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Today is Black America - June 21

POSTED: June 21, 2011, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Obama to Announce Plans for Afghan Surge Pullout

Justices Rule for Wal-Mart in Class-Action Bias Case

Editorial: Wal-Mart Wins. Workers Lose

Court Issues Split Ruling on Poor’s Right to Counsel

Judge Approves $3.4 Billion in Indian Royalties Settlement

Mayors Call for a Quicker End to Wars So Money Can Be Used for Needs at Home

City Payroll Project Was Riddled With Fraud, U.S. Says


Politically Tied Lawyers Win Jobs Handling Foreclosures in the City


Legislature Still at Odds Over Cuomo’s Top Issues

In New Jersey, ‘Shared Sacrifice’ for Public Workers, Not the Rich


The Star Ledger

Poll: N.J. Senate President Sweeney more popular with Republicans than Democrats, as Gov. Christie's ratings dip


Effort to cut N.J. public worker benefits advances despite 'revolutionary' opposition


PolitiFact New Jersey: Does Christie really want to eliminate teacher tenure?

Shooting death of 13-year-old Newark youth raises curfew questions

N.J. could still pay millions annually to support NJN, despite takeover by WNET

Carl Lewis' attorney wants to question Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno on why track star can't run for state Senate


N.J. Senate judiciary committee advances nomination to head the Office of the Public Defender



The Detroit Free Press

New start for Detroit's worst schools

Snyder had idea for changing DPS even before he was governor

DPS's scholarship promise is short on details and resources


Cost of prison phone calls going up in Michigan

Kilpatrick family blocked from book money until city is paid, judge rules


The Baltimore Sun


State to evaluate teachers on student progress

Baltimore City Council approves budget despite protests

New broadband system coming to Maryland, will link cities, rural areas


Rawlings-Blake elected trustee of U.S. mayors conference


The Christian Science Monitor

Obama impersonator gets hook at GOP meeting. Why was he hired?

Supreme Court rules in Wal-Mart's favor: How the sides are reacting


America's red-blue divide widens on illegal immigrants

Wing of South Africa's ANC calls for war crime charges on NATO's Libya conflict


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Chancellor to run Atlanta schools

Atlanta City Council delays pension, budget votes

Reed, mayors, meet with Obama

Clinton honored as charter schools confab gets busy


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

NBA superstar Shaquille O'Neal teams up with Ohio law enforcement to protect kids from Internet predators


Ohio's elections chief says presidential primary likely moving from March to May


The Chicago Tribune

County hires 500 low-income youth for summer jobs

Quinn defends push to limit unionizing of state workers

Preckwinkle says war on drugs a failure

Some schools will serve free meals to all, thanks to new federal program


The Los Angeles Times

Minority men falling behind academically, study finds


Feds seek to stop Mongols motorcycle gang from using logo

Amid budget cutbacks, California colleges reduce or eliminate summer school


The Washington Post

Understanding the debt ceiling

Wal-Mart ruling raises significant hurdles for other class-action suits

Editorial: Class-action lawsuits aren't dead

Robinson: Obama’s nonsense about Libya

London’s poor facing squeeze

D.C. residents see AIDS as top health issue

Senior D.C. schools official resigns

Many Md. adults are problem gamblers


USA Today

FDA issues graphic cigarette labels

More than 5 million on Medicare use free preventive care


California district can't afford to use new $105M school

Wal-Mart decision sets too high a bar for proving bias




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