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

Today in Black America - June 2

POSTED: June 02, 2011, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Employment Data May Be the Key to the President’s Job

Obama Urged to Act Quickly on Budget Agreement

U.S. Says New Indiana Law Improperly Limits Medicaid

Second Appellate Panel Hears Arguments on Health Care Law

At Elite School, Longer Classes to Go Deeper

Quinn Offers Cuts as Alternative to Widespread Layoffs

Bronx Apartment Building Designed to Combat Obesity

The Detroit Free Press

House OKs special taxes in Detroit

Detroit council to override Bing on $50M in cuts to city's budget

Officials won't release DPS draft budget, but public hearing is June 23

Former political consultant Sam Riddle's plan to teach ethics to fellow prisoners has been canceled

Pastors call on banks to help keep people out of foreclosure

The Christian Science Monitor

Republicans to Obama: Where's the Democrats' budget-cutting plan?

Economy cools more than expected, rattling stock market

National debt limit: Grand bargain eludes, narrow deal likely

Is Compaore's reign in Burkina Faso coming to an end?

Jerusalem Day: Why the Holy City is at the crux of the peace process

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

State tackles childhood obesity

1/4 of grads not college-ready

New Atlanta pension plan surfaces, gains traction

The Star Ledger

Funeral for Newark police officer who was fatally shot is this morning

N.J. Senate committee to decide whether to still hold separate presidential primary

Democrats line up to blast Gov. Christie for helicopter ride to baseball game

N.J. Democrats near deal with Gov. Christie on pension, health reform

Rev. Jesse Jackson and public workers protest pension, health reform outside Statehouse

Board of Education appoints new Newark public schools superintendent

Atlantic City casino union urges employees to apply for food stamps

The Washington Post

No progress at debt meeting

Romney’s 2008 backers go AWOL

Poll: Many unhappy with 2012 field

Holder: Some inmates should get benefit of new crack cocaine law

More schools rethinking zero-tolerance

The Baltimore Sun

Legg Mason CEO Fetting gets 28 percent increase in pay

MTA administrator disavows curbs on photography

Baltimore relaxes regulations on growing food truck industry

Cummings presses regulator on law firm handling Maryland foreclosures

Chicago Tribune

5th guilty verdict in final trial of Fenger beating death

Questions remain in casino gamble

CPS' Brizard begins work on parent contract

Budget would cut $171 million from public schools

The Los Angeles Times

Holder-backed plan gives crack cocaine offenders a break

Agassi, L.A. bankers team up to build charter schools

Bill on financial aid for undocumented college students advances in California Legislature

Bell and Vernon cases put focus on pensions of non-elected officials

Westchester High students walk out, apparently to protest conversion of school to magnet

USA Today

Report: 'The global war on drugs has failed'

Government replaces food guide pyramid with a plate

Gingrich woos skeptical evangelical voters

The Plain Dealer

New neighborhood to rise on Cleveland State University campus

Ohio Senate budget bill includes lobbyist legislation on privatizing Ohio Lottery

70 Apple iPads stolen from Warrensville Heights High School

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