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Today in Black America - July 25

POSTED: July 25, 2011, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Rival Debt Plans Being Assembled by Party Leaders

With Washington at Impasse, Worry Over Investor Reaction


A Rock-Solid Conservative Who’s Willing to Bend

Cornel West Flunks the President

Hotel Housekeeper Tells Magazine of Her Encounter With Strauss-Kahn

As Best Schools Compete for Best Performers, Students May Be Left Behind

Consumers vs. the Banks


The Detroit Free Press

Michigan state workers set to rally today in Detroit

Grosse Pointe school district discusses schools of choice mandate

Michigan ban on affirmative action may get 2nd look


Mayor's jobs dominate Aug. 2 primary election

Rochelle Riley: Welfare cutoff will be cruel to kids



The Baltimore Sun

A push for more proof in debt-collection lawsuits

Shady Side schools exhibit shows student life, segregation

Investor education money largely unused in Maryland



The Atlanta Journal Constitution

More Georgia schools, districts fall short of goals as expectations rise

Atlanta's transportation future could have roadmap in Denver


Task force to address Georgia's lack of healthy food options

13 principals named in cheating scandal leave APS

Ga. nuke plant on schedule



The Star Ledger

Gov. Chris Christie Iowa visit again sparks speculation of 2012 presidential run

Escaped slave, Civil War soldier receives proper grave marker in Woodstown cemetery thanks to efforts of his great-granddaughter

Booker weighs in on national debt level on Meet the Press

Since taking office, Mayor Cory Booker's star status rose as Newark struggled to reform

Contracts for presidents of N.J.'s public colleges packed with lucrative bonuses and perks

Newark City Council members discuss reintroduction of budget, possible compromises on tax hikes


Redrawn N.J. legislative districts offer few gains for minorities, analysis shows


The Christian Science Monitor

Retooling the Motor City: Can Detroit save itself?

Heat wave: federal program to help needy pay cooling bills is broke

How Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel reached the end of the honeymoon

A president, a shower head, and freedom of expression in South Africa

What Obama said in his 30-minute primal scream at the GOP


The Los Angeles Times

Minority representation a challenge for redistricting commission

Californians want to allow local taxes on cigarettes, other products

High turnover reported among charter school teachers


The Chicago Tribune

At chaotic meeting, Thornton Township High School District 205 board strips president of powers

Quinn pardons 50 for past crimes


Chicago aldermen want tighter curfew for kids under 12

Daley's former press secretary joins him at law firm


Emanuel sends letter to city workers explaining layoffs

Union wins round over Quinn in battle over raises


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Freedom School program still teaching Greater Cleveland youths to be leaders

Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald takes hard line on wage freeze for public workers

ACLU seeks repeal of Cleveland social-media ordinance

Ohio's unemployment rate rises for the first time under Gov. John Kasich


USA Today


More ACOs gain acceptance

Firms add know-how to charitable efforts


Web restrictions draw ire of some educators


The Washington Post

Strategies diverge as talks hit another wall


Voter anger spurs third-party groups


In Md., redistricting has racial element


Hospital project upsets black enclave





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