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Congressman Mickey Leland, a fierce advocate for the poor, was born in 1944 in Lubbock, Texas.

Today in Black America - May 24

POSTED: May 24, 2011, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Democrats Try to Woo Consumer Advocate to Run

Steady Decline in Major Crime Baffles Experts

Pawlenty Declares Candidacy and Takes On Politically Popular Programs

Students Wait as Legislators Decide Cuts

Community Banks Lobby to Limit New Regulations

Boys’ High School in Harlem Is Closing Over Financial Woes

Critics of the Mayor’s Budget Put Forth Their Own Ideas

The Detroit Free Press

Detroit Public Schools police hunt for laptop thieves

Detroit Deputy Mayor Saul Green to leave office June 10

Detroit City Council set to map out boundaries

FBI: Detroit is 2nd most violent U.S. city; Flint is No. 1

Chrysler to pay off government loans today

The Christian Science Monitor

Supreme Court orders California to slash prison population by more than 30,000

Tim Pawlenty enters 2012 race: how he might win

Gingrich 'mystified' by media interest in his $500K jewelry budget

Can House race in New York alter budget fight on Capitol Hill?

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Newt Gingrich network boosted stature

APS chairman to step down

Atlantan saluted for West Point graduation

City sponsors $1 million residential weatherization program

The Star Ledger

Assembly Education Committee approves bill requiring charter schools to win voter approval

Gov. Christie's transportation plan causing state Republicans, Democrats to butt heads

Teen pleads guilty in fatal shooting at Union skating rink

Trenton mother, boyfriend are accused of tying 8-year-old girl to bannisters, doorknobs

N.J. Senate passes bill to restore $7.45M in funding to family planning centers

State workers demonstrate solidarity against Christie's proposed benefit, pension cuts to public employees

The Washington Post

A costly ‘special relationship’?

Pawlenty, an alternative to Romney

Gingrich: I’m not a ‘Washington figure’

Miami-Dade County votes for new mayor in special election; former rapper among 11 candidates

D.C. schools investigating principal

On path to riches, no fluffy majors

Chicago Tribune

New CPS leadership faces red ink, lagging student achievement

Emanuel, GE Capital announce 1,000 new jobs coming to Chicago

Complaint of slurs at high school lacrosse game brings apology

Baltimore Sun

Superfresh gets bids on one dozen stores slated to close

Analysis: College coaches, doctors earn highest state pay

Crime declines in Baltimore, but murder rate still No. 5 in U.S.

Jay Hancock: Obama, tea party should agree: Stop state corporate welfare

The Los Angeles Times

Supreme Court orders California to cut 33,000 inmates

Editorial: It's time to tackle prison overcrowding

L.A. housing official subject of two inquiries

High schools offer grade boosts to students who improve test scores

USA Today

Abortion rates decline overall, increasing in poor

Obama 'comes home' to celebrate his Irish ancestry

GAO report: Tax cheats received billions in stimulus funds

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