, 2011, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Private Prisons Found to Offer Little in Savings

G.O.P. Senators Question I.R.S. Scrutiny of Donors

Strauss-Kahn Resigns From I.M.F. in Wake of His Arrest


China Reports Two-Thirds Cut in AIDS Mortality

Bias Case May Pose a Problem for Astros Bidder

Many College Graduates Find a Tough Job Market


New York Voters Pass 93% of School Budgets in State

Upset Over Community Roots Charter School’s Expansion


Union Sues to Stop School Closings

City Releases List of 20 Fire Companies Slated to Close


The Detroit Free Press

Teachers, local government workers facing higher health care costs

ACLU, Campaign for Justice team up to push changes in public defender system

Detroit Mayor Bing suspends employees in furniture misspending, pledges crackdown on corruption

Appeals court upholds disqualification of Highland Park school board member

Deal would give schools more money


The Christian Science Monitor

Strauss-Kahn case raises question: How safe are hotel employees?

US aid in Pakistan: Where's the money going?

South Africans vent frustration, this time in municipal elections

South Africa's many small parties highlight vibrant democracy

New film will recall the lessons of Rwanda's genocide


American anger at gas prices fueled by rising household energy costs



The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Cherokee, Gwinnett scramble to get charter school approvals


Clayton school superintendent takes on tough task of restoring county's image


Mayor plans women's business center

Chairman tries to mute fellow commissioner


The Star Ledger

Newark schools superintendent Cami Anderson delays opening of new schools

Christie says projections of extra state revenue show his economic policies are working

Some William Paterson grads turn away from Lt. Gov. Guadagno during commencement address


The Baltimore Sun

O'Malley won't reappoint two Balto. Co. school board members


Maryland Politics: Rolley unveils plan to 'rebuild' city government

Leaders hope H&M opening ushers in a new retail era in city


Chicago Tribune

Epinephrine bill sparked by death of CPS student passes Legislature


The Washington Post


A GOP moderate tests the waters

Newt Gingrich keeps digging deeper

How bad is Gingrich's campaign kickoff?

Peter King on 2012 bid: ‘Let’s see what happens’

Feinstein: Liu faces ‘very tight’ confirmation vote

West: Obama a ‘puppet of plutocrats’

PostPartisan: West no better than a 'birther'

After D.C. cheating probe, 3 classrooms’ test scores tossed


Pr. George’s should let shame over Johnson serve as prod to end corruption



The Los Angeles Times


L.A. council OKs cuts to police, fire, parks

UC tuition might jump 32% if tax proposal fails, official says

L.A. Unified's librarians on trial

WGA report: Minority and women writers make few strides in Hollywood


USA Today

Activists want N-word gone from Calif. graves


40% of U.S. pregnancies unplanned, study finds


Nation's aging population booms










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